MUSC Global Health Week March 30-April 2, 2020

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

Monday, March 30

Wheelchair Access in Uganda
HIV Oral Self-Testing Kits in Tanzania
Global Health Travel Presentations
12PM – 1 PM |   Colbert Library EL 103
 
For Sama 
An intimate and epic journey into the femail experience of war. 
6 PM - 8 PM  |  Basic Science Auditorium BS100
 

Tuesday, March 31

  Keynote Speaker
 
Why Global Health Matters: New Insights into the 21st Century
Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD
Associate Director of International Research, NIH 

12 PM - 1 PM  |   Bioengineering BE 110
Dr. Glass was named Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research by NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., on March 31, 2006.
 
Dr. Glass graduated from Harvard College in 1967, received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the University of Buenos Aires in 1967, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1972. He joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1977 as a medical officer assigned to the Environmental Hazards Branch. He was a Scientist at the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh (icddr,b) from 1979-1983 and returned to Sweden where he received his doctorate from the University of Goteborg. In 1984, he joined the National Institutes of Health Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, where he worked on the molecular biology of rotavirus. In 1986, Dr. Glass returned to the CDC to become Chief of the Viral Gastroenteritis Unit at the National Center for Infectious Diseases.
 
Dr. Glass's research interests are in the prevention of gastroenteritis from rotaviruses and noroviruses through the application of novel scientific research. He has maintained field studies in India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Russia, Vietnam, China and elsewhere. His research has been targeted toward epidemiologic studies to anticipate the introduction of rotavirus vaccines. He is fluent and often lectures in five languages.
 

Wednesday, April 1

Can Art Save Lives?
Diverse art initiatives are powerful tools for challenging stigma against people living with HIV/AIDS, one of the most formidable barriers to fighting the epidemic. Learn more about Through Positive Eyes, a collaborative photo-storytelling project by 130 people living with HIV/AIDS in 10 cities around the world. 
 
David Gere, PhD
Director, UCLA Art & Global Health Center 
 
Lynnea Lawson 
Los Angeles Artivist (artist-activist)
 
12 PM - 1 PM |  Bioengineering BE110
 



Thursday, April 2

Global Health Speed Networking Student Event 
4 PM - 5:30 PM | Bioengineering BE 112 | Registration required

 
 
Sponsored by MUSC Center for Global Health 
RSVP by March 18th to fowleras@musc.edu