Sponsored by the WVU Global Health Program, the 2021 WVU Global Health Week will be held Monday, Oct. 18 through Friday, Oct. 22. 

Each of the following lectures will be from noon to 12:50 p.m. All lectures will be recorded.

Faculty, residents, fellows, students, staff and the Morgantown community are invited to attend.


Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
Ken Rutherford, PhD
“Landmines and Human Security: The Nobel Peace Prize Winning Movement to Ban Landmines” Professor of Political Science
James Madison University

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
Neil Newfield, PhD
Associate Professor Emeritus
WVU School of Social Work

Susan Newfield, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Chair, Family and Community Health
Associate Professor
WVU School of Nursing
“Addressing Human Trafficking During the Time of COVID: An International Prospective”

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021
Nishtha Modi, MD
“Starting Sustainable Projects in Uganda in Collaboration with the Local Community”
Global Health Track for Internal Medicine Residents
West Virginia University

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
Capt. Thakor Patel, MD
“Sevak Project: Access to Care in Rural Areas of the World”
Chairman, SEVAK
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine 
Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
Lauren Jonkman, PharmD, MPH
“Developing Clinical Pharmacists in Namibia”
Co-Director, Area of Concentration in Global Health
Co-Director, Global Health and Underserved Care Track 
University of Pittsburgh

Please RSVP to receive Zoom login information for each session you would like to attend.