“ The Emergence of Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle-Income Countries”

April 19th, 2011

Please join us for another GHET-IT Session!

 (Global Health Educational Training in International Topics)

 “ The Emergence of Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle-Income Countries”

  When:  April 18, 2011, Monday,   6:00-8:30 pm

 (LoGerfo’s residence – in Laurelhurst, east of UW campus and Husky Stadium)

 Featuring:

Jim Logerfo, MD, MPH

   Professor, UW Depts of Medicine and Global Health

   Adjunct, UW Dept of Health Services

   Acting Director, UW Hospital Medicine Program – Harborview Medical Center

   and

 

Justin Schram, MD, MSc

   Resident – Internal Medicine, University of Washington

    Founder, Ahuyu.org

Background:

  Chronic, non-communicable diseases such as asthma, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, are by far the leading cause of mortality in the world impacting men, women, and children, and represent 60% of all deaths, with most deaths occurring in low and middle income countries. 

 

Goals:     

   ·     Understand the reasons for the epidemiologic transition to chronic diseases as the largest cause of disease and disability in LMIC.

   ·     Describe approaches to address the growing burden of chronic disease ranging from health policy and health systems strengthening to community mobilization.

   ·     Identify opportunities for housestaff and fellow to address global chronic disease during their training and careers.

March 28th, 2011

Join us for this exciting brown bag lunch talk with Thomas G. Streit, CSC, PhD and hear about his Gates’ Foundation-supported work in Haiti to eradicate lymphatic filariasis, a mosquito-born parasite.

Thomas G. Streit, CSC, Ph.D.

Founder and Director, Notre Dame University Haiti Program

Thursday, March 31, 2011

12:30p-1:30p

Mary Gates Hall, Room 258  click here detailed directions

 Working with the CDC, the Haitian government and other partners since 1993, Thomas Streit is dedicated to eradicating a Neglected Tropical Disease from Haiti by 2020. 

 A Roman Catholic priest and faculty member at the University of Notre Dame, since 1993 Streit has been working in Haiti, studying the transmission of the parasite Wuchereria bancrofti the disease it causes—lymphatic filariasis, or “LF,” the cause of elephantiasis and a leading cause of disability worldwide. 

 Following the World Health Assembly’s placement of LF on a short list of diseases slated for elimination, in 1999 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded its first LF grant to Streit to help a collaborative group including the Haitian government, Holy Cross Hospital, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention build capacity for, and study the efficacy of, various elimination strategies for LF in Haiti.

 The steps involved in eliminating LF as a public health problem are varied and multidisciplinary; efforts have focused on the development of an infrastructure and the technical capacity to finish the work before 2020.  The opportunity to accomplish this historic achievement has led Streit to service as a Research! America  Paul Rodgers Ambassador for Global Health in the US, and varied work with partners on the ground in Haiti. 

 Streit is working to help see that recent concern for Haiti arising out of the tragic devastation of the January 2010 earthquake will provide opportunities for the people of the impoverished country to build a radically better health infrastructure, and consequently bring a better quality of life and socioeconomic development. 

 While the LF program in Haiti targets only one infection for extinction, examples from the LF program illustrate that in a stressed setting like Haiti, targeted initiatives such as the one against LF can spin off everything from microlending and microenterprise initiatives, to lifelong changes in the health and intellectual capacity of children.

February 1st, 2011

Announcement:

We would like to invite residents, fellows and faculty from UW departments to join us for a Global Health lecture series.  

 

Global Health lecture series on Essentials to Clinical Care and Capacity Building

The GH571 Course: Essentials to Clinical Care and Capacity Building is hosting a series of interdisciplinary panels with local and international guest lecturers to highlight the realities of providing effective healthcare and training in a variety of global low-income settings.

