Global Health Events



February 6th at 6:00pm- “Building clinical care and research into a global health career” HMC Ninth and Jefferson Building 13th floor conference room 1309.

This month our Global Health Seminar for Residents and Fellows will be featuring Dr. McKenna Eastment who will discuss her recent and ongoing research focusing on HIV testing in family planning clinics as well as cervical cancer screening in eastern Kenya. As a current senior fellow she can also answer questions about the process of starting a successful combined clinical and research career.


April 11th-1pm PST Lecture by Sachita Shah

Use of ultrasound in dyspnea in resource limited settings (or general POCUS in limited resource settings)


June 13th- 1pm PST Journal Club led by Fellow, Scott Owens

Past Events 

February 22, 2017- 7:30am- Kane 120- Free Lecture

        “Income Inequality and Population Health: An Update”- by Ichiro Kawachi (UW’s Walker Ames Speaker)


February 23, 2017- 6-8:00pm- Cuadra No. 32: 2132 1st ave Seattle, WA 98121

        Women Rise: Empowering Women through Legal Rights and Economic Opportunity


March 8, 2017- 7:00-8:30PM- UW William H. Foege Building

        Film Screening- “Exposed: The race against tuberculosis” hosted by Partners In Health Engage Seattle

April 12, 2017- TBD- UW EM Global Health Track Sponsored Speaker Series

        Heather Hammerstedt MD MPH is a board certified emergency physician practicing in Boise, Idaho. She is a founder of the Global Emergency Care Collaborative (GECC) and currently functions as Executive Director. GECC currently has an ongoing clinical, academic, and consultant relationship with stakeholders in Uganda, where they have created the country’s first emergency medicine training programs for advanced providers and physicians and are working with the national government to create a national emergency care system. She will talk about her ongoing work abroad and on creating a meaningful global health career.

April 18, 2017- Global Health Journal Club

May 8, 2017- A Discussion on Planetary Health with Dean Ann Kurth

Center for Global Health Nursing as we welcome Ann Kurth, Dean and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing of Yale University School of Nursing, for her talk on Planetary Health

        3:30pm at Alder Auditorium

        1310 NE 40th St.

        Seattle, WA 98105

        Entrance on NE 40th st. between Brooklyn Ave NE and University Way NE

May 10, 2017 12:00-1:00pm- Closing Gaps in HIV and Cervical Cancer Prevention: Priorities for Kenya (Dr. Nelly Mugo, Kenya Medical Research Institute)

NJB 1360- 325 Ninth Ave. Seattle

May 12, 2017 5:00-8:00pm- 40th Anniversary of PATH

Seattle Center

Free event- more info here:

May 15, 2017 at 7:00-8:15pm: The Syrian Genocide: Dr. Zaher Sahloul Reports from the Field

Student Union Building HUB (4001 E. Stevens Way NE Seattle)

May 17, 2017 at 12pm- Fellow Journal Club

Jodie and the GEMRH fellowship will host a skype based journal club of two articles related to Climate Change and effects on health in the Arctic. More details to come - please RSVP to Kasey if you can join!

May 22, 2017 at 2:00-3:00pm- “Evolving models of HIV service delivery in Africa”

Please join the International Clinical Research Center as we welcome Dr. Chris Duncombe, Consultant, World Health Organization. NJB 1360

May 23, 2017 at 3:00-4:00pm- “Report Overview from the National Academies Committee Members”

Register for webinar here:

June 5th 9am-4pm: Room T747- Please join the faculty of the Dept of Global Health and School of Public Health for the GH related spring thesis presentations. Great opportunity to hear more about all the great work being done by our greater UW Global health community. Contact: Nour Shoura ( as the event is closer for details on exact titles of the presentations, but they are throughout the day.

June 12th 12:00-1:00pm- “A Phylogenetic Perspective on HIV in Seattle”- NJB 1360          

Please join the International Clinical Research Center as we welcome Dr. Josh Herbeck, Acting Assistant Professor, University of Washington.

