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”

Carol Moss, Wednesday February 3, 2016

“Dissemination of the National Cervical Cancer Screening Program in the Guercif Province, Morocco: A Community Approach” Watch this program Carol Moss is a Research Associate in the UI Department of Family Medicine and a recent graduate of the UI College of Public Health (MS, Epidemiology) with a Graduate Certificate in Global Health Studies. She isContinue reading “Carol Moss, Wednesday February 3, 2016”

Rebecca Arnold, Wednesday November 11, 2015

 “Capacity Strengthening for Health Communication in Bangladesh” Watch this program Rebecca Arnold is a global health professional specializing in health communication and behavior change. She works for Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs and has been based in Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2012. Currently, she is the Director of BKMI, a USAID-funded project that providesContinue reading “Rebecca Arnold, Wednesday November 11, 2015”

Mariola Espinosa, Wednesday September 2, 2015

“Cuba, US, and Public Health: A History of Strained Relations” Watch this program As tensions between the United States and Cuba begin fitfully to subside, a better understanding of the sources of the strained relationship between the two countries can help illuminate potential stumbling blocks to further progress.  One often-overlooked point of contention over the pastContinue reading “Mariola Espinosa, Wednesday September 2, 2015”

Margaret Carrel, Wednesday, May 6, 2015

“Hungry Planet: Threatened Geographies Of Food” Watch this program  In 2015, 13.1% of people on Earth are undernourished and at risk of starvation. While governments compete for diminishing oil, water, and other resources to fuel their economics, at least 20,000 children a day die from hunger. What we choose to put on our plates is theContinue reading “Margaret Carrel, Wednesday, May 6, 2015”

Renu Pariyadath, Thursday, March 5, 2015

 “Bhopal (1984 – ?): The 30th Anniversary and the Ongoing Disaster” Watch this program Thirty years after Methyl IsoCyanate (MIC) leaked from the Union Carbide (now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company) pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, the disaster has claimed over 25,000 lives and over 150,000 people are chronically ill. Water and soil contaminationContinue reading “Renu Pariyadath, Thursday, March 5, 2015”

Margaret Mills, Wednesday, December 10, 2014

“From Soviet Supremacy to Major Restructuring: Health Care Issues in Russia Today” Watch this program Russia is going through a health care crisis.  Population decline, re-emerging infectious diseases, a growing HIV/AIDs epidemic, tobacco and alcohol-related deaths, low life expectancy and declining birth rates are plaguing the nation.  Individual attitudes toward “health” and social responses to reducedContinue reading “Margaret Mills, Wednesday, December 10, 2014”

Ron Reed, Wednesday, November 19, 2014

An International Comparison of Health Care Systems: Coverage, Cost & Quality The US health care system in the most expensive in the world.  But does the quality of the care outweigh the cost?  Thousands of Americans go bankrupt each year due to medical bills, and childbirth in the US costs twice as much as any other country.Continue reading “Ron Reed, Wednesday, November 19, 2014”

Hans House, Wednesday, November 5, 2014

 “Ebola: Lessons From the Hot Zone” Watch this program Ebola has captured attention as a major health crisis.  From West Africa to the United Kingdom and United States, the spread of Ebola has become  increasingly pervasive.  Hans House will examine the current Ebola outbreak in and around Guinea and review the history of Ebola as aContinue reading “Hans House, Wednesday, November 5, 2014”

Emily Wentzell, April 9, 2014

“Viagra, Aging, and Changing Masculinities in Mexico”  Watch this program here. Since the advent of Viagra in 1998, decreasing erectile function has become known and treated as “erectile dysfunction” (ED). However, individual men’s understandings of ED, and its subsequent treatment, are diverse and reflect their individual social contexts.   This talk presents findings from research withContinue reading “Emily Wentzell, April 9, 2014”

Gregory Carmichael, March 27, 2014

“The Globalization of Air Pollution: Implications for Our Air, Water, and Food Quality” Watch this program here. Gregory R. Carmichael, is the Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa.  He is internationally known for work on international air pollution concerns. Carmichael’s studies have led to greater understanding of problems related toContinue reading “Gregory Carmichael, March 27, 2014”

Jose Morcuende, February 20, 2014

“The Worldwide Impacts of the Ponseti International Association” Watch the program here. Each year, 200,000 children worldwide are born with clubfoot, and about 80% of these children live in impoverished countries.  Without corrective treatment, these children face not only severe lifelong physical issues but may be cast aside and regarded as useless by their societies. TheContinue reading “Jose Morcuende, February 20, 2014”

Rene Genadry, MD, February 11, 2014

“Reflections on the Development of a Collaborative Program in Niger” Watch the program here. Dr. Rene Genadry will share the process behind his proposal to develop a collaborative relationship with the Abdo Moumouni University School of Health Sciences through the International Programs at the UI. He will review a format of cooperation in the areasContinue reading “Rene Genadry, MD, February 11, 2014”

Drew Kitchen, February 6, 2014

“The Co-Evolution of Humans and Pathogens” Watch the program here. Pathogens and parasites have evolved in intimate relationships with their human hosts, and have often played central roles in human population history.  Notably, human pathogens evolve with surprising rapidity, quickly exploiting novel niches introduced by shifts in human behavior or ecology.  In this talk, DrewContinue reading “Drew Kitchen, February 6, 2014”

Jeff Murray, January 21, 2014

“Differing Approaches to Pediatric Disease in International Settings” Watch the program here. Dr. Jeff Murray will describe his efforts to build programs which address the problems of newborn infants in low income settings, including birth defects and preterm birth.  He will address the challenges of building a basic and translational research program, and the contrastsContinue reading “Jeff Murray, January 21, 2014”

Maureen “Micki” McCue, December 5, 2013

“Health and Human Rights in the Shadow of Fukushima” Watch the program here. The triple disaster at Fukushima did not have a simple beginning, middle or end.  Tensions, misunderstandings, and lack of consensus between political, economic, scientific, and social interests began long before the disaster and continue unabated almost 3 years later.  Populations in, around andContinue reading “Maureen “Micki” McCue, December 5, 2013″

Kurt Wall, November 15, 2013

“Witchcraft and Racism Threaten Tanzanians with Albinism” Watch the program here. People with albinism have faced widespread discrimination and violence in east Africa for centuries, but only recently has this problem garnered significant international attention. Nowhere is this human rights issue more pronounced than in Tanzania, where a half-hearted government response to the problem has failedContinue reading “Kurt Wall, November 15, 2013”

Prof. Gary Gleason, August 22, 2013

“An Iowa Solution to Malnutrition in Malawi, Zambia, and Rwanda” Watch the program here. Children in Malawi, Zambia, and Rwanda are suffering from malnutrition. As a major agricultural state, Iowa has the resources, techniques, and experience to assist in such countries. The talk will focus on a range of communication supports for “Scaling Up Nutrition” (orContinue reading “Prof. Gary Gleason, August 22, 2013”