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Office of Global Health

Global Health Efforts in Asia

Bhutan

Healthcare Systems Support in Bhutan

Dr. Durkee assists in procuring tents for a mobile hospital in Thimphu, Bhutan.

 

Cambodia

Congenital Heart Surgery

Dr. Mitchell and team, including Dr. Hoffman, have traveled to Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia to perform open and closed pediatric cardiac surgery.

 

Tumor Specimen Review

Dr. Jarzembowski collaborates with Dr. Parsons in adult hematopathology to review tumor specimens for Angkor Children's Hospital.

 

China

Hainan China Emergency Medical Services Consultation

Dr. Weston is working with the emergency medical system in Hainan, China to develop and enhance their system to meet their city's needs.

 

Global EMS Fellowship with China

The Emergency Medical Department hosts physicians from China to mentor and educate them on the US Emergency Medical Systems.

 

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Dr. Mark Simms participates in an active behavioral and developmental faculty exchange with several Centers in China (Shanghai Children’s Medical Center/Jiao Tong University and Chongqing Children’s Hospital). He consults on patients and lectures regularly. An “Intensive Training Course for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians” was held at MCW in September 2012 where 9 Chinese DPB specialists attended and 23 MCW faculty members participated in the course.

 

Advanced Training of Fellows in Research of Spinal Disorders

Dr. Rao has recruited fellows for advanced training in research of spinal disorders. Several former fellows have returned to their native country of China and are working there using their acquired knowledge of spinal disorders and research. There is an ongoing research collaboration with Dr. Tang in Guangzhou and recently submitted a research proposal with Drs. Raj Rao and Mei Wang.

 

Global Emergency Medicine

Dr. Hargarten provides ongoing consultancy services in Injury Prevention and Emergency Medical Systems development with medical colleagues in Shanghai.

 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Simms is the faculty lead for the affiliation agreement between MCW and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in Shanghai, China. Signed in 2014, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and training cooperation between faculty, staff, physicians, residents, and students from both institutions in the fields of emergency medicine, behavioral pediatrics, and other related fields.

 

Botanical Treatments in Pre Malignancy

Dr. Stoner is in collaboration with colleagues in Beijing to investigate the influence of berries on pre malignant lesions in the human esophagus.

 

Second Intensive Conference for Chinese Developmental Pediatricians (August 10-17, 2016)

Dr. Simms was the faculty lead for a week-long intensive course held at MCW's campus that focused on diagnosis and treatment of children with language disorders for 9 Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians from the People's Republic of China. The invited faculty included members of MCW's Department of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the University of Illinois-Champagne, University of Texas-Dallas, and visiting speech-language pathologists from Vancouver, Canada.

 

Zhejian University School of Public Health-MCW Institutional Agreement

Dr. Hargarten is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the Zhejian University School of Public Health in Zhejiang, China. Signed in 2011, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, staff, physicians, residents, and students from both institutions in the field of public health. MCW also has institutional affiliations led by Dr. Hargarten at Xinhua Hospital Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and Shanghai Institute of for Health Sciences in China.

 

Neural Basis of Drug Abuse

Dr. Shi-Jiang Li collaborates with colleagues at Beijing University and Nanjing Southeast University on an NIH funded project that investigates the drug abuse of heroin users. He has produced six academic papers about the project.

 

Xinhua Hospital Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agree

Dr. Hargarten is the faculty lead for the affiliation agreement between MCW and the Xinhua Hospital Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in Shanghai, China. Signed in 2011, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, staff, physicians, residents, and students from both institutions. MCW also has institutional affiliations led by Dr. Hargarten at Zhejian University School of Public Health and Shanghai Institute of for Health Sciences in China.

 

Shanghai Institute for Health Sciences-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Drs. Hargarten and Colella are the faculty leads for the affiliation agreement between MCW and the Shanghai Institute for Health Sciences in Shanghai, China. Signed in 2014, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and curriculum development between faculty, staff, physicians, residents, and students from both institutions in the area of Emergency Medicine. MCW also has institutional affiliations led by Dr. Hargarten at Xinhua Hospital Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and Zhejian University School of Public Health in China.

