Student Society for Global Health

The Student Society for Global Health

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"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 ssgh@uth.tmc.edu.

Mission Statement

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.

Goals

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.

2017-2018 Officer Cabinet

Spring 2018 semester

President: Sayali Tungare

Vice President: Marie Kasbaum 

Co-Directors of Domestic Affairs: Lauren Leining and Karuna Antani

Co-Directors of International Affairs: Sara Stephens and Sharon Jacob

Co-Directors of Communications: Nicole Delgado and Chloe Ng-Wing-Sheung

Treasurer: Vacant

Fall 2017 semester

President Allyson Chee

Vice President Sayali Tungare

Co-Directors of Domestic Affairs: Lauren Leining and Karuna Antani

Co-Directors of International Affairs: Sara Stephens and Sharon Jacob

Co-Directors of Communications: Nicole Delgado and Chloe Ng-Wing-Sheung

Treasurer Palak Jalan

2016-2017 Officer Cabinet

President Cole McMath

Vice President Sayali Tungare

Program Director Mallika Sharma

Director of Domestic Affairs Allyson Chee

Director of International Affairs Aleisha Elliott

Treasurer Palak Jalan

Communications Director Jamelia Hymon

2015-2016 Officer Cabinet

President Katherine Ackerman

Vice President Hariharan Athreya

Program Director Nizar Bhulani

Director of Community Relations Imory Jefferson

Treasurer Sarah Ahmed

Secretary Laura Witte

Director of Domestic Affairs Melissa Bing

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:

Fall

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

Spring

President  Edward Pettitt

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 Edward 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

Founders

Co-Founders:

Amanda Davé , MPH Candidate 2011

Chad Niemeyer, MD, MPH 2011

Sarah Michel, MPH 2010

 

Events

Bake Sale 2018

Bake Sale 2018

Help support SSGH by tabling or baking for the annual bake sale from Monday, Jan. 29 to Wednesday, Feb. 14! The bake sale will be held Monday-Wednesday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. each week in the RAS building first floor lobby at the Houston campus. The funds raised through this sale will be used for student global health scholarships, the multicultural dinner, and the summer international trip to Bogota, Colombia. To sign up for tabling or baking, please click here.

Multi-cultural Dinner 2018

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The annual Multicultural Dinner will be on February 27th from 5-7 pm in RAS 102 A&B. Come out for a wonderful evening featuring foods from around the world and an engaging panel discussion about antibiotic resistance following dinner. Bring a dish that feeds 4-5 people for free admission to the event! See attached flyer. RSVP here.

Summer 2018 International trip to Bogota, Colombia

Summer 2018 International Trip

The Student Society for Global Health is excited to present this unique opportunity to public health students interested in Global Health.
Students will have the opportunity to spend two weeks learning about infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance research, and community health  among other health topics in the world-renowned El Bosque University. Set in the vibrant city of Bogota, Colombia, students will gain hands-on experience in the public health field.

Students will be accompanied bu the esteemed Dr. Cesar Arias, MD, PhD, and will be taught by the renowned El Bosque faculty in the field of translational research and infectious diseases.

The deadline for applications for the 'Summer International Research Experience' this summer 2018 is January 26, 2018! Get your applications in now!

Applications can be found here: tinyurl.com/ycocbexu

Become an SSGH Member Today!

Traveling abroad for your practicum?  Doing global health research? Searching for a group to become more involved in? We are offering Student Society for Global Health memberships that will provide members with a variety of benefits including scholarships!

Eligibility Criteria:

Matriculated and current University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health (UTHealth SPH) students

Full Membership benefits include:

- Access to members-only scholarships
- Eligibility to apply for school/university global health funding
- Participate in global health research opportunities at UTHealth SPH
- Opportunities to travel internationally for fieldwork
- Mentoring on research and publishing in global health
- New member receptions
- Monthly newsletter
- 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
- Opportunities to review and discuss latest global health trends with SSGH members, UT Medical School students, and other TMC partners
- Invitation to local, regional, and national global health conferences

To become a member, please return a completed Membership form via email to ssgh@uth.tmc.edu.  

Apply to become an SSGH officer

We are currently accepting applications for 2017-2018 SSGH Officer Positions!  Please complete the Officer Application Form and submit to ssgh@uth.tmc.edu by Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

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 2018 semester, we are offering SSGH memberships that will provide members with a variety of benefits including scholarships!

Eligibility Criteria:

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
Monthly newsletter
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 Communications Co-Directors for 2017-18, Nicole Delgado at Nicole.J.Delgado@uth.tmc.edu or Chloe Ng-Wing-Sheung at Chloe.NgWingSheung@uth.tmc.edu