OIA Global Health Forum featuring Martha Carlough

The first OIA Global Health Forum of 2017 will feature Martha Carlough, MD, MPH, Director, Office of International Activities, who will provide an update on global child malnutrition. Coffee and light snacks will be provided.

When Jan 19, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where UNC Hospitals Starbucks Conference Room
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Dr. Martha Carlough, OIA Director, is a Full Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine with an adjunct appointments in the Maternal and Child Health and Public Health Leadership Departments of the UNC School of Public Health. She actively attends on the Family Medicine maternal and child health service and provides full scope outpatient care. Dr. Carlough also serves part-time as Safe Motherhood and Newborn Care Clinical Advisor for IntraHealth International, Inc. Dr. Carlough has almost 20 years experience in global health and development work, including nine years in residence in Nepal where she worked both working in clinical medicine and as MCH advisor to the Ministry of Health Safe Motherhood Programme.

She has been used as a technical consultant by DFID (Nepal Safer Motherhood Project) and JHPIEGO/MNH (Nepal Family Health Project) and has worked on diverse projects, including: MARAM Project (developing of clinical protocols and a referral system for Maternity Homes in West Bank and Gaza) and on the HAREG/Ethiopia project formulation of the first national guidelines for the Prevention of Maternal to Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT) and in Armenia for the development of a FM training curriculum.

A recognized expert in the field of international safe motherhood and family medicine, she has worked specifically in areas of: skilled birth attendant training and assessment, evidence-based emergency obstetric and newborn care, malaria in pregnancy, prevention of maternal to child HIV transmission and community level nutrition and health surveillance. She is currently on the advisory board of the AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives.  

About the OIA Global Health Forum

The UNC School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities now sponsors a monthly OIA GLOBAL HEALTH FORUM that features UNC clinicians, researchers, resident physicians, and scholars through which we hope to build a global health learning community through the SOM; an opportunity for residents to showcase their work and also to involve more faculty with diverse global health interests and expertise and to mix medical student and resident audiences. We hope to have diverse formats – including lectures, resident presentations of scholarly work, journal clubs and case studies.

 The OIA GLOBAL HEALTH FORUM takes place every third Thursday of the month through May, 2017 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in UNC Hospital Starbucks on UNC campus. For more information, feedback, or to suggest a topic or speaker, please contact the OIA Program Manager, Shay Slifko