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Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway News Update for February 15, 2021

February 15, 2021

Greetings, all –

Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16th at 7pm for a conversation with Joanna Radin, PhD (Associate Professor of History and History of Medicine, Yale University) to discuss the colonial history of global health, and what we can learn from the past to forge a better future. See below for the Zoom link!

Also, please RSVP to by Friday, February 19th to join us for Part 2 of the GHEDP Global Health Advocacy Writing Workshop, which will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd from 7-8:30pm!

New and Notable

Upcoming Local Events: February

  • Tuesday, February 16th @ 5-6pm: YSM 3rd Annual Rosemarie Fisher Lectureship in Gastroenterology presents, “Counting the Costs: Our Turbulent Push Toward Equity and Antiracism in Medicine,” featuring Andrea Reid, MD, MPH (Associate Dean for Student and Multicultural Affairs & Director, Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs, Harvard Medical School). To join, please use the following Zoom link:
  • Tuesday, February 16th @ 7-8:30pm: GHEDP presents, “A Conversation with Dr. Joanna Radin: The Colonial History of Global Health.” This conversation will feature Joanna Radin, PhD (Associate Professor of History and History of Medicine, Yale University). To participate, please use the following link:
  • Friday, February 19th @ 1-5pm: Yale Macmillan Center Council on African Studies presents, “Yale Africa Film Festival 2021.” For more information and to register, please visit:
  • Tuesday, February 23rd @ 9-10am: Arnhold Institute for Global Health presents, “Global Population Health in the Era of COVI-19,”featuring Laura Ruhl, MD (Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine & Stephanie and Craig Brater Investigator in Global Health, Indiana University School of Medicine) and Rachel Vreeman, MD, MS (Professor & Chair, Department of Health System Design and Global Health; Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Director, The Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai). To register for this webinar, please visit:
  • Tuesday, February 23rd @ 12-1:15pm, 1:20-2pm, 4-4:45pm: Emory Global Health Institute presents, “Decolonizing Global Health Series Session 3 – Decolonizing Global Health Research Partnerships.” For more information about this webinar (or to view past sessions in the series) and to register, please visit:
  • Tuesday, February 23rd @ 7-8:30pm: GHEDP Global Health Advocacy Writing Workshop - Part 2. Please RSVP by Friday, February 19th so we can make arrangements for dinner delivery!
  • Wednesday, February 24th @ 5-6:30pm: Yale Program on Biomedical Ethics presents, “Ethics and Short-term Global Health Clinical Experiences Abroad: Past, Present, and Future,” featuring Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD (Associate Professor, Center for Bioethics and Humanities & Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado). For more information and to register, please visit:
  • Thursday, February 25th @ 12-1pm: Yale School of Public Health Dean’s Lecture, “Pandemic Planning: Lessons Learned from COVID-19 and 25 Years of Preparedness Planning,” by Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH (Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University Medical Center). This talk will focus on 25 years of pandemic planning that occurred prior to COVID-19, what immediate lessons can be learned from the current pandemic, the challenges of putting sufficient capabilities in place at local, national, regional and international levels and some thoughts on the role of academia for building the evidence base to support future policy decisions. Please register in advance: WN_X2tab2ohREqmqSWyNbynzw

Save the Date

  • March 12-14, 2021 - Consortium of Universities for Global Health 12th Annual Meeting - Addressing Critical Gaps in Global Health and Development. For more information, visit:
  • April 8-11, 2021 - Unite for Sight 18th Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference. For more information, visit:

Additional Information

Wishing you a safe and healthy week!



Submitted by Laura Crawford on February 15, 2021