Global Health Seminar Series Begins with the Talk, Global Child Health: Training to Make a Difference

UW-Madison’s Center for Global Health will host the Fall 2010 Global Health Seminar Series which begins on September 15 with the talk “Global Child Health: Training to Make a Difference.” The talk will be given by Cynthia R. Howard, MD, MPHTM, director of the International Adoption Medicine Program and associate director of the Global Pediatrics Program, and Chandy John, MD, MS, director of the Center for Global Pediatrics. Both women work in the Department of Pediatrics for the University of Minnesota.

Drs. Howard and John will present the model for global health education in the pediatric residency program at the University Of Minnesota with a particular emphasis on implementation of the curriculum, program evaluation, mentoring, and resident contributions to global health. In addition they will briefly discuss their vision for regional collaboration to strengthen international partnerships, share faculty and curriculum, and measure educational outcomes.

The event will be held Wednesday, September 15 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.  in the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) in Room 1325.

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.

The Center for Global Health is a collaborative initiative of the UW Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, and the Division of International Studies. The Global Health Seminar Series exists to raise awareness, stimulate interest, bring visibility to global health efforts underway at the University of Wisconsin, and to provide opportunities for networking and development of new global health initiatives.

If you have questions, call or e-mail Betsy Teigland at 262-3862 or

Fall 2010 Global Health Seminar Series:

Thursday, October 21: “Alleviating Vitamin A Deficiency in the World” by Sherry Tanumihardjo, PhD 5:00-6:00 p.m., HSLC 1345

Tuesday, November 2: “The Power of Imagines in Global Health” by Richard Keller, PhD 5:00-6:00 p.m., HLSC 1325. A reception will follow in HSLC atrium.

Wednesday, December 1: “Energy, Indoor Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Health in Rural China” by Jill Baumgartner, PhD Candidate 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room TBA