Global Health News and Events

MUSC Medical Student Follows Father's Footsteps In Pursuing Global Medicine

There’s one thing you need to know about L.W. Preston Church, MD and his daughter, Chandler: they are passionate about global medicine. It’s a practice that requires humility and patience. To them, the practice of global medicine is both art and science, and in a sense avant garde in the many novel approaches to minimizing the global burden of disease.

Center for Global Health Awards Student Global Health Travel Grants

After a competitive selection process, MUSC Center for Global Health is proud to announce its 2013 student global health travel grant recipients.

·         Cameron Bell, College of Medicine - Okurase, Ghana

·         Geoff Bloomquist, College of Dental Medicine - Quito, Ecuador

·         Catherine Foster, College of Medicine (Pediatrics resident) - Arusha, Tanzania

·         Sarah Logan, College of Graduate Studies - Okurase, Ghana

Center for Global Health promotes World No Tobacco Day


Smoking—alone—is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. and globally. According to the World Health Organization, tobacco kills nearly six million people each year and from that number, 600,000 who have never lit a cigarette die from second-hand smoke. By 2030, this number could reach eight million every year if the global community does not commit to developing effective, coherent policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

Emory Dean Speaks at MUSC

James Curran, MD, MPH, Dean and Professor of Epidemiology at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, delivered a presentation to MUSC faculty and staff on the knowledge and research evolution of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and globally on Friday, April 26. His lecture, “Advancing Global Health and HIV/AIDS at Emory University,” offered keen insight into combatting what has been an interminable problem since HIV/AIDS’ discovery in the 1980s.

Emory Dean Global Health Guest Lecture on April 26

The MUSC Center for Global Health Speaker Series

"Advancing Global Health and HIV/AIDS At Emory University"

James W. Curran, MD, MPH
James W. Curran Dean of Public Health
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Welcome Remarks by Dr. Ray Greenberg, MUSC President and Dr. Michael Sweat, Director, MUSC Center for Global Health

Dr. Michael Sweat Talks about the Importance of Global Health

Ever wonder why South Carolina's health care professionals should care about global health?  Check out this interview with Dr. Michael Sweat, Director of The MUSC Center for Global Health, to learn more!



Welcome CGI's New Director

The following letter from the Provost's Office announced the appointment of the Director of the MUSC Center for Global Initiatives.

TO:         All Units Reporting to the Provost
FROM:    Mark S. Sothmann, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
DATE:     November 15, 2012
RE:          Appointment of Dr. Michael Sweat as the Inaugural Director of the Center for Global Initiatives

Global Health Certificate: Spring 2013

Interested in understanding more about global health and what it means to practice health care in today's global and diverse population?  Curious about how global health plays a role in local health care practicies?  Sign up for MUSC's Global Health Certificate Spring 2013 courses to learn from leading experts in the field.  More information about the program can be found at




Pediatric Global Health Guest Lecture

Niranjan "Tex" Kissoon, MD, FAAP, FCCM        
"Perspectives on Global Health"
Thursday September 20, 2012   
12:15 – 1:15PM  
2West Amphitheater    

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: