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WVU Global Health Week to be held Oct. 19-23

West Virginia University will celebrate Global Health Week 2020 from Monday, Oct. 19 through Friday, Oct. 23.

Sponsored by the WVU Global Health Program, six lectures will be offered via Zoom throughout the week. The lectures are open to everyone, including faculty, residents, fellows, students, staff and the Morgantown community. 

“If we’ve learned anything from this current COVID-19 pandemic, it’s how interconnected our world is and how an event in one region of the world can certainly impact our own region,” said Rebecca Reece, MD, Associate Director of the Global Health Program.

“It’s imperative that our students have access to an education that encompasses that globalization and exposes them to areas of health outside of our own walls.”

Each of the following lectures are scheduled from noon to 12:50 p.m. To join, use Zoom Meeting ID 98318599290. No pre-registration is required. Lectures will be recorded for those who are unable to watch live.

Monday, Oct. 19
Danielle Fitzsimmons-Pattison, MD
Yuri Montanez, MD
“Global Health on the US/Mexico Border”
New Mexico Medical Reserve Corps

Tuesday, Oct. 20
Scott Kincaid, PharmD, BCPS
“Medical Missions from a Pharmacy Perspective”
Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy

Wednesday, Oct. 21
Billy Williams
“100,000 Reasons and Counting: The Story of Nuru International”
Strategic Partnerships Director
Nuru International

Thursday, Oct. 22
Nursing Students
“Giving Back – A Global Experience
Right Here in WV”
WVU School of Nursing

Francis Boyle, RN, CCRN, SCRN
“Medical Missions from a Nursing Perspective”
WVU School of Nursing

Friday, Oct. 23
Lucas Hamrick, DO, Sonya Inderbitzin-Brooks, MD, Justina Johnson, MD, Claire Schretlen, MD, and Kurt Suter, MD
“Global Health Experiences During Training”
Global Health Track Residents in Internal Medicine
WVU School of Medicine

“The world is a global community. At WVU, we are committed to the health of those in our state, our country, and throughout the world," said Melanie Fisher, Director of the Global Health Program at WVU. "Global Health Week gives us the opportunity to learn from diverse experiences how we can advocate for the health of people everywhere. “

To learn more, visit the Global Health Program website.