Global Health News and Events

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

Student Trainee Travel Grant Presentation - April 10, 2014

Join the MUSC community for the MUSC Center for Global Health Student Trainee Travel Grant Presentations. Lunch is provided. 

Geoff Bloomquist
Fourth year dental medicine student
College of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

MUSC International Bazaar 2014 - Taste the Nations

Join the MUSC community Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Horseshoe from 11:00am-1:30pm as we celebrate international culture and cuisine. Also, learn about the work our students are doing in other countries. There will be delicious food, great music and amazing dances!

For more information, contact Rebeca Mueller at 843-792-2156 or 

MUSC surgeon tests Google Glass for global surgical care, education improvements

Imagine having the ability to transmit real-time surgical instruction from the U.S. to Nepal without a firm proficiency of Nepali, the official language of Nepal. Imagine being briefed on a patient’s condition—CTs, medical history, MRIs—en route to an emergency operation, where time is a competing element. Now, imagine a medical trainee, in the U.S. or Kenya, viewing the previously mentioned surgical events in a

MUSC Associate Dean encourages students to serve with open hearts, open minds

If there is one message J. Mark Barry, DDS, MBA, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), would like to impart on future mission trip travelers, it is to appreciate the privileges that afford them opportunities to serve abroad in low and middle income countries.

Center for Global Health awards 2014 trainee, faculty mentor global health travel grants

Trainee Global Health Grant Awardees

Nana Assah, College of Pharmacy
Project: “Developing a Partnership between Okurase and MUSC through a Volunteer Health Organization

Originally from Ghana, Assah has an extensive background in the sciences, mostly biochemistry. This led him to pursue an advanced

MUSC women share their inspiring stories for International Women's Day 2014

By Janie Thomas

“No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid.”
~Lupita Nyong’o
2014 Academy Award winner for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, 12 Years a Slave

International Women’s Day
will be celebrated around the world on March 8, 2014 to increase awareness for women’s equality;

MUSC to host annual Hoops for Hope basketball tournament

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is hosting its annual Hoops for Hope basketball tournament on April 26th, 2014. This event will be held in the College of Charleston’s TD Arena, and will feature the area’s finest free throw shooters and ballers. The prize for winning the 3-on-3 tournament and free throw competition is $1,500 and $500, respectively!

The money raised through this event will help support mental health treatment, research, and training at

MUSC professor encourages student support, mentorship

Adjusting to life as a student in the health professions can be difficult. What’s more, time and resources become increasingly threadbare for students completing coursework, participating in extracurricular programs and managing personal affairs.  In combination, these responsibilities deeply impact students’ psyches and raises stress levels.

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