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Twelve Medical Students Present Faculty Mentored Global Research at International Conference

Twelve MCW medical students and their faculty mentors had posters accepted for presentation at the annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 2021 conference. Held March 12-14, it is the most important international meeting of academic institutions that engage in global health efforts.

The conference’s virtual platform garnered more than 1,800 attendees from more than 75 countries. Michael Hii, second year medical student and a Lancet Global Health-CUGH Best Student Poster Competition Finalist, said, “Working at the intersection of medicine and environmental sustainability was a powerful experience, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to disseminate this research to a global audience while also raising awareness for local health issues within the state of Wisconsin.”

The Class of 1984 Global Health Pathway Fund supported the students’ conference registration to make this professional development opportunity accessible for all of the invited presenters. Attending this academic international meeting allows students to leverage its virtual format to learn the latest in global health education and allow enhancements to the Global Health Pathway curriculum as well as bring timely topics of international importance to our students.

For more information about MCW’s membership in the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, please contact, Tifany Frazer, Office of Global Health manager, tfrazer@mcw.edu.