Global to Local Convenes Leaders and Students On Health Disparities

This post is by Sharmila Paul, Veronica Remmert and Alexander Chu, members of the Global Health Interest Group, and Sarayu Adeni, global health program coordinator at Dell Med and Texas Global’s Special Initiatives Team. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Dell Med Global Health Interest Group virtually hosted its second Global to Local conference on May 1, connecting health […]

Cross-Border Partnerships Strengthen in Virtual COVID-19 Summit on Texas & México

Pandemics and virtual connections know no borders. Even though an in-person summit on shared health challenges is currently impossible, three institutions united on Nov. 17 to discuss their ongoing work in health equity and thoughts on COVID-19’s transnational impact in Texas and México. A feature event of Texas Global’s International Education Week, “The COVID-19 Pandemic: Shared Lessons […]

Postcards From Kenya: A Rotation in Global Health

In Spring 2019, Michelle George, a soon-to-be graduate of the Pediatrics Residency program, joined the first cohort of the global health elective rotation in Eldoret, Kenya. She captured images of life and work during her four weeks at Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) sites. The global health elective rotation, managed by the Division of Global Health in the Department of […]

Students Launch Inaugural Global Health Conference at Dell Med

This post is by Brennan Lanier and Thomas Varkey, members of the Global Health Interest Group, which organized the Global to Local conference. “Nothing for or about us without us.” At the Global Health Interest Group’s first annual Global to Local conference, keynote speaker Debra Litzelman, M.D., of Indiana University School of Medicine brought this theme to […]

AMPATH & Kenya: Modeling Global Health for Dell Med

Clapping and singing in welcome, the women of Chama cha MamaToto, or “Group Mother-Baby,” began to tell their story. After garlanding and seating the late-arriving visitors to their rural community outside of Eldoret, Kenya, they presented mini-dramas depicting the challenges and learnings of real Kenyan women. Women who sought help from traditional healers during pregnancy, gave […]

Open Data Meetup Sparks Collaboration

On Aug. 28, Dell Medical School and the City of Austin convened around a unique topic: how data captured through the City of Austin’s Open Data Portal can support health-related projects and programs at Dell Medical School. The event, an Open Data Meetup, was an initial opportunity to collaborate and identify linkages around data and community health. The […]

Partners in Puebla: Exploring Future Global Health Initiatives in México

While on a weeklong partnership exploration visit to México in June 2018, the Global Health Program at Dell Medical School found a wealth of opportunities for medical education and community development — both for the state of Puebla and the state of Texas. Tim Mercer, M.D., director of the Global Health Program and assistant professor in the Department […]

What Global Health Means to Dell Med

As the future of medical education, care and research takes shape at Dell Medical School, we are uniquely poised to improve health for poor and vulnerable populations around the globe. Through the school’s Division of Global Health, we have the opportunity and responsibility to tackle the world’s toughest global health challenges as part of our work […]