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Dr. Lusajo Kajula “Using Implementation Science Research to Link Stakeholders and Vulnerable AGYW in Tanzania with HIV Prevention and Livelihood Training” November 27, 2023, Bondurant 2025, 12-1 PM

November 20, 2023

This fall, Lusajo Kajula, PhD, Tanzanian international scholar in health behavior and psychology for adolescents and families, has joined the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health as the school’s first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence. In her role, Kajula will use her experiences in global health to educate students on an “ecological model,” which helps public health … Read more

Applications Now Open for Summer 2024 OGHE Programs

October 19, 2023

OGHE is now accepting applications for the Migrant Health Service Learning Program in Tucson, Arizona and the Reproductive and Sexual Health Program in Bolivia.  The application deadline is November 19. Visit the interdisciplinary programs site to get information, a recording of a recent information session and a link to the application.

Amy Mackay, MD, – “Establishing a Newborn Resuscitation Registry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo” October 23, 2023, Bondurant 2020, 12-1 PM

October 2, 2023

Dr. Amy Mackay, a fellow in neonatology at UNC, is interested in newborn resuscitation practices in low- and middle-income countries. She graduated from University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2017 and completed pediatric residency and chief resident year at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (Eastern Virginia Medical School) in Norfolk, Virginia. Additionally, Mackay … Read more

Christina Cruz, MD, EdM – “Task-Shifting Child Mental Health Care to Teachers Globally” September 25, 2023, Bondurant 2020, 12-1 PM

September 20, 2023

Christina M. Cruz, MD, EdM is a child global mental health and school mental health researcher, a practicing inpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist, and a mental health systems consultant. Her research program centers on increasing access to child mental health care through alternative systems. Currently, she is focused on task-shifting indicated mental health care to … Read more

John Barber, MD, “A Quality Improvement Project on Reducing Stockouts in a Rural Ugandan Community Health Worker Program” May 22, 2023, Bondurant 2020, 12-1 PM

May 15, 2023

John Barber, MD is a 4th-year resident in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2019. Prior to medical school, John spent five years working on diagnostics for resource-limited settings, initially focusing on HIV diagnostics in East and Southern Africa, then Ebola rapid diagnostic tests in Sierra Leone … Read more

Seth Morrison, MD, “Histo-Blood Group Antigens, Environmental Enteric Dysfunction, and Linear Growth in a Nicaraguan Birth Cohort” April 24, 2023, Bondurant 2020, 12-1 PM

April 18, 2023

Seth Morrison, MD is a Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition clinical fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and North Carolina Children’s Hospital. He is completing Master of Public Health coursework at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He is interested in enteropathies (small bowel … Read more

Alessandra Angelino, MD, “A Mixed-Methods Study of the Relationship between Cultural Identity and Mental Health Outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native Adolescents” Mar. 27, 2023, Bondurant 2020, 12-1 PM

March 15, 2023

  Alessandra Angelino (she/her) is a 3rd-year pediatrics resident at UNC Children’s Hospital who earned her medical degree at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and her MPH in Global Health at the University of Washington. She is passionate about Two-Spirit and LGBTQ health and advocacy and has authored multiple publications and the “Celebrating Our … Read more

April Evans, MD, “A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Pediatric and Adolescent Patients with Lymphoma in Malawi” Feb. 27, 2023, Bondurant 2020, 12-1 PM

February 19, 2023

  Dr. Evans is a UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Alumni and a third-year Pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellow at the University of North Carolina. Her UJMT Fogarty project resulted in the implementation of cutting-edge Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measures in Malawi; ultimately harnessing the voice of vulnerable, and often silenced, patients across the globe. Dr. Evans has … Read more

Cameron Adams, PhD, October 24, 12-1 “Considerations for approval of the second live-attenuated, tetravalent dengue virus vaccine”

October 19, 2022

Abstract:  The four dengue virus serotypes (DENV1-4) are a global health burden with 100 million symptomatic infections per year focused in the tropics. Primary DENV infection leads to lasting immunity against the infecting serotype but the resulting antibodies put individuals at risk for worse clinical outcomes when subsequently infected with a different serotype. This phenomenon … Read more