Implication of the Trump Administration’s Policies on Law and Global Health: Evidence and Preliminary Reflections

The Law and Global Health Collaboration kickstarts this year’s series exploring the implications of the Trump administration’s policies on select law and health topics. Please join us on Sept. 12, 2017 as Parveen Parmar leads an evidence-based discussion on the effects of policy changes implemented by the Trump administration.

Toxic Stress, Human Rights and Health Equity: Local and Global Implications for Research

Continuing the Law & Global Health Collaboration’s exploration of new and emerging issues at the intersection of law and global health, this session focused on the work of early-career researchers.

USC wins big at international global health case competition

An interdisciplinary team of students representing four USC schools won the International Emory University Global Health Case Competition Mar. 25, joining the elite few to have clinched first place in the event’s seven years. With a $6,000 check in tow, the students returned to Los Angeles after a surreal whirlwind week in Atlanta synthesizing ideas … Continue reading USC wins big at international global health case competition

Students pitch global surgery solutions

2017 USC Global Health Case Competition

Students from across USC’s campuses spent a week strategizing ways to improve Nicaragua’s surgical infrastructure as part of the sixth annual USC Global Health Case Competition Feb. 14. The competition, open to all USC students and hosted by the Institute for Global Health, partnered with medical charity Operation Smile and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to … Continue reading Students pitch global surgery solutions

02/14/17 – Progress & Innovation in Global Surgery

In this lecture William Magee III, director of international programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, will discuss the progress and innovation making surgery safe and accessible around the world. An academic surgeon at USC, Magee treats complex surgical cases, mentors trainees, conducts interdisciplinary research and translates projects in regions around the world. The son of Operation … Continue reading 02/14/17 – Progress & Innovation in Global Surgery

02/14/17 – 2017 USC Global Health Case Competition

2016 USC Global Health Case Competition

A case competition is a competitive exercise for students to creatively address a challenge within a limited timeframe. The annual USC Global Health Case Competition brings together teams of students from all disciplines to tackle a critical global health challenge. Five days after receiving the case, students must propose realistic, innovative solutions to a panel … Continue reading 02/14/17 – 2017 USC Global Health Case Competition

Transgender Youth Care in the New Millennium

Johanna Olson-Kennedy M.D., director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, led a session drawing on her expertise in the care of gender non-conforming children and transgender youth. 

Vietnam works with USC and partners to develop health policy for safe, effective surgical care

Vietnam works with USC and partners to develop health policy for safe, effective surgical care

Along with a team of professionals from Operation Smile and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Assistant Professor Shubha Kumar recently traveled to Vietnam to assist in health policy development. At the 68th World Health Assembly, representatives of Member States of the United Nations unanimously approved a resolution on strengthening emergency and essential surgical care and … Continue reading Vietnam works with USC and partners to develop health policy for safe, effective surgical care

04/12/16 – Do not let a serious crisis go to waste: Environmental Health Challenges and Opportunities in Mongolia

Purevdorj Olkhanud

Ulaanbaatar, which is home to nearly half of Mongolia’s three million residents. The city’s rapid growth, frigid winters, valley topography and reliance on coal-fired stoves have led to the worst winter air pollution level in the world. Because of its unique characteristics of climate and extreme levels of air pollution, Ulaanbaatar City is arguably the best … Continue reading 04/12/16 – Do not let a serious crisis go to waste: Environmental Health Challenges and Opportunities in Mongolia

The Global Surgery Partnership: An Innovative Partnership for Education, Research, and Service

A new article in Academic Medicine explores a partnership between USC, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Operation Smile to build oral cleft surgical capacity in resource-poor settings through education, research and service. Read the article »