58% Of Women Surgeons Suffer Sexual Harassment: Why This May Hurt You Too

February 19, 2019

Former International Visiting Student and now Post-Doctoral Fellow, Apoorve Nayyar, presented research regarding sexual harassment among women surgeons. While the study is not yet published, it has won the 2019 Association for Academic Surgeons Best Overall Abstract Award, the 2019 AAS Outstanding Resident Research Award for Outcomes, and the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons best Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) Abstract Award.

Seeking and Solving: From Iraq to Uganda

October 24, 2018

Former OIA Global Health Scholar, Ross Boyce, MD, MSC draws on his military experience to provide care and help overcome access issues in rural Uganda. He has been awarded a Challenge Grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support his work.

OIA Funded Med Students Present Poster at AAFP Global Health Summit

September 19, 2018

UNC MD Candidates, Shannon Herndon and Lauren Ellis presented their  poster “A qualitative case study of the Austral Institute in Neuquen, Argentina: A community healthcare model in Latin America” at the AAFP Global Health Summit this past week in Jacksonville, FL.  

Alarming polio outbreak spreads in Congo, threatening global eradication efforts

July 5, 2018

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/07/polio-outbreaks-congo-threaten-global-eradication Alarming polio outbreak spreads in Congo, threatening global eradication efforts By Leslie Roberts Jul. 2, 2018 , 1:30 PM Overshadowed by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), another frightening virus is on the loose in that vast, chaotic country: polio. Public health experts have worked for months to stamp … Continued

The Triangle Global Health Annual Conference 9/27/2018

July 3, 2018

http://www.triangleglobalhealth.org/2018-conference-abstract Are you involved in global health research? Consider submitting an abstract to the NC Triangle Global Health Consortium conference. Deadlines are below. Good luck…and keep in mind the OIA has conference reimbursement stipends for UNC medical students accepted to present at a global health conference. If approved, OIA reimbursements are for up to $500 … Continued