Monday, November 23, 2009

Summer 2010 Service Sites!!:)

Honors Global Health Scholars Summer Sites

  • Uganda

o Director: Dr. John Shavers

o Contact information:

o Trip Dates: May 27th – June 20th

o Application Due Date: January 29th

o Requirements: Pre-departure orientations.

o Link to site:

  • Ghana

o Director: Benjamin Crookston

o Contact information:

o Trip Dates: July 19th – August 7th

o Application Due Date: December 21st

o Requirements: Pre-departure orientations.

o Link to site:

  • Guatemala

o No official trip has been formed, however if you are interested in Dr. Peter de Schweinitz’s work in Guatemala (He was one of our speakers this semester) contact him at:

  • Peru

o Directors: Dr. Dan and Jane Ricks

o Contact Information:

o Trip Dates: June 14th – July 17th

o Application Due Dates: December 18th

o Requirements: Pre-departure orientations

o Link to site:

  • Armenia

o Director: Dr. Hripsime Z. Wright

o Contact Information:

o Trip Dates: June 4th – June 19th

o Application Due Date: January 22nd

o Requirements: Pre-departure orientation

o Link to site:

  • Local Refugee program

o Director: Sandra Marsh

o Contact Information:

  • There are also trips being developed in India and China that we can discuss at our meeting.

  • These are the sites we have mapped out so far, however we are totally open for discussing other options at our next meeting or through email. We composed this list just as a helpful aid because there are a very large number of organizations that have good intentions but do not practice sustainable aid. We will work with you on whatever you chose though, no pressure. If you guys can have a pretty good idea of where you would like to go by our meeting on December 3rd that would be great!!:) Thanks so much!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October 22nd Meeting/Siciliano Forum!! :)

Hey all!!
Hope everyone had a good fall break!:) Our next meeting is tomorrow (sorry for the late blog!;) at 4:00 PM at the Honors Center! Dr. Ben Crookston is coming to speak to us about his work in Ghana. There will be treats of course and it will be fun!:)

Today I will be sending out an email about an event on October 27th, put on by the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine here at the University, to introduce many of the study abroad programs in global health. This would be a GREAT event for us to attend because each of the opportunities presented are potential sites for you all to pick for you 2010 summer trip!!:) (Which will need to be decided before second semester! Hopefully!:) So check your email for details about that! Also, I have heard from many of your availability the afternoon of the 29th for the Siciliano Forum Panel Luncheon (thank you thank you for replying :), but I'm still waiting on a few of you! If you could let me know ASAP that would be great! After Dr. Crookston speaks to us this week we will have time to chat about this months reading, as well as our service projects. I haven't heard back from anyone about any of that either so we will have plenty to chat about!:) See you all tomorrow!! :) Thanks!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

September 24th Meeting!!

Hey all!!
Just a little reminder about this Thursdays meeting at 4 PM. Dr. Ty Dickerson is coming to speak to us about his program in Ghana, a potential site for you all next summer!:) And of course there will be yummy treats!!:)
See you all on Thursday!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September 10th Meeting!

Hey There!!:)

I just wanted to post a little reminder about the meeting tomorrow!:) We have two speakers coming to talk to us, each representing two different potential sites!:) John Shavers will speak first about his work in Uganda!!

Second we will hear from Dr. Don Pedersen talking about his global health work in Thailand!

Each of these places are potential sites for you all next summer so it is pretty exciting!! :) And of course there will be TREATS!:)

Thanks everyone! See you tomorrow 4:00 PM Honors Center! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mini Conference!! :)

Hey Hey Hey!!

So I hope you all are getting used to the funness of the blog!! Feel free to post, comment, or do just about anything you like!!:) I'm just sending this out to remind everyone (again...sorry I know I already sent out an email!;) ) about the super awesome mini conference we are having this Thursday!!:) Like I said we are having it catered by Ricos so come hungry!!!:)

I'll see you all there this Thursday, September 3rd from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Honors Center!! :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

University of Utah Global Health Scholars Blog

Hello everyone!

The University of Utah Global Health Scholars blog is up! Hopefully this can be a resource that members of the "GHS" can view to coordinate events and efforts in the program. In addition to posting recaps of meetings, people can feel free to post questions for discussion on global issues, insights from the readings, and ideas for service or activities we can do as a group. I really look forward to a fulfilling experience from the program and to working with all you people this year!

Ryan Obremski,
GHS member