Stanford University
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CIGH sponsored CME course for
International Humanitarian Surgery Skills

From February 2-3, 2013, Sherry Wren, MD led and organized this CME Course

Dr. Mahadevan received the 4th
Lifeline-AAEMI Award for EMS 2013

(EMCON 2013 Conference, November 2013, Wayanad, India)

Dr. Michele Barry leads a class at the
University of Zimbabwe
College of Health Sciences

Jay Nathan

1st Year Medical Student
in Pampanga, Philippines

Dr. Michele Barry
and Global Health resident
Laura Greisman present at the
ASTMH 2013 Annual Meeting

Johnson and Johnson
Global Health
Scholars Program

Gina Suh, MD in Bangladesh
as a Johnson & Johnson
Global Health
Scholar 2010-2011

Johnson & Johnson
Global Health Scholars

Andy Copland, MD and Tomas Davee, MD in Uganda as Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars 2010-2011

Clinical Services

Paul Drain, MD, MPH visiting an orphanage
in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Building Capacity
through Teaching

Tom Nguyen, MD in Eritrea as
Johnson & Johnson Global Health
Scholar 2009-2010

Global Research

Brian Blackburn, MD in Central
Nigeria Nighttime Testing for
Malaria and Filariasis

From the CIGH Director
Photo of Michele Barry, MD, FACP
Dr. Michele Barry

Dear Global Health Colleagues,

This is a quarterly update to let folks know where global health activities are going in the next few months and what has been accomplished since the last Dean’s letter.

We had a cross-campus retreat at the Quadrus Center in June to reflect on the past five years since a Dean’s position was created for Stanford Global Health and the three years since the Center for Innovation in Global Health was inaugurated. Olivia Crawford and David O’Brien from Strategic Operations moderated the brainstorming session to help determine a strategic plan for the next five years. Dean Minor and Vice Dean Boxersubsequently have been supportive of the goals proposed and have generously offered support to achieve the major suggestions that evolved from retreat.

In short summary, two new global health faculty will be recruited over the upcoming two years as shared faculty between Stanford School of Medicine and another school or program at the University (e.g. engineering, policy, etc.). Annual multidisciplinary CIGH seed grants will continue focused on global health solutions in drugs, diagnostics and therapeutics. A national search for a new Deputy Director will be initiated, and our new recruit, Andrea Sprockett, MIPH, will be coordinating the educational programs at CIGH. Lastly a geographic site will be selected and supported to have longstanding Stanford faculty and student presence in an ongoing partnership in research, education and clinical service.

Read the rest of the Summer Newsletter»

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highlighted EventS and news

Ebola: Health, Governance, Security and Ethical Dimensions Panel Discussion

Join us for an upcoming panel discussion on Ebola, featuring Dr. Michele Barry, Dr. Doug Owens, Dr. David Relman, Dr. Stephen Stedman, and Dr. Paul Wise. These distinguished Stanford faculty members will discuss Ebola from a multidsiciplinary approach. The discussion will be held on Tuesday, September 23 from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Bechtel Conference Center at Encina Hall.

Johnson & Johnson Information Session

Please join us for the Johnson & Johnson Information Session on Monday, September 29 from 6-7:30 pm in Alway M-112. The Yale-Stanford/Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholars in International Health Program has been in operation since 2001, with the goals of expanding the existing residency training from leading U.S. hospitals and universities, and offering overseas opportunities to more experienced career physicians. Physicians-in-training who will have completed at least their internship year of residency training in accredited US programs in Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Family Medicine, Med/Peds, or Emergency Medicine by July 2015 are eligible to apply for the 2015-2016 program year. Those trained in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine are eligible to apply for select sites only.

The information session will introduce you to the history of the Johnson & Johnson program, application process, and supported sites.

Dr. Mahadevan and Dr. Strehlow Launch Online Emergency Medicine Course

Launched in April 2014, Managing Emergencies was offered simultaneously at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and the Stanford School of Medicine. As an international institution with a history of collaboration, Makerere was a natural choice to pilot the course. Dr. Mahadevan and Dr. Strehlow decided to offer the course to Stanford medical students as well to compare the benefits for international and local audiences.

Learn more here.

Dean Barry interviewed by Al Jazeera TV about Ebola

Dr. Michele Barry is interviewed by Al Jazeera News Network about the Ebola outbreak. Watch the video.

Steve Luby's Team Wins Charles C. Shepard Science Award

The Charles C. Shepard Science Award is presented to the best manuscript on original research published by a CDC or ATSDR scientist in a reputable, peer-reviewed journal. The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in scientific achievement by CDC and ATSDR authors of outstanding scientific papers, and to honor the memory of Charles C. Shepard whose career was marked by the pursuit of scientific excellence. Steve Luby and his team won this award for their article, "Impact of Introduction of the Haemophilus influenzae Type b Conjugate Vaccine into Childhood Immunization on Meningitis in Bangladeshi Infants" published in July 2013 in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Dr. Barry Speaks at the WSDM Center's Women's Health Forum

Watch this video clip to learn more about Dr. Barry's reflections on the inconvenient truths about global research on women.

Images and Video from May 1 Event Featuring Helene Gayle and Gro Brundtland

The Haas Center for Public Service, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and the Center for Innovation in Global Health presented a special event on Thursday, May 1, 2014 featuring CARE President and CEO, Helene Gayle and former Prime Minister of Norway and United Nations Special Envoy, Gro Brundtland. Dr. Michele Barry, director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health moderated the conversation.

Event partners included FACE AIDS, Organization for Global Health, Stanford Association for International Development, Stanford in Government, Stanford Journal of Public Health and the Stanford Vaccine Forum. For pictures and videos, please visit the CDDRL Flickr Album and CDDRL Youtube Channel.

Dr. Geoffrey Anguyo

In case you missed our brown bag lunch event with Ugandan physicain Dr. Geoffrey Anguyo, at which he discussed his work at the Kigonzi clinic, you can check out his presentation here, and the short videos he shared on our YouTube channel.

Global Health on YouTube video

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