Category: Global Health Studies

The Future of Professions and Opportunities in Healthcare

Independent medical economist and health futurist Jeff Bauer opened Monday’s “The Future of Professions and Opportunities in Healthcare Panel” with a startling message for audience members in the Norris Arch Room. “I really think healthcare as a growth industry is done,” said Bauer. “We all think that if you’re going into health care you won’t

Managing Global Health Challenges: Cultural Competency and Health Disparities

Dr. Sonja Boone, the chief medical officer of Alegis Care, spoke to more than 20 students about cultural competency and health disparities in the United States in Annenberg Monday, February 8th, as part of Professor Michael Diamond’s “Managing Global Health Challenges” course. Boone opened the lecture by breaking down the factors that influence doctor-patient relations,

Global Development Roundtable: Cultural Competency

At the Buffet Institute on Thursday night, students of all disciplines came together to discuss issues of cultural competency in international aid and research. The roundtable discussion— organized by Engineering World Health, Engineers Without Borders, and Global Brigades—provided the opportunity for both undergraduate students and professors to share their experiences and opinions on the matter.

Jeffrey Sachs: SDGs and the Path to Universal Healthcare Coverage

We live in a dangerous world, according to Jeffrey D. Sachs, with “horrific” terrorism attacks such as those in Paris and Beirut challenging our trust in humanity. However, it is in these moments when the world must come together in solidarity and peace, as 150 world leaders are converging in Paris for the next two