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UTHSC to Host Second Multicultural and Global Health Symposium


The Center for Multicultural and Global Health at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is hosting the 2022 Multicultural and Global Health Fundraising Dinner and Symposium open to the public on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12. The event will gather state leaders, international health experts, and the UTHSC community to discover more about multicultural and global health and discuss this year’s theme, which follows that of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) symposium, “Healthy People, Healthy Planet, Social Justice.”

Dr. Sudha Jayaraman

The fundraising dinner will be held Friday, November 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library on the second floor of the Mooney Building at 875 Monroe Ave. The dinner will include networking opportunities and a discussion on global health delivery and partnerships from the symposium’s keynote speaker, Sudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc, FACS, professor of surgery, director of the Center for Global Surgery, and director of research at the Center for Medical Innovation at the University of Utah.  To attend the fundraising dinner, consider one of the donation levels listed in the brochure, and donate to giving.uthsc.edu/CMGH.

The symposium is free to attend and will take place on Saturday, November 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., in the library on the second floor of the Mooney Building at 875 Monroe Ave. Dr. Jayaraman will deliver the opening keynote address on trauma care and the symposium’s theme “Healthy People, Healthy Planet, Social Justice,” and panel discussions will follow on global health, global surgery, equity, partnerships and decolonization, and immigrant and refugee health. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The Center for Multicultural and Global Health was established in The UTHSC College of Medicine in 2021 and is an academic, clinical training, and research initiative that serves to increase health equity statewide and globally. Its mission is to leverage institutional relationships to expand student, resident, and faculty access to multicultural health delivery, address global health challenges, and educate the next generation of global health leaders.

As part of its global outreach, UTHSC has established partnerships with Levy Mwanawasa Medical University in Lusaka, Zambia, and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. These partnerships enable the university to collaborate in clinical care delivery, research, and in teaching medical, nursing, pharmacy and other health care students.

A maximum of 6 continuing medical education credits will be provided. To attend, please complete the registration form. For more information, contact Rebecca Gerrity, MD, at 901.448.0278 or rgerrity@uthsc.edu.