Dear First years, Are you interested in working with UNC international partner sites and faculty conducting global health research next summer? Please see the enclosed application for details. Don’t forget to attend the Office of International Activities luncheon “How to Organize a Global Health Elective” on October 31st at noon in Bondurant G010. We will … Read more
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Dr. Sylvia Becker-Dreps will be speaking at Pediatrics Grand Rounds next week, November 3rd,8-9AM in the Old Clinic Auditorium, Room 4008. Topic: “Diarrhea in Nicaragua in the Rotavirus vaccine era.”
Are you interested in working with refugees? Are you interested in helping people access health care and health information? Who We Are: TheRefugee Health Initiative is a professional student health organization that matches student volunteers with newly resettled refugees to help them establish a medical care home and provide them with basic health information. Volunteers … Read more
The UNC School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities is launching a new monthly speaker series. The first speaker is Carla Chibwesha, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor in UNC’s Division of Global Women’s Health. Chibwesha will deliver a talk titled “Cervical Cancer: A Case Study on Global Health Disparities.” Coffee will be provided. Future forums will … Read more
Justin Myers, DO, MPH, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine in the Division of Global Health and Emergency Care, has been named an associate director in the School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities. He will focus his efforts on OIA’s work in Africa.
Yale University, in partnership with Unite For Sight, hosts the annual Global Heath and Innovation Conference geared for students who have a professional and personal passion for global health and social impact. You may be interested in attending or presenting at the upcoming 14th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 22-23, … Read more
Refugee status entitles refugees to legal employment, access to social services, and a brief period of specialized case management. However, because of the consistently high burden of disease in this diverse population, a large number of refugees are, for medical reasons, unable to meet the language and civics requirements for citizenship. An N-648 Medical Certification … Read more
OIA Enriches Med Students’ Education OIA Enriches Med Students’ Education Ankita Ashoka of India completed a cardiology research elective at UNC. Ankita Ashoka excelled at badminton as a child in Bangalore, India. She was ranked India No.1 in the under – 13 age division and a part of the Sub-Junior Indian team. This allowed her … Read more
Traveling abroad requires some planning and awareness when it comes to the tech you use during your trip. This is especially true when travelling outside of the United States with technology, whether that be a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Please review the following tips and related links before you leave on your trip. Preparation Consider … Read more
Resident Unknowns Conference: Dr. Nathan Montgomery presents “A collection of cases from Malawi.” When: Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8 AM Where: AP Conference Room, 3rd floor, Women’s and Children’s Hospital
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THE UNC OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES IS PLEASED TO WELCOME THE FIRST COHORT IN THE OIA RESIDENT GLOBAL HEALTH SCHOLARS PROGRAM! Resident/Fellow Program Grad Year Primary Interest/location Mentor Mary Currie Peds Pulmonary Fellow 2017 Asthma in Peds/Nicaragua Sylvia Becker-Dreps Ross Boyce Inf Disease Fellow 2018 Dengue/Uganda John Juliano Nadeen Modan Emergency Med Resident 2018 Community … Read more