Global Health Forum

Element 2 of the Global Health Distinction Track

Open to all medical students at the College of Medicine – Tucson. You do not need to be part of the distinction track.

The Global Health Forum is a student-run organization that aims to keep medical students informed and involved in global health issues at home and abroad. It is a space for health professions students to come together to form connections for community outreach, international development, and advocacy while receiving training in responsible public health planning and the clinical skills for resources-challenged areas

We explore vital and current health issues from clinical, epidemiological, political and public health perspectives. Our focuses have included specific diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, as well as border health issues among many others.  We also sponsor practical faculty presentations during the organ system blocks of your AzMed curriculum.

Students enrolled in the Global Health Distinction Track are involved throughout their medical education, with an emphasis on active, documented participation during Years I and II. You don't need to be a part of the Global Health Distinction Track to participate in the Global Health Forum.

Current Global Health Forum projects and presentations

  • World AIDS Week is held annuallyin December to increase awareness of the AIDS epidemic on a local, state, and national level, and to focus on activities that allow people to reduce the burden of disease in our own communities.
  • Global and Border Health Week - February
  • Photo Exhibition – contact Photography Chair, early in any academic yeaer
  • Annual conference - January 28, 2017, 9 am to 3 pm. The Implications of Globalization on Human Health: A Changing World
    Conference Schedule


2016-17 Global Health Forum officer list:  

Co-Chairs: Jared Barnett and Peyton Nisson
Border Health Week and Global Health Week Chairs: Abby Ahyong and TBA
Secretary: Rich Cervantes
Treasurer: Jessica Worthington
World AIDS Week Co-Coordinators: Claire Lamneck and TBA
Photography and Media Chairs : Stephanie Rademeyer and Matt Anderson

2016-17 Conference Officer List:

Conference Executive Planning Committee Chair:
Conference Promotions Chair: Kimmy Golisch
Conference Operations Chair: Marie Manning
Conference Registration Chair: Megan Ahearn
Conference Content Chair: Ariel Johnson

Faculty Advisers: Tracy Carroll, PT, MPH and Ronald Pust, MD

Email listserv : All members of the University of Arizona College of Medicine are welcome to join the Global Health Forum list serve. To subscribe to this list, send an email to with the subject line of your email, type in: subscribe GlobalhealthForum  Firstname Lastname [indicating your own first name and last name].

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