Global Health Day 2020

Global Health Day 2020 took place on October 3, 2020. 

The event consisted of a panel presentation, student poster showcase and interviews with global health practitioners from multiple disciplines. 

Panel: The Future of Global Health Research and Training 

During our Global Health Day panel, David Meya, MD, and Claudia Munoz Zanzi, DVM, PhD, discussed questions on what lessons have been learned by University of Minnesota teams involved in moving forward equitable global health research training initiatives and how these programs should be adapted to prepare the new generation of Global Health practitioners for the post-COVID era.


Claudia Muñoz-Zanzi, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

David Meya, MD

Senior Lecturer, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University and Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, University of Minnesota


Global Health Student Poster Showcase 

We hosted a student poster showcase for Global Health Day in 2020. 

The poster showcase allowed students the chance to present their work in global health. 

View the 2020 posters here. 

A woman stands next to her research poster


Global Health Pathway Interview Series 

We presented a series of interviews with Global Health Practitioners from multiple disciplines around the world to inspire students across disciplines to engage in global health efforts in their future professional pathways. We invited friends of the Center throughout the university, global health program alumni, and our international partners to share their professional pathways and experiences in global health. The Pathway Interview Series speakers from Global Health Day 2020 were: 

  • Diego García-Huidobro, Medical School, Santiago de Chile
  • Walter James, Aid Worker
  • Darlisha Williams, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Minnesota
  • Karthik Natarajan, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  • Peter Larsen, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Kaylee M Errecaborde, Faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine; Consultant, Tripartite Initiative, World Health Organization