Dr. Ângelo Zambam de Mattos is a gastroentologist and a professor of medicine at the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre in Brazil. As part of our COVID-19 Global Perspectives Series, we reached out to Dr. Zambam de Mattos to hear how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Brazil.
The University of Minnesota's Global Health Student Advisory Board (GHSAB) is an interprofessional global health student group. This committee of student representatives from graduate and professional programs across the Health Sciences works to educate and mobilize the next generation of socially responsible global health professionals.
During the past academic year, GHSAB has cultivated a global health mindset at the University of Minnesota under the leadership of Caroline Sell (School of Public Health & Law School) and Julianne Tieu (College of Pharmacy). The board’s accomplishments include adding 12 new members, attending 6 board meetings, hosting 4 lunch events, and executing two successful electronic campaigns for World Water Day and World Health Day. The Center would like to express our gratitude to this year’s board and to Caroline and Julianne for their guidance and achievements.
While applications for the board every year do not open until Fall semester, new leadership is chosen at the end of Spring semester. This year, the board has elected Jesse Abelson (Medical School) and Paige Palomaki (College of Veterinary Medicine) to lead the 2020-2021 student board.
Dr. Rosanna D'Addosio is a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Zulia in Maracaibo, Venezuela. As part of our COVID-19 Global Perspective Series, we reached out to Dr. D'Addosio to hear how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Venezuela.
Danny Mohama, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Minnesota, was all set to travel to Lebanon as part of the Global Medical Education and Research Program supported by the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all University travel and education abroad programs were suspended in early March. Though his plans are currently on pause, Danny has found other ways to work toward his goals and continue his global health work. He shares his reflections on his current situation below.
Waruiru Mburu, a 2019-2020 CGHSR Scholar, shares her experiences dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for her work as a CGHSR scholar in Ghana.