Global Health Student Interest Group

Global Health Word Cloud 2023

In the fall of 2022, CGHAD launched a Global Health Student Interest Group for College of Public Health students. Monthly meetings will occur for students to learn more about global health topics and opportunities.

A survey has been created to collect data on students interested in the Student Interest Group and Global Health, in general, to help shape future meetings and the subject-matter focus. Please fill it out if you haven't already.

Survey on student interests in Global Health

Please also join our ENGAGE page to stay connected with more events and to receive Zoom links (also found on the College of Public Health's calendar). For the academic year 2022-2023, over 50 webinars were advertised through our Engage page. Don't miss out!

Date Time Topics Recording
Oct 7, 2022 12-1pm Introductions, Future Plans
Nov 29, 2022 12-1pm Q&A on Chamber Fellowship, GOARN Internship 
Dec 9, 2022 1130-1230pm Dean Khan's deployment to Uganda for the Ebola response 
Jan 20, 2023 9-10am Mental Health Issues of New Afghan Immigrants to the US by UNO's Dr. Sher Jan Ahmadzai 
Feb 22, 2023 10-11am Presentation on Bridge to Care and refugees in Omaha by La'Trese Rideout from the Center for Reducing Health Disparities  
Mar 28, 2023 12-1pm Presentation by Global Vision 2020 (this event will be in person & online)  video unavailable
Apr 19, 2023 12-1pm COPH's 1st annual Global Health Day event

May 16, 2023 10-11am Presentation by UNL faculty member Nirupam Aich on his research Global Health Inequity in Developing Countries from Electronic Wastes and Plastic Wastes in Bangladesh 
June 12, 2023 12-1pm Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, WHO Representative to Uganda will discuss the recent Ebola outbreak in Uganda 
July 25, 2023 9-10am Presentation by COPH faculty member Jocelyn Herstein who will discuss the NETEC international work she has been doing related to high-level isolation/special pathogens readiness 
Sept 12, 2023 12-1pm Presentation on Linking child stunting, water quality, and pathogen sharing at the human-animal-environment interface in Rwanda: A One Health study by UNL's Ben Ndayambaje BVetMed, MSc, PhD 
Oct 18, 2023 12-1pm Presentation and Q&A on the Chambers Fellowship opportunity for 2024 
Nov 8, 2023 12-1pm CGHAD Grand Rounds presentation on Post-Saddam Iraqi Kurdistan: Geopolitics, Displacement, and Healthcare Challenges by the Ambassador of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to the United States on  
Dec 20, 2023  12-1pm Dr. Patrick Maloney will discuss his experiences during a recent GV2020/UNMC trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Topics will include developing and maintaining public health programs in low-resource settings, building local capacity to perform public health interventions, establishing stable supply chains, identifying local stakeholders, and forming research partnerships in non-ideal conditions. 
Jan 18, 2024 12-1pm Dean Theoneste Ntakirutimana, MD, Prof., TL School of Public Health University of Rwanda discusses Undernutrition – An Interdisciplinary Research Programme Focusing on Children and their Mothers in Rwanda. 
Feb 7, 2024 12-1pm
Nada Fadul, MD, professor of infectious diseases, will discuss her work with Project ECHO in Sudan. During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Fadul had led a virtual healthcare training initiative in Sudan, called Project ECHO, that enabled thousands of local frontline emergency responders to collaborate with global infectious disease experts and navigate the unknowns of the new disease.
Mar 28, 2024 12-1pm
Dr. Joseph Fauver traveled to N’Djamena, Chad in November of 2023 to conduct a pathogen genomics workshop for local research scientists and public health practitioners in collaboration with the Yale School of Public Health. Through this training, they worked to generate the first genome sequences of Dengue virus that is currently causing a large outbreak on the Chad/Sudan border.  
Apr 4, 2024






2nd Annual World Health Day - 

"The Role of Africa CDC in Global Health" by Dr. Raji Tajudeen, Head, Division of Public Health Institutes and Research, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


"Perspectives in Global Health Research from the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health" by Dr. Peter Kilmarx, Acting Director of the Fogarty International Center (FIC) 

May 15, 2024


Dr. Julie Ann Casani, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology discusses the benefits and risks of Short-term Experiences in Global Health (STEGHs) for graduate and professional school programs. This presentation will discuss STEGH in the context of graduate programs and describe an undergraduate experience that provides short term service opportunities that are service, and leadership focused but allow for translation of the participant’s classroom education to real-world experiences.