Global Affiliation Agreements

There are several faculty with established affiliation agreements for their global health partnerships and others currently are in development. View our global health affiliations (PDF) for a listing of signed formal affiliation agreements with the Medical College of Wisconsin and local/global partners that have a long-term relationship with MCW faculty and include two or more departments in their global health efforts.

Office of Global Health Facilitated Signed Agreements

 Active Integrative Medicine Associates

Active Integrative Medicine Associates
Milano, Italy
August 2014-present

The purpose of this agreements is to strengthen the existing offsite elective for PM&R residents and M4 students in Italy and to build upon these initial collaborations towards additional education and research opportunities between our two organizations.

 University of Sharjah

University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
June 2014-present

The purpose of this agreement is to provide a framework for cooperation to encourage academic exchange of knowledge, academic programs, research, and other programs among the students, faculty, and staff of Univeristy of Sharjah and MCW. This involves the exchange of faculty members and research scholars; exchange of students; joint research activities and meetings concerning education and research; joint educational programs at the graduate level - Masters and PhD; exchange of educational materials, research, publications, and scientific information; and residence training programs and fellowships.

 Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
Shanghai, China
June 2014-present

The purpose of this agreement is to strengthen and standardize the medical education and training cooperation (especially on emergency medicine and behavioral pediatrics) and other related fields between MCW and SJTUSM. This involves conducting coordinated education and training programs, developing a related curriculum based on shared resources, and founding a joint center to promote and host education and training courses and international conferences.

 University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
La Crosse, Wisconsin
January 2014-present

The purpose of this agreement is to provide a non-clinical learning experience for students at UW-La Crosse and establish and operate education programs at MCW.

 Shanghai Institute of Health Sciences

Shanghai Institute of Health Sciences
Shanghai, China
January 2014-present

The purpose of this agreement is to combine efforts of the Parties and to stimulate scientific cooperation and strengthen research, teaching and patient care, broaden the international experiences, and promote cross-cultural knowledge and understanding among the Parties’ faculty, staff and trainees.

 Belize Ministry of Health, Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital

Belize Ministry of Health, Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital
Belize City, Belize
December 2013-present

In 2010, Belizean physicians asked Milwaukee area Emergency Medicine doctors to provide continuing medical and nursing education to strengthen pre-hospital transport and emergency care at their flagship hospital Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital (KHMH). Since 2010, our collective efforts have put forth a plan to address emergency care, disaster preparedness and response development for the country by developing a two year Training of the Trainers (TOT) program. Learn more about this partnership.

 University of Rijeka School of Medicine

University of Rijeka School of Medicine
Rijeka, Croatia
November 2013-present

Over the last 25 years, Dr. Zeljko Bosnjak has been an advisor to numerous postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, medical students, and residents from Croatia. The Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Professor Alan Šustić, MD, PhD is a long-term colleague of Dr. Bosnjak. The goal of this affiliation agreement is to formalize the long-term partnership Dr. Bosjnak has had and to explore additional ways to strengthen academic partnerships while improving health care and services in Rijeka, Croatia.

 Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Institute of Gastroscience

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Institute of Gastroscience
Kolkata, India
November 2013-present

Dr. Kulwinder Dua has been collaborating with the Director, Dr. Goenka for nearly 10 years and has visited his hospital. He has provided over 50 lectures on various GI disorders and provided clinical care advising on complex cases across India for over 17 years. The goal of this affiliation agreement is to formalize the long-term partnership Dr. Dua has had and to explore additional ways to strengthen academic partnerships while improving health care and services in India.

 Koc University School of Medicine

Koc University School of Medicine
Istanbul, Turkey
July 2013-present

The purpose of this agreement is to stimulate scientific cooperation and strengthen research, teaching and patient care, broaden international experiences, and promote cross-cultural knowledge through reciprocal exchange of students, residents, and faculty.

