DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply now for the Operation Smile Research Fellowship

Operation Smile Research Fellowship

UPDATE: The new deadline to apply is April 25, 2018 Enrolled part- or full-time USC students (Master of Public Health candidates preferred) are encouraged to apply for the Operation Smile Research Fellowship by April 25, 2018.   Part of an international collaboration between the USC Institute for Global Health, Operation Smile and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, … Continue reading DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply now for the Operation Smile Research Fellowship

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

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

Meet Meghan McCullough, Tsao Global Surgery Fellow

Meghan McCullough

In her sophomore year as a pre-medical student at Harvard University, Meghan McCullough made a life-changing career decision: to train for a chance to make it to the Olympics or fulfill her ambition to become a doctor. Her choice to retire from competitive ice dancing at age 21, while difficult, led her to where she … Continue reading Meet Meghan McCullough, Tsao Global Surgery Fellow

USC leads international plastic surgery simulation training for Operation Smile

Nearly two dozen doctors from around the world visited the Keck School of Medicine of USC recently to enhance their medical skills and learn new surgical techniques. The group of physicians was part of a larger contingent of Operation Smile-credentialed surgical volunteers, which brought more than 100 international doctors to four U.S. universities. USC’s 21 … Continue reading USC leads international plastic surgery simulation training for Operation Smile

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 »

Genetic risk factors for orofacial clefts in Central Africans and Southeast Asians

In partnership with the USC Institute for Global Health and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Operation Smile, Inc., is investigating genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of clefts for its International Family Study. The project is currently collecting data and samples in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Vietnam, Honduras and Philippines. Read the article … Continue reading Genetic risk factors for orofacial clefts in Central Africans and Southeast Asians