USC takes part in 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health

CUGH 2017

USC Institute for Global Health faculty and collaborators represented USC at the eighth annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health in Washington, D.C., April 7‑9.

Innovation on display

Assistant professors Shubha Kumar and Mellissa Withers, displayed their poster, “An Innovative Approach to Teaching Global Health Research Ethics,” which describes their joint global health ethics course taught in Fall 2016.

Another poster, “Visions and Voices: Using Photovoice to Document International Migrants’ Health Needs in Santiago, Chile” by Keck School of Medicine medical student Justin Trop and Dr. Withers, described their project to capture migrants’ perspectives in relation to health and wellbeing through photography and narrative.

Global surgery takes the stage

For the first time, global surgery made the agenda at CUGH—or perhaps any global health conference. The full-day satellite session, “The Global Surgical Ecosystem: Strengthening Healthcare Worldwide,” brought together leading experts to discuss and explore the fundamentals common to surgical and anesthesia care worldwide, highlighting gaps and opportunities to strengthen health everywhere, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

Through panels, discussions, and TED-Style speakers, leaders in the field including representatives from the World Health Organization, World Bank, U.S. government, a range of institutions, and surgeons and researchers from more than a dozen countries, presented and attended.

From the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, William Magee III presented as part of a panel on technology, innovation and research in global surgery. Watch his presentation:

(Note: In our February USC Global Health Lecture Series event, Magee presented about his work’s use of innovative technology and research for the as part of the global-surgery-themed 2017 USC Global Health Case Competition. Watch his lecture here. ).