 Peruvian Instituto Nacional de Salud & Yantalo Peru Foundation

Peruvian Instituto Nacional de Salud & Yantalo Peru Foundation
Lima, Peru
May 2013-present

A general MCW institutional agreement was signed on June 1, 2011 with the Yantalo Foundation, a global partner of Dr. North’s for over two years.  Since then, Dr. North has recruited multidisciplinary faculty to address the health needs of the communities the Yantalo Peru Foundation serves. There are MCW faculty collaborators from surgery, pediatrics, urology and pathology.  This new agreement further formalizes Dr. North’s Yantalo Peru Foundation partnership to include the Peruvian NIH (INS).

 Center for International Health

Center for International Health
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
February 2013-present

MCW is a member of a consortium of Milwaukee-area agencies working to strengthen communities, healthcare systems, and capabilities of healthcare professionals in emerging and developing countries.

 La Corporación Medica Monte Sinaí

La Corporación Medica Monte Sinaí
Cuenca, Ecuador
November 2012-present

In 2011, Dr. Dua was selected by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) as their Ambassador to teach and mentor international physicians at the highest level of GI endoscopic care. La Corporación Medica Monte Sinaí, La Universidad Estatal De Cuenca was selected as the 2011 awardee and Dr. Dua spent one week there in November. He provided several lectures on endoscopy related topics and provided clinical care advising. Dr. Dua would like Monte Sinai faculty to visitor our campus to observe advanced techniques to strengthen their gastroenterology knowledge and clinical skills and to travel to Cuenca and perform and train locally other Monte Sinai faculty in advanced procedures.

 Universidad Nacional Nicaragua Managua

Universidad Nacional Nicaragua Managua
Managua, Nicaragua
November 2012-present

Dr. Schwab and a multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic and physical therapy services have been attending to Nicaraguan children and adults and partnering with governmental and non-profit institutions in-country for nearly 11 years. His team goes to Nicaragua twice a year to partner with the Nicaragua Ministry of Health to improve child and adult health.  The purpose of this Affiliation Agreement is to combine efforts of these partners and to stimulate scientific cooperation and strengthen research, teaching and patient care, broaden the international experiences, and promote cross-cultural knowledge and understanding among MCW and UNAN faculty and staff.

 Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil

Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil
Guayaquil, Ecuador
September 2012-present

Dr. Suster is an alumni and member of their 2ndgraduating class and has retained professional relationship with his alma mater since graduating by providing visiting professor lectures and hosting pathology residents on our medical campus for short term observerships. Dr. Suster would like to formalize his long-term relationship with this institution.  The Department of Pathology would like to continue to host residents and faculty from this institution on our campus for short-term educational experiences.  This initial partnership will start with our Department of Pathology and may extend to other disciplines/departments at MCW and The Catholic University.

 Midas Multispecialty Hospital

Midas Multispecialty Hospital
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
August 2012-present

The goal of this affiliation agreement is to formalize the long-term partnership Dr. Kulwinder Dua a professor in the Department of Medicine at MCW has had with Midas. Under this agreement, MCW medical students and Gastroenterology and Hepatology residents would be invited to rotate there for one-month electives.  Additionally, Dr. Dua would like to sponsor Midas faculty on our campus to observe advanced endoscopy techniques and supervise hands-on training locally at their Institute to strengthen their gastroenterology knowledge and clinical skills.

 Hillside Healthcare International

Hillside Healthcare International
Punta Gorda, Belize
July 2012-present

Dr. Jacquelyn Kuzminski (Nohl) has been volunteering with Hillside since she was a medical student. Her family members are the founding directors of Hillside and she is currently on the board of directors. Pediatric residents will also rotate at Hillside and this agreement secures 10 annual spots for MCW medical students. This agreement does not include reciprocal exchanges and therefore, neither staff nor clinicians from Belize will rotate on our campus.

A second agreement was signed in November 2012 for the purpose of improving patient care by collaboration through use of teledermatology. This partnership specifically involves development of a Teledermatology Initiative in the MCW Department of Dermatology and an IRB-approved research study on Teledermatology in Belize.

