Global Health News and Events

MUSC International Travel Requirements MUSC physician reflects on HIV/AIDS progress

By Janie Thomas

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.

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. 

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! 


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

By Janie Thomas

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.

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.

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


MUSC Center for Global Health to host guest lecturers

The MUSC Center for Global Health Speaker Series

Friday, November 15
Storm Eye Institute Auditorium, HA 809