Global Health Week was born out of a desire to draw students into the realm of global health and to prompt them to act on health issues locally and globally through service, research, and advocacy. It is both a celebration of the many talented professors, practitioners, and CIOs already involved in global health work here in Charlottesville and an exciting opportunity for inter-organizational collaboration. Global Health Week is sponsored by the Center for Global Health Student Advisory Board, an interdisciplinary group of students whose mission is to advance the next generation of global health leaders and to promote awareness of global health issues at the University of Virginia.