GHET-IT Curriculum

GHET-IT Sessions

April- 2011


 The Emergence of Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries




  Jim Logerfo MD, MPH

     UW Depts of GH and Medicine

      Acting Director, UW Hospital Medicine Program

  Justin Schram, MD

      Resident, Internal Medicine



Reading list:


    Yach D, Hawkes C, et al.  Global burden of chronic disease. JAMA 2004; 291:2616-2622.


    Bloomfield GS and Huffman MD.  Global chronic disease research training for fellows. Circulation 2010; 121;1365-1370.


    Sam B, Desai N, et al.  Prevention and management of chronic disease: a litmus test for health systems strengthening in low and middle-income countries.  Lancet 2010; 376-1785-97.



12- Jan- 2011


Do Macroeconomic Policies and Development aid improve global health?

Stephen Gloyd MD, MPH  – UW Dept of GH // HAI

Jason Goldman, MD  -  Medicine residency

Reading list:

Duber et al.  Is there an association between PEPFAR funding and improvement in national health indicators in Africa?  J Int’l AIDS Society 2010 13:21

Stuckler D et al.  International monetary fund programs and tuberculosis outcomes in post-communist countries.  PLOS Medicine.  2008 5:7 e143.


Lab Medicine

Can Malaria be Eradicated?

  Speakers David Brandling-Bennett, MD, MDPH   -  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Jim Kublin, MD, MPH  -  Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Wes Van Voorheis, Infectious Disease, MD  – UW Allergy and Infectious Disease Division

Sean Murphy (Fellow, Lab medicine)

Reading list:

O’Meara WP et al.  Changes in the burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet 2010 10:545-55.

Greenwood BM et al.  Malaria: progress, perils and prospects for eradication.  J of Clinical Investigation 2008 118:4 1266-1276

Feachem R et al.  Shrinking the malaria map: progress and prospects.   Lancet 2010 376: 1566-78.



Are Short-Term Training Trips to Developing Countries Unethical?

  SpeakersDavid Roesel , MD  - MedicineStephen Brezuschka, MD MPH  – Dept of GH

Reading List

Crump JA and J Sugarman  Ethical considerations for short-term experiences by trainees in global health.  2008 JAMA 300:12 1456-1458

Decamp M. Scrutinizing global short-term medical outreach. 2007 Hasting Center Report 37, 6 21-23.

Mosepele M.  et al.   Mutually beneficial global health electives. Virtual Mentor, American Med Assoc J of ethics. 2010  12(3): 159-166.

Pinto A and R Upsur  Global health ethics for students.  2009 Developing world bioethics. 9(1) 1-10

Dowell J and N Merrylees.  Electives: isn’t it time for a change?  2009 Med Ed 43: 121-126.

Suchdev P et al.  A model for sustainable short-term international medical trips.  2007 Amb Ped. 7: 317-320.



Adolescent Reproductive Health: Global and Cultural Perspectives

  SpeakersAnn-Marie Amies Oeschlager, MD – OBGYN/PedsCaroline Mitchell, MD  – OBGYN

Dilys Walker, MD - OBGYN/Dept GH

Reading list:

Patton GC et al.  Global patterns of mortality in young people: a systematic analysis of population health data.  2009 Lancet. 374: 881-92.

Pearson L and R Shoo.  Availability and use of emergency obstetric services: Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, and Uganda.  2005 Int’l J Gyn Obstetrics 88, 208-215



Overview of Global Health Resources and Activities at UW and Seattle: Exploring GH Career Paths

  Learning Objectives

  • Describe some of the innovative and evolving GH educational offerings for residents and fellows, including personal stories about organizing successful overseas experiential training and work
  • List UW resources for funding, overseas opportunities, mentorship for residents and fellows
  • Network with local GH experts, GH organizational representatives, and peers with GH interests
  • Outline personal pathways to GH careers


Joe Zunt, Dept Neurology

-          research in HTLV and HIV, community-based activities, and training in Peru.

-          Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellows (ICRF) Program

Anne-Marie Oelschlager, Dept

-          Research and career in OBGYN/Adolescent gynecology.

-          UW OBGYN faculty working on global health activities, and the GH opportunities for OBGYN  residents.

Suzinne Pak-Gorstein, Dept

-          GH Pathways for pediatric residents.

-          Western rural Kenya site for paired UW resident and Kenyan pediatric resident to work in communities and a provincial hospital.

Emily Hartford and Ellie Graham – Dept,

-          Children’s Health International Medicine Project of Seattle (CHIMPS), site in rural El Salvador.

-          New site in Liberia – work in a hospital carrying out clinical work as well as training for new Liberian residents

Carey Farquhar, Dept of

-          Global Health Pathways for medicine residents – on-going efforts to develop a structured curriculum for its residents.

Jennifer Earle, UW Global Health Resource

-          GHRC and many services provided to UW staff.



Global Mental Health: Where Are We Now?

  Learning Objectives

  • Outline the international burden of mental illness
  • Describe the global distribution of mental healthcare resources
  • Review strategies for and challenges of addressing mental illness internationally
  • Explain clinical experiences of cultural-specific idioms of emotional distress


Lorin Boynton, MBChB, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

-          Refugee Mental Health Case vignettes

-          Developing sensitivity to underlying cultural aspects of mental health diagnosis and management

-          Challenges and solutions in the clinical management of refugees

Margaret Cary, MD, MPH, Fellow, Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences

-          Global burden of mental illness: Disparities in Health

-          Epidemiology of mental illnesses

Marwa Shoeb, MD, MPH, R2-Medicine

-          Designing and Validating effective screening tools for mental illness for different cultural groups

Reading List

  • Kleinman A. Culture and depression. NEJM  351;10  p:951-2.
  • Prince M et al.  No health without mental health. Lancet Sept 4 2007

Fam Med

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

  Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the key components in the personal decision to respond to humanitarian emergency medical needs – ethics, logistics, local needs, ability to adequately prepare, personal commitment
  • Review the structure of US disaster multidisciplinary response teams and how deployment is carried out overseas
  • Describe basic general steps in an effective response to a humanitarian medical emergency, including development of a field surgical site  
  • Outline the real-life challenges faced after the earthquake in Haiti by the local health workers as well as international NGOs
  • List important UW resources and contacts to learn more about becoming involved with humanitarian emergency response


Chris Sanford MD, MPH, DTM&H, Family Medicine

-          ABCs of humanitarian emergency response – how to get involved, how to prepare

-          US domestic and foreign disaster teams, his involvement, focusing on recent deployment to field surgical hospital in Port-au-Prince (Gheskio)

Chris Vanderwarker  MD MBA , R3 – Medicine

-          Partners in Health – Stepping up to the challenge: transitioning from development work to humanitarian aid

Mindy Stern LISCW, Director of UW Resident/Fellow Wellness Program

-          Secondary trauma, Taking care of oneself

Gail Pyper RN, MA  – Perspectives on disaster relief work

Reading List

12- Jan- 2011


   Speakers Stephen Gloyd MD, MPH  –      UW Dept of GH // HAIJason Goldman, MD  –       Medicine residencyReading list:

Duber et al.  Is there an association between PEPFAR funding and improvement in national health indicators in Africa?  J Int’l AIDS Society 2010 13:21

Stuckler D et al.  International monetary fund programs and tuberculosis outcomes in post-communist countries.  PLOS Medicine.  2008 5:7 e143.

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