Cornell GHSC Weekly Announcements

March 16, 2014

About GHSC

The Global Health Student Council exists to provide centralized information on Global Health issues and organizations on Cornell's campus.

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all having good weekends so far and are looking forward to some great events in the next few weeks. Many of our member organizations have some really exciting programs coming up, from film screenings, to information sessions, to the first general body meetings of new clubs.

I would like to reiterate that the Global Health Student Council is here as a resource for all of our member organizations. If you would like us to promote your event, we would be more than happy to help you get the word out through the Global Health listserv and on Twitter/Facebook. We can also help with the planning of events and programs, coordination between organizations, and communication with the academic Global Health Program.

In order to best assist you with your events, we have to know about them! Please make sure to fill out the attached form with the dates and times of your upcoming events!

If you would like your announcements to be sent out to the Global Health Student Council Listserv and sent to Adrienne, the Global Health Program assistant, make sure to send your announcements to by midnight on Saturday.

Each week we would like to highlight a Global Health community member or member organization, to make our community more aware of careers in Global Health and ways to get involved on campus. An informed community is an effective community! This week’s Global Health Faculty Member of the week is the Global Health Program Fellow, Jessica Sparling!

Finally, please like and follow GHSC--with these online platforms we hope to connect global health students and organizations!

Facebook | Twitter | Website

Have a great week! Stay tuned for announcements regarding member organization meetings and an upcoming GHSC panel!


Olivia Roche

VP Communications, GHSC

Global Health Faculty Member of the Week: Jessica Sparling '13, Cornell Global Health Fellow

How did you get involved with global health at Cornell?

During sophomore year, I was looking for nutrition classes to sign up for and came across the introduction to global health course (NS 2600). Through the class I found out about the field experiences and got involved with the India Program. The Cornell India Program was really a transformative experience for me. In the field, I fell in love with public health, global health, and the power of learning from others in very different contexts. When I returned to Cornell that fall, I wanted to become more involved with the Cornell Global Health Program so I became the program assistant for the India Program and then was hired as Jeanne Moseley’s (Associate Director of the Cornell Global Health Program) Program Assistant.

What is your role as a Global Health Program Fellow?

I TA and am the co-instructor for the India Program. I advise students, collaborate with the Cornell Global Health Alumni Network as the Global Health Program Liaison, and facilitate the Global Health Student Advisory Board. Last semester I also led a successful crowdfunding campaign for the Cornell Global Health Program.

Where do you see yourself in the future, whether in global health or not?

I’m a little undecided right now. I’d like to go back to school for a Masters in Public Health or I would love to work in the field in some capacity. I’m really passionate about women’s education and empowerment and social determinants of health. Or I’d also like to go into a career in chiropractics and be in a private practice that functions with a wellness center model.

What is some advice you would give to students who are interested in the Global Health field?

The most important thing is to be open and to realize that just because something is different, it is not better or worse, it just is. Take time to be open and don’t get caught up with making two cultures different but really look at what is similar between the two and let it shape your different ways of thought, living, and things you can do with your life and career.

Member Organization Announcements

Help for Children Film Screening

Monday, November 18th, 10am-4pm in Physical Science Building Atrium

HELP for Children will be hosting a film screening of Waiting for Superman, Monday, March 17th in Kaufmann Auditorium of Goldwin Smith Hall @7PM. All are welcome!

Summer Abroad with Nourish International

Interested in teaching English in the Ecuadorian Amazon? Working in the fields of health, sanitation and sustainable gardening? Gaining valuable experience in Spanish while exploring a new country and culture? Then consider spending your summer with Cornell's chapter of Nourish International, as they join forces with the University of Pennsylvania and travel to Ecuador to work with the Arajuno Road Project.

Nourish International is a student based initiative that works to make sustainable impacts in the world's poorest communities. This year, Cornell and UPenn will be working with the Arajuno Road Project which works to support the children and families of the Ecuadorian Amazon by teaching English, improving infrastructure and participating in overall community development.

If you are interested in joining us this summer, please contact Christina Gutierrez (cag296) for more information.

Global Medical Brigades Fundraiser

Thursday, April 10th, Physical Sciences Building Atrium

Sick of dining hall food or cooking dinner on a Thursday night? Then come to the Cornell Global Medical Brigades fundraiser in the Physical Sciences Building Atrium Thursday, April 10th! Come support a great cause while eating free food for all attendees from restaurants around the Ithaca area. Attendees who donate will get free Chipotle bogo cards, and there will be a raffle to win various gifts! Proceeds will go towards bringing medicine and doctors to our trip in Honduras!

Cornell Global Medical Brigades is a student organization that travels each year to set up and operate medical clinics in isolated areas of Honduras.

Heifer International

Monday, March 24th, 5:00-6:30pm, 101 Warren Hall

Heifer International is hosting a seminar analyzing Poverty Persistence and Intervention with an analysis of the impact of Heifer International farm animals on malnutrition and Q&A to follow.

Persistent Poverty in Africa: Why and How You Can Help by Chris Barrett, Director of and Professor in AEM and Economics, Fellow for David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-medical Students) General Body Meeting

Tuesday, March 25th, Time TBA, Rockefeller 122

MAPS will be hosting their first g-body meeting on March 25th at 5pm in Rockefeller 122.


Thursday, March 20th, 5:00pm, Rockefeller 102

Monday, March 24th 5:00pm, Rockefeller 132

Interested in interning abroad and having the experience of a lifetime? AIESEC is a global platform for student exchange. AIESEC is present in 124 countries and has over 86,000 members and 1,000,000 alumni, making it the world's largest student network. Our Global Citizen Program recruits those interested in spending 6 to 8 weeks abroad in internship programs involved with health, education, agriculture, sustainability or cultural studies. Our Global Talent Program recruits those interested in spending a longer period of time abroad, and includes programs in education, sales, and marketing.

If you are unable to attend an information session, or have any immediate questions please do not hesitate to contact: