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Beauty and Brutality: An Uncustomary Journey into Global Medicine

Dr. Stephen Swanson, CLA alumnus and physician in pediatric international health, will discuss his career path, share lessons he has learned, provide advice for students, and summarize the challenges and rewards of working in global health at this Magraw-Fuller lunchtime lecture.

Dr. Swanson is a board certified pediatrician trained in infectious diseases and tropical medicine. Before attending college, he traveled to the Philippines and India to volunteer at orphanages including working with Sisters of Charity (Mother Teresa). Later, as a student at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Swanson went to Rwanda to care for refugees during the genocide crisis.

Learn more about this exciting lecture here.

Date: 04/18/2011

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Coffman Memorial Union, President's Room, 3rd Floor

Cost: Free, LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

Contact: Tessa Eagan (teagan@umn.edu)

It's National Public Health Week - Attend the Annual Film Festival!

Everyone is invited to attend the 7th annual School of Public Health Film Festival, hosted in celebration of National Public Health Week, April 4-8. All film goers will receive:

FREE admission, FREE food, and FREE beverages

This year's festival will focus on mental health, food, nutrition, social justice, health care, environment, climate change, HIV and sex education.

Doors open at 5pm, films start at 5:30, followed by Q&A sessions.

Remaining films this week include:

Wed, April 6: Social Justice & Health Care
Thur, April 7: Environment & Climate Change
Fri, April 8: HIV & Sex Education

Click here for more information!

The Bio-Medical Library will be hosting the National Library of Medicine
exhibit, 'Against All Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health' from
January 19 - February 26, 2010. This traveling exhibit highlights the
role of communities in improving health at home and around the world. It
features stories of community health, food for life, action on AIDS, the
legacy of war, disease prevention, and global collaboration.

Opening reception and Global Health Fair :
Thursday January 21, 2010 from 10:00 - 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact Lisa McGuire at (612)-626-3643 or
lmcguire@umn.edu