5th Annual ‘Travels in Medicine: Exploring the Global Health Community’ Photography Exhibit through May 10

Free and open to the public, the exhibit at the Arizona Health Sciences Library provides a glimpse of health care beyond our borders

The fifth annual “Travels in Medicine: Exploring the Global Health Community,” an exhibit of photographs that provide vivid and inspirational depictions of the global health experiences of University of Arizona pharmacy and medical students, is on display through Saturday, May 10, in the Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.

Free and open to the public, the exhibit may be viewed Sundays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The exhibit features photographs taken in the United States and abroad by students in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and UA College of Pharmacy. The subjects depict the photographers’ global health experiences, including community outreach, international development, health training and advocacy, and socio-economic or political influences. A world map highlights the areas where students traveled.

Whitney Burns, a UA second-year medical student, served as coordinator for the exhibit, which is presented by the Global Health Forum (GHF), a student-run organization at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, in conjunction with the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Family and Community Medicine and the AHSL. The GHF promotes awareness of health and medicine transcending borders, cultures and languages.

Kenneth Iserson, MD, UA professor emeritus of emergency medicine, also contributed photos to the exhibit. Information is included about two recent books, Improvised Medicine: Providing Care in Extreme Environments (WB 107 I78i 2012), and The Global Healthcare Volunteer’s Handbook (2014), donated to AHSL by Dr. Iserson. Many of his earlier books also can be found in the library’s collection. Dr. Iserson continues his long-time passion for global health by offering his services worldwide. 

Display cases exhibit shukas, traditional cloth robes worn by Maa’sai tribesmen in Tanzania, loaned to AHSL by Mohammad M. Pessarakli, MD. Dr. Pessarakli, who graduated from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson in 2011, traveled to Tanzania during the summers of 2005 and 2006.

Please note: Although admission is free, there is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour, cash only, Mondays-Fridays, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. (free on Saturdays and Sundays) in the University of Arizona Medical Center-University Campus Visitor/Patient Parking Garage; the AHS Library is unable to validate parking. Several metered parking spaces are available in the UA 2012 Lot Specific Permit parking lot, on North Cherry Avenue between East Drachman Street and East Mabel Street, southwest of the AHS Library. After 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and all day Saturdays and Sundays parking is free in the UA 2012 Lot Specific Permit parking lot and nearby UA Zone 1 lots.

For more information, please contact the AHSL, 520-626-6125, email ahsl-refdesk@list.arizona.edu or visit the website, www.ahsl.arizona.edu