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NC Schweitzer Fellows Yousef and Nicole continue their work with refugees

March 11, 2019

Refugees, who often fled violence and instability to come to the US for a better life, face daunting challenges in obtaining citizenship. Many have disabling medical conditions which prevent them from completing the language and civic exams as part of their application. NC Schweitzer Fellows Yousef Abu-Salha and Nicole Damari are leading a medical-legal team which … Continued

Global Health Scholarly Concentration Cohort I

March 1, 2019

The Office of International Activities is excited to announce the first cohort of Global Health Scholarly Concentration students! The UNC School of Medicine offers scholarly concentrations for first year medical students in several disciplines in medicine, such as Care of the Older Patient, Physician Leadership in Quality and Safety, Technology in Medicine, and Community Service, … Continued

Register Now for the Yale Global Health & Innovation Conference

February 28, 2019

Yale University in partnership with Unite for Sight is delighted to announce the expert panel sessions which will be featured at the 16th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 13-14, 2019. The Global Health & Innovation Conference convenes nearly 2,000 participants and more than 300 presentations about global health, responsible global engagement, social … Continued

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.  

OIA Program Manager Visits UNC Project-Malawi

July 19, 2018

This June, OIA Program Manager, Shay Slifko, was able to make her first journey to the popular elective site and got a first-hand look at what these global health electives entail.