In 2011, the Global Health Journal Club was established, as a forum for students and faculty with global health interests, and included opportunities for networking and to explore research questions. This monthly journal club, sponsored by the Global Health Office, focuses on current (and sometimes controversial) articles related to global health research, policy, current events, initiatives and methods.
Attendees typically include students, faculty, staff and clinicians and we have a variety of interdisciplinary topics including diabetes, refugee health, domestic violence and ethical considerations when participating in global health. Each session has a facilitator who selects an article, provides a brief synopsis of the main points or findings, presents discussion questions, and facilitates group discussion.
Have a look at the list of topics that we discussed in 2012:
- “HIV/AIDS and Sex/Gender Reporting in Health Research” (Nov 2012) – Dr Jacqueline Gahagan
- Global Pharmaceutical Development: An Ethical Perspective (Oct 2012) – Dr Dan Boudreau
- The Impact of International Volunteering (Sep 2012) – Shawna O’Hearn
- Immigrant & Refugee Health (Apr 2012) – GHI (Global Health Initiative)
- Domestic Violence in Bhutan, The Land of Gross National Happiness (Mar 2012) – Nancy Beck & Catherine Slone
- A New Pedagogy for the Poor: How Global Health Education can Address Structural Inequity (Feb 2012) – Dr. Huish
- Diabetes and Global Health (Jan 2012) – Vanessa Donnelly
We look forward to seeing you on January 17 at noon for the next Journal Club led by Dr Lee Kirby and Cher Smith on the WHO Guidelines on the Provision of Wheelchairs in Less-Resourced Settings. The session will take place in Halifax in Tupper G36 (and DMNB TBD)
Everyone is welcome! We also have a videoconference for DMNB to join us.
You should sign up to facilitate a session!
There are a few spaces open for 2013. Contact Shawna O’Hearn: firstname.lastname@example.org