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Global Health Organization (GHO)

Are you interested in global health? Learn more about the interdisciplinary CUMC GHO. The CUMC Global Health Organization (GHO) is a FREE organization for students and aims to promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the field of global (international) health through extracurricular, academic, and community-oriented activities. GHO is a collaborative organization with members from: Dental, Nursing, P&S and Public Health schools. Throughout the year, GHO hosts events to broaden awareness of global health issues, career opportunities, and international experiences for health sciences students.

Please contact cumc-gho@columbia.edu for more information about our upcoming events!

Past events:

Residency Panel: Medical students networked with residents and received advice on how to go about working in international health settings. This event was designed to demonstrate the wide breadth of specialties that can be applicable to international health.

Hunger Banquet: Attendees were split in different income groups (high, middle, and low) and were served a proportional quality and quantity of food relative to their income level. A faculty member in nutrition spoke about the challenges and opportunities in addressing undernutrition and food availability problems on a global level.

World AIDS Day A panel of experts in the field of international HIV/AIDS spoke about the history of the epidemic, recent developments in the field, and the potential for the creation of vaccinations and other treatment/prevention options.

International Summer Experiences Panel: First year medical students gained advice from second year medical students on how they went about planning, funding, and executing their international summer experiences.

CUMC Student-Faculty Meet and Greet: Over 175 students and faculty from all CUMC schools dined and engaged in discussion of international health efforts on campus.

We have also collaborated with other various other CUMC student groups to put on myriad events including film screenings, guest speakers, topical group discussions and training sessions.


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