MUSC Global and Public Health Week: April 1-5

Don't miss this weeklong series of events, sponsored by the MUSC Center for Global Health and the Department of Public Health Sciences, to hear leaders in the field discuss how they are tackling unique global health challenges. 

Monday, April 1

Public Health Expo Fair 
11 AM – 1 PM |   Portico/Horseshoe

From Uganda to the Himalayas 
Global Health Travel Grant Presentations 
12 PM - 1 PM  |  Colbert Library EL 115

Tuesday, April 2

  Keynote Speaker
The Response to the HIV Pandemic; A Paradigm for Global Health
Thomas C. Quinn, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine, Pathology, International Health, Epidemiology and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Associate Director of International Research, NIH 

12 PM - 1 PM  |   Storm Eye Auditorium HA809
Dr. Thomas Quinn is an NIH Distinguished Investigator and Head of the Section on International HIV and STD Research in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  He is also Associate Director for International Research for the Division of Intramural Research at NIAID. In addition he is Professor of Medicine and Pathology in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Professor of International Health, Epidemiology, and Immunology and Molecular Microbiology in The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  In 2006 he was appointed founding Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health. 
Dr. Quinn’s research interests have involved laboratory and field investigations that have helped define the biological factors involved in sexual and perinatal transmission of HIV and STDs, the natural history and treatment of HIV infections, and the molecular epidemiology of HIV in Africa, the Caribbean, South America and Asia. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine where he was Chair of the Board of Global Health. He is a member of the Association of American Physician and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He has been an Advisor/Consultant on HIV and STDs to the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  He is an author of over 1000 publications on HIV, STDs, and infectious diseases.

Wednesday, April 3

Resilience in Humanitarian Settings
Mohamed Nabieu from Helping Children Worldwide will share his journey of narrowly escaping a fate as a child soldier during Sierra Leone’s devastating civil war to become a global leader and advocate for youth.

Mohamed Nabieu

Program Specialist
Helping Children Worldwide

12 PM - 1 PM |  Storm Eye Auditorium HA809

Thursday, April 4

The Future of the World’s Climate

  • John Pearce, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, MUSC 
  • Brian Bossak, PhD, Associate Professor, Public Health, College of Charleston 
  • Mark Gould, Citizens’ Climate Lobby
12 PM - 1 PM | Bioengineering BE 110
Global Health Speed Networking Student Event 
4 PM - 5:30 PM | Bioengineering BE 112 | Registration required


Friday, April 5

Community Health Workers on the Frontlines 
Panelists discuss interventions in South Carolina to address homelessness and the opioid epidemic.
  • Caitlin Kratz, LISW-CP, CACII, LAC, Administrator, Charleston Center Opioid Treatment program
  • Mary Ann Kohli, PhD, Charleston Clemente Course Director, Trident Technical College 
  • Marie Elana Roland, Chief Executive Officer of Militaty Community Connections
  • Paul Gangarosa, MPH, adjunct faculty, College of Charleston; Founder and owner of Lowcountry Herald
12 PM  - 1 PM|    Drug Discovery Building 110  
Sponsored by MUSC Center for Global Health and Department of Public Health Sciences 
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