MCW Office of Global Health

12th Annual MCW Global Health Week | November 28 – December 2

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View the full schedule of events for MCW Global Health Week 2022 (PDF)

Global Health Week objectives:

  1. Increase visibility of faculty’s global health efforts in community engagement, education, patient care, and research; and
  2. 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.

Books for Chance

Consider bringing gently used or new, multi-cultural children’s books to collection bins in the HRC for local refugee children’s literary efforts. Thank you!

3rd Sort and Pack Event for Medical Humanitarian Efforts
Saturday, December 3 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America and Rotary Club of Milwaukee

Volunteers, especially medical professionals, are needed to identify donations and sort the supplies by clinical specialty for 3 shifts: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 2 – 5 p.m.
Sign up form

Location: W204 N13125 Goldendale Road; Germantown, WI

Pre-Week Events

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Monday, February 28 | The Latest Word on Medicine Podcast

The Latest Word on Medicine Radio Program

"Global Surgery and Dr. Paul Farmer"

Department of Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

Listen to the podcast

Wednesday, October 5 | 7 – 8 a.m.

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Grand Rounds

“Global Cataract Blindness: Challenges, Solutions, and Participation”

Dr. David Khorram
Director Global Ophthalmology
University of Virginia

View the session

Wednesday, October 5 | 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Surgery Grand Rounds

“Global Partnerships: Experiences and Lessons Learned”

Dr. Abebe Bekele
Deputy Vice Chancellor
Dean, School of Medicine
Professor of General and Thoracic Surgery
University of Global Health Equity
Rwanda

View the session

Wednesday, November 9 | 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Radiation Oncology MCW-CMC Vellore India Virtual Grand Rounds

“CMC Vellore India Radiation Oncology Presents Challenging Head And Neck Cancer Case”

Arvind S, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Dr. Ida B. Scudder Cancer Centre
Christian Medical College (CMC)
Vellore, India

Virtual: Teams

Wednesday, November 16 | 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Neurosurgery MCW-CMC Vellore India Virtual Grand Rounds

“Cerebrovascular Case Discussions From Vellore India to Froedtert”

Dr. Hirad Hedayat
Associate Professor and Chief
Neurotrauma and Vascular Neurosciences

Virtual: Zoom

Thursday, November 17 and Friday, November 18 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Our City Of Nations (OCON) Conference
Together: Honoring Struggle, Celebrating Success, And Healing Forward”

Two-day conference on refugee and immigrant health and wellness.

Location: UW-Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health

Registration required for in-person or virtual attendance

Learn more about the OCON conference

Thursday, November 17 | 1 – 4 p.m.

Our City of Nations Conference Special Student Session

“Providing the Best Care to Refugees in Wisconsin”

  • Dr. Michael Oldani, Concordia University Professor of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Bryan Johnston, MCW Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
  • Dr. Allison Strauss, MCW Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
  • Sarah Dittmer, Pediatric Resident
  • Kajua Lor, Chair and Associate Professor, Pharmacy
  • Tim Grove, Wellpoint
  • Athena Dong, MCW MS-2

Join Zoom meeting

Wednesday, November 22 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Public Health Policy 18223

“The US Government and Global Health”

Tifany Frazer
Office of Global Health Director
Medical College of Wisconsin

Master of Public Health Students, Classroom Discussion

Monday, November 28

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Master of Science in Global Health Equity Open House | 9 – 10 a.m.

Master of Science in Global Health Equity Program

Master of Science in Global Health Equity Open House

Kelli Brown, MPH
Coordinator
Institute for Health and Equity

Join Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 949 8288 3775
Passcode: f8PBzQE3

Learn more about the MS in Global Health Equity Program

Shop the Global Marketplace | 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Global Health Student Organization

Shop the Global Marketplace

Purchase global items collected by MCW students, staff, and faculty from around the world with proceeds serving refugee families locally.

