Tomorrow evening kicks off the spring session of DMU’s Global Health Learning Collaborative (GHLC), a student-run, student-taught series of interactive discussions about topics affecting the health of people around the world. In its third year, GHLC offers members of the DMU community as well as members of the public opportunities to learn and discuss a wide range of issues. The program is sponsored by DMU’s global health and public health departments, with financial support from DuPont Pioneer.
GHLC sessions take place on the DMU campus in the Munroe Building, room 101, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend.
This Thursday’s session will explore Honduras, a Central American republic with both breathtaking natural beauty and one of the highest poverty rates in Latin America. DMU offers an annual global health service trip, in partnership with the organization Global Brigades, that’s highly sought by our students.
This year’s GHLC student leaders – three second-year osteopathic medical students – agree that while serving in a teaching role can be “intimidating” as well as time-consuming, the experience is well worth it.
“Being student-controlled is a really exciting aspect of the program,” says Daniel Cole, also a leader in organizing this year’s Honduras trip in March. “The professional growth I’ve gotten from leading a class has been a unique experience at DMU. Plus the process of organizing and presenting information is important for any health care provider.”
Fellow GHLC leader Karyn Liebsch adds, “The program is important to me and to our peers. It’s great to be able to choose topics in global health that we’re interested in and bring them to other students. Global health is why I came to DMU.”
Future GHLC topics include climate change and health (Feb. 6), epidemiology (March 6) and careers in global health (April 10). Join us for these provocative, insightful discussions!