Global Health News & Events Archives
Global Health Week 2012 recap
MCW Pediatric Pathologist awarded 2012 Fogarty GEOHealth Hubs Planning Grant
On November 5, 2012, the Einstein’s Global Health Center (GHC) hosted a national conference that brought together administrators and faculty running prominent U.S. academic global health centers (GHC) to share their hard-won wisdom with colleagues at other institutions interested in organizing programs of their own. MCW Global Health Program Manager, Tifany Frazer served on the steering committee.
National Hispanic Heritage Month 2012
New Report: An Investigation of Suicides among Bhutanese Refugees
Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness: A Joint Program of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School & Harvard School of Public Health.
Paula North, MD, PhD, Professor and Chief of Pediatric Pathology, has been awarded a 2012 Fogarty GEOHealth Hubs Planning Grant along with partners, Dr. Luis Minaya of the Peruvian NIH (Institute Nacional de Salud) and Luis Vasquez, MD, President of the Yantalo Peru Foundation.
Laura Cassidy, MS, PhD, author on article entitled: Untreated surgical conditions in Sierra Leone: a cluster randomised, cross-sectional, countrywide survey
Cecilia Hillard, PhD, Director Neuroscience Research Center and Professor Pharmacology awarded a grant from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation with Dr. Akirav Irit, Haifa University to understand role of endogenous cannabinoid signaling in fear extinction and learning.
Jill Owczarzak, PhD, Assistant Professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and investigator in the Center for AIDS Intervention Research received multi-million dollar, four-year grant from NIH to implement and evaluate evidence-based HIV prevention strategies in Ukraine. View feature
Sandra Johnson, Cancer Center co-authors New England Journal of Medicine article on HIV prevention in Botswana. View feature
Tuong (Van) Nguyen (M3) abstract "An Assessment of the "Helmet for Kids" Program in Vietnam" accepted for 2012 American Academy of Family Physicians' Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, Minneapolis, September (Dr. Peter Layde, PI)
Kathleen Hemauer (M3), abstract "Retrospective Study of Opioid and Adjuvant Pain Medication in Ugandan Hospice Patients" accepted for 19th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, October (Dr. Lauren Wiebe, PI)
UW doctor helping build hospital in Ecuador Dr. David Gaus featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The article announces Andean Health & Development's second hospital project in Santo Domingo, Ecuador, and the expansion of the training program for local Family Physicians.
The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has elected Kulwinder Dua, MD, DMSc, FACP, FRCP to serve on their International Committee. Dr. Dua is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
"BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY"
- Cultural Market: March 27, 12:00—1:00pm, MCW Cafeteria Corridors
- Quiz Bowl: March 28, 12:00—1:00 pm, HRC Auditorium
- Cultural Fashion Show: March 29, 12:00—1:00 pm, Alumni Center
Organized by the Diversity Advisory Committee, Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity, the Office of Student Affairs and Diversity, Student Spring Planning Committee, and The Institute for Health and Society Global Health Program
For more information please contact:
Alicia Moore at 414-955-8626 or email@example.com
2013 Global Health & Innovation Conference (Unite For Sight)
April 13-14, 2013
Yale University, New Haven, CT
MCW 5th Annual Global Health Fair
Thursday, Feb 28, 2013
2nd Annual Latin American and Caribbean Global Health Conference
January 9-11, 2013
University of Chile in Santiago
Taste of Uganda will raise money for Grandmothers Beyond Borders (PDF)
Saturday, October 20
Christ King Church Hall (92nd and Center)
Humanities in Medicine: The Dark Girls Documentary-Clinical Implications
September 30, 2012, 3-5pm
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Refugee Women's Health: Reproductive Health and Family Planning
September 13, 2012
A Community Dialogue on Race and Racism
August 4, 2012, 2-5p
Black Health Coalition
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center-Waukesha Grand Opening
August 23, 2012, 11am
309 E North St, Waukesha
International Women's Day
Mount Mary College
March 11, 2012, 2-5pm
Spring Festival of Cultures
March 21-23, 2012
Activities at a Glance:
Learn about the diverse cultures and countries that are the students, faculty and staff of the MCW during the Cultural Market.
Test your knowledge of the world we live in. Four-person teams will compete to demonstrate their global acumen at the Quiz Bowl.
Experience fashion, music and dance performances. Students, faculty and staff take to the runway in traditional and cultural clothing for a Fashion Show.
Also enjoy live musical and dance performances and food from around the world!
Fourth Annual Global Health Fair: Sexual and Reproductive Health
Kerigan Auditorium, MCW
February 16, 12:30-4pm
RSVP to Zara Khan
View the agenda here
Documentary Film Screening, Lisa Russell MPH
February 15, 7:30-8:30pm
December 6, 2011, 7-8:30pm
A Conversation with Freed Iranian Doctors: Kamiar and Arash Alaei
In Celebration of Human Rights Day
UWM Wisconsin Room Lounge
2200 East Kenwood Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
November 28-December 2, 2011
Global Health Week
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November 28-December 2, 2011
International Photo Competition
The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Global Health Program is kicking off with a bang! As part of its week-long launch across the MCW campus, the Global Health Organization is hosting an international photo competition to display the work of our talented medical community. We are seeking your photos from health-related trips abroad. These photos will be exhibited all week in the lobby outside the MCW cafeteria from November 28 – December 2. The public will vote for 3 talented winners who will be awarded a prize!
Please submit up to 3 photos in .jpeg electronic format to firstname.lastname@example.org by: Friday, November 11 at noon
October 7, 2011, 12-1 pm
Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds – Dean Roe Auditorium Panel of Italian Physicians Presenting
Rossella Maggi, PH, is one of the cofounders of AIM (Association for Integrative Medicine). She teaches posturology and practices posturology and physical therapy Daniela Jurisic, MD – Assistant Clinical Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Crisitiano Gandini, MD Staff Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care and Pain Clinic, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano (University Hospital), Co-Founder and President, Association for Active Integrative Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin.
