Global Health News and Events

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

MUSC International Bazaar excites the senses

By J. Ryne Danielson

MUSC’s International Bazaar was held Thursday, April 23 in the horseshoe. The annual event celebrates the richness of cultures represented on MUSC’s campus with food, crafts and performances from around the world.

One hundred sixteen flags were arrayed around the Horseshoe. Of those, 86 represented students, faculty, or staff at MUSC.

Emcees for the event were Delia Voronca, a Public Health Sciences student from Romania, and Janina Wilmskoetter, a College of Health Professions student from Germany. The two are co-presidents of the

Where are we going? MUSC travel by the numbers

Registration of global travel by MUSC faculty, staff, trainees and students has increased markedly since the university and the Center for Global Health (CGH) implemented a mandatory international travel registration program in early 2014. MUSC recognizes the need for travel security and health safeguards to protect employees while they are in the field. In January 2014, MUSC adopted the