Global Health News and Events

2013 CUGH Call for Proposals Open

 

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health's (CUGH) fourth annual conference is being held March 2013 in Washington D.C., bringing together over 1,000 members from a variety of sectors and disciplines to examine the cutting edge issues in several key areas:

  • Innovations and interventions to improve health conditions
  • Global Health Justice: Human Rights, ethics, governance and policy
Global Health Classes Offered at MUSC

MUSC is kicking off the Fall 2012 Semester with two courses focused on global health.  These classes are a great opportunity for the MUSC community to learn more about how global health impacts everyone in South Carolina and around the world.  A greater awareness of global health issues helps improve thinking about local issues in our own institutions and communities, both of which are becoming more global as the population continues to diversify.    As a world, we are starting to look more the same in terms of the health problems that we face.  Did you know that chronic non-communicable

Internal Search: Director, Center for Global Initiatives

The Medical University of South Carolina’s Office of the Provost invites applications from MUSC faculty for the newly created position of Director, Center for Global Initiatives (CGI). This is a part-time employment opportunity at a commitment of 0.50 FTE for a minimum of 5 years with potential for renewal. The position requires an innovative and dynamic individual to lead the development of MUSC’s globalization strategy as part of the MUSC Strategic Plan and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SASC) Institutional Effectiveness requirements. The Director will shape a Center

MUSC Students Lead Trip to Haiti

Poppy Markwell, COM4
June 2012
 
I helped organize and participated in the first MUSC student-organized international medical trip. I traveled with a group of 17 College of Medicine students and three attending physicians to help staff rural clinic sites in the Central Plateau Region of Haiti.  We worked extensively with local Haitian physicians, pharmacists, community health workers, and translators to bring healthcare services to several Haitian communities. It was interesting to learn how the Haitian healthcare system differs from that of the United States and it was an

MUSC Launches Urban Garden

Trees provide shade, gardens and plants promote health and healing.  That's why the Medical University of South Carolina decided to create an urban garden on campus to demonstrate the importance of having access to healthy, organic food.  Next to the garden will be a small pavillion used for cooking and and other demonstrations.  The university also has started preparing the ground for a medicinal garden, which will include healing plants identified in the 1863 book, “Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests,” written by MUSC alumnus F.P. Porcher.  Read more in the

World Malaria Day Speaker

Check out this exciting talk on April 25th at 4:00 pm in the Basic Science Building Room 502 sponsored by MUSC's Global and Tropical Medicine Interest Group!

In honor of World Malaria Day 2012, guest speaker Ms. Rima Shretta will be at MUSC for an update on the current state of the malaria epidemic.  Ms. Shretta is a pharmacist and has a master's degree in public health in developing countries with a concentration on drug policy, health economics, and epidemiology. She has over ten years of experience in malaria control programs, and she has worked extensively with the

Charleston, Zambia Students Tour MUSC

From Rhonda Ewing at Green Contributor to MUSC:

Thank you for arranging a tour at the Medical University of South Carolina for our group of students from the International School of Lusaka, Zambia, Wando High School and Crown Leadership Academy.  It was a globally relevant, intellectually challenging and exceptionally exciting educational tour!  The entire experience was beyond my greatest imagination and opened up the realm of career options for these secondary-school students. 

Grand Rounds: The Lupus Africa to U.S. Gradient

MUSC Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
"GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH: THE LUPUS AFRICA TO U.S. GRADIENT"
Speakers:  Natasha Ruth, MD, Assistant Professor and Gary Gilkeson, MD, Professor
Friday, April 6, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Storm Eye Auditorium

Objectives:

  • To understand the relationship between the people of Sierra Leone and the Gullah Population of the Sea Islands
  • To understand the importance of studying these two cohorts in determining environmental/genetic factors of lupus
  • To understand the obstacles to
It's the little things that matter most

In August and December 2011, undergraduate and graduate College of Nursing students traveled to Uganda with the Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI) to provide healthcare to those in need. Those students included Accelerated BSN students Lisa Carraher, Sarah Didow, Kristen Elmore, Margaret (Sosnowski) Lawrence, Lindsey Palmer, Anne Powell, Jenelle Quenneville, Thomas Rudisill, Margaret Skeele, and Jessee Wagner. Graduate students included DNP students Ashleigh Benda, Elizabeth Devereaux, Hannah French, J’Vonne Hunter and MSN student Reames Rinehart. Ashleigh Benda shares her experience below

Expect the unexpected

In August and December 2011, undergraduate and graduate College of Nursing students traveled to Uganda with the Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI) to provide healthcare to those in need. Those students included Accelerated BSN students Lisa Carraher, Sarah Didow, Kristen Elmore, Margaret (Sosnowski) Lawrence, Lindsey Palmer, Anne Powell, Jenelle Quenneville, Thomas Rudisill, Margaret Skeele, and Jessee Wagner. Graduate students included DNP students

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