Countdown to the 2011 GlobeMed HillTop at Columbia University!


Authors: Karina Yu and Lillian Jin

Karina and Lillian are juniors at Columbia University and co-chairs of the 2011 GlobeMed HillTop. Karina is studying Biology and Hispanic Studies, while Lillian is studying Biology and English. Having worked on HillTop since the summer of 2011 with the help of the Columbia-based HillTop team, they can’t wait to meet fellow GlobeMedders from across the Northeast in just a matter of days.

With just two short days before the kick-off of the 2011 GlobeMed HillTop at Columbia, the HillTop team is thrilled to welcome our fellow GlobeMed members from 14 Northeast chapters to New York City. HillTop will bring together over 100 passionate GlobeMed students for a weekend of lectures, workshops, and discussion surrounding this year’s theme: From Philosophy to Practice: Partnership as Paradigm for Health Equity. With this theme, we hope to challenge students to engage in discussion and reflection about partnership as both a philosophical framework and mechanism for tangible action from which GlobeMed’s model draws so heavily.

To this end, we have invited leading professionals in the fields of global health and social justice to spark conversation about the role of partnership in their work. We are especially excited to welcome to our campus Pamela Barnes, CEO and President of EngenderHealth, and Peter Luckow, Chief Operating Officer of Tiyatien Health and co-founder of GlobeMed, to deliver the honorary and opening keynote addresses, respectively. Other speakers include experts from Acumen Fund, Clinton Global Initiative, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, charity: water, Sir Richard’s, and more! Through meaningful dialogue with leaders in global heath and with each other, the 2011 HillTop seeks to encourage a deeper understanding of partnership that will ultimately enable GlobeMed students to strengthen their relationships with their grassroots partners.

View the official program for HillTop.

For more information and updates about HillTop and speakers, please visit our website, Twitter (@ColumbiaHilltop) or Facebook.

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