 Course instructors: Joe Zunt, Suzinne Pak-Gorstein

 

Maternal and Neonatal Health: Global Perspectives and Work from Uganda

When: TUESDAY, February 1, 2011, 10am-12pm

Where: UW Health Science Building, Auditorium K-069

Map: http://www.washington.edu/admin/ada/MagMap.FH7.jpg

Maneesh Batra, MD MPH

    Assistant Professor, Neonatology, University of Washington

    Core Investigator, Global Alliance for the Prevention of Prematurity (GAPPS)

    Co-Director, Global Health Pathways, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Debbie Lester, RN

     Manager Seattle Office, ISIS Foundation USA

     Clinical Practice Manager-Uganda

Julianna Schantz-Dunn, MD

    Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA

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Coming up (same place and time)….

Cancer Care and Research in Low Income Countries:
    Building Local Capacity and Developing Global Collaborations

When: TUESDAY, February 8, 2011, 10am-12pm 

Ben Anderson, MD  Breast Health Global Initiative: Global Collaboration   

      Professor, Dept of Surgery, UW
      Member, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center    

      Chair and Director – Breast Health Global Initiative

Corey Casper, MD MPH   Infection Associated Cancers in Resource Poor Regions  

      Associate Professor, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dept of Medicine, UW     

      Assistant Member, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center    

      Director, Uganda Program on Cancer & Infectious Diseases, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Jose Jeronimo, MD     

      Program Officer, PATH – Programs for Appropriate Technologies in Health 

      Project Director, Screening Technologies to Advance Rapid Technologies for Cervical Cancer Prevention

 

 

Chronic Diseases in Developing Countries

 When: TUESDAY, February 15, 2011, 10am-12pm

Abigail Halperin MD MPH   - Global Tobacco Related Mortality and Morbidity
    Director, UW Tobacco Studies Program
    Associate Medical Director, Free & Clear, Inc.
    Department of Family Medicine 

Jim Logerfo MD – Chronic Disease and Global health 

  Director, UW Health Promotion Research Center 

   Professor, Departments of Medicine, of Global Health, and of Health Services (Adjunct)

Justin Schram, MD, MSc – Solutions to Indoor Pollution, Starting an NGO
   Resident, Internal medicine
  

Strengthening Capacity in Low Income Countries: Models for Training

 When: TUESDAY, February 22, 2011, 10am-12pm

 Christopher Behrens MD – A Distance Based Learning Program
    Medical Director, I-TECH (International Training and Education Center for Health)
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, UW Division of Infectious Diseases

 

Sheridan Reiger MD  - Starting an NGO & Training health workers in Honduras 

  Executive Director, Salud Juntos

   Medical Student MS1, UW School of Medicine

Appropriate Training and Technologies in Health

When: TUESDAY, March 1, 2011, 10am-12pm

Michael Cunningham MD –   Team training in skills for craniofacial repair in Africa
   Chief, Division of Craniofacial Medicine Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington

   Jean Renny Chair of Craniofacial Medicine Medical Director, Children’s Craniofacial Center

 

Gordon Perkin MD  -   Appropriate Technologies for Health

  Founder, PATH (Programs for Appropriate Technologies for Health)

   Former Director, Global Health Programs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Map: http://www.washington.edu/admin/ada/MagMap.FH7.jpg 

  Send inquiries to jvmriggs@uw.edu, sbrindle@uw.edu

Save the Date! GHET-IT Session: January 12 (Wednesday)

January 6th, 2011

Do Macroeconomic Policies and Development Aid  improve Global Health?

When:      January 12, 2011, Wednesday, 6:00-8:30 pm

Where:     1140 Newport Way,  Seattle, WA 98122

                          corner of Newport and Grand, big brown house, entrance on Newport

                          (close to Madrona Park)     Click here for a Map

 featuring:

                                                                                                                                                                  

Stephen Gloyd, MD, MPH

Professor, Global Health and Health Services

Associate Chair, Global Health Education and Curriculum
Adjunct Prof, Depts Family Medicine, Public Affairs, Epidemiology, Evans School

and

 

Jason Goldman, MD

Resident – Internal Medicine, Global Health Pathways, University of Washington

The evening will include a potluck dinner (contributions optional) and great discussions.