 

M4 Elective in China

Drs. Hargarten and Simms lead this M4 elective in partnership with Xin Hua Hospital and Shanghai Children's Medical Center. It offers trainees learning experiences in clinical care, education, and community engagement.

 

Exploring opportunities for education exchange between MCW and Shijiazhuang Maternal Child Hospital

Dr. Rader is exploring opportunities for educational exchanges, formal lectures and round table discussions with learners at Shijiazhuang Maternal Child Hospital.

 

Guangxi Center for International Exchange of Personnel-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Mathews is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the Guangxi Center for International Exchange of Personnel and MCW. Signed in 2017, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions with special emphasis on radiology.

 

Forum for Enhancement of Management in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Drs. Lyon and Liu conduct educational lectures for clinicians and review cases in order to enhance the management of Cerebral Palsy in children

 

Collaborative Research

Dr. Jacobs engages in collaborative research with colleagues at Harbin Medical University and Medical University-Daqing resulting in co-authorship on scholarly publications.

 

Hainan Medical University - MCW Memorandum of Understanding

Dr. Hargarten is the lead on the memorandum of agreement between Hainan Medical University and MCW. Signed in 2017, this agreement lays the groundwork to stimulate scientific cooperation and strengthen research, teaching and patient care, broaden international experiences, and promote cross-cultural knowledge.

 

India

Observership in Pulmonary and Critical Care

Dr. Ramalingam leads the observership in pulmonary, critical care, and interventional pulmonology at Froedtert Hospital for trainees from India.

 

Training in Neurosurgery

Dr. Kurpad trains physicians in Neurosurgery as a visiting professor in various parts of India.

 

Devdaya Charitable Trust Mega Eye Camp

Drs. Kassem and Costakos provided medical and surgical eye care to people in a remote area in India. They saw 1500 patients in a 1 week camp and provided surgery to as many cases as possible. They worked with other physicians to share techniques and practices. In addition, they held a conference where they provided educational and case presentations and met with a government official to discuss preventative care for blinding eye conditions.

 

Advanced Training of Fellows in Research of Spinal Disorders

Recruited fellows for advanced training in research of spinal disorders. Several former fellows have returned to their native country, India and are working there using their acquired knowledge of spinal disorders and research. There is ongoing research collaboration with former fellow Dr. David from Vellore, India.

 

Pediatric GI Training and Dysmotility Training in India

Dr. Sood has helped to collaborate with SG Postgraduate Institute in Lucknow, India to establish a professional training exchange and motility lab. This partnership will help creating joint patient evaluation protocols and research. As of August 2011, Lucknow is the only center in India providing Peds GI fellowship training. The pediatric motility center is the first of its kind in India. Also, there are junior faculty from Medcity Hospital, New Delhi coming to train with them in motility, as Dr. Sood will be setting up a pediatric motility laboratory in New Delhi.

 

Pediatrics and Neonatology Training

Dr. Rama Bhat trains nurses and post graduate students in Pediatrics and fellows in Neonatology. Dr. Bhat has also served as an external examiner for postgraduate students for the past two years.

 

M4 Elective in Kolkata, India

Dr. Dua Leads this M4 elective in partnership with Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Institute of Gastroscience. It offers an experience in academic medicine clinical care in which students chose the services they wish to rotate on. Dr. Dua also leads the M4 elective in Nagpur, India.

 

M4 Elective in Nagpur, India

Dr. Dua Leads this M4 elective in partnership with the Midas Institute of Gastroenterology. It offers the opportunity to evaluate and manage common/uncommon GI related problems unique to low-income countries. Dr. Dua also leads the M4 elective in Kolkata, India.

 

Midas Multispecialty Hospital-MCW Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Dua provides advanced endoscopy training and clinical advising and trains their physicians, provides case discussions and lectures. He is the faculty lead for the affiliation agreement between MCW and Midas Multispecialty Hospital in Nagpur, India. Signed in 2012, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational exchanges between faculty, residents, fellows of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. It may be extended to medical students in the future. Dr. Dua is also the faculty lead at Apollo Gleneageles Hospitals Institute of Gastroscience in Kolkata, India.

