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    Dr. Margaret Chan, Former WHO Director-General delivers the keynote address at the 2017 Next Decade, Next Generation Symposium. Photo credit: Tara Brown.
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    MPH students Magaly Blas and Issac Alva meeting with indigenous women in Peru. Photo credit: David Snyder.
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    Global Healthies 2018 awardees (from left): Erica Orange, Elizabeth Karman, Jiho Kim, Grégoire Lurton, Roy Burstein, and Courtney DeCan.
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Global Health Resource Center (GHRC)

To Coordinate, Connect, and Catalyze

About the GHRC 

The Global Health Resource Center (GHRC) was established in 2003 with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a  UW community hub and center of global health activities, events, and programs, and was integrated into the newly established Department in 2007. The GHRC primarily serves students and trainees, while also offering a resource for DGH faculty, staff, alumni and local-global community partners and foster an interdisciplinary community. We partner with Communications, Academic Programs, and the Centers Programs and Initiatives to make sure that we are connected and able to provide excellent service. 

GHRC’S FOUR MAIN SERVICES ARE:

Career Services & Leadership Development

We strive to connect students to the resources they need for career exploration, job search, and finding opportunities for career exploration and leadership development. If you are a current University of Washington student, you may schedule an appointment with us to discuss career paths, a job search or receive information, and referrals. Drop-in Hours (appointment encouraged): Thursdays, 1 - 5 p.m., Harris Hydraulics Building Room 310A. To make an appointment, please contact Daren Wade at dwade@uw.edu.

Community Resources & Opportunities

The GHRC is involved in outreach within our DGH community, across the three campuses of the University of Washington and with our local global partners and through that work, we make connections that spark collaboration. Each month we showcase the work of community partners in our GHRC Community Networking meeting. The GHRC also provides information and referrals for who does what and where, and compiles and disseminates information on global health opportunities for award nominations, calls for submissions, applications for funding and more, via DGH’s website and a bi-weekly e-newsletter.

Events & Conferences

We coordinate various events, including the Global Health Faculty Research Seminar, Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed Lecture, public lectures, film screenings, and the annual Western Regional Global Health Conference. The GHRC also works with local global health organizations to plan and promote events and opportunities for networking within the community. We assist colleagues with sharing tips for event planning and manage a small co-sponsorship fund for the DGH to encourage collaboration across the UW. We maintain a calendar of global health events.

Funding & Fieldwork

We manage several DGH and SPH fellowships that provide financial support to UW students and trainees pursuing valuable international fieldwork experience in global health. As the DGH’s primary office for study abroad, we also provide tailored travel preparation orientations and work with upper campus and global partners to ensure our students and trainees have access to the most up to date resources to support their work abroad.