Harborview's Colven receives Fulbright Award and PSPGH Grant
Roy Colven, associate professor of medicine and section head for dermatology at Harborview Medical Center, has received a Fulbright Award and a grant from Puget Sound Partners for Global Health to establish a consulting dermatology program in Cape Town, South Africa.
He will use an approach pioneered at Harborview, in which both a written description and digital photographs of a patient's skin disease are transmitted via the Internet. Consulting dermatologists, viewing these files, are then able to assist primary physicians located in remote areas. Colven will be in South Africa for a year.