Location: Kerrigan Hallway
See flyer (PDF)

Global Research Poster Session | 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Elaine Kohler Summer Academy of Global Health Research

Global Research Poster Session

Student/faculty pairs present recent global research with local and international collaborators.

Location: MCW Cafeteria Lobby

Challenges in Improving Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Kampala's Informal Settlements
Abigail Rudd, Julia Dickson Gomez

Puerto Rico Public Health Trust Implementation of a COVID-19 antigen testing protocol at the Parcelas Suarez in Loiza, Puerto Rico
Ana Mia Corujo Ramirez, Dr. Zeno Franco

Culture of Patient Safety and Team Communication in the Operating Room of a University Hospital in Cuba
Ana Johnson Escauriza, Dr. Marc de Moya

A scoping review of HPV and cervical cancer knowledge, attitudes, practices, and prevention among female sex workers in Africa
Alenna Beroza, Dr. Kirsten Beyer

Real-Time Electronic Record and Clinical Guidelines Implementation in a University Hospital in Cuba
Berenice Ramirez Leal, Dr. Marc de Moya

An Assessment of Trauma Registry Missing Data and Standardization at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali, Rwanda
Hamsitha Karra, Dr. Chris Dodgion

Pilot and Assessment of the Rwanda912 Ambulance System in Kigali, Rwanda
Heloise Cheruvalath, Dr. Chris Dodgion

The Roll-Out of a Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program in Southern Nigeria
Kaitlyn Seibold, Dr. Lolia Abibo

Strengthening Surgical Systems in Ethiopia: An Assessment of Sustainability in Data Practices
Kayleigh Cook, Dr. Katie Iverson

Patient Perspectives on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cancer Control and Prevention in Uganda: A Qualitative Study
Matida Bojang, Dr. Kirsten Beyer

Improving Access to Dermatology Specialty Services in Bagamoyo, Tanzania using Teledermatology
Michael Esson, Dr. Kari Wanat

Breast cancer incidence and predictive parish-level social determinants of health in and around Kampala, Uganda
Rachel Weber, Dr. Kirsten Beyer

Access to pediatric traumatic brain injury data in Ethiopia: A scoping review
Morgan Leissring, Dr. Libby Schroeder

Learn more about this program

Tuesday, November 29

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Bioethics and Medical Humanities Grand Rounds | 12 – 1 p.m.

 Bioethics and Medical Humanities Grand Rounds

“Moral Clarity in Global Health: The Work of Dr. Paul Farmer”

Dr. Paul Brodwin
Professor, Department of Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, MCW

Join Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 964 6953 7218
Passcode: Bioethics

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds | 5 – 6 p.m.

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds

“Head and Neck Training in Cameroon”

Dr. Wayne Koch
Professor of Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Location: Hub 1015 or Join Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 982 0055 6188
Passcode: cazX01pF

Wednesday, November 30

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Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds | 7 – 7:45 a.m.

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Current Concepts and Updates on Global Health Initiatives for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery”

Dr. Erik Van Eperen
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, PGY5
Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Erik Van Eperen

Location: Children’s Wisconsin Auditorium or join Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 975 5164 5206
Passcode: hwq9Xui9

Thursday, December 1

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Dermatology Grand Rounds | 7:30 – 8 a.m.

Dermatology Grand Rounds

“Opportunities in Dermatology and Global Health”

Dr. Steve Humphrey
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

Ethics of Global Engagements

Dr. Ashley Pavlic
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Co-Chief, Division of Global and Population Health
Faculty Co-Lead, GME Global Health Scholars
Medical College of Wisconsin

Ashley Pavlic, MD

Location: Medical College of Wisconsin Hub Building, 1st Floor, 1015 or join Zoom meeting 
Meeting ID: 939 9220 8874
Passcode: Em6717!!

General Internal Medicine | 12 – 1 p.m. 

General Internal Medicine

“Global Burden of Multiple Sclerosis: Comprehensive Care and a Team-based Approach”

Dr. Ahmed Obeidat
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Ahmed Obeidat, MD

Virtual: Webex

Meeting number: 2623 286 5375
Password: 1201

Global Health Pathway Core Session + Kern Institute Connection Cafe | 1 – 3:15 p.m.

