Global Health News and Events

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.

Donors Cure gives biomedical researchers alternative funding source

Scientists are, as Albert Einstein described himself, “passionately curious” about breaking new ground in their respective fields.

MUSC women share stories of inspiration for International Women's Day 2015

“If society will not admit of a woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled.”
~Elizabeth Blackwell - the first woman to become a medical doctor in the US

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.

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

Trainee Global Health Grant Awardees

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