 

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals Institute of Gastroscience-MCW Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Dua is the faculty lead for the affiliation agreement between MCW and Apollo Gleneageles Hospitals Institute of Gastroscience in Kolkata, India. Signed in 2013, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational exchanges between faculty, fellows of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and medical students. Dr. Dua is also the faculty lead at in Midas Multispecialty Hospital in Nagpur, India.

 

M4 Elective in Pondicherry, India

Dr. Bhat leads this M4 elective in partnership with the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). It offers training opportunities for medical students at JIPMER Hospital. Students choose the departments in which they rotate.

 

M4 Elective in Vellore, India

Dr. Taylor leads this M4 elective in partnership with Christian Medical College Vellore. It offers an experience in academic medicine clinical care in which students chose the services they wish to rotate on.

 

Iraq

ATLS/PALS Training and Service in Northern Iraq/Kurdistan

Dr. Siddiqui provided ATLS and PALS training for first year graduates from the University of Dohuk who are assigned to battle torn areas for their first year of service and assisted with surgical cases from the local refugee (Iraqi/Kurdish/Syrian) population.

 

Israel

Israel Institute of Technology-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Gutterman is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Isreal. Signed in 2010, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions.

 

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. Werlin has worked with Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, mainly with the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology. Working with Drs. Michael Wischansly and Eyal Shteyer, Dr. Werlin has participated in teaching, mentoring and rounding in this division. His particular focus has been small bowel disease in cystic fibrosis and pancreatitis.

 

Pancreatitis and Cystic Fibrosis in Israel

Dr. Werlin has worked with the evaluation of genetic and pathophysiologic aspects of recurrent pancreatitis and cystic fibrosis in Israel.

 

Japan

International Collaborations

Dr. Adsay is a prominent GI pathologist who has ongoing research and education initiatives with international partners.

 

Jordan

Observership in Pulmonary and Critical Care

Dr. Ramalingam leads the observership in pulmonary, critical care, and interventional pulmonology at Froedtert Hospital for trainees from Jordan.

 

Malaysia

Teaching faculty for Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy for Physicians from Malaysia

Dr. Pahapill provided didactic lectures and anatomy lab regarding Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy for physicians and nurses visiting MCW from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

Osteoporosis

Dr. Blank is collaborating with local experts to teach the International Society for Clinical Densitometry's course in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in October 2017. This trip is in association with the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies meeting and negotiations are underway to teach the course in the Philippines during the same trip.

 

Nepal

Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Thapa is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences in Dhulikhel, Nepal. Signed in 2013, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions.

 

Developing an Internal Medicine Residency Program at Patan Health Sciences Academy

The Patan Health Sciences Academy is committed to training Nepali doctors. With a Nepali internist partner, Dr. MacKinney has developed their internal medicine residency program.

 

M4 Elective in Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. MacKinny leads this M4 elective in partnership with Dhulikhel and Patan Hospitals. Dhulikhel Hospital is a rural clinical experience of providing primary medical care to local Nepalese and making rounds. Patan Hospital is an urban clinical experience of providing primary medical care to local Nepalese and making rounds.

 

Patan Academy of Health Sciences-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. MacKinney is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Kathmandu, Nepal. Signed in 2013, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions.

 

Bilateral Exchange of Surgical Education and Training

Dr. Klinger is traveling to Nepal April 2017 to explore surgical education and service opportunities at both Rukum District Village Hospital and Kathmandu University Dhulikhel Hospital.

 

Implementing pharmaceutical care in Nepalese patients receiving hemodialysis

Dr. Gharibian is exploring the feasibility of the MCW School of Pharmacy implementing a pharmacy-driven and medication-focused service to the general care of Nepali patients receiving hemodialysis. This service would be implemented at Patan Hospital near Kathmandu and would serve as a potential site for teaching pharmacy students in a global health elective.

 

Pakistan

Observership in Pulmonary and Critical Care

Dr. Ramalingam leads the observership in pulmonary, critical care, and interventional pulmonology at Froedtert Hospital for trainees from Pakistan.

