Global Health Program Events News
April 12th: Julia Varughese, Clinical Director at AmeriCares, gave a presentation entitled “Fighting Cholera in Haiti: The Anatomy of a Disaster Response” during Global Health Evening at Norwalk Hospital. She discussed the approach to the international disaster from a healthcare perspective, reflecting on her own involvement in the AmeriCares response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti. Dr. Varughese is an infectious disease specialist who was a member of the medical staff at Norwalk Hospital for many years before joining medical leadership at AmeriCares.
April 3rd: Liliya Yausheva, M.D., a neurology resident from KSMU, began her five-week training in the Intensive Care Unit at Norwalk Hospital in early this month.
April 7-9: The 8th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference, centered on the theme “Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership & Sustainability in Global Health,” was held in Washington, DC. Several members of UVM Larner College of Medicine and WCHN attended the event. A few program members participated in the conference. UVM medical student Janel Martir ‘17 read her essay that was awarded an honorable mention for the CUGH Essay Contest; Mitra Sadigh, postbaccalaureate student at UVM and editor of the Global Health Diaries Blog, gave a poster presentation on the manuscript “Creating a Bidirectional Culture of Safety in Global Health Electives Via Comprehensive Safety Protocols”; and the Director of the Global Health Program spoke about the philosophy behind developing partnerships on the panel “Building Ethical and Effective Partnerships Between Institutions in Low- and Middle- Income Countries (LICs) and High-Income Countries (HMICs).” (Photo left: Members of the Global Health Program with Dr. Pierce Gardner at CUGH)
April 9th: John Leopold, Director of the Simulation Lab at Danbury Hospital, traveled to the Dominican Republic for one week to establish research projects regarding safety protocols and to share ideas pertaining to partnership based in simulation projects.
April 10th: The Director of the Global Health Program made an administrative visit to the UVM Larner College of Medicine.
April 13: Dr. Bulat Ziganshin and the Director of Global Health gave a talk at the Yale School of Public Health about their involvement in capacity building in Liberia, Russia, and Uganda.
April 15th: a sad farewell to Dr. Do, M.D., anesthesiologist from Vietnam, who returned home after three months of training at Norwalk Hospital. (Photo right: Dr. Do, M.D.)
April 19th: Dr. Mariah McNamara and Audree Frey, Coordinator of the Global Health Program, were the invited guests for a monthly lunch with the deans and students for open discussion.