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    1. 1. MGH Imaging Initiatives in Global Health and International Outreach Garry Choy MD
    2. 2. Pictured: Ratanakiri Provincial Hospital, Cambodia and x-ray reading room Images via “Operation Village Health”
    3. 3. Background <ul><li>Numerous efforts based at Partners, Harvard, MGH, and BWH focused on international outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Newly created MGH Center for Global Health </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple academic-divisions at MGH currently have initiatives in global health </li></ul>
    4. 4. Examples of current Initiatives at multiple levels: MGH, BWH, Partners, and Harvard University
    5. 5. Examples of current Initiatives at multiple levels: MGH, BWH, Partners, and Harvard University <ul><li>MGH Center for Global Health </li></ul><ul><li>MGH Disparities Solutions Center </li></ul><ul><li>MGH Division of Global Health and Human Rights (MGH Emergency Medicine Department) </li></ul><ul><li>BWH Division of Global Health Equity (BWH Medicine) </li></ul><ul><li>Center of Expertise in Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine at Partners Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard Institute for Global Health (HIGH) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Harvard Institute for Global Health (HIGH)
    7. 7. Harvard Institute for Global Health (HIGH) <ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>University-wide institute to “educate and train” future leaders in global health </li></ul><ul><li>Provides funding for development of courses, research by junior faculty, and travel grants </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. David Cutler, PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Sue Goldie, MD </li></ul>
    8. 8. Partners Center of Expertise for Global and Humanitarian Health
    9. 9. Partners Center of Expertise for Global and Humanitarian Health <ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide mentorship, lecture series, travel grants, and research funding for residents/fellows at all Partners Healthcare Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and Faculty: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. David Bangsberg, MD MPH (MGH) </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH (BWH) </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Susan Briggs, MD </li></ul>
    10. 10. BWH Division of Global Health Equity (BWH Medicine)
    11. 11. BWH Division of Global Health Equity (BWH Medicine) <ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>Address health disparities abroad through training, education, research, and service </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Paul Farmer, MD PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Howard Hiatt, MD </li></ul>
    12. 12. MGH Center for Global Health
    13. 13. MGH Center for Global Health <ul><li>Mission: Center for Global Health provides leadership and support at MGH to reduce health disparities for the world's most vulnerable and crisis-affected populations through education, research and service </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and Faculty: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. David Bangsberg MD MPH </li></ul><ul><li>Grace Deveney, RN MPH </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Vanessa Kerry, MD MSc </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Susan Briggs, MD </li></ul>
    14. 14. MGH International Trauma and Disaster Institute / Office of Disaster Response
    15. 15. MGH International Trauma and Disaster Institute / Office of Disaster Response <ul><li>Mission: Academic center of excellence for trauma and disaster education, preparedness, and response </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and Faculty: </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Briggs, MD </li></ul><ul><li>Larry Ronan, MD </li></ul>
    16. 16. MGH Disparities Solution Center
    17. 17. MGH Disparities Solution Center <ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>Local and national efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare delivery through research, clinical service, and leadership training </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Joseph Betancourt, MD MPH </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Alexander Green, MD MPH </li></ul>
    18. 18. Emergency Medicine Department – Division of Global Health and Human Rights
    19. 19. Emergency Medicine Department – Division of Global Health and Human Rights <ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>To care for the world's most vulnerable by developing and facilitating health-care delivery, research, education, and capacity-building initiatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Thomas Burke, MD (former Chief) </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Roy Ahn, MPH, ScD </li></ul>
    20. 20. MGH Division of Global Psychiatry
    21. 21. MGH Division of Global Psychiatry <ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>“ We seek to prepare a new generation of twenty-first century global psychiatrists equipped to work with international populations both in America and around the world to reduce disparities.” </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Henderson </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Pierce </li></ul>
