Global Health News and Events

New Haiti orthopedic surgery residency rotation and education exchange provides bi-directional training opportunities

You do not need to look beyond the western hemisphere for stories of national resilience in the developing world.

Global Health Clinical Elective in Tanzania Block 8 (January 28-February 22, 2019) RFA

Scholarship and Placement Limited to Two (2) Fourth-Year Medical Students
Application Deadline: June 12, 2018 at 5 pm EST
Earliest Anticipated Award Date: July 20, 2018

College of Medicine Global Health Elective in Tanzania

Course Description
This course is a four-week clinical elective in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and designed for fourth-year medical students with a genuine interest in global health and in caring for underserved populations.  

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.

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).

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.

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.

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