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Global Health at UK

The Global Health Initiative of the University of Kentucky is focused on advancing research, educational programs, and service learning for our faculty and students, with the goal of improving the health of people throughout the world and promoting health equity. 

Global Health Fulbright Seminar Gathers Students from Around the World

Lexington, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2015) – The University of Kentucky will host 100 Fulbright students from 55 different countries who are studying public health and related areas in the United States for the 2015 Fulbright Global Health Innovations Seminar...

2015 International Global Health Conference in Louisville - and call for abstracts

Global Health Hits Home: Multi-disciplinary approaches to public health challenges, Ebola, and beyond. RSVP and ticket sales will open March 1. Visit the Global Health Conference website for more details. The Global Health Conference planning...

Interprofessional Teamwork in Global Health Prepares Students to Serve in Ecuador

 UK students are learning to work effectively as in interprofessional teams to provide health services to individuals and communities in an international setting.   The Interprofessional Teamwork in Global Health course is part of Shoulder to...

Global Health Case Competition Showcases Creativity and Teamwork

Nine multi-disciplinary student teams gathered on Saturday, January 24, in the College of Pharmacy to compete in the first-annual Global Health Case Competition.   This competition was hosted by the Global Health Initiative, whose goal is to provide...

UK’s First Global Health Case Competition Will Help Address Global Challenges

The University of Kentucky Global Health Initiative is pleased to announce its first-annual Global Health Case Competition, which will take place on January 24, from 9 a.m till 3 p.m. in the College of Pharmacy. There will be a reception following...

Attend the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale

The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55...

UK’s Global Health Initiatives Explores the Curious Case of Cuba

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2015) — UK’s Global Health Initiative is hosting a lecture about the success of Cuba’s health care system in spite of its economy.   The lecture, titled “The Curious Case of Cuba,” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Friday...

Helping Babies Breathe in Honor of Taylor Davis
Helping Babies Breathe - Remembering Taylor Davis

Helping Babies Breathe Training In Honor of Taylor Davis by UK College of Nursing faculty Hartley Feld Helping Babies Breathe is a neonatal resuscitation curriculum for resource-limited circumstances. It was developed on the premise that...

UK Public Health Gains New Insights From Africa

Four University of Kentucky graduate students from the College of of Public Health spent one month in Zimbabwe this past summer working with local nutritionists and teaching courses at Africa University.  Located near the city of Mutare, Africa...

UK HealthCare Pediatric Team Brings Guatemalan Child Closer to a Normal Life

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 2, 2014) — After Cony Puac delivered her daughter Evany, birthing attendants placed the newborn in her arms and cleared the room.  Born in a remote Guatemalan village surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes, even in the first...