Room Change for Global Public Health Lecture Series

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The University of Montana’s Global Public Health Program and Institute of Health and Humanities presents the Global Health Lecture Series, Spring Semester, 2018, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm, Gallagher Business Bldg., Rm 106, except on 2/28 and 3/7, when it will be held in room L09. Free and open to the public. The series began January 24th and ends on May 2nd.

The Global Public Health Lecture Series features prominent health-care professionals who work around the world to improve public health. Speakers will share their experiences and insights gained from working with international community health issues including epidemiology, food safety in Georgia, nutrition in Ethiopia, treating poverty as an illness, the impact of menstrual hygiene on women’s health and economic empowerment, specialty health care in developing nations, telemedicine use in pediatric ophthalmology, and more. The 2018 Series promises to be interesting and inspiring for anyone interested in our global community or public health!

Earn Credit!

Students may earn 1 credit University of Montana course (PSCI 191) - Global Public Health Lecture Series (PSCI 191—Special Topics)—CRN38285—Spring 2018, Wednesdays 6:30-8 in GBB 123 Peter Koehn, Department of Political Science, University of Montana.

Lecture Series Schedule




Jan 24th

Peter Koehn, Professor of Political Science and Director, Global Public Health program, UM

“Introduction and Overview to the 2018 Lecture Series”

Jan 31st

Sarah Webb, Program Director for Asia & Latin America with Days for Girls International

“Menstrual Hygiene: the Intersection Between Women's Health, Economic Empowerment, and Environmental Impact”

Feb 7th

Nancy Fitch, Independent Consultant in International Health and Former Director of Curry Health Center

“Update on the Global AIDS Epidemic”

Feb 14th

Joe Russell, Retired Chief Health Officer of the Flathead City-County Health Department

“The Republic of Georgia Food Safety System: Moving past a Laissez-faire System”

Feb 21st

Martin Blair, PhD, Executive Director of The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities

“Building Inclusive Education Opportunities for Kenyan Children who are Deaf/Blind”


Feb 28th

Marshall E. Bloom, M.D. Associate Director for Scientific Management, Division of Intramural Research, Rocky Mountain Laboratories

“Predicting pandemics and the myth of Sisyphus?”

Mar 7th

Andrew Honken, Pre-med student & Teague Rutherford, Pre-dental student. 2017 Global Grizzly representatives to Iganga, Uganda

“Global Grizzlies 2017: A Look at Ugandan Medicine”

Mar 14th

Libbie Lapp, PA-C

“Treating Poverty as an Illness: My Experiences in Haiti”

Mar 21st

Angela Haugo, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

“Kind and Crucial Care for Kenya”

Apr 4th

Nora O'Brien, PhD. Professor of Nutrition, University College Cork, Ireland

“Nutritional status of lactating women and their children in two agro-ecological zones of rural Ethiopia”

Apr 11th

Michele Sare, MSN, RN, Director of Nurses for Nurses International Foundation

“The Evolution of Public Health in a Republic of NGOs: Why aid in Haiti hasn't had a greater impact”

Apr 18th

Joe Knapp, MD Cardiologist, Past Director of Medical research at the International Heart Institute of Montana

“Specialty care in Developing Nations -- an Oxymoron or an Aspiration”

Apr 25th

Todd Murdock, MD Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Rocky Mountain Eye Center, Missoula

“Using telemedicine to improve eyecare in Montana and throughout the world”

May 2nd

Mary Nielsen, MSN, RN and Tim Nielsen, RPT, Team Leaders for Tanzania Medical Mission

“Health Care Beyond Borders – Medical Mission to Tanzania, Africa”

May 2nd

Special Celebration Event

After the Mary and Tim Nielsen Lecture

Celebration Event in Brantly Hall, President’s Room

8:00 PM-9:00 PM.