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The 10th annual MCW Global Health Week 2020 dates are November 30-December 4. Check back frequently for the list of events which are currently being developed. 

The objectives of Global Health Week are:

  • Increase the visibility of faculty's global health activities in education, research, patient care and community engagement.
  • Raise awareness of local and international partnerships that are addressing global health issues from neighborhoods to nations.

All events are co-sponsored by MCW departments, offices and centers. Topic areas intentionally cross all of our missions of clinical care, research, education and community engagement.

Since 2011 the week’s events have hosted over 6,000 participants.

Global Health Week is an opportunity to co-promote the diverse communities our faculty, staff, and partners are serving to advance health. We anticipate that together, we can continue to share credible, collaborative, and mutually beneficial efforts in global health from neighborhoods to nations.

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Monday, November 30

12:00 pm-1:15 pm | Department of Surgery, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery

“MCW Faculty’s Efforts in Eastern Africa”


Dr. Chris Dodgion, Associate Professor of Surgery - Hawassa University Hospital, Ethiopia
Dr. Kulwinder Dua, Professor of Medicine - St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia
Dr. Kirsten Beyer, Associate Professor of Epidemiology -  Makerere University, Uganda 
Dr. Ben Weston, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine - Government of Tanzania, Tanzania 
Dr. Karolyn Wanat, Assistant Professor of Dermatology - Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
Dr. Sabina Siddique, Assistant Professor of Surgery - Kenya Relief, Kenya 
Dr. Leonard Egede, Professor of Medicine - University of Nairobi, Kenya 
Dr. Bruce Campbell, Professor of Otolaryngology - Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenya
Dr. Kyle Van Arendonk, Assistant Professor of Surgery - AIC Kijabe Hospital/Bethany Kids in Kijabe, Kenya
Dr. Lyle Joyce, Professor of Surgery - Tenwek Hospital, Kenya

Virtual: Zoom

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5:15-6:30 pm | Office of Global Health

“Program Kickoff for the GME Scholars in Global Health”


Dr. Stephen Humphrey, Assistant Professor Dermatology
Dr. Mac Longo, Assistant Professor Radiation Oncology

Virtual: Zoom


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Tuesday, December 1

12:00 pm-1:00 pm | Bioethics & Medical Humanities Grand Rounds 

“Poverty and Mental Health in Post-War Countries: The case of Uganda and Sierra Leone”

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Abdul Shour, PhD in Public and Community Health doctoral student 
Ronald Anguzu, PhD in Public and Community Health doctoral student

Virtual: Webex

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5:00-6:00 pm | Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences Grand Rounds

“The Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) - 25 years of surgical training and its impact on the African continent.”


Dr. Thomas Robey, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences

Virtual: Zoom

Wednesday, December 2

7:00-7:45 am | Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Comfort mission for COVID -19: Vanquishing The Virus”

Lyon Roger


Dr. Roger M. Lyon, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Virtual: Zoom 
Meeting ID: 950 7032 3243; Passcode: rfbD+^#7


10:00-11:00 am | Master of Science (MS) in Global Health Equity Program

“MS in Global Health Equity Open House”



Kelli Brown, Coordinator

Dr. Laura Cassidy, Founding Director 

Virtual: Zoom

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5:00-6:15 pm | Faculty Development Seminar

“From Passion to Profession: Global Health in Academic Medicine”

Faculty Development Seminar


Dr. Jennifer Apps, Assistant Provost of Faculty Affairs 

David Evans, Faculty Affairs Administrative Manager

Dr. Libby Schroeder, Assistant Professor of Surgery / Trauma and Critical Care

Virtual: Zoom

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Thursday, December 3

10:30-11:30 am | Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Many Paths Down an International Road: How to Incorporate Global Health into an Academic Emergency Medicine Career”

Ian B. K. Martin, MD, MBA, FACEPAmy Zosel, MDJonathan Wiese, MD, RDMS, RMSKMichael Decker, MD, MPHStephen Hargarten, MD, MPH

Dr. Ian B.K. Martin, Professor, Chair of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Amy Zosel, Director, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jon Wiese, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Chris Decker, Professor; Interim Vice Chair for Clinical Operations
Dr. Steve Hargarten, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Dean for Global Health

Virtual: Zoom Meeting ID: 920 2770 6795; Passcode: afG!M07G


1:00-4:00 pm | Global Health Pathway Core Session

COVID-19 Management and Outcomes in Milwaukee and the World”

Dr. Mary Beth Graham, Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Associate Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Medical Director, Infection Prevention & Control Froedtert Hospital

Dr. Kellie Snooks, Pediatric Critical Care Fellow

Darren Rausch, Greenfield Health Department Director

Virtual: Webex


Friday, December 4

8:00-9:00 am | Medicine Grand Rounds

“Pandemics of the Past Century: How History Can Prepare Us for the Future”

Mary Beth Graham, MDGundacker_Nathan3

Dr. Mary Beth Graham, Associate Chief, Professor of Medicine / Infectious Disease
Dr. Nathan Gundacker, Assistant Professor of Medicine / Infectious Disease

Virtual: WebEx Meeting number: 120 945 8274; Password: 1234

12:00 pm-1:00 pm | Pathology Grand Rounds

“It Takes a Village: Providing International Pediatric Pathology Services in a Resource-Limited Setting”

Jason Jarzembowski, MD, PhD 


Dr. Jason Jarzembowski, Vice Chair, Chief, and Professor, Pediatric Pathology




"For the First Time, the World has Committed to Eliminate a Cancer"



Dr. Mauricio Maza, Executive Director, Basic Health International

Virtual: Webex RSVP:

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12:00 pm-1:00 pm | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds

“Global Rehabilitation: Your Role (If You Live on the Globe)”


Dr. Andrew J. Haig, Professor Emeritus of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The University of Michigan; Staff Physician, Haig Physical Medicine, PLC; President, Haig Consulting; Consultant, Vivametrica
Virtual: Webex or call: 1-844-992-4726, Access code: 968 386 586

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Monday, December 7 | 8:15-9:00 am | Center for Infectious Disease Research

“What’s New and Cool in HIV and Hepatitis C”



Dr. Leslie Cockerham, Assistant Professor Medicine/Infectious Disease; Vice President of Medical Affairs, Vivent Health

Virtual, WebEx





Friday, December 11 | 11:00 am-12: 15 pm | Office of Global Health

“The 2020 Dr. Elaine Kohler Summer Academy of Global Health Research Scholars Present: Outcomes and Next Steps”


Gifty Marfowaa, - Examining the Relationship Between Wealth and Diabetes across Six Countries
Michael Hii - Health outcomes of coal power in Wisconsin and benefits of renewable energy sources
Hannah Racicot - Access to mental health care and initiatives to improve health care in Rwanda
Lauren Tostrud - Mental health status in Rwanda following the genocide HIV adherence in children of mothers with HIV
Kia Lechleitner - Professional Perspectives on HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control in Women Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Uganda
Megan Yee - Assessing the feasibility and acceptability of a teledermatology platform in Tanzania
Quamaine Bond - Improving dermatology specialty outreach services in remote areas of Tanzania using teledermatology and teledermatopathology
Emily Krueger - Quality improvement for COPD patients in a Nepal hospital ER Perceived
Emily Nylen - Attitudes of new mothers towards preventive immunizations
Cassandre Krier - Impact of COVID-19 on MCW Medical Students

Virtual: Zoom