In Memoriam: Sujal Parikh

(02/22/1985 – 10/12/2010)

In memory of our dear friend, colleague and activist, Sujal Parikh, whose brilliance was taken from us so unexpectedly. Your vision, dedication and passion will forever remain a shining beacon in this stormy world you worked so tirelessly to change.

We invite our readers to take some time to check out Sujal’s work, below, and to get in touch with us with any memories and thoughts you would like to share. Please email

Risk more than others think is safe,
Care more than others think is wise,
Dream more than others think is practical,
Expect more than others think is possible.

- Claude Bissel, quoted by Sujal Parikh

In his own words:

  • Editor profile, Spring 2010
  • Global Pulse Blog posts
  • At PLoS Speaking of Medicine blog:
  • At Open Forum blog
  • Journal articles and Presentations:

  • In AMA’s Virtual Mentor: Global Health Ethics and Professionalism Education in Medical Schools
  • Letter to the Editor, Academic Medicine: Connectivity Need Not Come at the Expense of Professionalism
  • In Medicine, Conflict, and Survival journal: Cluster Munitions: A Threat to Health and Human Rights
  • At BioMed Central: Neuropsychological benefits of computerized cognitive rehabilitation training in Ugandan children surviving cerebral malaria and children with HIV
  • At the 2010 Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Meeting:
  • Oral Presentation:

  • Transforming Student Global Health Initiatives: Developing an Interdisciplinary Student Handbook on Global Engagement
  • Poster Presentation:

  • The Dissemination and Archiving of Student Global Health Experiences and Analysis Through eJournals, Social Networking and Webmaps
  • Integrating Health and Human Rights Education Into Medical and Public Health School Curricula: Successes, Opportunities, and Challenges
  • In Global Pulse Journal:

  • Human Rights and Health in 2009: An Interview with Leonard Rubenstein, JD

    Sujal, Matt, and Hana at the Global Health Education Consortium Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2010

    Sujal, Hana, and Julio Physician's for Human Rights 2009 Student Conference at Brown University, Rhode Island.

    Sujal, Saira Alimohammad (former chair of GHAC at AMSA), Dr. Julio Frenk, Julio, and Hana at the Physician's for Human Rights 2009 Student Conference at Brown University, Rhode Island.

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    2. Matt Rysavy Reply

      Here are some additional pieces of Sujal’s work:

      Writing at PHR on setting up collaborations between US and Ugandan medical students:

      The University of Michigan’s “Student Handbook for Global Engagement”:

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