March 22, 2011

Second Annual Student Global Health Symposium, Wednesday, March 23, 4:30 p.m.

Global health student interns announce the Second Annual Student Global Health Symposium, an event entirely planned and organized by and for students. The Student Global Health Symposium, which brings together professionals and Vanderbilt students from across the VU community, takes place from 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at 134 Featheringhill Hall.

 A reception and information fair will follow from 7-8 p.m. The Symposium is sponsored by Vanderbilt ONE, VIGH, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Vanderbilt Office of Active Citizenship and Service, and Vanderbilt Student Government.

Vanderbilt students with significant global health experience will participate on a panel sharing what inspired their projects. A faculty panel featuring Daphne Carlson-Bremer, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., Linda Norman, D.S.N., R.N., Elizabeth Scutchfield, M.Ed., Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., David Wright, Ph.D., and Larry Zwiebel, Ph.D., will discuss experiences and career options in global health.

Following the faculty panel discussion, attendees will hear from organizations, such as the Lwala Community Alliance, working in international communities to solve global health issues. Also, the Vanderbilt Career Center will present on careers in global health.

About the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Global health is an inextricable component of modern-day medical, public health and nursing practices. Increasing demands for health professionals who can compete and excel in a global market have created an urgent need for comprehensive research, service and training programs in global health.

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health initiates and coordinates programs in health research, service and training, which reflects commitment to improving health services and outcomes in settings with limited resources. As a leader in international training and education, VIGH has a vision to improve health and well being of people in local and global environments.