Global Health News and Events

MUSC cardiologists foster sustainability through training at advanced cardiac care center in Tanzania

Borders are disappearing due to increasing globalization of ideas, culture and technology. Health conditions found in remote locations abroad are—now more than ever—comparable to those seen in the rural United States. With these emerging phenomena, a new global health threat continues to permeate throughout the world: non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

MUSC student pioneers lipidomics research in catfish

By Janie Thomas

What do South African crocodiles, sharp-toothed catfish and humans have in common? They are all, in a sense, exposed to the same effluvia.

Student Trainee Travel Grant Presentation - April 10, 2014

Join the MUSC community for the MUSC Center for Global Health Student Trainee Travel Grant Presentations. Lunch is provided. 

MUSC International Bazaar 2014 - Taste the Nations

Join the MUSC community Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Horseshoe from 11:00am-1:30pm as we celebrate international culture and cuisine. Also, learn about the work our students are doing in other countries. There will be delicious food, great music and amazing dances!

MUSC surgeon tests Google Glass for global surgical care, education improvements

Imagine having the ability to transmit real-time surgical instruction from the U.S. to Nepal without a firm proficiency of Nepali, the official language of Nepal. Imagine being briefed on a patient’s condition—CTs, medical history, MRIs—en route to an emergency operation, where time is a competing element. Now, imagine a medical trainee, in the U.S.

MUSC Associate Dean encourages students to serve with open hearts, open minds

If there is one message J. Mark Barry, DDS, MBA, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), would like to impart on future mission trip travelers, it is to appreciate the privileges that afford them opportunities to serve abroad in low and middle income countries.

Center for Global Health awards 2014 trainee, faculty mentor global health travel grants

Trainee Global Health Grant Awardees

Nana Assah, College of Pharmacy
Project: “Developing a Partnership between Okurase and MUSC through a Volunteer Health Organization

MUSC women share their inspiring stories for International Women's Day 2014

By Janie Thomas

MUSC to host annual Hoops for Hope basketball tournament

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is hosting its annual Hoops for Hope basketball tournament on April 26th, 2014. This event will be held in the College of Charleston’s TD Arena, and will feature the area’s finest free throw shooters and ballers. The prize for winning the 3-on-3 tournament and free throw competition is $1,500 and $500, respectively!

MUSC professor encourages student support, mentorship

Adjusting to life as a student in the health professions can be difficult. What’s more, time and resources become increasingly threadbare for students completing coursework, participating in extracurricular programs and managing personal affairs.  In combination, these responsibilities deeply impact students’ psyches and raises stress levels.