November 10, 2020
2:30 – 4:00 PM, Online via Zoom
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This year, as part of UW Global Month hosted by the Population Health Initiative, the Center for Global Health has asked nurses in global health to share their experiences going from training to practice. Many students ask us what skills a nurse needs to succeed in global health or what a career in the field looks like as a global health nurse. Hopefully, this event will give nurses a chance to meet other nurses who have that experience. The Center for Global Health Nursing aims to achieve global health equity and knows the impact nurses have on reaching this goal through clinical care and policy work. The event will include nurse panelists and then breakout sessions with organizations or fellowships that may be of interest that you can drop in on at your leisure.


2:30 – 2:40 PM (10 Minutes) Opening Remarks by the Center for Global Health Nursing
2:40 – 3:00 PM (20 minutes) Introductions to Panelists
3:00 – 3:30 PM (30 Minutes) Q&A
3:30 – 4:00 PM (30 Minutes) Breakout Info Sessions. Each organization below will have a separate Zoom links.

  • Peace Corps
  • SEED Global Health
  • Global Rural Health Fellowship

Meet our Panel

Elizabeth Karman

Elizabeth obtained both a BSN and Global Health MPH from UW, and has worked as a nurse both in Seattle and globally. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, and completed a SCOPE research fellowship in Ethiopia. She co-led humanitarian interventions focused on early childhood nutrition and breastfeeding within the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, as well as in conflict affected areas of Afghanistan. In this season, she is working within Seattle King County Public Health, on a project to facilitate Covid-related health communication.





Kiesha Stubbs-Garcia

Kiesha (Ky-ee-sha) is a DNP student specializing in Pediatric Primary Care. Kiesha’s interest in global health arose after taking an introductory course her first quarter as a freshman at the UW. That interest soon turned into a passion as she continued taking global health courses and traveling abroad to do prison ministry in South Africa. As a current nurse and DNP candidate, she is discovering her role in global health and how her skills and knowledge, in partnership with a country and its communities’ expertise, can be used to improve the health and wellness of the vulnerable and underserved populations. She is currently working on a capstone project with SEED Global Health addressing best practice for needs assessments in the hospital/inpatient setting.




Oneda Harris

Oneda has been a nurse for 40 years, working in community mental health, and geriatrics. Thirty-five of those years has been working at Harborview Medical Center which is a teaching hospital associated with the University of Washington in Seattle and the only level one trauma center in the four state area of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and  Alaska. She has a lifetime of community service with The National Council of Negro Women, NAACP, and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and supported Medecins’s Sans Frontieres. She works with nursing students each quarter, but now Harborview and UW Medicine are centers in the Pacific Northwest Covid 19 treatment and research, nursing practical’s have been suspended.






Krysta Byrnes

UW Global Rural Health Fellow, Krysta Byrnes