Dan Caplan and University of Iowa Students, Thursday, May 9th, 2019

“University of Iowa Students’ Experience with the International Student Observership Program in India” Watch this program! Dr. Caplan participates in intramural dental practice and studies outcomes related to endodontic treatment; decision-making in endodontics; relationships between oral and systemic diseases; and evaluation of diagnostic tests. He has put together numerous global research programs for University ofContinue reading “Dan Caplan and University of Iowa Students, Thursday, May 9th, 2019”

Elizabeth Marilla-Kapp and Caitlin Chenus, Thursday, April 18, 2019

“The Relationship Between Mental Health Access and International Human Rights Standards” Watch this program Elizabeth Marilla-Kapp will earn her MSW from the UI School of Social Work in May with an emphasis in access to mental health resources and creative mental health interventions. She also earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She hasContinue reading “Elizabeth Marilla-Kapp and Caitlin Chenus, Thursday, April 18, 2019”

Chris Buresh, Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

“Update on the Current Condition in Haiti”           Chris Buresh works as an ambassador to Haiti through the Haiti Community Health Initiative (CHI). He specifically continues to invest healthcare resources into the rural community of Arcahaie, Hiati, with 5 medical and 2 surgical trips per year along with a CHI staffContinue reading “Chris Buresh, Wednesday, April 10th, 2019”

Edith Parker, Thursday, March 28th, 2019

“Public Health is Global Health” Watch this program!           Nationally recognized expert in community-based participatory behavior Dr. Edith Parker promotes innovative ideas to improve major social determinants of health and health disparities. She is a renowned researcher in community-based participatory analysis, which emphasizes the active involvement of community members in allContinue reading “Edith Parker, Thursday, March 28th, 2019”

Sunny Ho, Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

“A Multicultural Perspective to See Mental Health: Theories and Applications” Sunny Ho is a fourth year Ph.D candidate in Counseling Psychology Program. His research interests are social justice issues and multiculturalism in mental health settings, such as race/racism, class/classism, etc. In addition, he is interested in studying barriers and challenges Asian international individuals encounter inContinue reading “Sunny Ho, Wednesday, November 28th, 2018”

John Norris, Thursday, October 18th, 2018

“Political and Policy Obstacles to Feeding the World” Watch program John Norris has over three decades of political, policy and administrative experience at the highest levels of state and federal government on energy and agricultural issues. Prior to becoming a Partner and Co-Owner of the State Public Policy Group (SPPG) based in Des Moines, Iowa,Continue reading “John Norris, Thursday, October 18th, 2018”

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

“Palliative Care is Everyone’s Business : Community Participation in Healthcare” Watch this program! Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, a native of India, is both a palliative care physician and an anesthesiologist. He studied palliative care at Trivandrum Medical College and anesthesiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. Dr. Rajagopal held the position as ProfessorContinue reading “Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, Tuesday, September 18th, 2018”

Dr. John Canady, Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

“Healthcare Delivery in Developing Countries” Watch this program! John Canady, a native of Jefferson, Iowa, received his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Grinnell College in 1980. Following graduation John enrolled in the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Dr. Canady completed two residencies, the first in Otolaryngology at the University of Iowa, was completed inContinue reading “Dr. John Canady, Wednesday, September 5th, 2018”

Ashleigh Wallace & Eesha Patel, Wednesday, May 2, 2018

“Health Care for Underserved Populations in South India” Watch this program! Eesha Patel is a second year student at the College of Pharmacy. She was born in London, England and spent her formative years living in Nairobi, Kenya prior to moving to the United States. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the UniversityContinue reading “Ashleigh Wallace & Eesha Patel, Wednesday, May 2, 2018”

Jeff Murray, Thursday, January 18, 2018

“How the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Uses Innovation to Accelerate Equity in Low and Middle Income Countries” Watch this program! Jeff Murray, M.D, is Deputy Director of Family Health in the Discovery and Translational Sciences for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition, he is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics, andContinue reading “Jeff Murray, Thursday, January 18, 2018”

