Center for Global Surgical Studies to Launch May 28, 2015
The Center for Global Surgical Studies at UCSF officially announces its launch on Thursday, May 28, 2015. The event will feature the recently released findings of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery with words from Commissioner Gavin Yamey and editors of Disease Control Priorities 3, Volume 1: Essential Surgery, Dean Jamison and Haile Debas.
The launch of the Center proves to be timely and appropriate given the considerable momentum and mounting evidence for increased action, investment, and research for global surgery as an integral component of health care and health systems towards universal health coverage. The event marks yet another milestone for global health and global surgery at UCSF, bringing together key players for greater potential innovation and collaboration across institutions.
See the launch agenda here.
Please RSVP to Ghazel.Waiz@ucsf.edu
Letter from the Directors Announcing Program Launch
Through the generous support of the Department of Surgery under the leadership of Nancy L. Ascher, M.D., Ph.D., the Department Chair, we have had the opportunity to formalize our global surgery efforts under a new Center for Global Surgical Studies.
In its current fledgling form, the Center for Global Surgical Studies is a Department of Surgery endeavor; however, we envision growing a strong multidisciplinary collaboration across all surgically related disciplines. We also look forward to joining forces with colleagues in Global Health Sciences and the professional schools at UCSF.
We cordially invite you to join us at our launch on Thursday, May 28th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm to celebrate future research and collaboration for global surgery at UCSF and the Center for Global Surgical Studies as well as the recent accomplishments of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.
Rochelle Dicker, MD
Catherine Juillard, MD, MPH
Co-Directors, Center for Global Surgical Studies