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Welcome to the IUPUI Global Health Student Interest Group (GHSIG) website!  The Global Health SIG was founded by medical students at the Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI ) and aims to facilitate opportunities for global health service, encourage study abroad in medicine, and increase awareness of global health care needs.  The organization currently includes undergraduate, graduate, and medical students from a variety of backgrounds, including biology, pre-med, philanthropy, social work, health law, nursing, public health, and many others.

Want to be added to the GHSIG listserv to be kept in the loop about our upcoming events? Just e-mail us at and we would be happy to include you in our mailings!

Update: We are now also on Facebook! Check out our Global Health Student Interest Group at IUPUI Facebook group. Anyone is welcome to join!!


Congratulations to our new leadership for the 2015-16 school year:

President – Erica Park,
Vice President – Viraj Maniar,
Treasurer – Arjun Chakraborty,
Hunger Banquet Co-Chairs – Kathleen Fenerty,; Emily Blake,; Melissa Knisley,
Fundraising Chair – Adam Cantor,
Secretary/Webmaster – Brittany McCoy,
Recruitment Chair – Frank Rutigliano,
Kenyan Liaison – Lydia Fischer,
Advocacy Chair – Frances Annan,
Outreach Chair – Austin Lee,





Book of the Month: September
The Lassa Ward

One Man's Fight Against One of the World's Deadliest Diseases

Ross Donaldson

Find it on Amazon

 Ross Donaldson was an idealistic young medical student who gave up his comfortable life in the States to venture into Sierra Leone, a country ravaged by fighting and plagued by conflict streaming across the border from neighboring Liberia. In a hospital ward with meager supplies, Ross is in a race against time to find a way to care for patients afflicted with Lassa fever, a deadly and highly contagious hemorrhagic illness similar to Ebola. Forced to confront his own fears, he stands alone to make life-and-death decisions in the face of a never-ending onslaught of the sick. Ultimately, he finds himself not only fighting for the lives of others but also for his own. The Lassa Ward is the memoir of a young man studying to be a physician, while making his way through a land where a battle against one of the world's deadliest diseases matches a struggle for human rights and decency.