The Center for Global Women’s Health (CGWH) is an interdisciplinary collection of faculty and students who collaborate on women’s health scholarship, education, and clinical practice relevant to global issues.
Research & Practice
Faculty practice and research using a health equity framework with a focus on social justice. Center members with scholarly and nursing practice interests aligned with the Center’s mission and goals serve as core faculty.
Faculty programs of research reside in three domains: Safety from Violence and Harm; Equity, Empowerment, and Advocacy; and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Faculty work to promote the health and well-being of women and girls, recognizing that as the health of women goes, so goes the health of the world.
Penn Nursing alumni Deborah Marrington, GNu’01, Sarah Aloise, GNu’98, and Eileen Campbell, GNu’98, and their colleagues travel to Haiti to provide medical care and partner with the community.
Vandana Gopikumar, PhD, to Receive 2018 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health
Vandana Gopikumar, PhD, Co-Founder of The Banyan and The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, will receive the 2018 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health for her work in helping women with mental health problems in India. She co-founded both organizations with Vaishnavi Jayakumar. Gopikumar will receive the award – which comes with a $100,000 cash prize – during an event at the University of Pennsylvania on March 21, 2018.
The Order of the Bell Award from Mountains of Hope (MOH), West Virginia’s statewide cancer coalition, is bestowed upon an individual who is ‘breaking barriers.’