Medical students present global research at international conference

May 28, 2014 College News - 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.

Their research was mentored by Institute for Health and Society faculty with secondary appointments: Drs. Lauren Wiebe and Jackie Kuzminski. The students’ research was funded by the Kohler Family Foundation through the Dr. Elaine Kohler Summer Academy of Global Health Research program managed by the Global Health Program. Other MCW faculty’s progress to enhance both UME and GME pre- and post- global health elective training requirements were also presented at this meeting.

The projects presented are listed blow, followed by the student, mentor and partner:

Validating a Need for a Teledermatology Partnership in the Toledo District of Belize
Melanie Bobbs, M2
Dr. Jackie Kuzminski, Pediatrics
Partner: Hillside Healthcare International, Belize

A Pilot Study Tracking Spiritual Well-Being of Patients at Hospice Africa Uganda
Kristin Cercone, M2
Dr. Lauren Wiebe, Medicine
Partner: Hospice Africa Uganda, Kampala

Preparing locally to learn globally:  the development of a joint UME and GME preparatory curriculum for global health electives
Drs. Nicole St Clair, Jackie Kuzminski, Tom May, Ted MacKinney and Chris Mol, Tifany Frazer
Partner: Patan Hospital, Nepal

Pediatric residency global health educators partner with the Association of Pediatric Program Directors to refine, share and promote global health education nationwide
Drs. Nicole St Clair, Jackie Kuzminski, Pediatrics

Additionally, Dr. Hargarten was an invited speaker on a panel representing strong academic global health programs during a pre-conference event on The Future of Global Health: Building Better Professionals and Programs sponsored by USAID and the Public Health Institute.

Melanie Bobbs, M2Kristin Cercone, M2

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