* If you haven’t already, please send your RSVP to Suzinne Pak-Gorstein (suzinne@uw.edu)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Save the Date! GHET-IT Session: November 23 2010

January 6th, 2011

Malaria Eradication: Is it possible and how?

When:  November 23, 2010, TUESDAY,   6:00-8:30 pm 

Where: Vista Court café

in W.H. Foege Building (near Agua Verde restaurant)

Corner of Pacific Street and 15th Ave NE in Seattle.

featuring:

David Brandling-Bennett, MD, DTPH

Deputy Director -  Malaria Infectious Diseases,  Global Health Program,

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Jim Kublin, MD, MPH

Director – HIV Vaccine Trials Network, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Clinical Associate Professor – Dept Global Health, University of Washington

Wes Van Voorhis, MD

Professor – Dept of Medicine, University of Washington

Head -  Allergy and Infectious Diseases Division, University of Washington

Adjunct Professor- Global Health and Microbiology, University of Washington

Introductions:

Sean Murphy, MD, PhD

Resident – Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington

Save the Date! GHET-IT Session: September 14

September 8th, 2010

Greetings!  Please join us for the next GHET-IT session on September 14, from 6-8:30 p.m. Readings for this session can be found HERE.

GHET-IT
(Global Health Educational Training in International Topics)

You are invited to a GHET-IT session for UW residents, fellows and faculty:


“Are Short Term Training Trips to Developing Countries Unethical?”

featuring

David Roesel, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health
University of Washington

Stephen Bezruchka, MD, MPH
Senior Lecturer, Health Services
Senior Lecturer, Global Health
University of Washington

WhenSeptember 14, 2010, TUESDAY:  6-8:30 p.m.

Where6016 First Avenue NW, Seattle 98107

Evening includes potluck dinner (contributions optional but appreciated) and discussions.

*Please send your RSVP to Ashlee Choi (ashleech@u.washington.edu)*

We look forward to seeing you there!


GHET-IT Coordinators

  • Ashlee Choi, Program Coordinator, UW Global Health Resource Center
  • Suzinne Pak-Gorstein, MD, PhD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics – Harborview Medical Center, UW Global Health Pathways – Seattle Children’s

GHET-IT Session 4: Adolescent Reproductive Health

July 28th, 2010

You are in a remote location in a resource limited clinical setting near the equator – and a 14 year old pregnant mother in her third trimester comes to the clinic where you are working to ask for medicines to help with her fever and lower abdominal/pelvic pain that has been going on for the last 2 weeks.

What serious illnesses is she at risk for?  What are the low-cost resources that might be available for her?  Are there any clinical guidelines to help her care?  How can illnesses be managed and prevented in the community? What are the risks for these women’s future children?

Come join us to discuss these and other related issues!

GHET-IT
Global Health Educational Training
in International Topics

Please join us for another GHET-IT Session!


“Adolescent Reproductive Health: Global and Cultural Perspectives”

When:  August 3, 2010, TUESDAY,   6:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: 1811 3rd Avenue West, Seattle 98119

Click here for a Map

Featuring:

Caroline Mitchell, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Harborview Women’s Clinic, Harborview Medical Center

Dilys Walker, MD
Associate Professor
Harborview Women’s Clinic, Harborview Medical Center

Anne-Marie Amies Oelschlager, MD
Assistant Professor
Clinician Educator, Education Division, University of Washington

Kate Debiec, MD
Fellow in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
University of Washington

The evening will include a potluck dinner (contributions optional) and great discussions.

Please send your RSVP to Ashlee Choi (ashleech@u.washington.edu)

We look forward to seeing you there!

GHET-IT Coordinators:

Ashlee Choi, Program Coordinator, UW Global Health Resource Center
Suzinne Pak-Gorstein, MD, PhD, MPH, UW Dept Pediatrics

For a flier of information on the upcoming August 3 GHET-IT session, click the link below.