Global Health Pathway Core Session + Kern Institute Connection Cafe

“The Impact of Global Health Engagement on Character and Caring”

  • Residents: Dr. Danielle Wilson, Dr. Colleen Flanagan, Dr. Erik Van Eperen
  • MS Global Health Equity Graduate Students: Ryan Jacobus, Courtney Roofe, Abby Rudd
  • PhD Public and Community Health: Donetta Walker
  • Faculty: Dr. Ronald Anguzu, Assistant Professor, Institute for Health and Equity

Global Health Pathway Core Session Presenters

Register for Zoom Link

GME Global Health Scholars | 6 – 7:30 p.m.

GME Global Health Scholars

“Sustainable Partnerships in Global Health”

Dr. James Sanger
Professor of Plastic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. James Sanger

Dr. Sonia Dumit-Minkel
President
Milwaukee Medical Mission

Dr. Sonia Dumit-Minkel

Location: Medical College of Wisconsin Hub Building, 1st Floor, 1015

Apply to the Global Health Scholars Program

Friday, December 2

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Pediatrics Grand Rounds | 8 – 9 a.m.

Pediatrics Grand Rounds

“Refuge for refugees: Perspectives on supporting healing through clinical care”

MCW Department of Family and Community Medicine:

Dr. Bryan Johnston
Assistant Professor

Laura Mesenbrink
Nurse Practitioner

Gianna Sabatino
Nurse Practitioner

Gianna Sabatino

Biluge Ntabala, Community Outreach Worker

Biluge Ntabala

Location: Children’s Wisconsin Auditorium or join Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 964 6283 6204
Passcode: inVMNg5e

Medicine Grand Rounds | 8 – 9 a.m.

Medicine Grand Rounds

“In-Flight Medical Emergencies”

Dr. Dennis W. Regan
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic

Capt. Ronn DenOuden
Delta Airlines

Location: Medical College of Wisconsin Hub Building, 7th Floor, 7520 or join Zoom meeting

Passcode: FnA3nf23

Pathology Grand Rounds | 12 – 1 p.m.

Pathology Grand Rounds

“The Social Accountability of Medical Schools: A Case Study from Canada”

Dr. Sarita Verma
First President, Vice Chancellor, Dean, and CEO
Northern Ontario School of Medicine University
Canada

Join Webex meeting

Password: R3qksj6YSM5

Post-Week Events

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Wednesday, December 7 | Noon – 1 p.m.

Office of Global Health

“Ethics of Short-term Global Health Electives”

Dr. Mac Longo
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Steve Humphrey
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Medical College of Wisconsin

RSVP to tfrazer@mcw.edu for Zoom link 

Thursday, December 8 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

"Daring to consider Scaling Wellness In Milwaukee as Truly Global, as it is Local, in its Services:  Responding to our Newcomer Neighbors"

Dr. Sebastian Ssempijja
Owner
Sebastian Family Psychology Practice

Presentation overview and registration

Location: The Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Performing Arts Center 

Friday, December 9 | 12 – 1 p.m.  

Seminar Series

“Global Surgery: Collaborative Work with Cuba”

Dr. Marc de Moya
Professor and Chief of Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Lunda/Aprahamian Chair
Medical College of Wisconsin

Location: Medical College of Wisconsin MEB Building, 1st Floor, Kerrigan Auditorium

Friday, December 9 | 12 – 1 p.m.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds

“Safe and Responsible Global Medical Outreach: Observations and Analysis from an Amateur”

Dr. Gwendolyn Hoben
Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Gwendolyn Hoben

Join Zoom meeting 
Meeting ID: 940 2998 2290
Passcode: r3XQYNqb

Wednesday, December 28 | 6:30 a.m.

Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

“Global Surgical Services Educational Opportunities”

Dr. Avani Richardson
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Franklin Ruiz
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Join Zoom meeting