October 17, 2011, 12-1pm
Health Opportunities in Alto Cayma, Peru
Fr. Alex Busuttil, Executive Director Alto Cayma Mission
MACC Fund Classroom 3075
Father Alex Busuttil, executive director of Alto Cayma Mission from southern Peru is visiting the Milwaukee area. On the outskirts of Arequipa, Peru is a community driven to improve its health. The Alto Cayma mission provides consistent and culturally sensitive health care delivery which includes a primary care clinic with dental and eye care, a day care center for children, a mobile meals program, vocational programs, a community center with training classrooms and a computer lab.
This mission in Alto Cayma has had a significant amount of support from entities from Wisconsin Rotarians, Mt. Mary College and the Columbia College of Nursing and the Affinity Health Care System Foundation of the Fox Valley.
Participants who attend this lecture will:
Gain knowledge about the health issues of the Alto Cayma region
Learn about global health initiatives being conducted in rural Arequipa
Hear about opportunities to get involved
Sept 20, 2011, noon – 1 pm, Medical Education Building, 2nd floor - M2050
Pandemic Vaccine Allocation: Bioethics & Medical Humanities Seminar
Thomas C. May, PhD; Associate Professor of Bioethics & Medical Humanities Graduate Program Director Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities Institute for Health & Society Medical College of Wisconsin
Register: Please e-mail Diane Kramer at email@example.com
1.0 CME Hour is available
September 9-11, 2011
Midwestern Global Health Conference
Building Global Well-Being: the quest for sustainable solutions
For more information click here
Sept 7, 2011, 4pm-5pm, Froedtert Hospital, 6NT Conference Room.
Global Health Interest Group Gathering
Dr. Jackie Nohl presents the History of Hillside Health Care in Belize and next steps for academic involvement
Everyone on campus is welcome.
August 22, 2011, 4:30pm, Dean Roe Auditorium Froedtert West
“Surging Prevalence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Gulf States and Healthcare Delivery in Bahrain”
Aug 17, 2011, noon – 1 pm, North Tower Conference Room - N2209 (live)
Or Aug 18, 2011, 2pm-3 pm Dean Roe Auditorium (recording)
Global Health ––A Nepali Perspective
Dr. Theodore MacKinney will share his 12 year experience working in Nepal at Community Cultural Rounds in August. Remember this course serves as a preceptor update and is eligible for one nursing contact hour.
Register: On the Learning Center
1.0 Nursing Contact Hour is available
July 20, 2011, 12pm-1pm
July 21, 2pm-3pm
Froedtert's Community Cultural Rounds "The Vietnamese Patient - Perceptions, Customs and Beliefs
Froedtert's Community Cultural Rounds are a series of diversity related educational sessions open to all campus staff. The goal is to expand staff members knowledge on various cultures that they may encounter.
Froedtert North Tower
Conference Dionna Gavin, Phone: 805-5315; firstname.lastname@example.org
July 6, 2011, 4pm-5pm
Global Health Interest Group Gathering
Everyone is welcome.
Froedtert Hospital, 6NT Conference Room. The Conference Room is near the West Hospital “E” elevator on the 6th floor.
May 25, 2011
Johns Hopkins Scholar Induction Ceremony
Dr. Stephen Hargarten has been selected as a Johns Hopkins Scholar. The Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, which was established in 1967, honors former postdoctoral fellows and junior or visiting faculty of Johns Hopkins University who have shown distinction and excellence in their fields of study. The Society inducts 15 new members each year.
May 23, 2011, 12:30pm-1pm
Overview of the MCW Global Health Program
Global Health Program leadership will give a brief presentation on the development of this emerging Program as well as a vision for MCW's involvement in global health locally and internationally
MCW Kerrigan Auditorium
May 13, 2011, 1pm-4pm
MCW Faculty and Students Present their Global Health Efforts in Research, Education, Clinical Care and Public Health
MCW HRC H1310
May 11, 2011, online
The launch of Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020
Approximately 1.3 million people die in road traffic crashes every years, and between 20 and 50 million are injured or disabled. Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in March 2010, the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 offers a unique opportunity to address road this safety crisis over the next ten years.
May 10, 2011, 4pm
Reaching for the Triple Aim: Implementing the Affordable Care Act
Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, is the invited lecturer for the 13th annual Robert and June Becker Lecture. Formerly, Dentzer served on the Board of Directors of the Global Health Council and was its chair from 2008-2010.
MCW Health Research Center Auditorium
May 4, 2011, 4pm-5pm
Global Health Interest Group: Palliative Care of Cancer Patients in Uganda
Lauren Wiebe, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
Froedtert Hospital, North Tower (2NT) Conference Rm
March 22, 2011, 11am-2pm
Festival of Cultures: Cultural Market
Learn about the diverse cultures and countries that are the students, faculty and staff of the MCW.
MCW cafeteria corridors
March 23, 2011, 12pm-1pm
Festival of Cultures: Quiz Bowl
Test your knowledge of the world we live in. Four-person teams will compete to demonstrate their global acumen.
MCW Alumni Center
March 24, 2011, 12pm-1pm
Festival of Cultures: Fashion Show & Music Performance
Experience fashion, music and dance performances. Students, faculty and staff take to the runway in traditional and cultural clothing. Enjoy live musical and dance performances.
MCW Alumni Center
February 11, 2011, 12pm-4pm
Global Health Fair
The medical students' Global Health Organization's sponsored annual fair, this year's focus is global issues in mental health. The public is welcome.
MCW Alumni Center.