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MCW Global Health News

Belize Health Care Personnel Receive Emergency Medicine Training

Aug. 19 - For the fourth year, MCW’s Department of Emergency Medicine and the Office of Global Health provided formal training for doctors, nurses, and EMT personnel from Belize’s hospital with the busiest emergency department. Wauwatosa Now

MCW provides emergency medicine training to Belize’s busiest ER

Aug. 13 - A team of doctors, nurses, and EMT personnel from the nation of Belize has completed two weeks of intensive training with emergency medicine specialists in Milwaukee to strengthen the capabilities and response development of Belize’s busiest emergency department.

MCW to Provide Advanced Emergency Medicine Training to Belize Hospital Physicians, Nurses

July 30 - MCW’s Department of Emergency Medicine has entered into a relationship with the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize and the Belize Ministry of Health in which MCW will provide advanced training in emergency medicine to the hospital’s doctors and nurses. Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has the largest and busiest emergency department in Belize. The Guardian

Dr. Hargarten Named President and CEO of Milwaukee’s Center for International Health

June 18 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten has been appointed President and CEO of the Center for International Health in Milwaukee. Tech News

Dr. Stephen Hargarten appointed President and CEO of the Center for International Health

June 11 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine, Associate Dean of the Global Health Program, and Director of the Injury Research Center, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Center for International Health (CIH) in Milwaukee. He will continue to serve in all of his current MCW leadership roles.

Medical students present global research at international conference

May 28 - Second-year medical students presented outcomes of their collaborative global research studies in Washington, DC on May 10 at the fifth meeting of the Consortium of Universities of Global Health annual meeting.

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Storm chasers

In the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan, two alumni traveled to islands in the Philippines on separate medical missions to provide care to the many victims of the storm.

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

6th annual Global Health Fair planned for Feb. 27

Feb. 21 - On Thursday, Feb. 27, , the Medical College of Wisconsin medical students' Global Health Organization and Academic Affairs' Global Health Pathway will co-host the 6th annual Global Health Fair. The theme of this year's fair, which runs from 12:30-4:15 p.m., is Medicine in Conflict Zones (PDF).

“International Evidence Locker” app Designed to Record and Report International Atrocities

Feb 19 - A PBS story about human rights monitoring includes a mention of the International Evidence Locker, an app conceptualized and designed by Bonnie Freudinger, an engineer in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center. PBS

Serving special populations - Profiles in Primary Care

Primary care physicians practice on health care’s front lines, and sometimes those lines are drawn by patients’ unique needs and circumstances. In our second installment of a multipart series, some alumni who care for special populations of patients discuss their perspectives and experiences in a profession whose call of duty is often above and beyond.

MCW global health leaders invited to participate in inaugural Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

Jan. 14 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, Associate Dean for Global Health, Keith Oldham, MD, Professor of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Thomas Sato, MD, Professor of Surgery (Pediatric), and Sarah Greenberg, MD, General Surgery Resident, have been invited to participate in the inaugural Lancet Commission for Global Surgery.

Physician to Help Ethiopian Emergency Doctors

Jan 13 - M. Chris Decker, MD, is in Ethiopia helping design and set up an emergency department at the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Global Health Week 2013 recap

Dec. 09 - Thank you for all those who participated in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Global Health Week 2013. This third annual week presented 35 activities that took place here at the MCW, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital , the VA, and Carroll University.

College to Mark Global Health Week

Dec 6 - MCW will mark Global Health Week with a presentation by Dr. Martin Cetron, Captain of the U.S. Public Health Service. WauwatosaNOW

Annual Global Health Week to increase visibility of faculty global health activities

Nov. 19 - Local, national, and international experts will raise awareness of Milwaukee-based and global partnerships and initiatives during the Medical College of Wisconsin’s third annual Global Health Week, which runs Dec. 2-6.

Dr. Hargarten to Speak at UN on Strategies to Prevent Worldwide Handgun Violence

Nov 19 - The United Nations invited Dr. Stephen Hargarten to speak on strategies to prevent handgun violence worldwide. WISN-TV & WauwatosaNOW

College to Provide Program Support for the Center for International Health

Sept 17 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten will direct MCW’s program support oversight of the Center for International Health (CIH). WUWM

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