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Second-year medical students present global health project posters

Posted by News on Thursday, May 2, 2013 in News Posts.

Top row - left to right: Ben McCormick, Shanik Fernando, Magdalena Dorvil, Trisha Pasricha, Rosie Korman, Monica Da Silva Bottom row - left to right: Greg LaChaud, Brian Heiniger

The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Emphasis Program is a unique mode of self-directed study, which takes place during the first two years of medical school. Based on eight focus area, students are matched with committed faculty mentors, providing opportunity to draw from seasoned professionals. Students cultivate knowledge and skill through these mentorship experiences, as well as hands-on research and study in desired areas of focus.

Global Health
The Global Health focus area targets health problems in resource-limited settings, including diseases of poverty and the tropics, and provides students with opportunities to learn first-hand about health issues of international significance. Research projects span a broad range of themes in global health, from medical sciences and clinical investigation to socio-cultural correlates of health and health care delivery. Projects in this area fulfill the practicum requirement of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health’s Graduate Certificate in Global Health. Several former students have recently opted to expand their global health experiences by participating in a new global health Immersion Course during their last year of medical school.

The primary objective of the Global Health component of the Emphasis program is to nurture students interested in global health issues, helping them to assess and understand some of the most pressing public health issues of our time in their socio-economic and culturally specific context. The Global Health focus area serves to introduce these students to the fundamental principles of service, research, planning, and management methodology in resource-limited settings. A number of students have published their work in international peer-reviewed journals or in more informal ways for general audiences.

2013 Poster Presentations
EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION INCREASED REFERRALS TO ALLOPATHIC CARE BY TRADITIONAL HEALERS IN THREE HIGH HIV-PREVALENCE RURAL DISTRICTS IN MOZAMBIQUE – David Amsalem

A LIVESTOCK INTERVENTION FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY HIV/AIDS IN ZAMBéZIA PROVINCE, MOZAMBIQUE: COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES OF THE INTERVENTION – Kelly Bouquet

FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH LOSS TO FOLLOW UP OF PRE-ART PATIENTS IN ZAMBéZIA, MOZAMBIQUE – Monica da Silva

SPECTRUM OF DISEASES IN ADULT PATIENTS AT VISITATION CLINIC IN SOUTHWESTERN HAITI – Magdalena Dorvil

THE PREVALENCE AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERISTICS OF METHICILLIN-RESISTANT S. AUREUS IN AN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY – Adeline Dozois

THE IMPACT OF CULTURE ON KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICE OF FAMILY PLANNING IN RURAL NORTH KAMAGAMBO, KENYA – Sarah Eckhardt, Jana Lauderdale

FRACTIONAL EXHALED NITRIC OXIDE LEVELS IN WHEEZING PATIENTS WITH AND WITHOUT LABORATORY EVIDENCE OF LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS – Shanik Fernando, Nicolas Forget, Shamdeo Persaud, Pheona Mohamed-Rambaran, Kristen Dettorre, Shannon Langston, Seth Wright

DIRECT COSTS OF TREATING SEVERE SEPSIS IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Brian Heiniger

THE PREVALENCE OF SUSPECTED UNDIAGNOSED DIABETES MELLITUS AND USE OF RANDOM BLOOD SUGAR FOR DM SCREENING AMONG ED PATIENTS AT THE GEORGETOWN PUBLIC HOSPITAL CORPORATION – Rosalynne Korman

MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE AND ITS ROLE IN ACUTE ASTHMATIC EXACERBATIONS IN A POPULATION OF BUENOS AIRES MINORS – Gregory LaChaud

ROLE OF INTERFERON-α LEVELS IN SEVERITY OF RESPIRATORY DISEASE IN PRETERM INFANTS – Benjamin James McCormick

A DOCTOR OF MY OWN: A DOCUMENTARY FILM ON MEDICAL EDUCATION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA – Trisha S. Pasricha

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