Utah Valley Global Health Group

A blog about global health for those living in Utah Valley and their friends.

Archive for December, 2007

Welcome, Ben!

Posted by chads on December 13, 2007

I’d like to introduce Benjamin Crookston, who currently works as a research associate at the University of Utah in the Public Health Program. He holds degrees in public health and zoology from Brigham Young University, where he also works as part-time faculty instructing classes in research methods and international health. His research interests largely focus on child survival epidemiology in the developing world. He has carried out research in Ghana, Cambodia, India, and South Africa. Benjamin is presently completing coursework for a doctoral degree in public health at the University of Utah and anticipates graduating in the spring of 2009.  He also plays one mean game of raquetball!

Ben is requiring his BYU international health class students to post on this blog next semester. We look forward to hearing what you and your students have to say, Ben. Welcome!

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Welcome, Tom: BYU Update.

Posted by chads on December 6, 2007

Tom Bell, from Bainbridge Island, WA (just across the water from Seattle), will be giving us periodic updates from the BYU community on global health announcements and updates.  He is studying Political Science and Public Health.   Thanks for joining, Tom, and welcome!

Amnesty International

The film festival covers topics from slave trade, to AIDS, and the full schedule can be found at http://amnestyfilmbyu.blogspot.com/

Students for International Development
Their big event for the year is the Hunger Banquet on March 14 and 15.

Economic Self Reliance

This is one of their big events for the year:
Brigham Young University Mother, Newborn, and Child Health Conference
-April 4, 2008.

The purpose of the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Conference at BYU is to provide students, faculty, professionals, and volunteers with an outstanding opportunity to understand successful evidence-based interventions for improving global health. This year the conference will specifically focus on family-based solutions to health challenges, and feature key officials from the Pan American Health Organization.

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