The Student Society for Global Health
"Raising global health awareness outside the classroom."
The Student Society for Global Health was founded in the Spring of 2010 by students in Houston at The University of Texas School of Public Health dedicated to promoting the understanding that an individual's health is tied to the health of his or her community; thus, in our globalized society we are all interconnected with actions that make an impact worldwide.
Our aim is to educate students on global and local health issues while promoting the growth of students into socially conscious public health practitioners. We encourage networking with other global health-minded students and faculty through our collaborations with institutions such as Baylor College of Medicine and UT Medical School.
Join us for our monthly Global Health Café discussion groups, and participate in cultural events, global health-related school events, and volunteer opportunities. We welcome students interested in learning more about other cultures, the complexities of globalization, and trying to make the world a better place!
For more information, join us on our google group list-serve or email us at email@example.com.
Apply to become an SSGH officer!!
The Student Society for Global Health is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 officer cabinet!
Over the past one year, you have received outstanding service from the brilliant group of officers that led SSGH in the 2013-2014 school year. Here is YOUR chance to make a difference! In today’s economy and global work environment, employers and fellowship programs are looking for candidates with proven leadership experience - get yours with SSGH!
The job description and application form for officer positions can be downloaded here and the deadline is April 04, 2014 at 11:59pm. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
We develop the next generation of global health leaders by providing education, research, and practice opportunities, in collaboration with our local community and global partners.
1) To inspire, educate, and equip the next generation of global health leaders.
2) To provide global health experiences for students through community service and research collaborations.
3) To establish the University of Texas School of Public Health as an internationally-recognized partner in global health research, education, and service activities and efforts.
2014-2015 Officer Cabinet:
President Lizette Rangel
Communications Director Shephaly Soni
Program Director Laura Ceglio
Director of Community Relations Faeeza Faruq
Treasurer Timothy Clark
Director of International Affairs Vy Tran
2013-2014 Officer Cabinet:
President Charles Chima
Vice-President Andria Rusk
Secretary Vy Tran
Communications Director Shephaly Soni
Program Director Rochelle Garza
Director of Community Relations Lizette Rangel
Operations Officer Elizabeth Frost
Treasurer Frederic Abalo
Director of Member Services Amy Wieczorek
Director of International Affairs Kaylinh Ly
2012-2013 Officer Cabinet:
President Edward Pettitt
Vice-President Serena Rodriguez
Program Coordinator Charles Chima
Secretary Tosin Badejoko
Communications Liaison Fall: Amal Rammah
Cultural Activities Coordinator Sapna Prasad
Treasurer Divina Oweis
President Edward Pettitt, Edward.D.Pettitt@uth.tmc.edu
Vice-President Charles Chima
Program Coordinator David Philpott
Secretary Tosin Badejoko
Communications Liaison Kelechi Onyejiaka
Cultural Activities Coordinator Andria Rusk
Treasurer Nishtha Joshi
2011-2012 Officer Cabinet
President Aleisha Elliott
Vice-President Anne Hause
Secretary Gabrielle Novello
Communications Liaison Ryan Arnold
Treasurer Sarah Tambra
Program Coordinator Ed Pettitt
2010-2011 Inaugural Officer Cabinet:
Co-Founder & President Amanda Davé , MPH Candidate 2011
Vice-President Angie Lloyd, DrPH Candidate
Secretary Omegie Anabor, MD, MPH 2011
Communications Liaison Edwin Machine, DrPH Candidate
Treasurer Komal Shah, MPH Candidate 2011
Program Coordinator Kim Skrobarcek, MD, MPH Candidate 2012
New Student Liaison Lauren Lucas, MPH Candidate 2012
Amanda Davé , MPH Candidate 2011
Chad Niemeyer, MD, MPH 2011
Sarah Michel, MPH 2010
Become a SSGH Member Today!
Traveling abroad for your practicum? Doing global health research? Searching for a group to become more involved in? As of the Spring 2014 semester, we are offering SSGH memberships that will provide members with a variety of benefits including scholarships!
MEMBERSHIP - $15.00 lifetime membership
Matriculated and current UTSPH-Health Science Center at Houston students
Full Membership benefits include:
Access to members-only scholarships
Eligibility to apply for school/university global health funding
Access to Center for Global Health at UTSPH
Participate in global health research opportunities at UTSPH
Opportunities to travel internationally for fieldwork
Mentoring on research and publishing in global health
New member receptions
Opportunities to connect with fellow students
Opportunities for professional development, leadership roles, and community service
Access to multi-faceted global health resources on local, national, and international levels
Invitation to annual Multicultural Dinner and other fun social events
Members-only networking events with regional universities and organizations
Your membership announcement in SSGH’s newsletter and on the SSGH website
Review and discuss the latest global health trends with SSGH members, UT Medical School and
Baylor College of Medicine students
Invitation to local, regional, and national global health conferences
Return the completed Membership form to SSGH Treasurer, Tim Clark at Timothy.B.Clark@uth.tmc.edu
Ms. Claudia Kolker-renowned journalist and author
Topic: Live Like an Immigrant: Three Surprising Techniques for Lowering Health Care Costs, Improving Maternity Outcomes, and Even Lengthening Our Lives
October 24, 2013 12p-2p
Dr McCurdy and Dr Stigler are the faculty leads for this project. Dr Stigler will be in Houston on Thursday, October 24 and wants to have an interaction with Global Health-minded students about our ideas and aspirations.
World Refugee Day
June 25, 2011
June 20th is World Refugee Day as decided by the UN General Assembly in an effort to raise global awareness for the plight of refugees: http://www.un.org/en/events/refugeeday/. SSGH members along with the Tzu Chi Foundation attended Houston’s celebration on Saturday, June 25th, 2011.
Alief ISD’s Language Institute for Newcomers Hygiene and Sanitation Workshop for Refugee Teens
May 11, 2011
SSGH members and Global Health Concentration students from UTSPH organized a workshop for approximately 50 newly arrived refugee teens from various countries. Volunteers from the Tzu Chi Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine, and others helped to make the workshop a great success.
Yoga in the Park
SSGH promotes health on campus! Yoga instructor, Laura Calcaterra, was invited by SSGH to hold weekly vinyasa flow classes on the SPH deck throughout the Spring.
TMC Global Health Faculty/Student Mixer
Sponsored by SSGH & BCM Global Health.
April 13, 2011
Global Health students and faculty from Baylor College of Medicine, the UT School of Public Health, UT Medical School, and Rice University mingled at the Ginger Man in Houston.
Blood Drive & Donate Life Registration
February 14, 2011
SSGH hosted a blood drive and organ donor registry sponsored by the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and Donate Life.
Baylor Shoulder to Shoulder Foundation Brigade
SSGH and Global Health Concentration members joined faculty and medical students from Baylor College of Medicine on the BSTS brigade to Honduras, working together to promote health in the rural Honduran town of Santa Ana Intibuca and surrounding communities.