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Global Health Week 2014 recap

Dec. 9 - Thank you for all those who participated in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Global Health Week 2014 Dec. 1-5.

Refugee Health Screening Seminars to be held Nov. 17-18

Nov. 14 - On Monday, Nov. 17, and Tuesday, Nov. 18, several refugee health events will be hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Family Services and feature Dr. Marc Altshuler, Director of the Jefferson Center for Refugee Health in Philadelphia.

MCW and South Korean hospital sign academic transplant affiliation agreement

Oct. 28 - A delegation from Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), South Korea, led by Dr. Kyung-Suk Suh, professor and chair of surgery, visited the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in October to formalize the academic affiliation between SNUH and MCW.

Belize Health Care Personnel Receive Emergency Medicine Training

Aug. 19 - For the fourth year, MCW’s Department of Emergency Medicine and the Office of Global Health provided formal training for doctors, nurses, and EMT personnel from Belize’s hospital with the busiest emergency department. Wauwatosa Now

MCW provides emergency medicine training to Belize’s busiest ER

Aug. 13 - A team of doctors, nurses, and EMT personnel from the nation of Belize has completed two weeks of intensive training with emergency medicine specialists in Milwaukee to strengthen the capabilities and response development of Belize’s busiest emergency department.

MCW to Provide Advanced Emergency Medicine Training to Belize Hospital Physicians, Nurses

July 30 - MCW’s Department of Emergency Medicine has entered into a relationship with the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize and the Belize Ministry of Health in which MCW will provide advanced training in emergency medicine to the hospital’s doctors and nurses. Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has the largest and busiest emergency department in Belize. The Guardian

Dr. Hargarten Named President and CEO of Milwaukee’s Center for International Health

June 18 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten has been appointed President and CEO of the Center for International Health in Milwaukee. Tech News

Dr. Stephen Hargarten appointed President and CEO of the Center for International Health

June 11 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine, Associate Dean of the Global Health Program, and Director of the Injury Research Center, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Center for International Health (CIH) in Milwaukee. He will continue to serve in all of his current MCW leadership roles.

Medical students present global research at international conference

May 28 - Second-year medical students presented outcomes of their collaborative global research studies in Washington, DC on May 10 at the fifth meeting of the Consortium of Universities of Global Health annual meeting.

Storm chasers

In the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan, two alumni traveled to islands in the Philippines on separate medical missions to provide care to the many victims of the storm.

6th annual Global Health Fair planned for Feb. 27

Feb. 21 - On Thursday, Feb. 27, , the Medical College of Wisconsin medical students' Global Health Organization and Academic Affairs' Global Health Pathway will co-host the 6th annual Global Health Fair. The theme of this year's fair, which runs from 12:30-4:15 p.m., is Medicine in Conflict Zones (PDF).

“International Evidence Locker” app Designed to Record and Report International Atrocities

Feb 19 - A PBS story about human rights monitoring includes a mention of the International Evidence Locker, an app conceptualized and designed by Bonnie Freudinger, an engineer in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center. PBS

Serving special populations - Profiles in Primary Care

Primary care physicians practice on health care’s front lines, and sometimes those lines are drawn by patients’ unique needs and circumstances. In our second installment of a multipart series, some alumni who care for special populations of patients discuss their perspectives and experiences in a profession whose call of duty is often above and beyond.

MCW global health leaders invited to participate in inaugural Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

Jan. 14 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, Associate Dean for Global Health, Keith Oldham, MD, Professor of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Thomas Sato, MD, Professor of Surgery (Pediatric), and Sarah Greenberg, MD, General Surgery Resident, have been invited to participate in the inaugural Lancet Commission for Global Surgery.

Physician to Help Ethiopian Emergency Doctors

Jan 13 - M. Chris Decker, MD, is in Ethiopia helping design and set up an emergency department at the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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