2021 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.

  • 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