    22. 22. International Efforts at Partners Healthcare Psychiatry Medicine Surgery Emergency Medicine Dermatology OB/GYN
    23. 23. International Efforts at Partners Healthcare Psychiatry Medicine Surgery Emergency Medicine Dermatology OB/GYN
    24. 24. International Efforts at Partners Healthcare Psychiatry Medicine Surgery Emergency Medicine Dermatology OB/GYN MGH IMAGING
    25. 25. MGH Imaging Global Health Programs Mission: To address unmet medical imaging needs and healthcare disparities for vulnerable and crisis-affected populations
    26. 26. Why MGH Imaging Global Health Programs? <ul><li>Medical imaging expertise is needed globally </li></ul><ul><li>Radiologists can play a larger role in global health and outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to and collaborate with larger international outreach efforts by other academic departments </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with efforts by professional societies (i.e. ACR, RSNA, and ISR) </li></ul><ul><li>Continue the MGH Radiology tradition in contributing to improving international health </li></ul>
    27. 27. Goals of MGH Imaging Global Health Programs <ul><li>Connecting members of our department with not only opportunities but also funding and grant opportunities in global outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Support and develop the global health and outreach interests of trainees and faculty in our department </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination and Collaboration with existing Harvard, Partners, and MGH centers and initiatives </li></ul>
    28. 28. How can accomplish our goals and mission? <ul><li>MGH Imaging Global Health Programs will be in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Service </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Needs Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational and Institutional Development </li></ul>
    29. 29. MGH Imaging Global Health Programs <ul><li>Program in Clinical Service </li></ul>
    30. 30. Referring Physicians and Non-profit Partner Organizations of iRadX.org <ul><li>Partners in Health </li></ul><ul><li>Interplast </li></ul><ul><li>WiRED International </li></ul><ul><li>Operation Village Health </li></ul><ul><li>iCons International Consultation Service </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard Neurology Residency-India Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard Medical School – China Exchange Program </li></ul>
    31. 31. Cases from Rwanda
    32. 32. Cases from Haiti
    33. 33. MGH Imaging Global Health Programs <ul><li>Program in Research and Needs Assessment </li></ul>
    34. 34. Program in Research and Needs Assessment <ul><li>Determine education and training needs in developing nations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Collaborating with ACR to assess training needs of countries / clinical sites globally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Perform needs assessment for medical imaging in underserved regions of the globe for NGO ’s and for clinical sites (i.e. for equipment) </li></ul><ul><li>Assess appropriate technology development / status of care </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: To better focus efforts and measure effectiveness </li></ul>
    35. 35. MGH Imaging Global Health Programs <ul><li>Program in Technology Transfer </li></ul>
    36. 36. Program in Technology Transfer <ul><ul><li>Equipment donation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing Public-Private Partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment re-engineering (Example: Portable CT and other equipment like portable C-arm for Disaster Response – in collaboration with Dr. Susan Brigg ’s ImSURT Disaster Response Team) </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. MGH Imaging Global Health Programs <ul><li>Program in Education and Training </li></ul>
    38. 38. Program in Education and Training <ul><li>Establishment of educational exchange programs </li></ul><ul><li>Online Learning Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Continuing Medical Education Programs in collaboration with international medical societies </li></ul>
    39. 39. Program in Education and Training <ul><li>Online Learning Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of website for open-source access to learning resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected mini-courses (opt-in by lecturer) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributed cases, powerpoint presentations, and other documents by trainees or faculty </li></ul></ul>
    40. 40. Haiti – October 2010 <ul><li>Sanjay Saini and Larry Ronan (MGH Internal Medicine) went on delegation to Haiti to explore opportunities for medical education / institutional development </li></ul>
    41. 41. MGH Imaging Global Health Programs <ul><li>Program in Institutional Development </li></ul>
    42. 42. Program in Institutional Development <ul><li>Collaboration with professional societies such as ACR and RSNA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing of needs assessment data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and training opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assist international medical societies in developing standards for ensuring high quality education, training, and practice of radiology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Haiti </li></ul></ul>
    43. 43. Thank you!

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