Archive for October, 2015

International Public Health – In Your Future?

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 |

  This week I am in Glendale CA, near Los Angeles, for the in-classroom section of the INMED International Public Health Hybrid Course. International public health is one of the most inspiring of fields, for its objective is prevention disease and disability among our world’s most vulnerable people. Whenever we speak of eliminating polio, combating […]

Where The Doctor Comes To You?

Saturday, October 17th, 2015 |

  Healthcare ideally accommodates to the needs of the people being served. In actual practice the opposite is often true. This ideal nevertheless remains a guiding precept of the Liaoning International General Health Trainers (LIGHT) of NE China. I’m enjoying the privilege of my fifth winter among them. This photo captures a LIGHT physician offering […]

Nobel Prize For Combating Parasitic Diseases

Friday, October 9th, 2015 |

  In recent years the annual Nobel Prize in Medicine has focused on awards for high-tech applications; like development of CT imaging and mapping of the human genome. This year’s Nobel Prize shines light in a distinctly different arena: advances against some leading diseases of extreme poverty.   In 1985 I first traveled to Niger […]

INMED Welcomes New Faculty: Paul Larson

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 |

  Students in the 2015 Pittsburgh PA INMED International Medicine & Public Health Course – which begins on Monday – will enjoy the privilege of being mentored by INMED’s newest faculty: Paul Larson. Qualifications for this┬áposition are rigorous, and Dr. Larson’s credits are equally laudable. Following family medicine residency and a diploma earned from the […]