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Fighting Ebola, and the Mud, The New York Times, October 21
Could Ebola Rank among the Deadliest Communicable Diseases?, CBC News, October 20
Beyond Ebola: Infectious Disease Has Gone Global, Health Experts Warn, GeekWire, October 17
Seattle Nurse Trains Health Workers in Liberia, KUOW, October 16
How Much Ebola Virus Does it Take to Get Sick? (UW research scientist Angela Rasmussen), KING TV , October 16
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Deadline: October 23
The CUGH has received a record number of abstract submissions for the 6th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference! However, they have decided to extend the submission deadline to October 31, 2014 so all interested parties are able to submit an abstract. This will be the only extension offered. The...Deadline: October 31
CUGH's annual global health video competition will showcase important global health issues and innovations. For the second year, we invite submissions of short videos in two categories: Global Health Challenges; and High Impact Innovations in Global Health
Video judges will select the top...Deadline: November 8
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Global Health, Human Rights, and the Rights of the Child in Cambodia (H516, GH 590, EDLPS 600, JSIS 596)
This Summer 2014 course offers a unique, multidisciplinary graduate-level study opportunity in Cambodia. Focusing on health and human rights of children, particularly those who have a disability, the course provides a classroom experience and an applied, skills-building practicum that explores the theoretical underpinnings and the practical applications of the rights of the child in the context of Cambodia's health system. Child rights are studied from legal and health services perspectives, combining methodologies of research and analysis required for quality field work.
The six-week course is approved for a total of 10 credits. Five of the credits are received through the practicum experience. The practicum experience will enable the student to work with NGOs and other health and legal professionals in the investigation and analysis of a faculty-guided and approved practicum project.
The course is open to graduate and professional students from other universities. IPE Website; Program Brochure. For questions, contact Beth Rivin: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Course TA, Ashley Paintner: email@example.com.
Fall 2014: Tuesdays 3:30 PAA A 102
Organized by LuAnne Thompson (Oceanography, Program on Climate Change) and Kristie Ebi (Global Health).
Over the last year, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) fifth assessment reports were released. The results confirmed the urgency with which the international community needs to address both the causes and consequences of climate change. The role of the IPCC is to inform the negotiations under the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). The next meeting of the UNFCCC will take place in Lima, Peru December 1-12. This seminar will focus on political and science issues associated with the negotiations and will lead the student towards a more complete and nuanced understanding of the negotiation process as well as recent results in climate science that will inform the negotiations.
If you are a graduate student, you can register for OCEAN/ATM S/ESS 586. There will be required readings each week that will inform the discussion with the speaker after their seminar. 2 credits (ungraded). The seminars themselves are open to the public.
Undergraduates can take OCEAN/ATM S/ESS 475 for 3 credits (graded) and will meet also on Thursdays 3:30-5.
Schedule: Titles are tentative
Sep 30 - Becky Alexander, UW Atmospheric Sciences
Climate impacts of sort-lived air pollutants
Oct 7 - Francis Zweirs Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, University of Victoria
Oct 14 - Tom Ackerman (UW Atmospheric Sciences) and Gardiner (UW Philosophy)
Perspectives on geoengineering: ethics and science
Oct 21 - Daniel Schwartz, (UW Chemical Engineering and Director of the UW Clean Energy Institute)
The Clean Energy Landscape
Oct 28 - Megan Gambs and Pam Barrett (UW Oceanography and IGERT Program on Ocean Change)
Climate Change Policy & the U.S. Congress: A Twenty-Year Review.
Nov 4 - Led by LuAnne Thompson (UW Oceanography and Director of the Program on Climate Change)
An Informal Discussion on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report.
Nov 11 - (Veterans Day) no seminar
Nov 18 - Kristie Ebi (UW Global Health)
An Introduction to the UN Framework Convention on Climate change, the IPCC, and the Conference of Parties Negotiations
Nov 25 - Kristie Ebi (UW Global Health)
Shared Socioeconomic Pathways and Climate Change Research
Dec 2 - Fasail Hossain (UW Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Lessons Learned from Implementing an Operational Satellite-Based Flood Forecasting System in a Developing Nation
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
President Obama Addresses the 2014 Consortium of Universities for Global Health via Video
This year’s CUGH conference brought together nearly 1,500 global health researchers, practitioners and students in Washington D.C., May 9-12 around the topic of Advancing Global Health in the Post-MDG Era. Attendees came from more than 50 countries, 208 universities, and 37% of attendees were students.
China Medical Board Picks UW Global Health
In a groundbreaking project for UW Global Health and China public health, four rising stars from premier Chinese universities are beginning MPH and PhD studies in September 2013 in the Department of Global Health. Separately, two outstanding faculty members from China will also come to UW as Faculty Scholars Winter 2014.
Join the Seattle Globalist for their second annual Globie Awards fundraiser
All proceeds from the Sept. 27 event benefit Seattle Globalist media makers and youth. Learn more.
Department Selects 19 Graduate Students and Trainees to Receive Travel Awards
Starting June 2014 these exceptional students and trainees will travel to 10 different countries to work on wide variety of projects addressing issues such as childhood cancer, TB, and mental health. Read their bios and project goals here.