Envision global health opportunities at upcoming Kellogg International Night

The Kellogg Eye Center is preparing to host its annual International Night, an opportunity for medical students to learn about international elective opportunities and meet faculty members involved in global health work.

Attendees during last year's International Night event hosted by Kellogg Eye Center.

Registration is now open for this year’s event, taking place Thursday, Oct. 20. The evening will feature one of Australia’s leading ophthalmologists: Hugh Ringland Taylor, MD, AC, a professor at Melbourne Medical School, promises to offer a unique perspective on global health from Down Under. Dr. Taylor is particularly renowned for his work to improve the health of Australia’s indigenous populations.

“Hugh has worked on almost every significant ophthalmology public health issue across the world during his career,” said U-M Ophthalmology Professor Jonathan Trobe, MD, who helped plan the event. “This a great opportunity to hear from a true global leader in the field.”

The evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet dinner before attendees assemble in Kellogg’s Oliphant Marshall Auditorium. In addition to Dr. Taylor’s keynote presentation, the event will feature a poster display of projects run through the KEC’s Center for International Ophthalmology, as well as a presentation by a medical student about her recent elective abroad. Now in its fourth year, the event typically draws over one hundred U-M medical students and faculty from KEC and beyond who are interested in global health.

“We draw a lot students, especially those in their first year. It gives them an early introduction to global health and the various kinds of projects and places where they might get involved in global health,” said Dr. Trobe. “This is really their night and we want them to get excited about global health and international opportunities.”

The event is expected to run until 8 p.m. It is free but registration is required. Sign up here.