Global Health Reading Collection & Art Exhibition Opening Lunch Reception

When: September 29, 2023 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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In partnership with the College of Medicine – Tucson Global & Border Health Program, the Health Sciences Library is adding a Global Health Reading Collection to the library's 2nd floor in Room 2101. HSL staff will host a lunch reception for the reading collection launch and opening of the Global Health Art Exhibition.

  • Free and open to the public
  • Box lunch will be provided
  • Registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 27

Keynote speaker

  • Dr. Thomas Kenyon, Chief Health Officer at Project HOPE, a global non-governmental organization, will present, "The Role of the University of Arizona in Advancing Global Health," is about his global health journey, professional career, and approaches to addressing persistent global health challenges. He will also speak on universities' unique role in advancing research, providing services, and building a resilient health workforce.


  • Tracy L. Carroll, Associate Lecturer at the College of Medicine – Tucson, Family & Community Medicine, will moderate a panel discussion with University of Arizona Health Sciences students who will discuss their global health experiences during their internships or rotations.

Student panelists

  • Raywa Sathe is a second-year medical student at the College of Medicine - Tucson. She grew up in Chandler, Arizona, and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh, double majoring in microbiology and sociology. She took a gap year to apply to medical school while working as a medical scribe at the Jefferson Health Center in Philadelphia. This past summer, she had the privilege of being able to travel internationally for her global health externship. She went to Kapsowar, Kenya, where she participated in rounds with providers, observed surgeries, and learned the ins and outs of global medicine holistically.
  • Sahr Bin zager, R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy, is on P4 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations. She came from Saudi Arabia in 2015 and started an English program as well as completed a nutrition science major before starting the PharmD program. She enjoys going to the gym, drawing, and cooking in her leisure time.
  • Rachel Wesenberg is pursuing a Master of Public Health (global health concentration) in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She earned a B.S. in Public Health from Saint Louis University, and has worked in the field for more than six years. Wesenberg will bring her perspective as a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer to her research in Mexico as she works with colleagues at the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública in Cuernavaca, Mexico, to better understand access to contraceptives for migrant women. She is passionate about the health of marginalized populations and hopes to pursue a career in international health where she can support and advocate for migrant populations.
  • Samantha Chai is in her second semester of nursing school at the University of Arizona College of Nursing. She was born and raised here in Tucson, Arizona. She has been a part of the ANIE program (Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence) the past four years, which has provided her opportunities to work within her community at places such as Casa Alitas, which have strengthened and furthered her knowledge of health care needs locally.


Audience: All
Audience size: Small (1-50)


Campus: Main Campus


Health Sciences Library Room 2101
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US

Contact info & links


Annabelle Nuñez, Health Sciences Library

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Annabelle Nuñez, Health Sciences Library