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Local students with ties to UW School of Medicine and UW have organized the Youth Global Health and Innovation Conference, to be held virtually from June 22 through June 24, 2022.

High school and undergraduate students from around the world are invited to attend and learn from global health experts plus join discussions about pressing issues in global health. This year’s topics include COVID-19, mobile health clinics, intersectionality, quality of care for gender diverse patients, and global perceptions of mental health.

The organizers of the event are Christopher Yang, Brian Lusby and Antonio Guadamuz, all UW School of Medicine students; Annika Sahota, a graduate student at UW; and Mehr Grewal, an Interlake High School student who partnered with UW Medicine and UW experts to form the Clean Hands Collective to provide handwashing facilities around the city.

Panelists from UW Medicine include Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH, a physician at the Madison and Infectious Disease and Travel Clinics at Harborview; Leo Morales, MD, associate dean for Healthcare Equity and director for the Latino Center for Health; Cindy Lin, MD, clinical associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine; Janna Friedly, MD, a physician at the Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at Harborview; and Douglas Paauw, MD, a physician at the General Internal Medicine and Virology clinics at UW Medical Center – Roosevelt.

Learn more and register.