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 nearly 1,800 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.


Ways you can participate in Global Health Week 2014

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s fourth Annual Global Health Week will take place Dec. 1-5. There are several ways that you can actively participate.

Present your Global Research Poster Session

Faculty with global health relevant research are encouraged to submit any previously presented posters for the first time Global Health Research Poster Session that will take place on Dec. 1, 11:30a.m. -1:30p.m. located outside the MCW cafeteria. Please contact Tifany Frazer by Nov. 25 at or 414-955-4763 to submit your poster. Authors do not have to be present at the poster session.

Submit pictures for the Global Photography Exhibition

Please submit your own photos of global landscape, healthcare, and portraits to be on display for the Global Photography Exhibit outside of the cafeteria all week. Photo submission has ended please contact Ashley Hines at with any questions and or concerns.

Eat Global and Healthy Lunches

Visit the MCW cafeteria for daily globally themed and healthy lunch options.
Global Health Week Menu

Attend a Special Benefit Concert for Doctors Without Borders’ Ebola Efforts

The “Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars” formed in West African refugee camps in the midst of their civil war, the band has gone on to perform on some of the world’s most prestigious stages. On tour in the US when the Ebola crisis hit, the All Stars have opted to stay on the road to demonstrate how the redeeming power of music can carry us through hardship with our sense of joy and optimism intact. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with an informal and interactive conversation with the band and local community members about the current Ebola situation in West Africa and the musical performance begins at 8 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee. Admission is $10 cash at the door. View flyer.

Attend Global Health Lectures

View information on the speakers and activities for each day:

Global Health Week 2014 (PDF)


How to Receive CME Credit

In order to receive CME credit for attending this session please visit:

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

 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”

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

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.

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

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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