Monday, March 7, 2011

Dr. Gary Giovino

The next meeting of the Global Health Initiative will be a breakfast meeting Thursday 3/10 from 8-9AM in Farber 180 (South Campus).

Gary Giovino is Professor and Chair in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior. He serves as Chair of the Questionnaire Review Committee and the Analysis Committee of the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). He is a member of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System Expert Advisory Committee. He will present on his work that monitors tobacco use and factors influencing use in the first 14 GATS countries (e.g., China, India, Russia, Brazil) and on global tobacco control in general.

We will also be setting the agenda for future meetings and setting goals for the semester in terms of outreach and identifying learning and professional opportunities.

If you would like to attend, please reply to Christina Crabtree Ide so we can have an idea of numbers.


Our Mission
The mission of the SPHHP Global Health Initiative is to create a local and global community of people interested in Global Public Health issues, maintain an ongoing conversation about these issues, enhance our members' knowledge of global public health practice and problems, and increase learning and professional opportunities within the field of Global Health.

We will accomplish this by publicizing opportunities related to global health work and study outside of the classroom, maintaining a global health dialogue within the SPHHP community and fostering mutually beneficial relationships both within and outside of the University at Buffalo across disciplines.

1. To create a source of information on student opportunities in Global Health within and outside University at Buffalo. These opportunities include, but are not limited to, fieldwork, internships, employment, receipt of grants and access to datasets. This will be accomplished by establishing a centralized location to collect and disseminate this information. Information on these opportunities will be obtained through sources that include UB faculty, students and alumni as well as other members of the global health community.
2. To maintain an ongoing conversation on Global Health issues through gatherings of people interested in global health. This will be accomplished through journal clubs, lectures, seminars, meetings and symposia. Meetings occurring outside of the Global Health Initiative that are of interest to our community will be communicated through our established communication channels.
These include, but are not limited to, global health related works in progress, MMWR meetings, seminars, brown bag lunches and lectures.
3. To identify and establish relationships with potential global health collaborators within as well as outside the UB community. These potential collaborators include other student organizations, faculty from departments not yet represented in the Global Health Initiative, as well as organizations outside UB.