Transitions are in full swing! We all can’t wait to see who the new faces of the UW GlobeMed are!

Transitions are starting early this year in hopes that new Directors can assume their new role with the support of former Directors for guidance. This year, all positions are available for anyone who wants to be a part of GlobeMed’s leadership!

Here is a list of all of the Director’s positions that are available for next year with links to their description + application! Please take the time to look over positions that you might be interested in and contact the current director to set up an informal interview (not necessary but highly recommended). Applications are due via email to by Sunday, April 13th at 5pm

If you are a current director and would like to maintain your position next year no need to fill out another application, just shoot an email letting us know that you will be running again. A review committee of Directors will be formed to read over applications and then those nominated by the committee will be placed on a ballot and the entire chapter will vote on next years directors. If nominated you will also have 3mins to stand in front of the chapter and tell them why you should lead GlobeMed. Also, applying for more than one position is encouraged!! 


Director’s Positions

  1. Co-Presidents, Marina/Sammy ( —> APPLICATION 
  2. Director of Finances, Cole Bazemore ( —> APPLICATION
  3. Director of Community Building, Laurie Tran ( —> APPLICATION
  4. Director of Communications, Kelly Bolander ( —> APPLICATION
  5. Campaign Directors, Olivia Lafond/Brittney Sen/Aneka Vo/ ( —> APPLICATION
  6. globalhealthU Directors, Izzy Majcher/Bingjie Wang ( —> APPLICATION
  7. GROW, Katherine Venables ( —> APPLICATION

The Chapter Member handbook is also available for you to take a look at. 

Igniting Change: A Gala for Partnerships in Global Health



You are invited to GlobeMed at the University of Washington’s annual Auction and Fundraiser: “Igniting Change: A Gala for Partnerships in Global Health”.

The evening…
Begins at 6pm with a multi-media reception, beer & wine, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and silent/live auction. Raghu Appasani, CEO and Founder of The Minds Foundation, GlobeMed’s new partner organization will speak at 7:30pm and the night will end with a performance by the University of Washington Giddha dance team!

Buy your tickets now at:

Support GlobeMed’s mission to build a more equitable world, while partying with Seattle’s social elite.
With a limited number of General Admission and VIP tickets, This Event Will Sell Out. Reserve your spot today!

Can’t make it? Every donation helps!
Donate here:

11th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference

The 2014 Western Regional International Health Conference is presented by: the WRIHC Student Committee, the UW chapter of GlobeMed, and the UW Department of Global Health

REGISTER NOW! Early bird rates through March 21st

Uncensored: Gender, Sexuality, & Social Movements in Global Health

As the 11th annual Western Regional International Health Conference commences, hundreds of students, speakers, and supporters will gather to discuss and engage with the topics of gender, sexuality, and social movements in global health–topics that have previously been overlooked, invisibilized, and even censored.

Traditionally, the field of global health has addressed the topics of gender and sexuality through a biomedical lens, oftentimes neglecting the social movements that have contributed to advances in the field.  Themes such as HIV/AIDS and reproductive health have drawn much global attention and continue to be extensively researched, yet topics like transgendered identities and the criminalization of sexual minorities–among many other topics–have widely gone unaddressed.  Grassroots social movements such as indigenous rights movements and the People’s Health Movement have played an important role in broadening perspectives in many areas related to health, human rights and social justice, yet these stories are often omitted from our textbooks and syllabi.

This conference poses the following questions: what aspects of gender, sexuality, and social movements in global health have yet to be explored, and what are the forces that have contributed to the censorship of these themes?  How can global health advocates, researchers, and practitioners incorporate such content into our work?  How can the field of global health help to strengthen these movements, and what can we gain from incorporating more diverse perspectives on gender, sexuality, and social movements?

The intent of this conference is to extend and amplify the dialogue surrounding gender, sexuality, and social movements in global health.  By questioning and conversing, analyzing and disseminating ideas, and searching for what can be accepted within the inconsistencies, we can break down stigmas and stereotypes, and gain greater insight and understanding of these themes.  And though there are significant challenges and problems to be addressed, there is also much to be celebrated: pleasure, creativity, empowerment, and rich cultural diversities.