Ted Powers, Wednesday, September 13, 2017

“Public Health in Post-Apartheid South Africa: HIV/AIDS, Primary Care & Social Inequality” Watch this program Ted Powers is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on the dynamics of health, politics, and social inequality in post-apartheid South Africa. Ted received his B.A. in Political Science (2001) at Bates College in Maine as well as his Master’sContinue reading “Ted Powers, Wednesday, September 13, 2017”

Hans House, Thursday August 31, 2017

“Avian Flue H7N9 and the Risk of the Next Great Pandemic” Watch this program Hans House is Professor, and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Iowa.  He received his undergraduate degree, Cum Laude, in Marine Biology from University of Southern California.  He then received his MD degree from USCContinue reading “Hans House, Thursday August 31, 2017”

Peter Damiano, Thursday August 24, 2017

“Health Care- Lessons from Abroad” Watch this program Presentation slides can be downloaded here! Dr. Damiano received his BS from the University of Iowa in 1982, and his DDS from Iowa in 1986. He received his MPH from the University of California in 1990. Dr. Damiano joined the UI College of Dentistry in 1990. InContinue reading “Peter Damiano, Thursday August 24, 2017”

H.S. Udaykumar & Jerry Anthony, Thursday April 13, 2017

“Women’s Health and the Environment: Going Up in Smoke” Watch this program About one-third of the planet’s people use wood every day for fuel. Jerry Anthony and Udaykumar, along with colleagues across the University of Iowa, have been researching causes and consequences of firewood use in the developing world. This talk will focus on theContinue reading “H.S. Udaykumar & Jerry Anthony, Thursday April 13, 2017”

Blake Rupe, Thursday March 2, 2017

“Health, Wealth, and Waste: Social Entrepreneurship in Global Health and Beyond” Watch this program Each person in the U.S., on average, creates 4.6 pounds of waste each day. What happens to that waste? It affects everything we do in several ways, ranging from human health to environmental wellness. This lecture will define the social andContinue reading “Blake Rupe, Thursday March 2, 2017”

Don Letendre, Wednesday February 1, 2017

“The Global Impact of Drugs” Watch this program From small communities to corporate enterprises, drugs and their impact are reshaping the healthcare and economic landscape, making the educational journey of today’s pharmacists highly demanding and competitive. Peoples’ perceptions about drugs and their impact on society are limited to what they see and read. During thisContinue reading “Don Letendre, Wednesday February 1, 2017”

Ambassador John Lange, Tuesday October 25, 2016

“Global Health and Sustainable Development” Watch this program From 1991 to 1995 at the U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva, Lange managed humanitarian and refugee assistance channeled through international organizations.  He also had tours of duty in the State Department Bureaus of African Affairs, Western Hemisphere Affairs and Management in Washington and at U.S.Continue reading “Ambassador John Lange, Tuesday October 25, 2016”

Theodore Powers, Tuesday April 19, 2016

“Milestone Breakthroughs in the Fight Against AIDS in South Africa” Watch this program Theodore Powers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Iowa and Research Associate with the Human Economy Program at the University of Pretoria. His research focuses on the politics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in post-apartheid SouthContinue reading “Theodore Powers, Tuesday April 19, 2016”

Ron McMullen, Wednesday April 13, 2016

“Iowa, Heroin, and Afghanistan” Watch this program This presentation will focus on the connection between U.S counter-narcotics policy, the deteriorating rule of law situation in Afghanistan, and Iowa’s surge in opioid and heroin abuse. Ron McMullen, currently the University of Iowa’s Ambassador in Residence, served as U.S. Ambassador to the State of Eritrea.  Ron hasContinue reading “Ron McMullen, Wednesday April 13, 2016”

Hans House, Thursday April 7, 2016

“ZIKV, CHIKV, and Dengue: The Viral Gifts of the Tiger Mosquito” Watch this program Dr. House is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Iowa. He attended medical school at USC, and completed a dual residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at UCLA. He also has a Diploma ofContinue reading “Hans House, Thursday April 7, 2016”