Global Health News and Events

Japan trip offers global perspective to MUSC professor MUSC Nursing Student Comes to Class with Early Global Perspective

By Janie Thomas

Ambition can motivate people to push the limits of their comfort zone. As a student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Taryn Cutrona was busy studying the interplay of food, nutrition and exercise effects on the human body, but wanted more out of her experience at Virginia Tech than what she could learn in the classroom.  Her desire to go on a spring break trip to Costa Rica as a sophomore in college proved to be the most life-directing decision she has ever made.

Tax Information for MUSC International Faculty, Staff and Students

The following are important points from the recent Tax Seminar:

Where in the World are MUSC Faculty, Staff and Students?

Where in the world are MUSC faculty, staff and students?

MUSC Observes World Cancer Day 2014

MUSC craniofacial genetics expert shares views on access, special needs dentistry

“America is the richest country in the world,” Carlos Salinas, DDS, DMD said before explaining the difficulty of poor and special needs patients gaining access to dental and medical care. “We should be able to apply this wealth to the health and well-being of the most vulnerable among us.”

Center for Global Health expands Travel Grant Program to Support Trainees, Faculty Mentors Leading Student Groups Abroad

Nurturing student demand and interests for global health experiences is part of the core mission of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Center for Global Health (CGH).   In order to support the great interest, the MUSC CGH recently released a grant announcement to fund travel grants for trainees who are pursuing global health research, service or educational projects.  The grant program was first launched last spring, and due to the success and overwhelming response, the MUSC CGH is expanding the number of awards from six to 10 this year.

Enhancing Hispanic Health

South Carolina has one of the fastest growing Latino populations in the nation. The increase in the number of Spanish-speaking residents has been recent enough that the cultural norms and health beliefs of the Spanish-speaking population are not well understood by health care providers.

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).  

MUSC International Travel Requirements