Global Health News and Events

MUSC community to commemorate World Mental Health Day

Center for Global Health Awards Student Travel Grants for Global Research and Fieldwork

Global fieldwork and research offers perspective-shaping experiences for health care professional students.  Demand for global electives is growing rapidly as students nationwide share that these experiences are often a defining moment in their training.

Letter from the Director

This past year has been an exciting one for global health at MUSC.  In November of 2012 the MUSC Center for Global Health was established, and we have hit the road running.  I welcome you to visit the

Five MUSC Faculty Awarded Seed Funding To Expand Global Health Research

Developing innovative ways to combat global disease is no simple task. The early stages of global research—data collection, technical support and travel— take time, money and dedicated personnel.  One of the important ways The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Center for Global Health is supporting faculty is through the recent launch of a Pilot Grant Program, which provides seed funding for global health research projects.

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!