Global Health

Interested in hearing about global consequences of COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic? Listen to our panel of physicians and community partners share about their experiences! 

Extending a hand…primary care work in the Dominican Republic

Rush University promotes involvement in voluntary global health initiatives that allow our students, residents, fellows, faculty and staff to bring their skills to populations in need and grow as health care professionals.



Student may participate in RISE, the global health symposium, primary care and surgical trips as well as the M4 elective.


Resident may participate in individualized tracks, the global health symposium, as well as primary care and surgical trips.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff may participate in the global health symposium as well as primary care and surgical trips.


The office offers opportunities for students, residents, faculty and staff to volunteer on service trips.  To see our participant needs, visit either the surgical or primary care pages.


We are all in this together - but are we in the same boat?

Tuesday, Jan. 12, noon-1pm
Interested in attending, join the conference here.


Novelist Arundhati Roy points out, “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.” 


What kind of world should we be fighting to create?


Facilitator:  Linda Rae Murray MD, MPH, FACP, Adjunct Assistant Professor UIC School of Public Health


Session held in partnership wtih the Office of Global Health and the Rush Institute for Health Equity


CE credit is available for this event.


  • Describe the ways in which racism and class differences result in different health outcomes from Sars-CoV-2

  • Describe the ways in which socioeconomic differences result in different health outcomes during the current pandemic

  • Compare and contrast preparations for pandemic in the United States with public health standards internationally

In support of Improving Patient Care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1 contact hours.


Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (1) Continuing Education credit(s).


Disclosure Statement

The course director, planners, faculty and reviewers of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Art for Health
Past Events

The Office of Global Health, in partnership with Community Empowerment and local leaders, successfully hosted its 10th annual Art for Health fundraising event garnering more than 200 viewers for its first completely virtual rendition.


Spend an hour traveling to Haiti and the Dominican Republic from your own home, listen to some great music and learn more about the work being done to support our partner communities by watching the video here. Looking to contribute to global health efforts? Donate here.

Contact Information
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St., Suite 1044
Chicago, IL 60612
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