Global Health News and Events

MUSC medical student emphasizes confidence in physical exam skills

Students of medicine find themselves deferring to their physical exam skills less in the course of their medical career, and understandably so. The advent of advance diagnostics has created a schism in not only preference of test over clinical exams, but the total amount of time doctors spend with patients.

Whether they are in their third year of schooling or 20-year veterans, the physical exam seemingly becomes a lost art reinvigorated by necessity in an era of technological advances and innovation.  Eric Singhi, third year medical student at the Medical University of South

Center for Global Health awards 2015 trainee, faculty mentor global health travel grants

Trainee Global Health Grant Awardees

Sara Atkinson, College of Health Professions
Project: “Implementing the use of adaptive equipment in Nicaragua

MUSC hosts Tanzanian delegation to show commitment to African Great Lakes region

Her Excellency Ambassador Liberata Mulamula of the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania made her inaugural visit to Charleston, SC and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) on Thursday, February 5, 2015 where she took part in activities to highlight MUSC’s extensive involvement in the African Great Lakes region.

Ambassador Mulamula was accompanied by Tanzanian Economic Affairs Plenipotentiary, Paul Mwafongo in Charleston for a day’s worth of celebration to hallmark MUSC’s growing partnerships with institutions in Tanzania.

The MUSC Center for Global Health

MUSC Heart and Vascular Board of Directors hosts dinner for Tanzanian Ambassador to the U.S.

The MUSC Heart and Vascular Board of Directors hosted a dinner reception at McCrady’s Restaurant in honor of Her Excellency Ambassador Liberata Mulamula and Paul Mwafongo, Tanzanian Economic Affairs Plenipotentiary on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Jill Chalsty and Ralph Edwards, on behalf of the Heart and Vascular Board, recognized the dedication and hard work of the MUSC cardiology team led by Drs. Eric Powers and Peter Zwerner in battling heart disease in Tanzania, and reinforced their commitment to raising funds and awareness to support these efforts. 

Powers and Zwerner have been

A medical student's journey from the classroom to the field

Caroline West shared her remarks at a luncheon event for Her Excellency Ambassador Liberata Mulamula of the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania.

By Caroline West

Hello and “Karibu Sani.” Jina langu ni Caroline West and I am a third year medical student here at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). It is an honor to speak to such a distinguished group of individuals today. Last July, I traveled to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for three weeks as part of Dr. Michael Sweat's

Granola Bars, Patience and Perseverance in Tanzania

Ashley Waring, MD shared her experience in Tanzania with Her Excellency Ambassador of the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Liberata Mulamula and Tanzanian Economic Affairs Plenipotentiary, Paul Mwafongo during a dinner reception hosted by MUSC's Heart and Vascular Board of Directors.

By Ashley Waring, MD

My name is Ashley Waring, and I’m currently an Internal Medicine intern at MUSC.  I want to start with a few words I heard many times in Tanzania, “Karibu,” which means “welcome”. And I

MUSC surgeon receives prestigious American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism Award
Joseph Sakran, MD, MPH, critical care surgeon in the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), recently received the 2014 American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism Award for his extensive work in low- and middle-income countries. This award is given in recognition of those surgeons who are committed to giving back to society by making significant contributions to
MUSC researcher explores health benefits of yoga

The start of the New Year is always rife with changes and challenges—most of which languish by St. Valentine’s Day. Many of them involve diet and exercise. A Journal of Clinical Psychology study shows that the “Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for 2014” were related to weight loss and increased health through dieting and fitness routines.

While it is important to focus on

MUSC professor evaluates impact of HIV testing programs in East and West Africa

To find solutions to twenty-first century public health problems, collaboration is more important than ever. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) lists “teamwork” as its first example of an approach to improving health care coordination. This shift from volume-based to value-based care is firmly taking hold, albeit with the rightful nudge from government and consumer advocates.

The necessary evaluation components of public health and medical programs often require global,

Video: Experts at MUSC talk Ebola preparedness

Ebola Virus Disease has claimed more than 6,300 lives and is still raging through West Africa. Although public health and medical experts have improved some of the conditions and there is noticeable progress in the affected countries, risks still abound. Experts at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) outlined the risks, strategies to mitigate these risks, and the need for appropriate public health preparedness and response. To view recommendations

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