Resident Global Health Opportunities
In choosing a site, remember that you will need permission from your department’s site faculty, your residency director and the OGHE.
The Office of Global Health Education offers guidance in selecting research and clinical global health opportunities to UNC Resident Physicians. The OGHE partners with UNC partner sites, global programs, and institutions that sustain an integrated model approach- one that is community driven and holds up local practitioners as experts. For ease of navigation, depending on what type of global rotation you may be seeking, the options are categorized below by region of the globe in the interactive map.
*This process ensures that each global opportunity meets the UNC Office of Global Health Education’s key pillars:
1. Applies an Integrated Model in holding up local researchers and practitioners as experts 2. Educationally enriching and ethically sound 3. Includes objectives that cannot be met domestically 4. Ensures patient safety 5. Ensures resident safety, and 6. Provides opportunities for host-site and trainee continuity and sustainability.
UNC Project Malawi
Research, Clinical, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Radiology
The University of North Carolina Project-Malawi (UNC Project) is a collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Malawi Ministry of Health. It is based on the campus of Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.
The mission of UNC Project-Malawi is to identify innovative, culturally acceptable, and affordable methods to improve the health of the people of Malawi, through research, capacity building, and care.
Key Faculty: Irving Hoffman (US Director), Innocent Mofolo (In-Country Director), Mina Hosseinipour (Clinical Director), Jennifer Tang (OB-GYN), Anthony Charles (Burns/Trauma/Surgery), Janey Phelps (Anesthesiology), Sherly Jordan & Melissa Culp (Radiology)
|Painschab, Matthew||February 2019||Painschab, Matthew. Malawi-Feb 2019.|
|Foushee, Madison||January 1, 2019 – February 10, 2019||Foushee, Madison. Malawi 2018.|
|Budd, Kelsey||August-September 2018||Budd, Kelsey_Malawi. 2018|
|Hunt, Halley||August 2-29, 2018||Hunt, Halley_ Res Eval. Malawi. 2018|
|Montgomery, Nathan||March-April 2016||Montgomery, Nathan_Res Eval. 2016 Malawi|
Research, Clinical, OB/GYN
In 2012, IGHID recruited a large research team who were working in Zambia. Their research and clinical activities were at that time based at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), which they had built with their Zambian colleagues over a decade. More recently, at the request of Zambian academic authorities, the UNC team has turned its attention to a closer partnership the University of Zambia (UNZA) School of Medicine and its affiliated University Teaching Hospital (UTH). Toward this end a new partnership has been developed for direct UNC-UNZA engagement.
Key Faculty: Elizabeth Stringer (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jeff Stringer (Jeffrey_stringer@med.unc.edu) , Groesbeck Parham (email@example.com) , Benjamin Chi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nicaragua *site unavailable until further notice*
Research, Clinical, Pediatric, Internal Medicine, Community Health
The University of Nicaragua (UNAN)-University of North Carolina (UNC) relationship arose in 1999 through a series of service and teaching initiatives, with research initiatives beginning in 2003. Research at the site has focused on pediatric vaccines and gastrointestinal disease epidemiology, often in partnership with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health. UNC collaborators are provided with office space within the Department of Microbiology at the UNAN Medical Campus in León, Nicaragua. The program provides students with options for housing in León, including with host families. There are opportunities to improve Spanish language skills through formal classes in León. Areas of active investigation include 1) clinical features and epidemiologic risk for symptomatic Zika infection 2) sequelae of congenital Zika infection 3) viral gastroenteritis in children.
Key Faculty: Sylvia Becker-Dreps