MUSC Global Health Week March 30-April 2, 2020

 The MUSC Global Health Week (March 30 – April 5) has been cancelled.  Our external speakers faced travel restrictions by their respective institutions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In addition, we are following the university’s guidance to promote social distancing and to cancel or postpone large, group non-academic events. 

We are very sorry that we have to cancel the weeklong series of events, and we thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashlee Fowler (

From research to diverse art initiatives, a growing number of innovative interventions are improving access to high-quality health care for vulnerable populations worldwide.  Join us to hear how researchers, health care professionals, advocates and artists are addressing global health inequities and breaking down barriers around stigma. 
This weeklong series of events features keynote speaker Dr. Roger l. Glass, MD, PhD, Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research at the National Institutes of Health. Be sure to register for events you plan to attend throughout the week! Deadline is March 25th. 

Monday, March 30

Wheelchair Access in Uganda
HIV Oral Self-Testing Kits in Tanzania
Center for Global Health Travel Grantee Presentations
12 PM – 1 PM |   Colbert Library EL 103
For Sama:  Film Screening
This award-winning documentary is an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. The story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while conflict rises around her.
6 PM - 8 PM  |  Basic Science Auditorium BS100

Tuesday, March 31

  Keynote Speaker
Why Global Health Matters: New Insights into the 21st Century
Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD
Associate Director of International Research
National Institutes of Health
12 PM - 1 PM  |   Bioengineering BE 110
Dr. Glass graduated from Harvard College in 1967, received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the University of Buenos Aires in 1967, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1972. He joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1977 as a medical officer assigned to the Environmental Hazards Branch. He was a Scientist at the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh (icddr,b) from 1979-1983 and returned to Sweden where he received his doctorate from the University of Goteborg. In 1984, he joined the National Institutes of Health Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, where he worked on the molecular biology of rotavirus. In 1986, Dr. Glass returned to the CDC to become Chief of the Viral Gastroenteritis Unit at the National Center for Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Glass's research interests are in the prevention of gastroenteritis from rotaviruses and noroviruses through the application of novel scientific research. He has maintained field studies in India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Russia, Vietnam, China and elsewhere. His research has been targeted toward epidemiologic studies to anticipate the introduction of rotavirus vaccines. He is fluent and often lectures in five languages.

Wednesday, April 1

Can Art Save Lives?
12 PM - 1 PM |  Bioengineering BE110
Diverse art initiatives are powerful tools for challenging stigma against people living with HIV/AIDS, one of the most formidable barriers to fighting the epidemic. Learn more about Through Positive Eyes, a collaborative photo-storytelling project by 130 people living with HIV/AIDS in 10 cities around the world. 
David Gere, PhD
Director, UCLA Art & Global Health Center 
Lynnea Lawson 
Los Angeles Artivist (artist-activist)

Thursday, April 2

Global Health Speed Networking Student Event 
4 PM - 5:30 PM | Bioengineering BE 112 | Registration required
. Registration is limited to 40 students. 
Sponsored by MUSC Center for Global Health 
All events during the week have been approved by the MUSC Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to count towards the MUSC D&I Leadership requirement.  In order to receive credit for the courses, attendees must register for events in advance, and will be checked off during day-of sign-in.
Click here to register.