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Global Health WeekWhat does neurosurgery look like in resource-poor hospitals in Cambodia?
How does variation in culture affect mental health care in different countries?
What is being done about the opioid crisis here in Massachusetts?

Find out during TUSM Global Health WeekSeptember 12th – 16th!

The Tufts Global Health Interest Group (GHIG) and partner student groups have invited global health practitioners from a range of medical professions and specialties to share their work. These medical professionals balance traditional medical practice with domestic and international work on building health systems, improving health outcomes, and caring for underserved populations. Come and see what your career in global health could look like!

Global Health Week will feature a Global Health Photo Contest answering the question “What does Global Health mean to you?” Submit photos to us (@tuftsmedicalschool) on Instagram using #TuftsMedGHW or email the photo to See more details below.

Register with a partner for the GH Cornhole tournament that will be held Friday, September 16th in Jaharis Courtyard. Proceeds go to the TUSM 4th year elective global health rotation.

12pm – 1pm, Sackler 114 East
Global Mental Health: A Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist’s Perspective
John Sargent, MD
Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Co-Sponsored by the Psychiatry Interest Group

“Dr. John Sargent has worked in 17 countries teaching about child abuse and child mental health. He has been particularly involved in program and systems of care development in many of those countries. He will talk about these varied experiences which have occurred over 2 decades. He will discuss what his work has been like, his thoughts on the development of global systems of mental health care and his concerns about exporting American notions of mental health and mental health care to developing countries. He will also talk about methods of supporting international communities which have been affected by war and natural disasters.”

6:30pm – 7:30pm, Sackler B09
An OB/GYN’s Path in Global Women’s Health: My Experience in Chiapas, Mexico.”
Rose Molina, MD
OB/GYN, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellow, Global Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Co-Sponsored by AMWA

12pm – 1pm, Sackler 108
Pets and their owners: More alike than you think
The Tufts One Health Program
Lisa M. Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Professor, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Director, Tufts CTSI One Health Program

12pm – 1pm, Dental Building 1533
Opioid Policy and Roundtable Discussion
Robert Kulich, PhD
Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Shuchi Dhadwal, DMD
Interim Director of the Craniofacial Pain Center
Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Co-Sponsored by the Addiction Medicine Interest Group

12pm – 1pm, Sackler B09
Neurosurgery in Cambodia
Kee Park, MD, FAANS
Paul Farmer Global Surgery Scholar, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change
Co-Sponsored by the Neurosurgery Interest Group

12pm – 1pm, Sackler 114 East
Global Health Delivery
Joyce Sackey, MD
Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Global Health, Tufts University School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Co-Sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society

3pm – 5pm, Jaharis Courtyard
GH Cornhole Tournament
Proceeds will go to 4th year global health rotation
$8 entry fee

Instagram Photo Contest
We will be hosting a Global Health Photo Contest through Instagram during Global Health week! All photos will be featured on the TUSM Istagram, and the 1st place winner will have their submission printed and displayed in Sackler throughout the year. Please submit all photos using #TuftsMedGHW or email photos to us at by 11:59 on Sept. 10th 2016 to be considered! Be sure to include everything outlined in the guidelines.
Submission Guidelines:
-Submit a photo that you took that portrays what Global Health means to you. Be creative, these can be outside of clinical settings.
-DO NOT INCLUDE IMAGES OF PATIENTS’ FACES. This is important. At TUSM, we follow a high code of ethics and we believe there is an inherent power dynamic in a relationship with a patient that does not allow us to properly get consent to share personal information, including images of their faces.
-In your email, along with the image, please include your name, your instagram handle if you have one, your tufts affiliation, location and date the photo was taken, name of program you were participating in that brought you to that location, and a short (2-3 sentences) on what Global Health means to you and how your image captured that.
-Please include high quality images with a MINIMUM of 72ppi
-Please have your image pre-editied and cropped so that the photo can be uploaded to Instagram through @tuftsmedicalschool without having to make any changes (aka please make sure you image is a square or horizontal. If vertical, please make sure it fits Instagrams height restriction)
-Follow the TUSM Instagram at @tuftsmedicalschool! More pictures will be posted throughout the year, so follow us if you would like to keep up to date.
Co-Sponsored by the TUSM Photography Club

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