July 10, 2017-6:00pm- Opportunities for Global Health exposure and training at UW

HMC Ninth and Jefferson building 13th floor- room 1309

Join us for the first yearly global health seminar for residents and fellows to learn about opportunities for Global Health training currently available at UW including: Global Health Fellowships, the Global Health pathway and certificate, ways to facilitate research (and find mentors) during residency, and information on the available clinical electives abroad. We will have faculty representatives from IM/global health department,  OBGYN and EM as below, however the panelists are well-versed in opportunities for other specialties and eager to help get you in contact with potential mentors!

July 13, 2017- 4:00-5:00 pm- The Impact of Proposed Cuts to US-Funded Climate Change Activities Webinar

This webinar, by two internationally recognized climate change experts: Prof. Madeleine Thomson, Senior Research Scientist, Intl. Research Institute, Columbia Univ. and Dr. Jon Patz, Director of the Global Health Institute, Univ. Wisconsin, will outline the proposed cuts to US agencies involved in climate change that are in front of Congress and the impact they will have on the US and internationally. Ways individuals and communities can address climate change and what can be done to stop these cuts will also be discussed.  


August 28 - September 1, 2017 & September 5-8, 2017 (second week optional)- Intensive Course on Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health

UW Campus

Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health is a one to two-week intensive course – with an intensive didactic week, and an optional second week of mentored protocol development – that provides course participants with an introduction to the emerging field of Implementation Science. Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

September 19th- 7:00-9:00- Annual Global Health Dinner

October 2nd-8th- Forced from Home

Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive tour that takes you behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis. Guided by experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers, you’ll travel through a 10,000-square-foot space designed to convey the challenges facing a person forced to flee. You’ll also learn about the humanitarian aid we provide along the way.

Visitors experience virtual reality and 360˚ video, and interact with materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world.

Forced From Home tours are free, fully accessible, and take roughly one hour to complete. Families are welcome, however the content is best suited to children ages 12+.

General Public

Walk up any time between 9am – 5pm daily.

October 3rd-  Global Refugee Crisis Response: From There to Here

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) invites you to a moderated panel discussion about the medical challenges faced by more than 65 million people currently displaced in the global refugee crisis.

Join us to learn more about the specific health care needs of people on the move, and the impact of border closures and other restrictive measures.

More information here:

October 9th- Pathway application deadline for PGY 2’s

Please see application information and curriculum here:

Global Heath Dinner and Speaker Series with Larry Stock, MD

Sponsored by the UW EM Global Health Track

November 8th, 2017 , 6:00 pm

Dr. Kathleen Jobe's House

6752 First Ave NW, Phinney Ridge, Seattle

Dr. Larry Stock is the Immediate Past President of California ACEP, having completed his year as President in September 2017. He a Clinical Professor at UCLA, and has served as a clinical faculty member of both the Olive View/UCLA EM Residency and the EM Residency at Harbor UCLA. He is Vice Chair of the Department of EM at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, CA. He has been involved in global emergency medicine for more than two decades, with longstanding experience with disaster response and complex humanitarian emergency relief in countries from Bosnia to Myanmar to Liberia.

Dr. Stock will discuss his geographic and personal journey through his work during humanitarian emergencies in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He will explore why he believes most physicians can benefit by living both conventional and extraordinary lives, avoid burn out, and find happiness through gratitude and giving.

December 6- Screening of “Bending the Arc” (Partners In Health)

AMC Pacific Place 11- 600 Pine St. Ste 400 Seattle

Reception to begin at 6pm, Screening begins at 7pm

Contact and RSVP by 12/4- Jessica Carbone-

January 24th- 1pm PST Journal Club led by Fellow, Scott Owens

January 25th- 8:00 am  DOM Grand Rounds by Stephen Morris

The Department of Medicine Grand Rounds on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 8 a.m. will feature EM’s very own Dr. Stephen Morris, presenting his research on Disaster medicine lessons from hurricanes Harvey and Maria. Please try to attend and support Stephen. As always, I am sure that Stephen’s presentation will be outstanding. Grand Rounds are held in T625 Health Sciences Building and are simulcast for the HMC crowd in R&T 121.