Office of Global Programs
The Zika Global Health Symposium
University of Massachusetts Boston
May 2 and May 3, 2016
The University of Massachusetts Boston is planning a two-day Symposium on the Zika Public Health Crisis. The goal is to share information of our current knowledge of the biology, genetics, detection, ecology, and control of the Zika virus and its potential transmitting mosquito vector, as well as the public health issues associated with this virus, including human symptoms, epidemiology, and disease spread, along with current efforts by government, public health, and private sector players in addressing and responding to this global health crisis. Speakers includes scientists, public health officers, government, and private sector leaders.
With the goal of furthering international education at UMass Boston, the Office of Global Programs is a valuable on-campus resource for international students, faculty, and staff, as well as scholars and other visitors.
Whether you are a UMass Boston student looking to study abroad, an international student planning to study at UMass Boston, a faculty member interested in transnational research, teaching and global-urban engagement, a department that wishes to bring visiting scholars to your department, a representative of a nonprofit or a university that focuses on international projects, a scholar hoping to come to UMass Boston for the International Visiting Scholar Academy (IVSA), or a visitor searching for workshops and seminars, the Office of Global Programs can help you.
The staff, advisory board, and research committees work to help faculty create transnational academic curricula that reflect the university’s global-urban context and commitment to international affairs while developing transnational and trans-disciplinary programs through teaching, research, community engagement, and university functions.
Get in touch with the Office of Global Programs by visiting the office on the second floor of the Campus Center, calling 617.287.5586, or emailing us.