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Events from 2022

"We mourn the sudden and unexpected passing of Dr. Paul Farmer, who died in Rwanda on February 21st.  For those of us in the UC San Diego Global Health Community this is a very personal loss.  It is a massive loss for the world as a whole, and for all those who struggle for global health equity.  No life force is more true and real than our much beloved Paul."

Janis H Jenkins, Director, CGMH, Distinguished Prof of Anthropology & Psychiatry

Events from 2021

A Challenge to Dignity
A Conference on the Health and Well-Being of Refugees, Asylum Seekers, & Forcibly Displaced People
October 22-23, 2021
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Bridget Haas, Ph.D, “Asylum Takes So Much of You:” The Affective Debris of the US Asylum Regime
The UCSD Psychological & Medical Anthropology Seminar Series
October 4th, 2021, 10:00-11:30


2021 Virtual Horizons of Global Health Research Symposium Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Mental Health
UC San Diego’s Annual Horizons of Global Health Research Symposium is a unique opportunity for Global Health students to present their research about the diversity of global health work around the world. The 2021 Honors Thesis Projects on Global Mental Health examine mental health and well-being from a variety of perspectives (e.g. healthcare worker burnout, HIV status and mental health, social media’s influence on adolescent well-being, etc.) in both local and global contexts.
Click here to watch a recording of the event


May is Mental Health Awareness Month


Professor Arthur Kleinman (Harvard University) on “The Soul of Care: Why Caregiving Matters for Everyone.”  Presentation Sponsored by the Osher Learning Institute and Co-Sponsored by the Center for Global Mental Health. 
April 22, 2021 at 1-3pm PST


Quarterly Conversations in Global Health: Health and Racial Justice in the Black Community
February 24, 2021 at 3-5pm PST 


Professor Fernando Ciello (Universidad Roraima, Brazil) presented his work on "COVID Death and Collective Grief in the Indigenous State of Romaira, Brazil: Hardest Hit in the Nation”
January 11, 2021 at 10-11:30am PST

Events from 2020

October 15th, 2020 at 3-5pm (via Zoom)

Dr. Ruth Shim, M.D., MPH. Associate Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UC Davis, will present a Special Grand Rounds on Structural Racism in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego. September 29, 2020 at 8:00-9:30am 

Read Dr. Shim's powerful statement issued in STAT: Structural racism is why I am leaving organized psychiatry, Ruth S. Shim, July 1, 2020. Also see her presentation at American Association of Community Psychiatry townhall

CGMH Seminar on Psychosocial interventions for migrants: Tijuana's shelters in the face of COVID19 
June 26, 2020 at 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to watch a recording of the seminar

Join Academics for Black Survival and Wellness Week!
Organized by a group of Black counseling psychologists, this weeklong personal and professional development initiative aims to honor the toll of racial trauma on Black people, resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy, and facilitate accountability and collective action. 
June 19-25, 2020

Psychosocial care for migrants before COVID-19 in civil society shelters in Tijuana 
Dr. Ietza Bojórquez (COLEF), Dr. Olga Odgers (COLEF) and Dr Olga Olivas (UCSD and COLEF).
Log on for this seminar is:
June 17 at 9:30am PST

Everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health; some are mild, others moderate, and some more serious. The 2020 theme is Tools 2 Thrive. See the link for more info on the practical tools everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency.

International Women's Day 2020
The 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual. An equal world is an enabled world.

Lunch and Seminar Conversation with Dr. Paul Farmer
Organized by the Center for Global Mental Health (Sponsored by the UCSD Center for Global Mental Health and the Burke Lectureship Committee). 
March 12 at 12pm (cancelled March 9, per Harvard COVID travel policy), CGMH-sponsored events planned and organized/co-organized by CGMH Director, Dr. Janis Jenkins): [These are planned to be rescheduled once safe travel can resume]

This invitation-only cross-campus event was organized by Dr. Jenkins as Director for the Center for Global Mental Health as a luncheon and seminar to be convened at the Institute of the Americas. Confirmed attendees included faculty from the Psychological and Medical Anthropology Program, Deans from the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, faculty from the Departments of Psychiatry, Surgery, Family Medicine, Psychiatry Department residents, and graduate/medical student trainees from the social and health sciences.

Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D. “Haiti After the Earthquake: A Reflection 10 Years Later”
UCSD Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society and the Helen Edison Lecture Series, with special thanks to UCSD Center for Global Mental Health.
March 12, 6:00pm I The Scripps Research Auditorium (cancelled March 9 per SIO large lecture hall COVID policy)

Quarterly Conversations in Global Health: “Global Mental Health”
February 19, 3-5:00pm I Great Hall, I-House 

CGMH faculty Dr. Paula Saravia will present "On Sadness: Political engagement, Mental Health and Impacts of Environmental Precarity in Northern Patagonia."
January 30, 3:00pm I Deutz Room, Institute of the Americas

GBM #1 - Students for Global Health
January 21, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Green Table Room, Price Center

Danzar la Frontera:  Book Presentation by Prof Olga Olivas, in dialogue with Sr. Mario Aguilar, Senior Dancer for San Aztec Dance Group
January 18, 5pm | Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego.  

Events from 2019

Climate Change and Mental Health
July 11 | UCSD, SSRB

Food Justice Speaker
Talk by local food activist N. Diane Moss
June 4,12:30pm | Dolores Huerta Room, Old Student Center

May Is Mental Health Month Events
Join Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and our campus
partners for special events throughout the month of May! See poster for more information

How Do You Flourish?
Strengthen stress management and increase life satisfaction. See flyer for more information

 APAMSA PRESENT: Into the Light: Mental Health Conference Addressing Silent Issue in APA Communities
May 11, 9:00am-2:00pm | UCSD MET Building

Horizons of Global Health Research Symposium
May 1, 12-3:30pm | UCSD, Great Hall

SPA Biennial Meeting
April 4-9 Tamaya Resort, New Mexico

2019 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
March 7-10 | Chicago

Sugar and Tension: The Intersection of Diabetes and Mental Health among Women in India
January 17, 4pm

CGMH-CILAS Movie Series: Discussion of Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios
January 24, 5:30pm 
RIMAC Annex - Dugout Conference Room

Quarterly Conversations in Global Health
February 13, 3:30pm
UCSD, Great Hall

GBM #3 - Students for Global Health
Febuary 28, 6:30-8:30pm | Thurgood Marshall Room, Price Center

Events from 2018

CGMH Student Presentation at OMNI Symposium

November 30, 2018
MiraCosta College, Encinitas, CA


De-Stress with Yoga: CGMH Meditation Event for UCSD Students

November 29, 2018
UC San Diego


CILAS-CGMH Working Group Meeting: the Caravan at the Border

November 29, 2018
UC San Diego 


Seminar on “Technology-Based Mental Health Care: Reflections on Ethnographic and Collaborative Entanglements within an Emergent Treatment Paradigm” | Elizabeth Carpenter-Song

November 8, 2018
UC San Diego


Quarterly Conversation in Global Health: Technology

November 7, 2018
UCSD, Great Hall


CGMH Affiliated Faculty Luncheon

November 1, 2018
UCSD, Spiro Library


Global Mental Health Symposium

May 24th, 2018
UC San Diego


UC Global Health Day

April 22nd, 2018 
UC San Diego


SSPC Conference

April 19th-21st, 2018
San Diego, CA

Events from 2016