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Global Health in the Global South: Montana's Mountains Beyond Mountains Lecture Series

(PSCI 191 – Special Topics), CRN 35251

Spring Semester 2014 • Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

GBB 106  Peter Koehn, Department of Political Science, The University of Montana

The Global Public Health program announces “Global Health in the Global South: Montana’s Mountains Beyond Mountains” a lecture series for Spring Semester 2014. This 1‐credit pass/no pass course (PSCI 191) features weekly lectures by prominent Montana local health‐care practitioners and professionals who also work in low‐income countries. The series introduces students to health‐care issues facing the world community from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics to be addressed by Montana’s “mountains beyond mountains” include an overview of global health, health systems in developing countries, HIV/AIDS, maternal and infant health care and mortality, tick‐borne relapsing fever, the transnational inter‐connectedness of health care, emerging diseases, and the impact of international experience on the pursuit of family‐medicine careers. This series is intended for a broad range of academic interests and includes insights from medicine, epidemiology, nursing, anthropology, biology, political science, community‐health planning, communications, and ethics. Undergraduate students from all majors as well as the wider western Montana community should find the series enlightening and inspiring. The complete list of speakers and topics follows.

Lecture Series Schedule

1/27 - Peter Koehn, PhD, Department of Political Science, UM “Global Health in the Global South: Montana's Mountains Beyond Mountains, Lecture Series Introduction and Overview

2/3 - Tom Bulger, MD, Internist/Emergency Medicine, St. Patrick Hospital “Global Health: the Big Issues

2/10 - Nancy Fitch, MD, Institute for Collaborative Development, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation “Health Systems in Developing Countries

2/24 - Nancy Fitch, MD “Global HIV/AIDS

3/3 - Heinrich Feldmann, MD, PhD, NIH/NIAID “Emergence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS‐CoV) – Evoking of SARS at the 10th Anniversary

3/10 - Brian Sippy, MD, PhD, Vitreo‐Retinal Disease & Surgery, Rocky Mountain Eye Center “The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital: Capacity Building in the Global South

3/17 - Genevieve Reid, MD, Director Global Midwife Education Foundation “Maternal and Infant Mortality in Low Income Countries

3/24 - John Miller, MD, Family Medicine Residency of W. MT “Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries

4/7 - Michele Sare, MSN, RN, Director Nurses to Nurses International “15 in this Minute: Addressing Childhood Mortality, Aid, Equity, and the Social Determinates of Health

4/14 - Peter Koehn, PhD, Department of Political Science, UM “Contemporary Transmigration Health Challenges: Applications of Transnational Competence

4/21 - Nerissa Koehn, MD, Family Medicine Residency of W. MT and residents “How International Experiences as Students Led to an Interest in Pursuing Family Medicine as a Career

4/28 - Tom Schwan, PhD, Chief, Laboratory of Zoonotic Pathogens/Chief, Medical Entomology Section, NIH/NIAID "The Epidemiology of Tick‐borne Relapsing Fever"

5/5 - Joe Knapp, MD, Internal Medicine/Cardiology, The International Heart Institute of Montana “Heart Disease and the Children of Ethiopia ‐‐Nurture and Nature


University of Montana

Global Public Health

Peter Koehn | Program Director

Phone: (406)243-5294

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812