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Global Health Studies Newsletter

The Global Health Studies Program publishes a new newsletter every week during the fall and spring semesters. The newsletter provides upcoming events, opportunities to build skills, and post-graduation opportunities. Check out the most recent newsletter here.

News and Announcements

Global Health Studies Senior, Sarah Luke, Wins 2021 Stanley Award for Research on Palliative Care in India

Monday, October 4, 2021
Palliative care provision is a growing issue in India. A majority of the Indian population with chronic, terminal, or life-limiting diseases live in a persistent state of pain and suffering.  Palliative care is a specialized form of medicine focusing on symptom alleviation for those with serious illnesses.

GHS Cert Alum, Dr. Julie Reynolds, Receives Grant for Maternal and Child Healthcare Study

Friday, July 2, 2021
Dr. Julie Reynolds, research fellow in residence in the Health Policy Research Program, was awarded a $99,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for a Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Research Program. She will be studying access to Medicaid dental care among pregnant women and young children.

GHS Senior Hallie Lartius Named Outstanding Sustainability Leader

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
This year’s Outstanding Sustainability Leader, Hallie Lartius, was nominated by her supervisor, Blake Rupe.

Upcoming Events

Blood Drive

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 11:00am to 3:00pm
Boyd Law Building
The University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center is looking for life-saving donors to come donate at the College of Law Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the 4th Floor Student Lounge. To sign up for an appointment visit www.uidegowinbloodcenter.org.
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IC RED Week Educational Panel

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Becker Communication Studies Building
In honor of World AIDs Day IC RED and One Health Student Group are hosting an Educational Panel featuring Dr. Jack Stapleton, Dr. Theodore Powers, and Tim Campbell from Positive Iowans Taking Charge (PITCH) who will each be sharing their expertise in HIV/AIDs.  
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The Reading of Names and AIDs Memorial Quilt Display

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:40am to 5:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Visit or participate in IC RED Week's Annual Reading of Names—a ceremony spanning from dawn to dusk during which names are read aloud from a book listing individuals who have passed away due to the AIDS virus. Folks are invited to sign up for five-minute reading shifts on the Pentacrest here: https://www.signupgenius.com/.../9040d48abab2fabfe3... IC RED is a University of Iowa student organization raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. During RED WEEK the organization will host or co-host a…
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Innovations in Urgent Mental Health and Substance Use Care

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Join a virtual presentation and discussion with Abbey Ferenzi, executive director of GuideLink Center. The center, located in Iowa City, is a community-initiated collaborative led by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors that provides easier access to immediate, onsite assessment and stabilization—outside of a hospital setting—for those 18+ years of age who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Click here to register for the Zoom webinar This event is sponsored by the UI…

Mini Health Fair - Know Your Numbers

Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:00am to 11:00am
College of Pharmacy Building
Students from the UI College of Pharmacy and American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) are offering free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings throughout November and December to all UI faculty, staff, and students. Regular preventative health screenings can help lower your risk for chronic health conditions.   Screenings for hypertension are recommended for adults 18 years or older. Screenings for adults 40 years or older or adults with increased risk…
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