I first became interested in global health after hearing how greatly the program impacts participants’ outlooks and value systems. With rising technological development, we are increasingly distracted from considering ethical and moral matters, resulting in political and cultural turmoil. The program helps combat this by exposing people to real problems in unfamiliar environments, causing them to open their eyes, see others in a new way, and feel connected to people from different places. From that place of connection, they are willing to commit to affecting change.
The program’s philosophy is that there are no borders in the world, for people or for disease; that a problem in one place affects a problem in another place. We should tackle healthcare problems together and learn from each other’s experiences. My work coordinating grants and educational programs in the Office of International Affairs at KSMU allows me to explore differences while helping passionate individuals emulate this philosophy.
Dr. Molly Moore
On May 4th, the Global Health Leadership Team was awarded the Curriculum Development and Scholarship Grant from the Teaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine. The annual grant provides $10,000 to medical educators to promote innovation and support the priority areas of active learning, learner wellbeing and pathway/track development.
The Principal Investigator, Dr. Molly Moore, along with her colleagues Drs. Mariah McNamara, Michelle Mertz and Anne Dougherty will be working on the creation of an integrative Global Health Scholars Track for the Larner College of Medicine. They will be building on existing global health curricula and will focus on the development of active learning materials, including use of the Simulation Laboratory. With this grant, a track specific for those interested in global health can be developed and integrated into the curriculum.
Yulia Troshina, A neurologist from KSMU, was selected for two months of training beginning July first at Norwalk Hospital in neurology and global health.