Event Calendar

February 11, 2019
ISHI Club: Ultrasound Workshop
6:00pm- 7:00pm
MSB B540c/d
February 18, 2019
Healthcare in Tanzania
UH F350
March 13, 2019

Interdisciplinary Global Health Lecture

Ebola in Sierra Leone: A Local Physician's Story

MSB E609b
March 21, 2019
5th Annual Global Health Nursing Conference

Global Health and Disaster Response

50 12th Avenue, Newark NJ
April 18, 2019
Interdisciplinary Global Health Lecture:

Cancer Care and Prevention in Africa: Lessons from HIV/AIDS

Dr. Richard Marlink

Use Link to Watch LIVE: https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/njms-oghwbex

MSB E609b
May 8, 2019

Webex Lecture: Mass Casualty

Martha Masters

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May 22, 2019

Webex Lecture:Ultrasound use in Critical Care

Dr. Keith Guevarra

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May 29, 2019

Webex Lecture

Dr. Hidalgo

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Event Summaries

Interdisciplinary Global Health Lecture

"Cancer Care and Prevention in Africa: Lessons from HIV/AIDS”

The Office of Global Health presents a lecture by Richard Marlink as part of its monthly Interdisciplinary Global Health Lecture Series. Marlink is a medical oncologist, Rutgers’ inaugural Henry Rutgers Professor of Global Health, and the director of Rutgers Global Health Institute. This lecture will be presented both in Newark and live via WebEx.

Marlink has been engaged in global health for his entire career and has made a significant impact in HIV/AIDS clinical care, research, and policy. His involvement with the epidemic began before it was even known as AIDS, while he was a physician intern in New York City, and he helped set up the city of Boston’s first AIDS clinic. Marlink has been working in Botswana, in southern Africa, since 1996, and he was integral in the country’s efforts to scale-up AIDS treatment nationwide.

In his presentation, “Cancer Care and Prevention in Africa: Lessons from HIV/AIDS,” Marlink will discuss the scale-up of national HIV/AIDS programs in Africa and how the same principles can be applied to scaling up national cancer control programs on the continent. He will address the history of the international response to HIV/AIDS in Africa as well as the epidemiologic state of the AIDS epidemic and the past and present global effort to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS. He also will discuss the critical elements of a successful national public health intervention and how to evaluate whether successful programs for comprehensive cancer care and prevention can occur in an African setting.

5th Annual Global Health Nursing Conference

"Leadership in Global Health and Disaster Response"

Join renowned experts on March 21, 2019 in an interprofessional exploration of global health, leadership, challenges, advances and innovation in the context of natural and man-made disasters. Don't miss this exciting learning and networking opportunity focused on improving global health.

Keynote Presenter: David Abramson, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU College of Global Public Health

Interdisciplinary Global Health Lecture

"Ebola in Sierra Leone: A local physician's story

On March 13, 2019, Dr. Samba Jalloh gave a fascinating and informative lecture on his experience caring for Ebola patients during his medical training as a part of the lunchtime Global Health Lecture Series. The lecture was well-attended by NJMS staff and students who had many questions about his experiences as the Ebola crisis headlined global health news circuits and brought significant worldwide attention to West Africa.

ISHI Club: Ultrasound Workshop

On February 11, 2019, the NJMS ISHI Club hosted an Imaging &Ultrasound in Global Health Workshop which was attended by about 30 students.Dr. Ankur Parikh, from the Department of Radiology, gave a lecture on "Global Health & Imaging: A Case Report on Haiti," and talked about various challenges within imaging and radiology in the context of global health, focus specifically on Haiti.Dr. Navin Ariyaprakai, an emergency medicine physician and the director of the EMS fellowship at Newark Beth Israel, spoke about disaster medicine and EMS. Following the guest lectures and presentations, Joslyn Joseph, an EMS fellow at NBI, and Dr. Ariyaprakai gave a live demonstration using the portableultrasound and allowed students to see different views of various organ systems using the ultrasound.

4th Annual Global Surgery Dinner

"Paths to the Rest of the World: How Physicians Start and Maintain Participation in Healthcare Outside of their Home Practice"

On February 15, 2018 the ISHI NJMS club hosted their annual Global Surgery Dinner. The night included a round table discussion to learn from surgeons involved in Global Health as they shared their experiences with several organizations. The dinner was held at NJMS for our medical school students as well as Rutgers Schools of Health Professions, Rutgers School of Public Health, Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and interested faculty members. Overall the night was a great success and we hope to continue this yearly event in the future.

13th Annual Academic Surgical Congress

The Rutgers NJMS Center of Global Surgery was represented at the recent Academic Surgical Congress in Jacksonville, FL on February 1, 2018. The Benjamin F Rush Jr Endowed Global Surgery Fellow, Dr. Peter Johnston MD, presented two abstracts concerning our work in low and middle income countries.

In Sierra Leone, surgically trained community health officers are operating independently at the district hospital level and saving countless lives. The Center for Global Surgery is committed to further studying this task-shifting model as we believe it will be an important interim solution to the enormous, immediate global burden of surgical disease.

In Peru, the unmet burden of surgical disease is often met by international, humanitarian organizations. In collaboration with our partner organization the International Surgical Health Initiative and local colleagues at the Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego and Madre de Cristo Clinic, we are studying the specific burden of disease and barriers to care faced by the sizeable poor population of Trujillo, Peru. We hope this work will lead to better resource allocation toward to the delivery of surgical care in the city.

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Meeting

Previous Global Surgery fellow Pete Johnston, was a presenter at ACS clinical congress on October 25, 2017 in San Diego, California.

The title of his presentations were:

- "Long term outcomes following humanitarian surgical missions: Are patients still satisfied?"

- "Supply recover and donation program: a novel initative beyond the OR"

6th Annual McGill Global Surgery Conference

The Montreal General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec hosted the 6th Annual Global Surgery Conference at McGill on April 29th, 2016. NJMS students and professionals from healthcare fields were invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation at the conference. Projects relevant to the discussion on surgical training or research partnerships, capacity building, and interdisciplinary work in the field of global surgery are welcome.

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Previous fellow Pete Johnston is listed as speaker