GlobeMed at GWU’s conference was inspired by our location in the heart of our nation's capital, being surrounded by the very individuals and organizations that initiate and carry out change on both national and international levels. Accordingly, our first conference, Capitol Hilltop 2018: Health Policy in the United States, followed the theme of healthcare policy - on a local scale.
In the past year, GlobeMed at GWU has grown. Capitol Hilltop 2019: Transforming Public Health on a Global Scale, will reflect that growth by working with professors, speakers, organizations, and students from schools and disciplinaries across the country. Together, we hope to engage students in a series of discussions and activities in order to involve them - and our speakers - in the current health dialogue about the ways we can work to transform public health on a global scale.
The conference serves as an educational and networking opportunity for students from universities across the US to learn from those who are spearheading movements for global health equity. Capitol Hilltop will bring together academics, health professionals, activists, and regulators who specialize in a myriad of relevant fields as they discuss ways to work towards progress.
*If you are a GW student or a GlobeMed member and are in need of financial assistance, simply email ! We have to charge for conference tickets to cover the costs of conference and fundraise for our partner organization, but we wouldn't want finances to be a barrier to attending.
The purpose of this conference is to Initiate Change, as we hope to inspire interested students to:
Be Informed. Be Involved. Be Innovative.
About Our Chapter
GlobeMed at GWU is a chapter of the national organization, GlobeMed. Our specific chapter is comprised of 50 members of different backgrounds who share a passion for public health, international development, and global equity. We bring together our independent skills and interests to raise funds and awareness for our partner, Set Her Free, a non-profit organization located in Kampala, Uganda.
Set Her Free provides girls and women with the education, vocational training, and rehabilitative services necessary to lead self-determined lives. The program not only provides a temporary residence, but also offers formal education, technical training, counseling, medical care, mentoring, and resettlement opportunities; services geared toward giving young women the necessary tools for a healthy, stable, and independent future.
Diverse perspectives on global health, international development, and sustainability
Dr. hala aldosari
dr. jen kates
Inaugural Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi fellow
Vice President of
Kaiser Family Foundation
CEO and Founder
Global South Solutions, LLC