The Office of Global Health opened in October 2010 under the direction of Dr. Jenn Carpenter and Dr. Karen Yeates, with Program Manager Jessica Sleeth. The OGH works with undergraduate and postgraduate students and faculty in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The Institute of Medicine defines global health as “health problems, issues, and concerns that transcend national boundaries, may be influenced by circumstances or experiences in other countries, and are best addressed by cooperative actions and solutions.” A strong directive of global health is to model social accountability and decrease health inequities around the world, regardless of race, culture, gender, or social class. Global health spans both domestic and international health, for example, Aboriginal health, healthcare in prison systems and marginalized populations such as the homeless, immigrants, and refugees. Global health education, research, and clinical outreach are all major priorities of the OGH. Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Yeates are the Advocate Competency leads within the undergraduate medicine curriculum, which includes curricular and extra-curricular global health education, community based projects, and population health education. An important component of the OGH is to produce peer-reviewed research activities in Canada and abroad and support global health research projects and critical inquiries within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Linking Queen’s faculty, staff, and students who are interested in global health education, research, and clinical outreach is a high priority of the OGH.The Office of Global Health has moved! Our new location is Abramsky Hall, Room 222! Events:
Public lecture: Dr. John Bartlett, Duke University Medical Center, will be presenting a keynote presentation titled, "Addressing the Health Care Worker Gaps in Tanzania: Experiencs from the Medical Education Partnership Initiative"
Tuesday June 4th at 7pm to 9pm in the new medical building (room 132A)
Global Development Studies, The Office of Global Health, and the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research are hosting a Global Health Summer Institute Program "Knowledge Translation for Global Health"
, June 3-7, 2013 at Queen's University.Queen's New Center articleAnnouncements:
Congratulations to Paxton Bach, Queen's Meds '13, on being awarded the Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership
for his work in global health, social accountability, and health advocacy.
Congratulations to Dr. Karen Yeates who has been awarded a Rising Stars in Global Health grant from Grand Challenges Canada. More details can be found on the Queen's News Centre
site and via the Grand Challenges Canada
On November 23rd, Dr. Yeates' grant announcement was featured on CNN International
and in the Kingston Whig Standard