Global Health News and Events

MUSC College of Medicine graduate completes prestigious GE/NMF International Medical Scholars Program

Necessity—truly—is the mother of invention. Consequently, practical and successful interventions are, in most cases, found in the poorest settings around the world where resources are strained. The results of public health and medical interventions abroad account for many best practices for health care systems in the developed world. Treating rare diseases, applying cost-effective tests and procedures, use of appropriate technologies in low resource regions have

Chief resident reflects on residency program in Tanzania

By Brystol Henderson

After multiple plane changes and more than 60 hours of total travel time, we landed safely in
Mwanza late in the evening. We arrived to find that the Serengeti house, our intended destination, was “full” with

MUSC medical student takes on cause of World No Tobacco Day, observed May 31

By Rahoul Ahuja

Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer along healthcare professionals in developing countries, work with global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and also conduct research in Argentina. Through these experiences, I’ve not only cultivated a passion for global health, but have also found that international traveling is very humbling, and really broadens your perspective.By Rahoul Ahuja

DHA graduate recognizes global influences in healthcare IT

Conventional wisdom holds that once a student graduates, the worst is over. No more long nights studying. No more Socratic or didactic learning. Spending inordinate amounts of time on research papers just for course credit is now a thing of the past. Adrienne Hunter, DHA, MS, the first graduate of the Doctor of Health Administration - Information Systems program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), continues

MUSC anesthesiology chair provides global learning through residency program in Tanzania

Coffin shops line the route to Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania. Passersby view the merchants, fashioning their products for all but certain sales, as they come and go through Mwanza, a northern city on the shoreline of Lake Victoria. The shops portend the most common perception of patient outcomes after being admitted to Bugando Medical Center for largely

MUSC medical student combats education, pediatric health issues in rural India

By Janie Thomas

Vasanthan Kuppuswamy had already caught the vision as early as the sixth grade. He was teaching English in rural villages as a way to connect with and help his homeland. He worked in the village where his father grew up, and many of his relatives still reside in those hills. After his initial summer visit teaching English, he decided to make this a yearly trip, and since

MUSC International Picnic 2014

A great time was had by MUSC internationals and their families at the International Picnic on Sunday, May 6, 2014. Delicious food was served, fun games were played and it couldn't have been the great success that it was without our students, scholars, friends and their families. 

Thank you all for your support! Enjoy the above pictures. 

MUSC Center for Global Health announces 2014 Global Health Faculty Pilot grant recipients

MUSC Center for Global Health (CGH) recently awarded six faculty members global health seed funding of up to $20,000 to support global health research projects in low and middle-income countries.  The CGH’s goal in releasing these funds is to bolster our faculty’s ability to collect vital preliminary data needed to secure extramural funding from governmental, private or non-governmental sources. Awardees were selected from a diverse pool of exceptional submissions through a competitive peer-review process. The following are 2014 Global Health Pilot Grant recipients.

MUSC cardiologists foster sustainability through training at advanced cardiac care center in Tanzania

Borders are disappearing due to increasing globalization of ideas, culture and technology. Health conditions found in remote locations abroad are—now more than ever—comparable to those seen in the rural United States. With these emerging phenomena, a new global health threat continues to permeate throughout the world: non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 35 million people die from NCDs every year, totaling roughly 66 percent of the world’s deaths. Western diets and lifestyles closely mirror those now seen in

MUSC student pioneers lipidomics research in catfish

By Janie Thomas

What do South African crocodiles, sharp-toothed catfish and humans have in common? They are all, in a sense, exposed to the same effluvia.

A research project spearheaded by Theresa Cantu, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC

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