Rwanda

  • Assessing clinician compliance with national guidelines for pediatric HIV care and treatment in Rwanda

    UMB medical and pharmacy students worked together under the supervision of Dr. Riedel and UMB in-country staff to carry out site visits to UMB-assigned district hospitals and health centers in and around Kigali. Students and faculty discussed and assessed treatment program strengths and weaknesses with Rwandan providers.

    Faculty: David Riedel, MD, MPH, School of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology

    School(s): School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy

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  • Interprofessional approach: Literature review and healthy lifestyle centered curriculum for primary-aged children

    Impact of HPV vaccination and develop a primary school curriculum targeting Continued Wellness to complement the dual purpose “healthy education days” and the HPV vaccination program in Rwanda.

    Faculty: Valli Meeks, DDS, MS, RDH, School of Dentistry
    Marie Johnson, DDS, School of Dentistry
    Kathryn A. Schiavone, MPH, School of Nursing

    School(s): School of Dentistry, School of Pharmacy

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  • Prevalence of HIV infection among children born to HIV-infected mothers after the implementation of Option B+ in Rwanda and barriers to PMTCT care.

    The team studied the prevalence of HIV infection among children born to HIV-positive mothers after the Option B+ program was implemented in Rwanda, and looked at barriers of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) care to pregnant women who were HIV-positive.

    Faculty: David Riedel, MD, MPH, School of Medicine

    School(s): School of Medicine, School of Nursing

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  • Evaluation and collaboration in Human Resources for Health Program

    The team worked with the University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences to understand high priority concerns of its students in different disciplines.

    School(s): School of Dentistry, School of Nursing

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Myanmar

  • Ethics in Myanmar: Research ethics, local capacity development, and malaria

    UMB students and Myanmar faculty conducted projects related to the assessment of knowledge in and attitude toward research ethics, and the application of research ethics principles among researchers, postgraduate students and members of ethics review committees in Myanmar.

    Faculty: Myaing Nyunt, MD, MPH, PhD, School of Medicine, Institute for Global Health

    School(s): School of Medicine

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Gambia

  • Health systems strengthening in The Gambia: Next Steps

    UMB faculty and students worked with the University of the Gambia School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (UTG) and the Gambian Ministry of Health (MoH), to advance knowledge and capacity in health worker protections by providing a three-day training course at the principal teaching hospital of the Gambia for members of the MoH and regional and local health workers.

    Faculty: Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH, School of Medicine
    Joanna Gaitens, MSN, MPH, PhD, School of Medicine

    School(s): School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Social Work

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  • Assessment of health, research and service need and collaborative opportunities for UMB in the Gambia

    Gain understanding of health needs and culture and how collaboration might address limited resources and infrastructure.

    Faculty: Gregory B. Carey, PhD, School of Medicine

    School(s): School of Nursing, School of Social Work

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  • Health system strengthening in the Gambia

    Reviewed feasibility of tools intended to address prevention and treatment services to health workers in low and middle income countries.

    Faculty: Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH, School of Medicine

    School(s): School of Law, School of Medicine

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Israel

  • How can we promote social justice through community-university partnerships?

    UMB students worked along side UMB faculty and their collaborators at Haifa University to address theoretical and practical implications of the concept of social justice and its relationship with health and health equity from a global and interdisciplinary perspective.

    Faculty: Corey Shdaimah, LLM, PhD, School of Social Work
    Susan Leviton, JD, School of Law
    Jane Lipscomb, PhD, RN, FAAN, School of Nursing

    School(s): School of Law, School of Nursing, School of Social Work

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  • Greywater Feasibility in the West Bank

    Investigate the efficacy of reusing greywater for smallholder agricultural development in off-grid communities.

    Faculty: Robert Percival, JD, Carey School of Law
    Julie Weisman, JD, Carey School of Law
    Elana Fine, MBA, UMCP Smith School of Business

    School(s): School of Dentistry, School of Law, School of Nursing

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  • Social justice and health, Are they related in my community?

    Examination of social justice and health.

