Global Health News and Events

MUSC scientist finds adventure in mentoring, scientific discovery

From tracking crocodiles near barrier reefs in Belize to evading Hippos in Africa, Louis Guillette, PhD, has had exciting, adrenaline filled experiences most only dream of. However, nothing excites Guillette more than sharing his discoveries and leading the next generation of researchers to defining their cause.

Across the world, on every

MUSC pediatrics resident advocates for frontline service providers

The shortage of primary care physicians in the sixties begot a novel program for mid-level healthcare professionals: physician assistants (PA).

Eugene A. Stead, Jr, MD recognized the need for frontline providers early enough to develop a “fast-track” curriculum for students wanting to apply combat medic training as civilians but did not have the educational backgrounds to do

Reflections from Baan Namkem, Thailand: Victoria Way

My time spent serving as part of a medical team on a mission trip to Thailand was invaluable. Though I have spent time traveling and serving medically in the past, I had never done anything to this scale. 

Featured Scholarly Journal: Michael Cummings, PhD, MPH
MUSC professor placed on Fulbright Specialist roster

Congress recently announced its 21st Century Cures initiative to accelerate the pace of cures and medical breakthroughs in the US. The goal is to promote an environment through which innovation is fostered among unlikely partners in government, academe and industry. It is now beginning to take hold. The

MUSC occupational therapy student: Avoid assumptions about patient background

Social determinants of health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, as well as the health system. These determinants give rise to spread of disease in poor communities with large unmet health needs and large gaps in health and socioeconomic indicators across borders.

Second year occupational therapy student Sara Atkinson

MUSC Center for Global Health announces 2015 Faculty Pilot Grant awardees

Four Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) faculty members, representing diverse disciplines, received Center for Global Health Faculty Pilot Grants of up to $20,000 for a 12-month period. These grants were offered through a competitive scoring process comparable to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientific peer review.

MUSC Center for Global Health awards seed funds every year to stimulate research in low and middle-income countries with the larger goal of enabling investigators to leverage preliminary findings and data to become the basis of a competitive extramural

Special MUSC Lecture - Surgeon Challenges in the Low Resource Environment: Working Through Systems and Quality in Africa

Ssebuufu Robinson, MD, FCS
Tuesday, June 9, 2015  at 4:00 p.m.

Drug Discovery Building, Room 110

Project OKURASE combats education, public health issues through new programs in Ghana

Project Okurase is changing the way both healthcare and education are utilized in rural Ghana, West Africa. Cynthia Swenson, PhD, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), co-directs Project OKURASE, a non-profit organization that addresses devastating effects of poverty, illness and a lack of clean water, infrastructure, medical care and education in a village of roughly 3,500 residents.

This small

MUSC team reflects on Emory University Global Health case competition

By Rahoul Ahuja

This past March, MUSC had the unique opportunity to partake in Emory’s Global Health Case Competition. The Case Competition gave students a significant global health issue to tackle—gun violence in Honduras, which is the 3rd leading cause of death in Honduras. Teams had one week to devise innovative and efficacious solutions to the problem, and would present them to judges at Emory. But here’s the catch: the teams had to comprise students from three different disciplines. MUSC’s team had three medical students, one occupational therapy student, one engineering