“Why won’t this cough go away?” “It’s probably nothing,” I thought to myself. “I haven’t had any fevers, night sweats, weight loss. Could it be TB? I am in Zambia after all. But I’m sure with a few more days of cough and cold medicine, this will improve. I really don’t need this right now. […]
Why global neurology? In a presentation featured by the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association, Dr. Deanna Saylor addresses the answer to this question and shares her experiences developing neurologic research, care and training in Zambia.
Global Threats to Public Health: Dr. Peter Hotez on Climate Change, Conflicts, Poverty and Antiscience
In this year’s Hopkins Medicine Distinguished Speakers Series, Peter Hotez from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas spoke about the need to find new medicines for neglected tropical diseases and to confront familiar diseases that are growing worse each year thanks to climate change, global conflicts, poverty and antiscience movements.
Though it may seem distant now, 2014 was a tumultuous year for the global health community. One of the worst Ebola epidemics in history was ravishing communities in West Africa, spreading to health care workers, sparking superstitions among locals and demonstrating how devastating a single virus can be on the world stage. Many likely remember […]
A few weeks ago, I completed my master’s degree in public health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Through the help of two projects I worked on during my master’s degree, I rediscovered a niche in the field of global health that I find particularly unique and exciting. This niche is the field of […]
International medical work is a passion of mine and one that I hope to continue pursuing throughout my career. As I write this blog post, I’m flying to Peru to volunteer at a traveling medical clinic. In preparation for my trip, I’m reading a book called When Helping Hurts, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. […]
In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is captured metaphorically by the story that a butterfly flapping its wings on one side of the world causes a raging typhoon on the other side. For example, recent viral outbreaks of Ebola virus disease in 2015 — and Zika virus this year — originated in countries far outside […]
While most graduate students are worried about their next exam or an upcoming experiment, Carmen Kut, an M.D./Ph.D. student in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is quietly immersed in her latest endeavors to create meaningful medical products for those in need. Since her time as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins […]