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Spotlight On: Global Health Advisory Board Member Thijs Theeling
May 30, 2017

Spotlight On: Global Health Advisory Board Member Thijs Theeling

Thijs Teeling has worked on health improvement projects in many parts of the world over his career, and he has often observed a lack of global health knowledge among some project participants. For that reason, he has been a vocal champion of McMaster’s MSc Global Health program since it launched in 2010.

Global Healthcare Knows No Boundaries, Says Global Health Student Judah Batist
May 24, 2017

Global Healthcare Knows No Boundaries, Says Global Health Student Judah Batist

Having completed his undergraduate degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Judah Batist started the MSc Global Health program armed with a solid understanding of the various pathogens and diseases that have historically threatened the state of human health.

McMaster Gets a Royal Visit
May 16, 2017

McMaster Gets a Royal Visit

International university collaborations and research on antimicrobial resistance were the focus of the visit to McMaster University by Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and her husband Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven on Monday, May 15.

Global Health Students in India: A Chance to Grow, Learn, and Prepare for the Future
May 1, 2017

Global Health Students in India: A Chance to Grow, Learn, and Prepare for the Future

“In Manipal, I wake up and head to school ready for amazing chances to grow, learn and be challenged in a way that’s not typical of back home,” says McMaster MSc Global Health program student Ivan Meiszinger, who has spent the last two weeks in India for the program’s learning symposium, an experience designed to prepare students for their future careers.

India Learning Symposium Kicks off in Manipal for Global Health Students
April 18, 2017

India Learning Symposium Kicks off in Manipal for Global Health Students

Students from McMaster’s MSc Global Health program arrived in Manipal, India, this week, kicking off an intense two-week learning symposium designed to simulate a real-world international summit.

When Disaster Strikes, Medical Teams Should be Creative and Innovative, Global Health Grad’s Research Finds
April 11, 2017

When Disaster Strikes, Medical Teams Should be Creative and Innovative, Global Health Grad’s Research Finds

Recently published research by MSc Global Health program graduate David Oldenburger highlights that certain characteristics – like creativity and the ability to improvise – improve the effectiveness of medical teams responding to disasters.

Global Health Grad Burned in Iceland Hot Spring Becomes Patient At Her Own Hospital
April 4, 2017

Global Health Grad Burned in Iceland Hot Spring Becomes Patient At Her Own Hospital

As a member of the Public Relations & Communications team at Hamilton Health Sciences, MSc Global Health grad and valedictorian Nicole Rakowski helps tell stories of patients who have experienced life-changing injuries or illnesses. Recently, she learned what it’s like to be on their side of the equation. Rakowski burnt her legs and feet so badly in a hot spring in Iceland she could have died.

CBC Features Global Health Faculty: Hamilton Doctors Who Make House Calls to the Homeless, Addicts and Seniors
April 4, 2017

CBC Features Global Health Faculty: Hamilton Doctors Who Make House Calls to the Homeless, Addicts and Seniors

As reported by CBC, Christian Kraeker and Tim O'Shea - McMaster University doctors and MSc Global Health faculty - have started HamSmart (Hamilton Social Medicine Response Team), a program where they visit the elderly, the immobile, the addicted, the homeless and others who have fallen through the cracks of the health care system.

Co-Director of Joint Global Health Program Anja Krumeich Appointed Full Professor
March 31, 2017

Co-Director of Joint Global Health Program Anja Krumeich Appointed Full Professor

Maastricht University’s Executive Board has appointed Anja Krumeich Full Professor of Translational Ethnographies in Global Health and Education, a chair position that will be embedded within the Department of Health, Ethics and Society.

Postdoctoral Global Health Scholar Drives Innovative, Interdisciplinary Research with New Course
March 29, 2017

Postdoctoral Global Health Scholar Drives Innovative, Interdisciplinary Research with New Course

Tackling the challenge of malaria care in a country with the world’s highest recorded incidence of the disease showed Deborah DiLiberto that complex global health problems require innovative, interdisciplinary solutions. 

How Exchange Abroad Has Helped Global Health Student Laura Jamieson Prepare for a Future Career in Medicine
March 28, 2017

How Exchange Abroad Has Helped Global Health Student Laura Jamieson Prepare for a Future Career in Medicine

As McMaster MSc Global Health student Laura Jamieson nears the end of her exchange at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, where she has spent the last few months, she feels confident knowing that the communication and critical skills she has gained will serve her well in her future career.

International Surgery Desk: Spring 2017 Newsletter
March 27, 2017

International Surgery Desk: Spring 2017 Newsletter

The International Surgery Desk (ISD) has just released their Spring 2017 newsletter. From a surgery resident’s reflections on global health at Harvard and teaching in Angola, to global partnerships in Uganda, Guyana and Haiti, the ISD newsletter highlights some of the activities faculty and students have been involved in.

Global Health Office Welcomes Niigata Delegation for Annual Learning Exchange
March 26, 2017

Global Health Office Welcomes Niigata Delegation for Annual Learning Exchange

Two professors and four undergraduate students from Japan’s Niigata University attended this year's annual Niigata Study Tour from March 18-25. The GHO continues to work toward developing and strengthening connections with institutions like Niigata, exploring new opportunities for collaboration and research.

Exhaust Yourself in Pursuit of an Adventurous Time, Says Student Mursalin Monnaf, on Exchange in the Netherlands
March 20, 2017

Exhaust Yourself in Pursuit of an Adventurous Time, Says Student Mursalin Monnaf, on Exchange in the Netherlands

“I never imagined that my passion for traveling would land me into an exchange semester in Europe, full of new experiences and adventures,” says MSc Global Health student Mursalin Monnaf, who has spent her winter term on exchange at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Global Health Student Sherald Sanchez Works to Empower Syrian Refugee Women
March 20, 2017

Global Health Student Sherald Sanchez Works to Empower Syrian Refugee Women

There is no doubt that Syrian refugee women have been through horrible ordeals and are in need of help. But Sherald Sanchez says she also sees an unbelievable strength and resiliency that should be used to empower them and help them become contributing community members.

Canadian Embassy in the Hague Invites Global Health Students to Inuit Art Exhibition to Celebrate Canada 150
March 12, 2017

Canadian Embassy in the Hague Invites Global Health Students to Inuit Art Exhibition to Celebrate Canada 150

Invited by the Canadian Embassy in The Hague, McMaster Global Health students attended the official opening of an Inuit Art Exhibition at the Museum of Ethnology in Leiden on Friday to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Upcoming Talk, March 30: Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar - Voices from the Himalayas: Exploring Global Health through Narrative
March 8, 2017

Upcoming Talk, March 30: Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar - Voices from the Himalayas: Exploring Global Health through Narrative

Karen Trollope-Kumar, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, with a PhD in medical anthropology from McMaster, will read excerpts from her award-winning memoir, Cloud Messenger, at the Global Health Speaker Series on March 30.

Upcoming Talk, March 13: Dr. Edward Ng on Using Statistics Canada Data to Understand Immigrant Health
March 1, 2017

Upcoming Talk, March 13: Dr. Edward Ng on Using Statistics Canada Data to Understand Immigrant Health

With the projected rise of the immigrant population in Canada from 20.6% of the overall population in 2011 to 25%–30% by 2036, it will become increasingly important to monitor immigrant health in Canada. This issue is one that Edward Ng, Senior Analyst, Health Analysis Division, at Statistics Canada will explore in his presentation on March 13 at the Global Health Speaker Series.

Global Health Student Wins Dean’s Award For Excellence in 3MT®competition
February 24, 2017

Global Health Student Wins Dean’s Award For Excellence in 3MT®competition

Yesterday, two MSc Global Health program students, Gautham Krishnaraj and Sherald Sanchez, participated in McMaster's Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. Krishnaraj made it through to the finals and won second place overall, with the Dean's Award for Excellence in Communicating Research.

Upcoming Talk, March 6: Dr. Stuart MacLeod on Improving Medicines Use in Children: A Global Imperative
February 21, 2017

Upcoming Talk, March 6: Dr. Stuart MacLeod on Improving Medicines Use in Children: A Global Imperative

Dr. Stuart MacLeod, former dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster, and current Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, at the University of British Columbia, will deliver a lecture titled “Improving Medicines Use in Children: A Global Imperative” at the upcoming Global Health Speaker Series on March 6, 2017 at McMaster.