The conference will frame the three key themes of gender, sexuality, and social movements within six tracks:

  • Voices & Visibility: Power, Media, and the Arts in Global Health
  • Seeking Justice for Vulnerable Populations
  • Celebrating Gender, Sexuality, & Social Movements
  • The People United: Advocacy, Activism & Social Movements in Global Health
  • Perceptions Unmasked: Societal Elements that Shape Our Lives
  • The Modernization of Sexual Health: The Impact of Technological & Clinical Advancements on the Developing World

Support from:

With generous support from: Child Family Health International; Global Good; Global WACh; International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission; OHSU Global Health Center; Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest; PNWU College of Osteopathic Medicine; PNWU Global Health Club; Seattle University College of Nursing; Simon Fraser University; University of Oregon African Studies Program; University of Oregon Department of Biology; University of Oregon Department of Human Physiology; University of Oregon Office of International Affairs Global Studies Institute; UW Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; UW Jackson School of International Studies, African Studies Program, Center for Global Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program; UW Q Center; UW Tacoma; UW Women’s Center; and Washington Global Health Alliance

With additional co-sponsorship by: Greater Seattle Business Association; Health Alliance International; Pride Foundation; UC San Francisco; University of Colorado; UW Bothell; UW Center for Human Rights; UW Global Business Center, Foster School of Business; UW School of Nursing, International Programs; Washington State University


Benefit Concert 2014

Benefit Concert 2014


Come to the Tiny Ninja Cafe on Wednesday, March 5th for a night full of outstanding local performers who have generously donated their time and talent to benefit GlobeMed’s partner organization the MINDS Foundation in Gujarat, India. All proceeds will go directly towards funding the training, education, and supplies for the programs towards mental health work and education in the rural villages of Gujarat.

The Line up:
6:30pm – Doors open
Black Crabbe: 7:00-7:30
Stefanie Robbins: 7:40-8:10
San Juan: 8:20-8:50
A-Tran: 9:00-9:30
Douglas Brandon: 9:40-10:10

Early Bird Special: $10
Pre-buy tickets here and don’t worry about remembering to bring money for a ticket
Tickets at the Door: $12

Check the preformers here:
– Black Crabbe:
– Stefanie Robbins:
– San Juan:
– A-Tran:
-Douglas Brandon:

The Tiny Ninja Cafe will be offering:
-Alcohol for attendees 21+
-Coffee and Tea
-Pastries, etc

Parking & Bus Information:
– Parking is street parking, they have no parking lot
-The bus that drops you off near the venue coming from the U-district is Route 32
– The crossroads of the venue are 34th St & Stone Way N

Many thanks to the generous donation of the Tiny Ninja Cafe, whose efforts have helped make this event possible! Be sure to check out their page to see what other events their venue hosts:

New Year, New Partnership

When the 2013 GROW Team came back from Cambodia this summer, they brought back lots of Cambodian love and spirit, but also some bad news. Unfortunately, the Women’s Development Association (WDA) was running out of funding from their other partnerships for their projects and capacity had dwindled down to one staff member. As our members worked to help Executive Director, Soreach Sereithida, find ways to secure new funding- GlobeMed’s National Office made it clear to the chapter that our partnership had to come to an end as the funds we made would only contribute to paying Thida’s salary instead of supporting health education projects.

Within the next couple of months, the chapter struggled to move forward with campaigns and events, as we did not know what type of projects we’d be supporting and what we’d have to work on. However, many of our members reached out to Thida in Cambodia and are still working with her in helping secure funding through grants and other partnerships. Though we are no longer partnered with the WDA, the relationship we have with them is still strong, and we wish them the best in the future.

Our new partnership came at the end of January. GlobeMed at University of Washington will now be partnered with the MINDS Foundation in Gujarat, India, working on mental health education and treatment programs. With only 5000 mental health professionals in India (1 in 5 people live with mental illness), the MINDS Foundation works with 1-on-1 with communities and other small grassroots organization to provide education, health, and moral support to people living with mental illness.

486287_386671311406943_965508410_nAs a chapter, we have been given a great opportunity to start again from the beginning in building a new relationship with our new partner. We are still in the process of learning more about our partner and we have been discovering new things every day! Our campaigns and events are now resuming at full speed and we are excited to see what the future will bring!

GlobeMed’s 5K: This SATURDAY

Screen Shot 2013-04-20 at 9.54.57 PMGlobeMed at the University of Washington is hosting its 2nd annual 5K Run on May 4th! Please join our non-profiting in supporting our partner organization, the Women Development Association, as all proceeds of this event will go directly towards providing Peer Educators with training and education materials to disseminate health information. Participating in this fundraising event is an easy and fun way to support sustainable development work!


Date: May 4th

Location: Denny Field at the University of Washington

Time: Check in/Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

All registered participants will receive a t-shirt, post race snacks and raffle tickets for a variety of prizes!

Register HERE or email