Register for the following events to receive Zoom information and join us for seminars and information sessions this spring! Even if you know you can't attend, if you register with Zoom, you'll get a follow-up email from us when the recorded session has been uploaded to YouTube.

Scroll down to see links for past seminars, workshops & panels that were recorded and are now live on YouTube.

Spring 2022 events:

Session 121 Student Opportunities
International Opportunities Forum for Students interested in Global Health

Friday, January 31st
12pm central

Learn about how to pursue global health opportunities through Education Abroad, Fulbright programs, and more!

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health

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Seminar 126 Maasai
Conversation on Healthcare Access in the Masaai Mara, Kenya with Nashulai Maasai Conservancy

Wednesday, January 26th
12pm central

Join us for a conversation with Nelson Ole Reiyia, Cofounder of Nashulai Conservancy, and Maggie Koshal Reiyia, Director of Family, Gender, and Education with Nashualai, about the different facets of healthcare access for people living in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya.

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health, the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, the Office of Education Abroad, and the UAB School of Public Health Office of Public Health Practice.

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1.29 GHCC Final Round
Global Health Case Competition: Final Round

Friday, January 31st
12pm central

Watch the three finalist teams present their innovative solutions to the 2022 global health case in this year's competition.

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health, the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, and the Office of Education Abroad.

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Seminar 34 Wickliffe
Environmental Health Exposure for women and children in Suriname

Friday, March 4th
12pm central

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health and the SOPH Office of Public Health Practice

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Seminar 330 Fisher
Microfinance to alleviate poverty among vulnerable women in low-resource countries

Wednesday, March 30th
9am central

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health

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Seminar 413 Reuter
The Health Situation, Access, and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Lima, Peru

Wednesday, April 13th
12pm central

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health, the SOPH Office of Public Health Practice, and the Institute for Human Rights

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Seminar 512 Turan
Stigma and health among refugees in Istanbul, Turkey

Monday, May 16th
10am central

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health

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Seminar, Workshop & Info Session Recordings:

SIFAT Info Session

SIFAT Info Session

SIFAT Field Course Information Session

The SIFAT Field Training Course is a two-week, six credit hour summer course that takes place in Lineville, Alabama. In this information session, Dr. Meredith Gartin, faculty program director, answers questions and helps students to understand what they will experience and learn during this hands on field training program!

Read more and apply for 2022 program on the Education Abroad website here. Deadline to apply is February 1st.

Watch

Seminar Mental Health Zambia

Seminar Mental Health Zambia

Identifying & Addressing Mental Health Disorders Among Adolescents in Lusaka, Zambia

Dr. Carolyn Bolton Moore is a South African physician who has been living and working in Zambia since 2004. She serves as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UAB Heersink School of Medicine, and Chief Medical Officer for the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ).

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health, and the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy on 11.17.21

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Seminar Panel

Seminar Panel

Lessons and Tips on Global Health Success with Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta

Over the course of two weeks in November 2021, faculty from UAB SOPH hosted a grant-writing workshop in partnership with Aga Khan University. On the last day of the workshop, Dr. Bhutta, a prominent global health leader, shared his perspective on lessons and tips he's learned as a global health professional.

Hosted by the UAB School of Public Health and Aga Khan University on 11.12.21

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Seminar Cancer

Seminar Cancer

HPV-related Cancer in Nepal: Head & Neck Cancer Study Pilot Study

In 2019, Dr. Sadeep Shrestha was among the first cohort of Global Health Pilot Project Awardees from the Sparkman Center for Global Health. His proposed project focused on this question: What factors lie behind the high prevalence of head and neck cancer in Nepal?

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health on 11.11.21

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SCGH Info Session

SCGH Info Session

Global Health Programs Information Session

The Fall 2021 Global Health Programs Information Session covers the who, what, when, where, and why for getting involved with programs like:
  • the graduate certificate in Global Health
  • SIFAT Field Course
  • Peace Corps Prep
  • Sparkman Fellows
  • summer internships, and
  • other travel scholarships

Watch

Seminar Mental Health Kenya

Seminar Mental Health Kenya

Lay Health Worker Approaches for Addressing Mental Health Challenges in Populations Affected by HIV in Kenya

Dr. Linnet Ongeri, a Medical Research Scientist in the Centre for Clinic Research with Kenya Medical Research Institute, joined us from Kenya to present on her work at the intersections of HIV care and mental health.

