Featured Events

May May 30 Tue 2017

Screening Eye Disease in Rural Nepal: Seminar, Music with Dr. Suman Thapa

With over 80% of Nepal’s population living in rural areas, patients are often required to travel hundreds of miles for a brief visit with a physician. Invented by Stanford researchers, Paxos Scope is a universal adapter that converts any smartphone into an easy-to-use ophthalmic camera. This presentation will discuss the results of this novel way to screen for eye diseases by applying tele-ophthalmology on the existing infrastructure of eye care in a country challenged by a harsh geographic terrain and limited human resources.

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Past Events

May May 18 Thu 2017

Paul Farmer & Bending the Arc Sceening

The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health invites you to a private pre-release screening of Bending the Arc followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health.

Bending the Arc is a highly acclaimed documentary following the work of extraordinary doctors and activists, including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl. Their work 30 years ago to save lives in a Haitian village grew into a global battle for the right to health for all.

Panelists: Paul Farmer (Harvard Medical School, Partners In Health), Ami Bhatt (Stanford School of Medicine), Cassia van der Hoof Holstein (Partners In Health), and JonnyDorsey (Emerson Collective).

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Apr April 14 Fri 2017

COPE: Innovations in Native Community Health

Partners in Health - West, Stanford Global Health, the Organization for Global Health (OGH) and the Stanford American Indigenous Medical Students (SAIMS) are proud to welcome Dr. Sonya Shin and Henrietta Sandoval-Soland for a brown bag lunch and presentation on improving health in Native communities. View details.

Mar March 28 Tue 2017

Conversations in Global Health with David L. Heymann, MD

Join us for a conversation with Professor David L. Heymann, renowned leader in global health and security, to hear about his life and career in which headed the global response to SARS and worked on the first and second outbreaks of Ebola. Prof. Heymann is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House and Chairman of the Board, Public Health England. Previously he was the World Health Organization's Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment, and Representative of the Director-General for polio eradication. Event details >>

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Feb February 08 Wed 2017

Madagascar: A Crucible for Science, Health and the Environment

A Stanford Global Health research symposium centered around Madagascar, home to thousands of plants and animal species found nowhere else in the world. Find out why Madagascar is a nexus for research on interconnected questions of disease, ecology, health and the environment and the many ways Stanford researchers are partnering to improve health. Topics include: health systems building, innovations for global health, mouse lemur genomics, diseases of poverty and more. 

Plus, beatbox lemur music by DJ and National Geographic Explorer fellow Ben Mirin. View details.

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Jan January 18 Wed 2017

Stanford Global Health Research Convening

The 3rd Annual Stanford Global Health Research Convening is a one-day symposium bringing together students, faculty and researchers across Stanford University who are working in global health. The convening is designed to build community among researchers across schools and disciplines, highlight and share the many facets of global health research at Stanford, and connect students with researchers and mentors.

This year’s theme focuses on “Pathway from Research to Impact” and will feature a keynote presentation from Diana Chapman Walsh, PhD, President Emerita of Wellesley College and Senior Adviser to the Center for Innovation in Global Health, as well as over 60 oral and poster presentations by Stanford University faculty and students. Conference website & registration >>

Nov November 11 Fri 2016

Spatial Analysis & Infectious Disease Research Seminar

Join us for a research seminar Friday, Nov. 11, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Y2E2, Room 299 with Donal Bisanzio, DVM, PhD, senior postdoctoral modeller with the Malaria Atlas Project at the University of Oxford. Donal is a veterinarian epidemiologist whose research focuses on the study of vector-borne and parasitic diseases in humans and animals with major public health impact. View details.

May May 06 Fri 2016

Stunting & Environmental Enteric Dysfunction Research Seminar

Join us for a special seminar Friday, May 6, from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. in Y2E2, Room 300, bringing together Stanford scientists from several disciplines to address environmental enteric dysfunction (EED), a chronic inflammatory process that contributes to child stunting and cognitive development. EED is estimated to affect 80% of residents of low-income countries and may have a profound impact on global health. View details.

Apr April 09 - 11 Sat-Mon 2016

Consortium of Universities for Global Health, 7th Annual Conference

Save the date! The 2016 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference will be held in San Francisco, CA from April 9-11, 2016. Special satellite sessions will take place April 8, 2016. Learn more at www.cugh.org.

Feb February 02 Tue 2016

Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Info Session

CIGH will host a Doctors Without Borders (Medicine Sans Frontiers / MSF) recruitment event. All interested medical, para-medical and non-medical professionals are welcome to attend to hear more about MSF and volunteering opportunities. View details.

