OIA Global Health Scholars & Area of Concentration in Global Health

 The UNC Office of International Activities (OIA), in conjunction with UNC Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) and UNC School of Medicine, is pleased to offer two global health programs targeted to residents: UNC Global Health Scholars Program and a Concentration in Global Health. These offerings are available to all UNC resident physicians in ACGME residency programs. Residents who complete all requirements of either the Global Health Scholars Program or a Concentration in Global Health will receive an OIA/Office of GME certificate upon graduation from residency.

With funding from the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities’ Global Health Scholars Program and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ross Boyce, MD, Infectious Diseases Fellow, will work with colleagues at UNC and the Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda to understand the prevalence of mosquito-bourne illnesses in Uganda. , Ross Boyce, to lead the first study into prevalence of Mosquito-Borne Viruses in Uganda. Access the article here!

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Global Health Competencies

 

 

OIA Global Health Scholars Program

 


This competitive,two-year, multi-disciplinary program provides funding ( $6000) to support the career and leadership development of UNC resident physicians with a strong interest in global health. Specifically, these funds will be used to support:

  • Resident-led research
  • Travel for an international elective
  • Resident travel expenses tied to attendance/presentation at a global health-related conference
  • Formal global health-related coursework, certification, or degree

UNC Global Health Scholars will be enrolled in a structured GHSP supported through a partnership of the OIA, Office of GME, and the residents’ home clinical departments. The OIA Global Health Scholars Program will leverage the extensive global health resources available at UNC Chapel Hill and elsewhere.

Residents may apply in any postgraduate year, but are strongly encouraged to apply in January of the PGY1 year to start at the beginning of the subsequent academic year. It is anticipated that completion of requirements will take at least two years. (*Exceptions to the two year stipulation may be considered on a case by case basis for advanced trainees e.g. - Those who have already completed residency and are in fellowship training or preventive medicine residency).

Allie Halpern (MS1) UNC Project Malaw, 2012

THE UNC OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES  WELCOMED THE FIRST COHORT IN THE OIA RESIDENT GLOBAL HEALTH SCHOLARS PROGRAM in 2016! Read the coverage in UNC's Vital Signs

Resident/Fellow

Program

Grad Year

Primary Interest/location

Mentor

GHS program AOC 2016 Currie, Mary

Mary Currie

Peds Pulmonary Fellow

2017

Asthma in Peds/Nicaragua

Sylvia Becker-Dreps

GHS program AOC 2016 Boyce, RossRoss Boyce

Inf Disease Fellow

2018

Dengue/Uganda

John Juliano

GHS program AOC 2016 Modan, NadeenNadeen Modan

Emergency Med Resident

2018

Community Health Workers/India

Justin Myers

GHS program AOC 2016 Zhou-Talbert, Serena

Serena Zhou

Fam Med Resident

2018

Family Planning/Nicaragua

Martha Carlough

GHS program AOC 2016 Collins, MatthewMathew Collins

Inf Disease Fellow

2017

Dengue/Sri Lanka and Nicaragua

Aravinda DeSilva

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Sonya Patel-Nguyen

Med/Peds Resident

2018

Refugee work/USA and “home” countries

Allen Liles

UNC Concentration in Global Health

The UNC OIA wants to support and encourage all residents interested in global health and will additionally offer a structured Concentration in Global Health. The UNC Concentration in Global Health is open to residents in any UNC-based, ACGME-accredited training program and is designed to enhance specialty-specific global health curricula that may already be established within specific residencies (including AOC and GH tracks). Participants in the Concentration in Global Health will receive preference, but are not guaranteed, for funding for international travel via OIA resident travel scholarships.

ALL resident physicians at UNC will continue to have access to global health scholarships and support for planning global health electives through the OIA, regardless of participation in the above programs.

Residents may apply in any postgraduate year, but are strongly encouraged to apply in January of the PGY1 year to start at the beginning of the subsequent academic year. It is anticipated that completion of requirements will take at least two years. (*Exceptions to the two year stipulation may be considered on a case by case basis for advanced trainees e.g. - Those who have already completed residency and are in fellowship training or preventive medicine residency).

THE UNC OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES IS PLEASED TO WELCOME THE FIRST COHORT IN THE OIA CONCENTRATION IN GLOBAL HEALTH!


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Residents

Dept./Division

Krishna Aluri               

Internal Med/Pediatrics

Robert Campbell

Internal Med/Pediatrics

Katherine Despotes

Internal Med/Pediatrics

Neil Shah

Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Gregory Means

Internal Med/Div, Cardiology

 Zachary Smith

Pediatrics

 Application

How to Apply:

The application deadline is March 1 and participants will be notified by April 1.

Applicants should fill out the joint application form and indicate whether they are applying to enroll only in the Concentration in Global Health or additionally for consideration of acceptance as a UNC Global Health Scholar.

Residents interested in applying to either the Global Health Scholars Program or Concentration in Global Health must have the support of their residency director and an identified UNC faculty mentor.

* The UNC Global Health Scholars Program and UNC Concentration in Global Health was established in collaboration with Drs Laura Ruhl and Rick Hobbs.*

For further information contact the OIA:

Shay Slifko (shay_slifko@med.unc.edu) Program Manager

Dr. Martha Carlough (martha_carlough@med.unc.edu ) Program Director