Global Health Week

The inaugural Global Health Week took place in November 2011 as the Office of Global Health was completing a three year strategic plan and formally launched their programmatic efforts with a week-long event.

The objectives of Global Health Week are:

  • Increase the visibility of faculty’s global health activities in education, research, patient care and community engagement.
  • Raise awareness of local and international partnerships that are addressing global health issues.

All events are co-sponsored by MCW departments, offices and centers. Topic areas intentionally cross all of our missions of clinical care, research, education and community engagement.

Since 2011 the week’s events have hosted over 3,600 participants.

Global Health Week is an opportunity to co-promote the diverse communities our faculty, staff, and partners are serving to advance health. We anticipate that together, we can continue to share credible, collaborative, and mutually beneficial efforts in global health from neighborhoods to nations. 

Contact the Office of Global Health Manager, Tifany Frazer for more information.

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Questions? Contact Tifany Frazer: or 414-955-4763

 Global Health Week 2014

December 1-5, 2014

We were very pleased with the fourth annual MCW Global Health Week. This year we had an extraordinary diversity of local, regional, and international speakers from disciplines within and out of medicine who presented a wonderful mosaic of topics that spanned global equities and progress. 

  • Monday Morning Coffee with the Dean (CAIR, faculty, Office, pathway, week’s events)
  • Nearly 1,000 trainees of all levels, staff, faculty, health care professionals, and community members actively participated in the week of events
  • Wonderful diversity of nearly 30 events and activities around health topic areas that crossed all four MCW missions: education, research, patient care, and community engagement
  • 18 research posters were presented in first poster session
  • 42 picture entries for photography exhibition
  • 26 global health research studies presented
  • Library display of recent books, literature in global health
  • Co-sponsored by 20 different MCW departments, offices, centers, and our academic partners as Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Carroll University
  • Raised $1300 for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola efforts

Global Photography Exhibition 2014 Winners

Portrait - #4 - Eddee Daniel, Community Member
Healthcare - #20 - Zahra Ismail, M1
Landscape - #36 - Sindhu Kilakkathi, M1

2014 Events (PDF)

 Global Health Week 2013

December 2-6, 2013

Global Health Week Quiz Bowl 2013 Winners

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity co-sponsored a Global Health Quiz Bowl, where teams of 1-5 people competed simultaneously to answer global health-themed questions. This year’s winning team included: Carrie Vanden Wymelenberg, Terry Brandenburg, Matt Dellinger and Kirsten Beyer, PhD, all from the Institute for Health & Society.

Global Photography Exhibition 2013 Winners

Also, the Global Photography Exhibition was on display all week and featured faculty, staff, and students’ own photos of global landscape, healthcare, and portrait. The winners of the Exhibition were:
Landscape: Dr. Laurie Good, “Fisherman’s Boat”
Healthcare: Dr. Monica Thakar, “Practicing subspecialty care in an underdeveloped country”
Portrait: Bryan Johnston, M2, “Untitled”

2013 Events (PDF)

 Global Health Week 2012

November 26-30, 2012

The 2nd annual Global Health Week at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) hosted over 1,000 trainees of all levels, staff, faculty, health care professionals, and community partners actively participated in the week of events. Local and international programs that are addressing global health issues, Dr. David Gaus, Founder and Director Andean Health and Development, Dr. Paul S. Auerbach, Professor of Surgery Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University and Dr. Daniela Jurisic; Vice-President and Clinical Director Co-Founder Association for Active Integrative Medicine Pavia, Italy provided lectures and increased awareness of their partnerships.

2012 Events (PDF)

 Global Health Week 2011

November 28-December 2, 2011

The inaugural Global Health Week at the Medical College of Wisconsin hosted over 725 learners of all levels, staff, faculty, community partners and health care professionals. Local and international programs that are addressing global health issues, Ambassador John Lange (Ret.), Senior Program Officer for Developing-Country Policy & Advocacy for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program, Dr. Lars Bolund, Professor of Medical Genetics Aarhus University, Denmark and Adjunct Professor Human Genetics Copenhagen University, Denmark and Beijing Genomics Institute-Shenzhen (HuaDa JiYin), China from the Beijing Genomics Institute and Dr. William Stauffer Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Minnesota provided lectures and increased awareness of their global health activities.

2011 Events (PDF)

Contact Us

Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Global Health
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine
Director of the Injury Research Center
at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Tifany Frazer, MPH
Program Manager

Ashley Hines, BS
Program Coordinator

Office Email


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