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Lisa Adams: Building Geisel Global Connections

April 8, 2014

As a field of study, global health didn’t exist when Lisa Adams,MED ’90, Program Coordinator of the Dickey Center Global Health Initiative, was a Dartmouth medical student in the late 1980s. Nor were there programs available to help shape the experiences of students like Adams who were interested in working with medically underserved international communities—students were left to their own devices.

Working in Albania changed the trajectory of her career. “It was my life-altering experience,” she says. “The cross-cultural aspect of care, together with the dire needs, were compelling to me—it was an experience that I’ll never forget.”

Learn the complete story of how Dr. Adams found her path to global health by reading stories in Dartmouth Now and by Geisel School of Medicine.

 

GHI Director Helps Develop Rwanda's Medical Resources

Lisa Adams, MD, Director of the Dickey Center's Global Health initiative is one of approximately 50 physicians and nurses from the Geisel School of Medicine who have committed a year to working for the Ministry of Health in Rwanda as part of the Human Resources for Health Program (HRH). Dr. Adams taught and mentored medical students and residents, and made the rounds on the patient wards. The goal is to train skilled physicians and medical school faculty to serve a country that badly needs more of both.

Link to the Dartmouth Now post and read the full Dartmouth Medicine story.

 

Student Interns at Clinic in East Timor

Lisbeth Labrada '13, on a Dickey Center International Internship, spent the summer working in a free health clinic in the small country of East Timor in Southeast Asia. She saw hundreds of patients a day for maternity and infant care, tuberculosis and malaria, and even HIV. She learned about the clinic by participating in another Dickey Center program for first year students, the Great Issues Scholars program.

Read Lisbeth's entire story written by Keith Chapman on Dartmouth Now.

 

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