Jan January 20 Wed 2016

2nd Annual Global Health Research Convening

The 2nd Annual Global Health Research Convening will be held January 20, 2016 at the Bechtel Conference Center. The Convening aims to build community among researchers across schools, institutes and departments at Stanford who are working in the field of global health, foster collaboration and connect students to researchers and mentors.

Jan January 13 Wed 2016

Getting Started in Global Health for Stanford Undergraduates

A networking event for undergraduate students interested in global health research and advocacy at Stanford. Join the Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) for two panel discussions featuring leaders from Stanford and the nonprofit community who will share insights on how to get involved in global health - as a volunteer, researcher or in your future career path. See event details.

Dec December 09 Wed 2015

Special Seminar: Global opthalmologist's quest to cure the blind

Join the Center for Innovation in Global Health for a special seminar with Geoffrey Tabin, MD, a professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences and co-director of the outreach division at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. Dr. Tabin specializes in cornea cataract and refractive surgery. He is also the co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project and has been named the “unsung hero” by the Dalai Lama for his international work and dedication to eradicate unnecessary world blindness and sustain opthalmic health care in the developing world. Tabin is also the fourth person to climb the “7 summits" - the highest peaks of all seven continents. View event details. Click here to RSVP.

Oct October 29 Thu 2015

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim: "Ending Poverty: How Health and Innovation Can Lead the Way"

Oct October 25 - 29 Sun-Thu 2015

ASTMH 64th Annual Meeting

Stanford CIGH is on the scene at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 64th Annual Meeting taking place this week in Philadelphia. The premier forum for the exchange of scientific advances in tropical medicine and global health, this year's ASTMH conference brings together nearly 4,200 attendees from over 75 countries dedicated to reducing the burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving health for all. Several Stanford students, researchers and faculty are onsite representing more than 25 abstracts. Follow along for updates. #TropMed15  

Oct October 21 Wed 2015

Special Seminar with Ian Crozier

Oct October 08 Thu 2015

Conversations in Global Health with Anita Zaidi

Join us for our Fall edition of Conversations in Global Health featuring special guest Anita Zaidi, MD, world-renowned pediatrician and director of the enteric and diarrheal diseases program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this dialogue, we'll hear more about Dr. Zaidi's life, work and timely issues in global child health. View event details and RSVP here.

Apr April 20 Mon 2015

Bay Area Global Health Seminar

The next Bay Area Global Health Seminar will be hosted at the University of California, Davis with a focus on emerging infectious disease and associated environmental drivers. The seminar will run from 12:30-2:00 pm, with networking time before and after the panel. View event details and RSVP here.

Apr April 09 Thu 2015

Conversation in Global Health

CIGH will host Dr. Chris Elias, president of global development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for the next Conversation in Global Health seminar. Join us on April 9 to hear more about Dr. Elias' long career in health & medicine, his work at the Gates Foundation and topical issues in global health. The event will be Stanford Medicine's Paul Costello and take place in LKSC 120 from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Mar March 26 - 28 Thu-Sat 2015

Consortium of Universities for Global Health, 6th Annual Conference

The CUGH conference will be held in Boston, MA from March 26-28, 2015. This global health conference is an exciting opportunity to learn, network, and build collaborations with colleagues from around the world. It will bring together over 1,500 researchers, students, policymakers, NGOs, and public and private organizations. Learn more at www.cugh.org.

Mar March 04 Wed 2015

Conversation in Global Health

Join us for the next Conversation in Global Health, featuring Dr. Gavin Yamey from UCSF. The discussion will be moderated by Paul Costello. The session will be held in LKSC 120 at 4:00 pm.

Nov November 30 Mon 2015

The next Bay Area Global Health Seminar will be held November 30, 2015 and feature scientific experts from UCSF, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Stanford. The seminar will travel to UC Berkeley and feature two panel discussion centered around the topic "Global health education and training partnerships: Opportunities and challenges." Event details

Nov November 12 Thu 2015

Liver Cancer Workshop 2015

Join us Nov. 12, 2015 for a Liver Cancer Workshop featuring guest speakers and a panel discussion centered on the theme, "Epidemiology and Prevention of Liver Cancer: Global Perspectives and Application to the Bay Area for Cancer Control and Prevention." The event is hosted by the Stanford Cancer Institute, Liver Cancer Working Group and Center for Innovation in Global Health, and will be held from 12-4pm at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. View event details.