Global Health Presentation
At WMed, our International Health Experiences program regularly hosts presentations representing a broad array of topics.

At WMed, our International Health Experiences program regularly hosts presentations representing a broad array of topics. The presentations are held in TBL 2 at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus.

Speakers and Topics:

December 17, 2021: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Updates & Healthcare in Alaska, Drs. Amber Fausneaucht and Cayleigh Blumrick

August 24, 2021: Treating Brain Swelling in Pediatric Cerebral Malaria: Update on a Randomized Clinical Trial, Dr. Terrie Taylor

July 27, 2021: Global is Local: Neglected Tropical Diseases in North America, Dr. Jill Weatherhead

June 15, 2021: Global Health Journal Club, Drs. Nick George, Marie Arnaout, and Prashant Patel

April 20, 2021: Global to Local: Venturing to Meet the Needs of the Unhoused of Kalamazoo, Street Medicine Kalamazoo student interest group

March 23, 2021: A Bug’s Life: Tropical Medical Entomology, Dr. Melissa Baker

February 12, 2021: NRP and HBB, Dr. Kim Baran

January 19, 2021: Discussion of Experiences as cardiology in Brazil and the differences in healthcare, Drs. Ricardo de Castro and Neiberg Lima

January 15, 2021: Give me your tired, your poor, and your hypertensives, Dr. Kate Sugarman

Past Presentations

December 8, 2020: Honoring the Circle of Health: Cultural Humility in Working with Native American Communities, Donovan Roy, EdD

November 17, 2020: Children and Adults with Special Needs Across the Globe, Drs. Brooke Sweeney and Chris Sweeney

October 13, 2020: Water: Precious, Precarious, Problematic, Perplexing, Promising, Dr. David G.L Van Wylen

September 17, 2020: Treating Children with Craniofacial Differences in Columbia and the Philippines, Dr. David Wilson

August 18, 2020: National Disaster Medical System, Anthony Averbuch

February 11, 2020: Coronavirus 2019-nCOV: An Expert Panel on the Virology, Detection and Management of an Emerging Pandemic, Drs. Karim Essani, Richard Van Enk, and Tom Flynn

January 21, 2020: Ethical Obligations Related to Short-Term Global Health Clinical Experiences, Dr. Heidi Haun

November 19, 2019: Malaria, Drs. Teresa Bailey, Marie Arnaout, and Eric Edewaard

October 15, 2019: Liberia: Development of a Relationship, Dr. Marc Downing

September 17, 2019: Rural Health Program in India for Medical Student Education, Brinda Ryali, Pooja Avula, Marie Tysman, and Arianna Leatherer

August 27, 2019: Greatest Good for the Greatest Number. Where do we fit in?, Drs. Silvia Linares and Tracy Ander)

July 30, 2019: Global Health Panel, Drs. Richard Roach, Penny Woodhams, Thomas Woodhams, and Steven Pollens

April 9, 2020: Global Ophthalmology, Dr. Rachel Reem

March 19, 2019: Lessons Learned from the Global Experiences, Dr. Wael Hakmeh

February 5, 2019: Madagascar, Ashley Akkal, Amrith Shettigar, Jeff Friedman and Monte Bermeo

June 19, 2018: Water Borne Diseases - Dr. Rose Archemetre, Medicine-Pediatrics Resident

May 15, 2018: Human Trafficking - Presenter: Dr. Jayne Barr

April 3, 2018: Escalating Care in Resource Poor Settings: Experiences from the Amazon - Presenters: Drs. Tom Melgar, Elizabeth Doherty, Ross Driscoll and Residents

January 30, 2018: Tropical Fever Approach - Presenter: Dr. Steven Pollens

December 5, 2017: Primer on Medical Missions - Presenters: Pediatric Cardiologists Dr. James Loker & Dr. Sunil John

November 16, 2017: Madagascar - Presenter: Dr. Richard Roach and Residents

October 17, 2017: Disaster Medicine - Presenter: Dr. William Fales

September 12, 2017: Poverty, Inc. - Presenter: Dr. Priscilla Woodhams 

March 7, 2017: Sierra Leone Healthcare
 - Presenter: Ron Baker, MD

January 17, 2017: Journal Club: Comparing and Contrasting Disease Here vs. Abroad by Medicine-Pediatrics Residents Emily Cordes, DO and Emily Gray-Goerl, DO

November 15, 2016: Topic - Tropical Medicine Rotation in Madagascar 2016 by Richard Roach, MD and WMed Residents

October 11, 2016: Topic - "Hard to Believe" Discussion to Follow by Tyler Gibb, JD, PhD

September 20, 2016: Topic - Healthcare in Egypt by Mohamed A Mortagy, MD

August 30, 2016: Topic - Reversing the Brain Drain; the New Paradigm in Medical Missions by Michael Johnson, MD

May 24, 2016: Topic - Patient Zero by Ethan Ebner, DO

April 12, 2016: Topic- Disease of Aedes: Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever (+/- West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis)

March 8, 2016: Topic: Public Health in Afghanistan by Christian Ertl, MD

February 9, 2016:  Topic - When tropical infectious diseases travel home by Katie Ryan, MD

January 28, 2016: Topic - Annual Physical Exams in School-Aged Children in the Philippines by Geneva Sagun, MD

December 17, 2015: Tropical Medicine Rotation in Madagascar 2015 by Richard Roach, MD

November 24, 2015: Health Care Realities in the Andes of Peru by Aaron Ebner

September 16, 2015: Variation on Global Health Involvement by Richard Roach, MD

June 17, 2015: Hope for African Women with Cancer by Angela Caffrey, MD, Dr. Jane Namugga, Dr. Greg Ganda

April 16, 2015: Overseas Missions by David Flagler, MD

March 26, 2015: Tropical Pediatrics: A Public Health Concern of International Proportions (A discussion of the 2nd edition of the book) by Richard Roach, MD

February 24, 2015: Maternal Immunization as a Strategy to Improve Maternal and Child Health by Sapna Sadarangani, MD

January 29, 2015: Distal Neonatal Intestinal Obstruction by Marc Downing, MD

November 11, 2014: Ebola Panel Discussion. Moderator: Thomas Melgar, MD

Panel: Amy Curtis, PHD, MPH. Kieran J Fogerty, PHD, EIS-97. Karin Essani, PHD. Larry Lutwick MD, FACP. Moderator: Thomas Melgar, MD

September 24, 2014: End of Life Care: A Cross Cultural Perspective by Angela Caffrey, MD

August 21, 2014: The Psychological Impact of the Ebola Outbreak by Wanda Costanzo, RN, MSN

July 24, 2014: Tropical Disease Update presented by Dr. Richard Roach 

February 27, 2014:  Using Unofficial Data Sources to Detect Emerging Infectious Diseases by Larry Lutwick, MD, FACP