Global Health Week

Global Health leadership with MUSC Provost and guest expert. 
Provost Lisa K. Saladin, Director Kathleen Ellis, and Faculty Director Dr. Michael Sweat with speaker Chris Elias at MUSC Global Health Week.

The MUSC Center for Global Health hosts the annual Global Health Week, featuring a week-long schedule of student presentations, health expert panels, and cultural demonstrations. This exciting event provides MUSC students, residents, faculty, and staff access to global health experts and the platform to examine critical issues impacting communities locally and around the world. 

  Audience Photo Women dancing at the International Bazaar.

 

2021 Virtual Global Health Week:   

  • Academic sessions with global health experts spanning 3 continents
  • Live Arabian dance, fashion, and drum demonstration
  • A global audience from more than 66 organizations in 7 countries
  • MUSC international student panel discussing the culture, fashion, and health care systems of their home countries

 

Sessions and Participants:

Keynote Panel: Challenges of Global COVID-19 Vaccination

Read about the expert panel discussion.

A screenshot of the Global Health Week panelists.

  • Moderator: Thomas C. Quinn, M.D., MSc
    Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
    Professor of Medicine, Pathology, International Health, Epidemiology, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
    Associate Director of International Research, NIH
  • Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
    Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine
    Professor, Pediatrics, Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • Heidi Larson, Ph.D.
    Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science
    Founding Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project
    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Emmanuel Agogo, MBBS MSc MTropMed DRCOG FRCGP
    Nigeria Country Representative
    Resolve To Save Lives (An initiative of Vital Strategies)
  • Dr. Michael Sweat, MUSC Center for Global Health and College of Medicine 

 

A Journey into the Cultural Dances of the Arab World: Raqs Arabi

  • David Metz (Seattle, WA)
  • DancingBeena (Charleston, SC)

 

Globe-trotting with MUSC: Lebanon, Philippines, and Sri Lanka

  • Amanda Daulagala, College of Graduate Studies
  • Jessa Mae H. Sabate, College of Pharmacy
  • Rose Marie Akiki, College of Graduate Studies/College of Medicine

 

The Public Health Crisis of War: Global Case Studies

  • Moderator: John Vena, Ph.D., MUSC
  • Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Ph.D., MUSC: War as a Public Health Priority
  • Isaias Irgau, M.D., FACS, FRCS(Ed), Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery: Tigray, Ethiopia - Global Case Study
  • Aissatou Ba, Ph.D. Student, MUSC: Western Africa - Global Case Study
  • Sonicki Zdenko, Ph.D., University of Zagreb: Zagreb, Croatia - Global Case Study
  • Florez Hermes, M.D., Ph.D., MUSC: Experiences from Venezuela and Impact in Latin America
  • Jeff Korte, Ph.D., MUSC: Impact of War on Global Health Endeavors

 

Innovations During a Pandemic

  • Moderator: Dr. John Desjardins, Clemson Bioengineering
  • Dr. Jeff Anker, Clemson University Chemistry
  • Dr. Julie Marshall, MUSC Division of Population Oral Health
  • Melissa McCullough, Clemson Bioengineering
  • Amanda LeMatty, Clemson Bioengineering student
  • Robert Falconer, Clemson Bioengineering student