January 25, 2011

Global Health Committee Presents Vanderbilt World Health Week, Feb. 7-11

A week-long series of speakers presented by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine's Global Health Committee (GHC) begins Feb. 7 and ends Feb. 11.

A lineup of distinguished speakers will share their experiences, research and insights with the Vanderbilt Community as part of World Health Week. All lectures will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 208 in Light Hall.

The week begins with a panel discussion Monday on, “Meeting Local Needs with Global Health Initiatives,” as well as talks by Operation Smile Chief of Anesthesia Michael Stabile, M.D., MBA, and Victoria Hale, Ph.D., MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient and Medicines360 Founder and CEO. Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgeon Robert Riviello, M.D., M.P.H., and the founder of WISER School for Girls in Muhuru Bay, Kenya, Sherryl Broverman, Ph.D., will also speak.

To see the full World Health Week schedule, go to http://globalhealth.vanderbilt.edu/events/world-health-week.

World Health Week student coordinator Nakul Shekhawat, a second-year student, said the week’s speakers were selected because of their high profiles in the field of global health care. The World Health Week lecture series, which began in 1988, is intended to provide exposure to global health issues to students, faculty and the general public.