Global Health News and Events

New Year's resolutions heard around campus

Many of you have made New Year's resolutions for 2014. By now, most have relapsed while others continue to defer resolutions 'til tomorrow, next week or next year. These forlorn resolutions (and pants you plan to fit in by March), whether kept or not, push us to live better, healthier lives. MUSC Center for Global Health reached out to a few of our personnel to gauge how resolutions are trending this year. See below for great New Year's resolutions and thoughts from your classmates, colleagues and professor(s).  

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MUSC International Travel Requirements

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*For the full version of the policy, please refer to MUSC International Travel Policy (PDF).
The University’s international travel policy is intended to promote the health,

MUSC physician reflects on HIV/AIDS progress

By Janie Thomas

Thirty-four years ago, the world recognized HIV/AIDS for the first time. The disease disrupted long-standing medical and public health advances.  The research community scrambled for answers. The disease—for some time—caused widespread confusion and hysteria due to misinformation about its origin, the natural history of the virus and the supposed demographics impacted

International Education Week (IEW) 2013 takes over Charleston, SC

MUSC Center for Global Health collaborated with The College of Charleston, The Citadel, and Charleston Southern University to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) 2013 by promoting the benefits of cross cultural, global education. IEW is an initiative created by U.S. Department of State to recognize international education collaboration in the United States.

To honor this event, MUSC Center for Global Health placed flags of every country represented on campus

MUSC medical student explores benefits of population and global health

During undergraduate pre-med courses, Caroline West stumbled on a medical anthropology course that changed the lens through which she viewed the practice of medicine. West, a second year student at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and President of the Global Tropical Medicine Interest Group (GTMIG), credits this early exposure to public health for fueling her desire to help disadvantaged groups domestically and abroad. 

“Taking these courses as the basis of my experience made me realize that

Giving thanks. From MUSC Center for Global Health

MUSC Center for Global Health hosted a Thanksgiving lunch for MUSC students from all around the world. From food, fun and friends, this is an event students look forward to attending all year. There was an Native American dance sequence and flute solo performed by “Little Firecracker” and “Spiritwalker” from a local tribe.

In addition to fellowship and eating, attendees wrote, with anonymity, what they were thankful for in 2013. See below for some great responses! 


"I am thankful for

MUSC Physician Assistant encourages students and faculty to get involved in global medicine

By Janie Thomas

Megan Fulton, PA-C, M.P.A.S.
is not afraid to take on new challenges.  It was on a trip to Belize that she discovered her love for medical missions and decided to beat a new path by becoming a Physician

MUSC Psychologists apply evidence-based PTSD treatments to global populations

Peter Tuerk, Ph.D.War and natural disasters cause far more damage than what meets the eye. Left in the wake of both are victims who have been exposed to physically harmful trauma that can evolve into emotional distress.

“Humans are built to process, store, and retrieve information,” said Peter Tuerk, Ph.D., Associate Professor

MUSC researcher serves global and local communities

Some may ask: why respond to global disasters in Japan, India or Thailand? Why set up reverse osmosis water purification units in West Africa? Why conduct work in countries other than the U.S. where health indicators are languishing? Cynthia Cupit Swenson, Ph.D. has an answer.

“Global and local health are very intertwined,” said Swenson. “We’ve moved closer together as a world. Because of technology, the

MUSC Center for Global Health Student Trainee Grant Presentation

MUSC Center for Global Health Trainee Grant Presentation

"An Epidemiologist and a Medical Student Walk into a Bar..."

Project Okurase - Ghana, West Africa

November 5, 2013 @ 12:00p.m.
Gazes Auditorium 125


Presented by:
Sarah Logan, Ph