2019 Global Health Case Competition Recap
The annual Vanderbilt Global Health Case Competition took place on Saturday, February 16, in Featheringill Hall Auditorium and Atrium. This year's case topic was “Improving Non-communicable Disease Care through Expansion of Lwala's Services." Lwala Community Alliance
is a Kenyan-founded organization and "community‐led innovator proving that when communities lead, change is drastic and lasting." Its mission is “to build the
capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own
On the day of the competition, teams of students had ten minutes to present their proposals to a panel of judges. First place was awarded to Kevin Iflora, Alexandria Luu, Sarah Rachal, and Joyce Kariuki, whose presentation was entitled, “syncd: synergistic solutions for non-communicable disease.”
As the winning team of the Vanderbilt Global Health Case Competition, they will represent Vanderbilt at the 2019 International Global Health Case Competition held at Emory University on March 15-16, 2019.
View photos from the Case Reveal and Competition.
This event is produced by the VIGH Student Advisory Council. They are seeking student leaders interested in global health from all schools and majors for next year. Learn more and apply here!
2019 World Health Week Events
This year, the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Global Health Organization will present World Health Week during Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 1. World Health Week is committed to spreading awareness about global health, and this year's theme is "Global Health and Anesthesia." Events include lunchtime talks and a global health symposium one evening. Lunch is offered with RSVP. Download the flyer.
Global Health Grand Rounds
Mondays at 11 a.m.
2525 WEA, 8th Floor
Lwala Community Alliance: Impact Driven by Research and Learning
Presenter: Daniele Ressler, Impact Director for Lwala Community Alliance (flier)
A Global Anesthesia Crisis: The Role of the Educator in Low-Middle Income Countries
Presenter: Mark Newton, M.D., Director of Vanderbilt International Anesthesia, Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, and Chief of Anesthesiology at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya (flier)
Feb 21 |
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Student Life Center
Shade Tree Benefit Dinner (link)
Feb 22 | 9 - 10 am
MCN Room S2422 A&B
How to Search in PubMed (Part 1/2)
Presenter: Heather Laferriere, MLIS
Feb 26 | 8 am - 3 pm
2019 REDCap Day (link)
Feb 27 |
11 am - 12 pm
Webcast Wednesday: Immigration and HIV: The Effect on the LatinX Community
Presenter: Joaquin Rosales (Register)
Vanderbilt Master of Public Health Program Deadline: Epidemiology Track (link)
March 1 |
8 am - 12 pm
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, PRB, Room 989-J
Vanderbilt Symposium on HPV Infections and Associated Cancers (link)
March 2 |
9 am - 2 pm
Second Annual Southern LGBTQ Health Symposium (link)
Presented by the Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health
March 8 - 10
Hilton Chicago Hotel
10th Annual CUGH Conference: Translation and Implementation for Impact in Global Health (link)