The Global Health Conference of the Americas to take place in Cartagena, Colombia

The Global Health Consortium at Stempel College has announced that this year’s Global Health Conference of the Americas will take place in Cartagena, Colombia, on December 2-5, 2021. The conference will tackle some of the world’s most pressing health challenges and provide a platform for global health experts to discuss solutions that are vital for […]

Key takeaways from Part II of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit

Last week, members of the global health community came together for the second of three virtual events as part of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit. Representatives from organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNICEF and Baylor’s School of Tropical Medicine explored the challenges around the COVID-19 vaccine, […]

Speakers announced for this month’s COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit

The countdown for this month’s COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit has begun. On Friday, June 25, 2021, from 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT, researchers and public health experts will come together to discuss the latest on COVID-19 vaccines, the new variants, and the global efforts underway to help combat the pandemic. This is the […]

The Global Health Conference of the Americas to take place in Cartagena, Colombia

The Global Health Consortium at Stempel College has announced that this year’s Global Health Conference of the Americas will take place in Cartagena, Colombia, on December 2-5, 2021. The conference will tackle some of the world’s most pressing health challenges and provide a platform for global health experts to discuss solutions that are vital for […]

Key takeaways from Part II of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit

Last week, members of the global health community came together for the second of three virtual events as part of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit. Representatives from organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNICEF and Baylor’s School of Tropical Medicine explored the challenges around the COVID-19 vaccine, […]

Speakers announced for this month’s COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit

The countdown for this month’s COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit has begun. On Friday, June 25, 2021, from 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT, researchers and public health experts will come together to discuss the latest on COVID-19 vaccines, the new variants, and the global efforts underway to help combat the pandemic. This is the […]

What would a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

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By: Gisela Valencia As the world continues to wrestle with the pandemic, many of us are wondering if the development of a COVID-19 vaccine would be the decisive stroke in attacking the coronavirus and reducing the pandemic. This topic was one of many that a group of international experts discussed as part of this year’s […]

Health experts convene to discuss prevention and solutions at 2019 Global Health Conference

Just as news and information travel around the world with ease, so do diseases and global health trends. As part of the mission of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social, the Global Health Consortium recently hosted the 2019 Global Health Conference, offering three days of cutting-edge workshops and plenary sessions themed around […]

Nutritional recommendations to boost the immune system of frontline workers

Cristina Palacios, associate professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, and a team of international experts recently released a guide for the Latin American Society of Nutrition (SLAN) to help frontline workers protect their health during the COVID-19 pandemic with nutritional guidelines that boost the […]

Stempel College delegation tackles public health in Colombia

A delegation of Stempel College representatives, led by Dean Tomás R. Guilarte and Carlos Espinal, director of the Global Health Consortium, recently visited Colombia as part of the college’s efforts to strengthen ties and improve public health in the country. The Global Health Consortium is focusing much of its efforts in Colombia, while the college […]

While drug overdoses are down, opioid epidemic is still a public health crisis

The Centers for Disease Control recently released preliminary data finding that drug overdoses in the United States are down for the first time in nearly 30 years. A severe crisis that affects public health, along with social and economic welfare, drug overdoses hit an all-time high in 2017 with about 70,000 deaths. Currently, the majority […]