News & Events
Student wins 1st Global Health Award at Medical Student Research Forum
Helena Wojciechowski, MS2, won the first Global Health Award presented by the MSRF. Ms. Wojciechowski was recognized for “Community Outreach and Education Programs Are Effective at Improving Hepatitis B Knowledge Among Asian/Pacific Islander Adults.” Her mentor was Dr. Amit Singal, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. See Center Times article about the MSRF.
Conference examines bridging the digital health divide
A special conference hosted by UT Southwestern’s Office of Global Health looked at ways technology can improve health care in a global setting. One way to do that is with cell phones. Rapidly growing cell phone usage in developing countries gives health care providers greater opportunities to reach remote populations through telemedicine and to monitor and disease outbreaks.
Panelists also discussed the use of bioengineered crops that can produce material fit for medical applications and the use of electronic Trauma Health Records in low-resource environments. Read more.
OGH Faculty Members In the News
Doctor-monitored pill-taking not cost-effective against tuberculosis
Tawanda Gumbo, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, was interviewed by Reuters Health about a meta-study that showed supervising tuberculosis patients as they take medication does not improve several measures of effectiveness. Read the story.
Research suggests new way to ensure effectiveness of TB treatment
A UT Southwestern Medical Center study using a sophisticated “glass mouse” research model has found that multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is more likely caused in patients by speedy drug metabolism rather than inconsistent doses, as is widely believed. Dr. Gumbo led the study. Read More
- Update (March 1, 2012): Dr. Gumbo was interviewed about this paper and his research by the Working Group on New TB Drugs, part of the World Health Organization's Stop TB Partnership. Listen to the podcast.
- Update (June 5, 2012): Dr. Gumbo was interviewed by Critical Path to TB Drug Initiatives about the hollow fiber model and explained why it is so promising for TB research. Read the Q&A.