Global Health News and Events

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

Mission work aids impoverished family

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. Jenelle Quenneville shares her experience

Kristen Elmore and other nursing students help those in need in Uganda

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

Nursing student applies classroom knowledge in field

 

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

Susan Newman participates in global leadership network

As part of her Liberty Fellowship experience, Susan Newman, PhD, RN, CRRN, assistant professor, participated in the Aspen Global Leadership Network seminar, Leading in an Era of Globalization, in Kovalam, Kerala, India. The seminar explored the challenges of leading in an increasingly complex and intertwined world, was offered in a variety of locations around the world, and involved Fellows from across the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Dr. Newman

Dean Stuart returns to Africa

 

In October 2010, Dean Gail Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN, traveled to Liberia, Africa with a group from the Carter Center. Their mission was to

International Fresh Fruit Program

Gini Ikwuezunma, MUSC College of Medicine/MSCR Nigerian student, teaches Dr. Johnson's second grade class at the Charleston Development Academy about the 'paw paw' or papaya.  The joint International Fresh Fruit program features fruit indigenous to presenters' native country in order to promote healthy eating along with sharing culture, geography and language.  The students were encouraged to interact throughout the presentation and then share some papaya together.  Even the seeds are left with Dr. Johnson in hopes they can grow a tree by summer's end in the school garden. (

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