Community and Global Health Seminar Series

The Center for Community and Global Health (CCGH) Seminar Series strives to expose the Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) community as well as the larger community of Loyola’s Health Sciences Division to fundamental concepts in Global Health and to committed Global Health practitioners who strive to incorporate Global Health into their careers.

The Seminar Series is composed of Essential Topics Seminars and CCGH Supported Events:

  • CCGH Supported Events invite professionals from multiple disciplines who have worked in various capacities under the umbrella of Global Health, both domestically and internationally. Speakers share their professional and personal path to Global Health involvement, as well as their ongoing projects.
  • Essential Topics Seminars concentrate on specific concerns encountered in the broad field of Global Health practice. Those who attend these seminars prepare through the completion of online modules and/or journal articles for a discussion-based review of the particular topics. Global Health practitioners lead these engaging sessions.

Both CCGH Supported Events and Essential Topics seminars are open to students, faculty and staff from within SSOM, the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and the larger Health Sciences Division.

The weekly "CCGH Calendar and Announcements" email contains information on Seminar Series events and other relevant programming at the University, in the local community, and in the broader field of Global Health. SSOM students receive this email automatically; others may request to be added by sending a message to

Seminar Series events are also posted to the LUMEN calendar.


Students in the Community and Global Health Honors Program must attend a total of 16 Essential Topics Seminars and CCGH Supported Events by graduation, with at least 6 of the sessions attended being Essential Topics Seminars.