The Global Health Forum is our monthly global health speaker series.

The forum is held every third Thursday from 12:00-1:00pm in the Hospital Starbucks Conference rooms A & B. This speaker series on global health topics organized by the Office of International Activities was put together in order to focus on UNC student, resident, and faculty involvement and expertise in global health activities and scholarly work. Through this series, we hope to foster an interdisciplinary learning community around global health issues.

Here you can find the schedule of past and future speakers for the forum as well as their biographies and lecture captures.

  • Global Women’s Health: An Ob-Gyn’s Experience

    Benjamin Chi, MD, MSc Professor, Global Women’s Health   Thursday, October 18, 2018 12:00-1:00pm UNC Hospital Starbucks (upstairs)   View Lecture: https://panopto-web.med.unc.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=a971a36c-3ebd-4917-89fe-3e7d3f6c3fc9 View Powerpoint: 2018.10 – UNC OIA presentation (1)   Bio: Dr. Chi holds appointments in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel … Continued

  • “Creating Value: Global Innovations that will Transform Medicine”

    September 20, 2018 Alan Rosenbaum, MD Fellow, Global Women’s Health   Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00-1:00pm UNC Hospital Starbucks (upstairs)   View Lecture: https://panopto-web.med.unc.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=f0ef16b6-a3ec-4c56-927d-b2e9264ddc4b View Powerpoint: 2018-09-20 Creating Value Presentation   Bio: Dr. Rosenbaum received his MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ohio … Continued

  • “A qualitative case study of a community mental health care model in Latin America: The Austral Institute in Nuequen, Argentina”

    August 3, 2018 Shannon Herndon, MD Candidate, Class of 2020 Lauren Ellis, MD Candidate, Class of 2021     Thursday, August 16th, 2018 12:00-1:00pm UNC Hospital Starbucks (upstairs)   View Lecture: https://panopto-web.med.unc.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=b652ed91-c991-4186-a5c7-f4d699cefdb0   VIew Power Point: Austral Institute Presentation   Biographies Shannon Herndon: Shannon is a third year medical student at the UNC School of … Continued

  • “My Quest to Understand and Reduce the Burden of HBV in the DRC”

    Peyton Wilson, MD Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellow   Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00-1:00pm UNC Hospital Starbucks (upstairs) View Presentation Here   Biography: Peyton is a 2nd year Pediatric Infectious Disease fellow at UNC. She is also working towards her Masters of Science in Clinical Research at Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research primarily … Continued

  • The Hearts of Leon: Bringing UNC Cardiology to Nicaragua

    Thomas Blount M.D. Pediatric Resident Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:00-1:00pm UNC Hospital Starbucks (upstairs) View Lecture: https://panopto-web.med.unc.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=46c689fe-c6d5-4db4-8e8c-c35d824ac7fc Biography: Tom Blount is a current second year pediatrics resident and aspiring pediatric cardiologist with an interest in pediatric global health. He majored in Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis and had the opportunity to study abroad … Continued

  • Kate Westmoreland. MD

    Global Pediatric Oncology

    “Global Pediatric Oncology: My Career Journey and Research Highlights” by Kate Westmoreland M.D.
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellow.
    OIA Global Health Scholar

  • Pediatric care in Malawi

    “Telling their stories: the epidemiology of Pediatric acute care in Lilongwe, Malawi” by Elizabeth Fitzgerald, MD,
    Assistant Professor in Pediatrics- Emergency Medicine

  • Uncovering the Rules of Zika

    Uncovering the Rules of Zika

    Sylvia Becker-Dreps, M.D., MPH
    Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
    Associate Director, Office of International Activities

  • Community Health-India to Nicaragua

    Where There is No Doctor: Case studies and Best Practices of Community Health Workers from India to Nicaragua

    Dr. Nadeem Modan and Dr. Serena Zhou-Talbert
    OIA Global Health Scholars
    Residents in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine

  • Neonatal in Low Resource Settings

    Improving Neonatal Outcomes in Low Resource Settings Through Education and Research

    Carl Bose, M.D.
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

  • Asthma in Latin America

    Asthma in Latin America and Community Health Worker Screening for Asthma in Nicaragua
    Mary Crocker, M.D., M.P.H.
    Pediatric Pulmonology, PGY-6

  • Career in Global Health

    Away rotations to NIH Grants: Building Blocks for a Career in Global Health
    Ross Boyce, MD, MSc
    Fellow, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Disease

  • Child Malnutrition

    Update on Global Child Malnutrition

    Martha Carlough, MD, MPH
    Professor, Family Medicine
    Director, Office of International Activities

  • Zika

    Banco a campo: Discovery science to field-ready serodiagnostics for Zika
    Matthew Collins, MD, PhD
    Fellow, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases
    OIA Global Health Scholar

  • Displaced Persons in Greece

    Primary Care for Displaced Persons: Experiences in Greece
    Sonya Patel-Nguyen, M.D.
    Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PGY3
    OIA Global Health Scholar

  • Surgery & Global Health

    Surgery and Global Public Health
    Anthony Charles, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor of Surgery
    Director of Adult ECMO Program