 

Philippines

Rizal-MacArthur Medical Foundation Surgical Mission 2016

Dr. Long participated in a surgical mission to the Ibajay District Hospital in Ibajay, Philippines that provided head and neck surgical care.

 

University of Philippines, Philippines Hospital-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Kron is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the University of Philippines, Philippines Hospital in Manila, Philippines. Signed in 2013, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions in the areas.

 

Outreach Clinics - Gait and Human Motion Analysis (Manila, Philippines)

Dr. Harris is the faculty lead for this activity which to date, that has set up 3 outreach labs that are being actively maintained to: a) support better orthopaedic and rehabilitative care of children with orthopaedic disabilities and b) to provide support for collaborative clinical research. Labs have been established at the Club Noel Children's Hospital in Cali, Colombia, Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila, and Shriners Hospital for Children in Mexico City. Each lab has a 3D motion analysis system that has been designed and validated for assessment of lower extremity kinematics during gait. This data is used for surgical and rehabilitative planning and follow up. The Manila laboratory also has a wheelchair mobility assessment system based on markerless technology to monitor manual wheelchair operation for rehabilitation, training and performance. Support for the labs is provided by the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center (OREC) which is part of the new Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (MU/MCW) and a long standing collaboration with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at MCW.

 

Saudi Arabia

Global EMS Fellowship with Saudi Arabia

The Emergency Medical Department hosted physicians from Saudi Arabia to mentor and educate them on the US Emergency Medical Systems.

 

South Korea

Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Choi is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine in Wonju, South Korea. Signed in 2014, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions particularly in the area of liver and other solid organ transplantation.

 

International Medical Education

Prior to coming to MCW Dr. Choi was the Chairman of Cardiology & Internal Medicine at Ajou University School of Medicine, in Suwon, South Korea. He maintains relationships with students and faculty at Ajou and continues to secure reciprocal learning opportunities for students and faculty at MCW and Ajou University.

 

Medical Education Project

Dr. Choi engages in teaching and learning opportunities for medical students, and trainees from medical schools in Korea, China, and Nepal.

 

Seoul National University Hospital-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Hong is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the Seoul National University Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. Signed in 2014, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions particularly in the area of liver and other solid organ transplantation.

 

M4 Elective in South Korea

Drs. Hong and Kim lead this M4 elective in partnership with Seoul National University Hospital. It has a transplant surgery focus on live liver donor transplantation for patients suffering from irreversible end organ failure.

 

Transplantation Surgery Education and Training Opportunities

Dr. Kim facilitates reciprocal training opportunities for MCW and Seoul National University trainees and faculty to advance transplant surgery clinical care, education, and training.

 

Korean Statistical Society Meeting

Dr. Kim gave a presentation about group variable selection for competing risks data.

 

International Collaborations

Dr. Adsay is a prominent GI pathologist who has ongoing research and education initiatives with international partners.

 

Taiwan

Clinical Trials in Taiwan

Dr. Stoner collaborates with Dr. Li-Shu Wang of the Department of Medicine to initiate two trials in Taiwan to evaluate the effects of black raspberries on survival of patients following standard treatment for pancreatic and esophageal cancer.

 

Thailand

Princess of Naradhiwas University-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Hunsaker is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and Princess Naradhiwas University in Narathiwat, Thailand. Signed in 2015, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions.

 

Clinical Education

Dr. Linton developed and taught an OB/GYN curriculum with a focus on family planning to midwives practicing in Umpiem Refugee Camp on the Thai/Myanmar border. It was a combination of lectures, hands-on didactics, and in-clinic observation.

 

Turkey

Scientific Advisory Board of ""Anatomy: An International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Anato

Dr. Bolender was appointed to the advisory board for the journal ""Anatomy: An International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Anatomy"" which is the official journal of the Turkish Society of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy.

 

International Collaborations

Dr. Adsay is a prominent GI pathologist who has ongoing research and education initiatives with international partners.

 

Vietnam

International Medical Education

Dr. Choi has helped establish collaborative medical education between South Korea and Vietnam. Reciprocal learning opportunities for medical students are being established.