 University of Minnesota (UMN), Global Health Online Course

University of Minnesota (UMN), Global Health Online Course
Twin Cities, Minnesota
June 2012-present

The primary goal of the UMN Online Global Health course is to provide accessible educational material to individuals concerned about and motivated to decrease health disparities that disproportionately affect disenfranchised populations. Dr. William Stauffer, UMN director has presented MCW the opportunity to affiliate with this course and have the opportunity to utilize the curriculum content for the development of our course.

 Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai, China
September 2011-present

The purpose of this agreement is to combine efforts of the Parties and to stimulate scientific cooperation and strengthen research, teaching and patient care, broaden the international experiences, and promote cross-cultural knowledge and understanding among students, faculty and staff of Xinhua, Center for International Health and MCW.

 Andean Health & Development

Andean Health & Development
Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Ecuador
July 2011-present

The purpose of this agreement is to combine efforts of the Parties and to stimulate scientific cooperation and strengthen research, teaching and patient care, broaden the international experiences, and promote cross-cultural knowledge and understanding among students, faculty and staff of Andean and MCW.

 Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc.

Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
July 2011-present

The purpose of this Agreement is to provide learning and practical experiences for the students of MCW who are enrolled in the Master of Public Health program and to establish and operate education programs at the site.

 Yantalo Peru Foundation

Yantalo Peru Foundation
Yantalo, Peru
June 2011-present

The Yantalo Peru Foundation is very active in hosting MCW medical students, residents and faculty in the Peruvian Amazon. The Yantalo Clinic & Diagnostic Center, currently under construction will be a center for service, teaching, training and research, with unique opportunities to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases not seen frequently in non-tropical areas. Drs. Keith Oldham, Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Paula North, Chief of Pathology are strong supporters of this ongoing international exchange program.

 University College Dublin, National University of Ireland

University College Dublin, National University of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
May 2011-present

The purpose of this agreement is to combine efforts of the Parties and to stimulate scientific cooperation and strengthen research, teaching and patient care, broaden the international experiences, and promote cross-cultural knowledge and understanding among students, faculty and staff of Dublin School of Medicine and MCW.

 Zhejiang University School of Public Health

Zhejiang University School of Public Health
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
January 2011-present

The purpose of this agreement is to combine efforts of the Parties and to stimulate scientific cooperation and strengthen research, teaching and patient care, broaden the international experiences, and promote cross-cultural knowledge and understanding among students, faculty and staff of Zhejiang, Center for International Health and MCW.

 Walter Sisulu University

Walter Sisulu University
Eastern Cape, South Africa
December 2010-present

The purpose of this agreement is to combine efforts of the Parties and to stimulate scientific cooperation and strengthen research, teaching and patient care, broaden the international experiences, and promote cross-cultural knowledge and understanding among students, faculty and staff of Walter Sisulu, Center for International Health and MCW.

Faculty Facilitated Signed Agreements

 Comenius University in Bratislava

Comenius University in Bratislava
Bratislava, the Slovak Republic
October 2009-present

The purpose of this Agreement for faculty at Comenius and MCW to pursue common interests in improving research and development in genomic, molecular biology and biochemistry of the most widely spread diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes mellitus, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases).

 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Technion City, Haifa, Israel
July 2009-present

The purpose of this Agreement is to provide learning experiences for the medical students of Technion and MCW and to establish and operate education programs at both institutions.

 University of the Philippines School of Medicine

University of the Philippines School of Medicine
Manila, Philippines
March 2007-present

Drs. Michael Kron and Richard Olds has collectively over 30 years of experience in the Philippines. Dr. Kron holds an adjunct appointment in the University of Philippines Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The purpose of this agreement is to provide international research and clinical electives for MCW students, residents, fellows and staff/faculty.

Contact Us

Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Global Health
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine
Director of the Injury Research Center
at the Medical College of Wisconsin
hargart@mcw.edu
414-805-6454

Tifany Frazer, MPH
Program Manager
tfrazer@mcw.edu
414-955-4763

Ashley Hines, BS
Program Coordinator
ahines@mcw.edu
414-955-5646

Office Email
globalhealth@mcw.edu

 

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