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ONE HEALTH: The Wisconsin Idea in Global Action


The Global Health Institute and the Office of Global Health at the School of Medicine and Public Health held the 19th Annual Global Health Symposium, Moving Global Health Forward, on April 10, 2024, 4:30-8:30pm at the Health Sciences Learning Center & via Livestream.

The event featured keynote speakers Erin Barbato, Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic, UW Law School; and Sara McKinnon, Faculty Director, LACIS, and Professor of Rhetoric, Politics & Culture, Department of Communication Arts, sharing their work on both the Safe Passage from the Darién Gap and Migration in the Americas projects. Plus, there was a fireside chat about global health projects at UW-Madison with Frances Vavrus, Vice Provost and Dean, International Division; Robert N. Golden, Dean, School of Medicine and Public Health; and Kristin Long, Associate Professor, Endocrine Surgery, School of Medicine and Public Health.

There were also poster presentations and networking opportunities. Use this link to see information on the livestream recording.

Mission & Value Statements

At the UW-Madison Global Health Institute, we are conveners proactively unifying the talent and expertise through a multidisciplinary lens from academia, government, NGOs, health officials, and industry to tackle global health response and security issues through our collaborative and innovative One Health Center network.

Our mission is to embrace a global health ethic that fosters deeper understanding of the complex determinants of health and disease for people, animals, and ecosystems through a One Health model. By working locally and globally, we uniquely apply research and education both within and across disciplines, advancing health today and ensuring well-being for the future.


Guided by the Wisconsin Idea, GHI promotes UW faculty research internationally, and offers undergrad, graduate, and post-doctoral education internships and field course programs to boost innovation through proactive health intelligence and strategic exchanges.

We welcome collaboration and strategic partnerships to strengthen UW–Madison’s global health reach and scope to benefit communities around the world.

Dr. Jorge Osorio, GHI Director

Connecting Wisconsin & The World

One Health. Five strategic focus areas.