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|Program Type:||Global Learning Faculty-led||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Fields of Study:||Public Health, Service Learning, Sustainability|
Global Health in the Himalayas
FAIR 437d Global Health in the Himalayas: Medical Services in Rural Communities
On campus Pre-departure session dates: September 21-26, 2015
Global Health in the Himalayas is an intensive two-month field program that encompasses studies in health care delivery and public health in an international context.
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Global Health in the Himalayas is an intensive two-month field program that encompasses studies in health care delivery and public health in an international context. Under the guidance of medical professionals, it will deepen your understanding of medicine and public health by facilitating its practical application in a field setting. A primary focus will be on how Himalaya communities respond to critical social and health challenges, in ways that promote sustainability and well-being.
Global Health in the Himalayas is designed to provide both group support and structure, while allowing time for independent study, exploration, and discovery. During the trip we will be staying with local communities, sharing their experiences and participating in community health projects.
To learn more, check out our website, Global Health in the Himalayas: Medical Services in Rural Communities
FAIR 437d - 15 credits
Dr. Frank James is active in teaching, research and medical practice. His interests focus on health promotion and disease prevention. He is currently the Health Officer for San Juan County and Health Officer for the Nooksack Indian Nation. He has been a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health since 1992. He has also taught courses at Western Washington University during several points in his career.
For a decade, Dr. James was a Primary Investigator for an NIH funded cancer prevention trial at the St Joseph Hospital Cancer Center and the Medical Director of Interfaith Family Health Center. He has also spent much of his career working abroad in India, China and East Timor, among other countries. This included work with the Tibetan Children’s Village Hospital in Dharamsala, and more recently with Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community near Tawang
Charlie Ashbaugh is the Director of the Institute for Village Studies. He joined IVS from the field of international development and has worked on development projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Prior to taking over as Director, he worked with the International Center for Research on Women, where he conducted research on women’s economic empowerment. He holds an M.A. in sustainable international development from Brandeis University and a B.A. in global studies form Western Washington University. He is also a nationally certified EMT.
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