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Annual MCW Global Health Week to increase visibility of faculty efforts from Neighborhoods to Nations

Nov. 25 - Local, national, and international experts will raise awareness of global health efforts during the Medical College of Wisconsin’s fifth annual Global Health Week, which runs Nov. 30-Dec. 4.

MCW Global Health Week event itinerary posted

Oct. 20 - We invite you to take a sneak peek at the diverse events occurring during the fifth annual Global Health Week at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

MCW to host inaugural conference on Refugee and Immigrant Health and Wellness

Oct. 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is hosting a two-day inaugural Refugee and Immigrant Health and Wellness conference focused on improving access to resources for those who work with diverse refugee and recent immigrant populations.

Zambia begins Family Medicine training with the help of MCW faculty member

Aug. 24 - In July, the University of Zambia’s Board of Regents formally approved the country’s first training curriculum for Family Medicine physicians. Jim Sanders, MD, associate professor of family and community medicine, has held a leadership position in family medicine’s development in Zambia since working there as a Fulbright Scholar in 2013.

Dr. Hargarten Calls for Background Checks on Gun Purchases to Curb Teen Access

Aug. 31 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine; Associate Dean for Global Health; Director, Injury Research Center) tells WisconsinWatch (as reported in the Appleton Post Crescent) that restricting access to guns for young people would be an important step in curbing youth gun violence. He recommends background checks for all gun purchases noting that this step would cut access to firearms by young people. WisconsinWatch is published by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Post Crescent

M-4 Student Sean Degmetich Describes How MCW Students Aided Nepal Earthquake Victims

May 19 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, MCW M-4 student Sean Degmetich and Dr. Theodore MacKinney (Medicine – General Internal) describe how nine MCW Global Health Pathway students and one internal medicine resident provided medical assistance following a devastating earthquake in Nepal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Medical Student Describes Devastation Witnessed from Nepal Earthquake

May 13 - Sean Degmetich, an M-4 student, tells NBC-TV/Channel 4 about the devastation he and his MCW classmates witnessed after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The MCW medical students, who were in Nepal as part of their Global Health Pathway program, helped treat earthquake victims. WTMJ 620

Medical Students, Resident in Nepal Volunteer Care for Earthquake Victims

May 6 - Nine MCW medical students and one resident in internal medicine studying in Nepal are safe after a deadly earthquake struck that nation last week. The medical students are in MCW’s Global Health Pathway. 620WTMJ and Milwaukee Journal

90 Wisconsinites Have Been Monitored for Ebola

Feb. 25 - Wisconsin Public Radio reports that 90 people in Wisconsin have been monitored for possible Ebola; none have tested positive. Froedtert & MCW Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and UW Hospital/American Family Children’s Hospital are Wisconsin’s federally-designated Category One hospitals that are prepared to care for patients diagnosed with Ebola. WPR

Ebola - Lessons Learned, the focus of 7th annual Global Health Fair on Feb. 26

Feb. 9 - The 7th annual Global Health Fair will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, from 1 – 4:30 p.m., in the Kerrigan Auditorium.

Global Health Week 2014 recap

Dec. 9 - Thank you for all those who participated in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Global Health Week 2014 Dec. 1-5.

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