GHET-IT Session 4

May 13th, 2010
A wonderful, intensive GH educational opportunity:

GLOBAL HEALTH COURSE – University of Minnesota

Clinical Tropical, Migrant & Travel Medicine

(http://www.globalhealth.umn.edu/course/home.html)

This 8-week intensive training course is intended for physicians and other health care providers working in tropical medicine, travelers’ health and migrant health.  The Global Health Course is offered in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as other local, national, and international partners. Guest faculty from UMN-affiliated international sites contribute to the course, as well as many nationally-known faculty and non-governmental organization in Minnesota such as the Center for Victims of Torture, Minnesota International Health Volunteers, and the American Refugee Committee.

This certificate preparation course is accredited by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) and prepares participants to qualify for the biannually-offered exam that leads to a Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health.

Eight one-week modules starting July 6, 2010 and running through August 27, 2010

Typical schedule:  Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

University of Minnesota – East Bank campus

Focus of the Global Health Course:

  • Immigrant and migrant cross-cultural health care skills.
  • Global village health care skills.
  • Global health by systems (cardiology, gastroenterology, oncology, etc.).
  • Laboratory component.
  • Case-based lectures and practical information.
  • ASTMH certificate exam topics.

Please see http://www.globalhealth.umn.edu/course/home.html for more information

“Global Mental Health: Where Are We Now?”

April 6th, 2010

The evening will include a potluck dinner (contributions optional) and discussion about:

  • International burden of mental illness
  • Global distribution of mental healthcare resources
  • Strategies for and challenges of addressing mental illness internationally
  • Clinical experiences of cultural-specific idioms of emotional distress

Featuring:
Lorin Boynton, MBChB
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Harborview Medical Center

Margaret Cary, MD, MPH
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington

Marwa Shoeb, MD, MPH
Second Year Resident
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Washington

When:  April 13, 2010, TUESDAY:  6:15 – 8:30 p.m.

Where:  877 E. Gwinn Place, Seattle, WA 98102

Click here for link to map

Suggested readings will be included in next announcement:

  1. Culture and Depression
  2. Global Burden of Mental Health

RSVP to Ashlee Choi (ashleech@u.washington.edu).

We look forward to seeing you there!
The GHET-IT Coordinators

  • Marwa Shoeb, UW Resident Coordinator
  • Ashlee Choi, Program Coordinator, UW Global Health Resource Center
  • Suzinne Pak-Gorstein, MD, PhD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics – Harborview Medical Center, UW Global Health Pathways – Seattle Children’s

Humanitarian Emergencies: The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Work, Self-care tools, & Stories from Haiti.

March 3rd, 2010
GHET-IT — Global Health Educational Training in International Topics Initiative

Please join us for our exciting first monthly global health educational training for all interested UW residents, fellows, and faculty.

“Humanitarian Emergencies: The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Work, Self-care tools, & Stories from Haiti”

The evening will include a potluck dinner, introductions, and presentations by:

Chris Sanford, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Co-Director, UW Travel Clinic, Hall Health Center
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health

Mindy Stern, LISCW
Director of UW Resident and Fellow Wellness

Gail Pyper, RN, MA
Maternity Support Services/WIC, North Public Health Center

When:    Tuesday, March 9, 2010,  5:45 – 9 pm

Where:  Suzinne Pak-Gorstein’s house (Sajilo Solutions):   6016 First Avenue NW, Seattle 98107.
Click here for a map.

Suggested readings for the evening:

There will be time for discussions, so bring your appetites and your perspectives!  We look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP to Ashlee Choi (ashleech@u.washington.edu).

The GHET-IT Coordinators,

Katie Simon, MD – R2, Pediatric Resident, Seattle Children’s
Ashlee Choi, Program Coordinator, UW Global Health Resource Center
Suzinne Pak-Gorstein, MD, PhD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics – Harborview Medical Center, UW Global Health Pathways – Seattle Children’s