Global Health News and Events

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.

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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.

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

Nursing student applies classroom knowledge in field

 

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.

Dean Stuart returns to Africa

 

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.

COM Student Heads to Clinton Global Intitiative Meeting

From Mia Taylor, MUSC College of Medicine Student:

Project unites Ghana and Charleston

MUSC hosted a special exhibition of images from Ghana, West Africa, as part of its global health strategic initiative.

More than 200 people attended the celebration that Cynthia Cupit Swenson, Ph.D., associate director of MUSC's Family Services Research Center (FSRC), described as a vivacious linking of West African and Lowcountry culture and an introduction of Charlestonians to the village of Okurase in the eastern region of Ghana

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