Global Health Student Advisory Board Updates

April 15, 2019

The Global Health Student Advisory Board hosted the innaugural Global Health Week April 8-12, 2019. Events included a student-run workshop on interprofessional approaches to local and global health challenges, a Peer Mentorship Café, a panel with the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility's Leadership Council on global health ethics, and several other speakers and events. 

Current co-chairs Seojung Kang, College of Pharmacy and Kaylin Pennington, Medical School have shown great leadership in their GHSAB work this year and CGHSR thanks them for all they have done. They are now preparing to hand over the co-chair reins. The board has chosen two great students to take over as co-chairs for the 2019-2020 academic year: Julianne Tieu and Caroline Sell. Tiew and Sell will take the lead on recruiting students to serve on GHSAB for next year. Keep an eye on the GHSAB page for applications to open in the fall. 

Julianne Tieu is a second year student in the PharmD program at the University of Minnesota. Being aware and learning about the differences in healthcare across the world has always been an interest of hers that has prompted her to engage in study exchange programs and participate in organizations such as the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF). Recently, she had an insightful experience shadowing in one of the top hospitals in China as a part of a program she attended last summer. It was a pleasure to experience how patients are taken care of in another part of the world that she hears a lot about. She hopes to continue to advocate for the significance of global health in the US post-graduation.

Caroline Sell is a second year student in the University of Minnesota’s dual degree JD/MPH program, pursuing a focus on human rights, international law, global health policy, and infectious disease. After spending time in urban and rural Haiti studying the role of grassroots development in bridging the gap between health disparities, she returned home to work at a local health clinic serving as a French interpreter for immigrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo and observed that her patients, despite living in the US, shared many of the same challenges in access to healthcare as in Haiti or other developing countries. After earning her MPH and finishing law school, she hopes to work in global health policy at an international organization where she can develop programs and policies that make an impact on disadvantaged and discriminated populations.