Global Health Program Events News
July 1, Norwalk Hospital: (photo left) Dr. Yulia Troshina, a neurologist from Kazan State Medical University, Russia, arrived for one month of training with rotating supervision by Dr. Stephen Winters, Dr. James Thompson, Dr. Amy Knorr, and Dr. Daryl Story.
July 1, Danbury Hospital: (photo right) Dr. Thi Kim Thanh Nguyen, a rheumatologist from Cho Ray Hospital, Vietnam, arrived for three months of training supervised by Dr. Alla Rudinskaya, Chief in the Department of Rheumatology at WCHN.
July 5: Dr. Sadigh was invited to moderate a panel in the principles of an equitable partnership in global health in the Joint Annual Scientific Health Conference and Dr. Matthew Lukwiya Memorial Lecture, which will take place on September 27-29 in Kampala, Uganda.
July 9, Uganda (photo left) Medical students testing the water purifier, Naggalama, Uganda. The water purifier for resource-limited settings, designed by David Porat and brought by global health elective participants to Uganda for a pilot study, was presented and tested in Naggalama.
July 10: Dr. Sadigh was invited by AMTEC KAZAN, an education center for medical technology, to participate as an expert and a speaker of the Congress at the second International Congress for Young Scientists in Medicine which will take place in Kazan, Russia from August 17-18. The Congress provides a platform for young scientists developing innovative products in healthcare to exchange experience and insight, for world-recognized experts to present Russian and international grant programs for young medical scientists, and for discussion of innovative projects in the field of healthcare. The Congress will cover questions pertaining to modern technologies in medicine that have fundamental importance for modern medical science.
July 12: Dr. Sadigh and Dr. Eric Nielson from ROSS University School of Medicine spoke about expansion of the Global Health Program. Dr. Sadigh invited Dr. Nielson to visit WCHN in early November. Meanwhile, Dr. Sadigh is planning to visit the Dominican Republic in early January.
July 14: Kartik Iyer, Joanna Moore, and Harsh Bhavsar, senior students from RUSM, returned from their global health elective in Vietnam.
July 15: (photo right) Dr. Anton Gryaznov joined our team as the Global Health Program Information and Technology Specialist.
July 19: Dr. Sadigh had a follow-up meeting with Ms. Jo Ritchie, the leadership of the WCHN Nursing Department, in regard to establishing a nursing division in global health.
July 19, Uganda (photo left) Dr. Howard Eison presenting a laptop and EKG machine, gifts of the program, to Sister Jane Frances, Director of St. Francis Hospital in Naggalama, Uganda.
July 20: Dr. Sadigh had a meeting with Dr. Asha Marhatta, Director of the Residency Program, and Ms. Grace M. Scire, Manager of the Residency Program at the Connecticut Institute for Communities Greater Danbury Community Health Center Primary Care Residency (CIFC GDCHC) to discuss the participation of the residents from this program in global health elective.
July 20, Dominican Republic (photo right) Dr. Jomar Florenzan, left, Site Coordinator of the Global Health Program in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Royd Fukomoto, Director of the Surgical Residency Program at Danbury Hospital, Dr. Laura Withers, and Dean Lorraine Amell.
July 20: Dr. Royd Fukumoto, Director of the Surgical Residency Program at Danbury Hospital, site-visited UNIBE with Dr. Laura Withers to explore the possibility of starting a global health exchange program between the Departments of Surgery of the two institutions.
July 21-29, Uganda (photo left) Dr. Tania Bersch, Associate Dean of Clinical Education, and Audree Frey, Coordinator of the Global Health Program, travelled to Uganda for a short visit to learn more about the existing collaboration and explore possibilities of expanding the partnership in medical education and research between the two institutions.
In photo: Clarissa Nakkungu, left, Susan Byekwaso, Coordinator of the Global Health Program at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Dr. Tania Bersch, Audrey Frey, and Jake Enser, infectious disease fellow from UVM, Gaddafi Mosque, Kampala, Uganda
July 24: Dr. Sadigh met with Professor Zuchongpan Pan, Professor of Economics in Western Connecticut State University, to establish a new partnership in global health in China with the intention of training Chinese colleagues at Western Connecticut Health Network, each for three-month durations.
July 26: Dr. Sadigh met with a potential donor interested in children's education at the African Community Center for Social Sustainability (ACCESS), one of our partners in Nakaseke, Uganda.
July 27: Dr. Sadigh met with Dr. Julia Cron, Director of the Yale OB/GYN Residency Program to discuss the common interest in medical education at Makerere University College of Health Sciences.
July 31, Norwalk Hospital: (photo right) Neurologist Dr. Nguyen Huyen Cha and Gastroenterologist Dr. Gia An Pham from ChoRay Hospital arrived for three months of training at Norwalk Hospital.