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health, the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, and the UAB Center for AIDS Research on 10.27.21

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Seminar Alcohol

Seminar Alcohol

Harmful alcohol use: the next big threat to sub-Saharan Africa

Dr. Vinikoor presented current research related to the topic of evidence-based treatment options that can address both unhealthy alcohol use and comorbidities in sub-Saharan African HIV care settings

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health on 09.29.2021

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Seminar LGBTQ Carib

Seminar LGBTQ Carib

Issues & Challenges facing the LGBTQ+ Community in the Caribbean

This panel featured the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition for a presentation and discussion on the issues and challenges facing LGBTQ communities in the Caribbean with a special focus on access to healthcare.

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health, the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, & the Behavioral and Community Sciences Core of the Center for AIDS Research on 04.21.2021

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Alumni Panel

Alumni Panel

Going Global: Panel Discussion on Getting Started in a Global Health Career

Three recent UAB alumni working in global health share their experiences transitioning from academica and entering the field of global health practice. Current doctoral students Liza Kimbo and Allison Spensley facilitate the discussion.

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health on 03.24.2021

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Rocque Lepard

Rocque Lepard

Incidence & Risk Factors of Pediatric Hydrocephalus & Spina Bifida in Vietnam

Drs. Brandon Rocque & Jacob Lepard presented updates on pilot project activities for their 2019 funded project focused on pediatric hydrocephalus and spina bifida in Vietnam.

Hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health on 03.02.2021

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Lois Vaccines

Lois Vaccines

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in LMICs

Lois Privor-Dumm is the Senior Advisor for Policy, Advocacy & Communications at the International Vaccine Access Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomber School of Public Health. She is an expert in the field of vaccine introduction and especially recognized for her work with new vaccine introduction.

Hosted by the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, School of Public Health Office of Public Health Practice, & the Sparkman Center for Global Health on 02.03.2021

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MSF panel

MSF panel

Refugee Crisis Panel: Unraveling a Major Humanitarian Crisis Through Discussion

The UAB MSF chapter hosted a panel discussion on the Refugee Crisis. Panelists included Dr. Tina Reuter - Director of UAB Institute for Human Rights, Dr. Meredith Gartin - Assistant Profession in UAB School of Public Health, April M. Jackson MacLennan, Esq. - Attorney & Board member for the Alabama Interfaith Refugee Partnership, and Dr. Deborah Bowers - Instructor with UAB School of Nursing.

Hosted by UAB MSF on 11.12.2020

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Freedman

Freedman

Travel in the COVID-19 Era

Dr. David Freedman of UAB Medicine discusses travel during COVID times for ID Grand Rounds.

Hosted by UAB's Department of Infectious Diseases on 11.12.2020

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Pilot Project workshop

Pilot Project workshop

Pilot Project Application Workshop

Interested in preparing an application for the 2021 Sparkman Center Pilot Grant Funding? Watch the workshop where Sparkman Center staff and Pilot Grantees will provide insights into the application process.

Hosted by the UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health on 11.11.2020.

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Bateman

Bateman

Examining a Culturally Relevant Patient-Level Intervention to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening in Egypt

Dr. Lori Bateman of the UAB School of Medicine, Dr. Ahmed Nawwar of Alexandria University, and Somaia Khamess of Alexandria University presented updates on pilot project activities for Dr. Bateman's 2019 funded project focused on colorectal cancer screening in Egypt.

Hosted by the UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health on 10.29.2020

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Tipre

Tipre

Fly Ash Exposure and Infant Neurodevelopment in Sri Lanka

Dr. Meghan Tipre of the UAB School of Medicine will present updates on pilot project activities for her 2019 funded project focused on fly ash exposure & infant neurodevelopment in Sri Lanka.

Hosted by the UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health on 10.14.2020

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