Global Health Reading Collection & Art Exhibition opening lunch reception, Sept. 29

Global Health Reading Collection & Art Exhibition opening lunch reception, Sept. 29

Sept. 15, 2023
motorcycles traveling on a rural dirt road in Uganda

In partnership with the College of Medicine - Tucson Global & Border Health Program, the Health Sciences Library (HSL) is adding a Global Health Reading Collection to the library's 2nd floor in Room 2101. HSL staff will host a lunch reception for the reading collection launch and opening of the Global Health Art Exhibition.


  • Friday, Sept. 29
  • 12-2pm
  • Free and open to the public
  • Box lunch will be provided
  • Registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 27

Keynote speaker

Dr. Thomas Kenyon, Chief Health Officer at Project HOPE, a global non-governmental organization, will present, "The Role of the University of Arizona in Advancing Global Health," is about his global health journey, professional career, and approaches to addressing persistent global health challenges. He will also speak on universities' unique role in advancing research, providing services, and building a resilient health workforce.

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As Chief Health Officer, Dr. Kenyon is responsible for ensuring the evidence-based integrity of programs at Project HOPE, a 65-year-old global health and humanitarian organization. Dr. Kenyon took the Global Health Course and embarked on a full-time career in global health that has spanned the past 40 years and placed him at the highest levels of government leadership, including as the Principal Deputy US Global AIDS Coordinator and Chief Medical Officer for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest health program devoted to a single disease in history.

Dr. Kenyon directed Global Health at the CDC where he was instrumental in launching the Africa CDC and the Global Health Security Agenda. He completed epidemiology training at CDC and served as the CDC Country Director in Botswana, Namibia, and Ethiopia. He lived in Africa for 21 years and has published extensively on HIV, TB, newborn and child mortality, disease outbreaks, and strengthening health systems, including the global health workforce.



Tracy L. Carroll, PT, MPH, Associate Lecturer at the College of Medicine - Tucson, Family & Community Medicine, will moderate a panel discussion with University of Arizona Health Sciences students who will discuss their global health experiences during their internships or rotations.

Carroll coordinates and teaches the annual three-week International Health course at the College of Medicine-Tucson and teaches the Extremity Pain sessions for the FCM Year III Clerkship. Her passion is justice-based medicine, linking health with the global economy. She works in two Arizona-Mexico border communities promoting health, safety and economic security. Carroll has a strong commitment to promote social justice within her community and developing countries.

Student panelists

Raywa Sathe is a second-year medical student at the College of Medicine - Tucson. She grew up in Chandler, Arizona, and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh, double majoring in microbiology and sociology. She took a gap year to apply to medical school while working as a medical scribe at the Jefferson Health Center in Philadelphia. This past summer, she had the privilege of being able to travel internationally for her global health externship. She went to Kapsowar, Kenya, where she participated in rounds with providers, observed surgeries, and learned the ins and outs of global medicine holistically.

Sahr Bin zager, R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy, is on P4 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations. She came from Saudi Arabia in 2015 and started an English program as well as completed a nutrition science major before starting the PharmD program. She enjoys going to the gym, drawing, and cooking in her leisure time.

Rachel Wesenberg is pursuing a Master of Public Health (global health concentration) in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She earned a B.S. in Public Health from Saint Louis University, and has worked in the field for more than six years. Wesenberg will bring her perspective as a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer to her research in Mexico as she works with colleagues at the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública in Cuernavaca, Mexico, to better understand access to contraceptives for migrant women. She is passionate about the health of marginalized populations and hopes to pursue a career in international health where she has the opportunity to support and advocate for migrant populations.

Samantha Chai is in her second semester of nursing school at the University of Arizona College of Nursing. She was born and raised here in Tucson, Arizona. She has been a part of the ANIE program (Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence) the past four years, which has provided her opportunities to work within her community at places such as Casa Alitas, which have strengthened and furthered her knowledge of health care needs locally.

Annabelle Nuñez, Associate Director, Health Sciences Library