Global Health News and Events

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.

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.

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.

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.

MUSC team reflects on Emory University Global Health case competition

By Rahoul Ahuja

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.

Where are we going? MUSC travel by the numbers

MUSC physicians consult cases to demonstrate power of telemedicine in Uganda, Honduras

On a rare occasion you might find a pediatrician, neurologist, dermatologist and emergency medicine physician meeting to provide in-suite case consultations. Rarer still is this assemblage of highly skill healthcare professionals working together to diagnose patients remotely at clinics in Honduras and Uganda simultaneously.  The Honduran and Ugandan clinics are roughly 2,985 and 7,397 miles from Charleston, respectively.

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