    Faculty: Corey Shdaimah, LLM, PhD, School of Social Work
    Jane Libscomb, PhD, RN, FAAN, School of Nursing
    Susan Leviton, JD, Carey School of Law

    School(s): School of Law, School of Nursing, School of Social Work

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Nigeria

  • Strategies for the prevention of pediatric HIV/ Study of social barriers accompanying adolescent HIV in Nigeria

    Two separate studies: 1. Comparing retention rates among HIV-positive pregnant women who are paired with a mentor mother to those who receive standard care. 2. Focusing on identifying the social barriers for adolescents living with HIV to attend boarding schools in Nigeria

    Faculty: Nadia Sam-Agudu, MD, School of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology

    School(s): School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Social Work

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Malawi

  • Access to justice and prisoner health in Malawi

    In collaboration with the Chancellor Law School, conducted workshops focused on jail overcrowding and lack of access to legal representation, including field visits to explore alternatives to jail and address the social service needs of pretrial detainees.

    Faculty: Douglas L. Colbert, JD, Carey School of Law
    Rebecca Bowman-Rivas, LCSW-C, Carey School of Law

    School(s): School of Law, School of Social Work

  • An interprofessional collaborative sustainability project with Kachere Rehabilitation Centre, Malawi

    A community research project interviewing clients with neurologic disorders post discharge from Kachere Rehabilitation Centre to determine client-perceived disability levels.

    Faculty: Leslie Glickman, P.T., Ph.D., School of Medicine (Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science)

    School(s): School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Social Work

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  • Community reintegration of discharged clients from Kachere Rehabilitation Centre, Malawi

    Understanding follow-up home care for clients who had been discharged from the Kachere Rehabilitation Centre.

    Faculty: Leslie Glickman, PT, PhD, School of Medicine

    School(s): School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Social Work

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  • Malaria prevention in school-aged children in rural Malawi

    Collect baseline information about the health of school-age children in rural Malawi.

    Faculty: Miriam Laufer, MD, MPH, School of Medicine

    School(s): School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy

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  • Malawi Project (2010-2013)

    Students were chosen from each professional school to participate in this unique 6-week experience, which not only cultivated closer collaboration among the students and faculty but also built and strengthened links with Malawian organizations.

    School(s): School of Dentistry, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Social Work

    Malawi Project (2010-2013)

Hong Kong S.A.R., China

  • Communication of end of life issues: Interprofessional approach

    An end-of-life communication project developed in collaboration with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Cheshire Home (an extended care hospital), and University of Maryland Baltimore.

    Faculty: Mei Ching Lee, Ph.D., MS, RN, School of Nursing

    School(s): School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Social Work

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  • Examination of palliative care in China

    Dr. Mei Ching Lee, faculty in the School of Nursing led a 21-day trip to Hong Kong with an interprofessional team of students from the Schools of Social Work, Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy.

    School(s): School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy

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Ghana

  • Examining the delivery of HIV and reproductive services to young HIV-positive women in Cape Coast, Ghana

    Examine the delivery of HIV/AIDS services to pregnant mothers and infants served by the University of Cape Coast, and learn about political barriers relating to provision of care.

    Faculty: Llewellyn Cornelius, PhD, School of Social Work
    Nadia Sam-Agudu, MD, School of Medicine
    Eberechuku Onukwugha, MS, PhD, School of Pharmacy
    Joshua N Okundaye, PhD, UMBC Department of Social Work

    School(s): School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Social Work

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United Kingdom

  • Impact of involuntary maternal psychiatric hospilization on children's care: an interprofessional research project

    Qualitative research with UK mothers who have been involuntarily committed (“sectioned”) to a forensic unit in a psychiatric hospital.

    Faculty: Caroline Long Burry, Ph.D., MSW, School of Social Work

    School(s): School of Law, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Social Work

Brazil

  • Interprofessional care teams in Salvador, Brazil: A transferable model of care?

    Impact of interprofessional education and the collaborative practice team in improving health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS.

    Faculty: Isabelita Rambob, DDS, School of Dentistry

    School(s): School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, School of Social Work

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Philippines

  • Collaboration with Philippine health care and social services colleagues

    Dr. Kelley Macmillan from the School of Social Work engaged in a 10-day trip to the Philippines with an interprofessional team of students from the Schools of Social Work and Nursing.

    School(s): School of Nursing, School of Social Work

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Kenya

  • Community-based perception of out-of-hospital emergency care needs

    Ascertain community-based perceptions of emergency care in eight provinces of Kenya.

    Faculty: Emilie Calvello, MD, MPH, School of Medicine

    School(s): School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy

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Zambia

  • Evaluation of barriers to cervical cancer screening

    Qualitative study of the barriers to cervical cancer screening.

    Faculty: Clement Adebamowo, BM, ChB, ScD, FWACS, FACS, School of Medicine

    School(s): School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy

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