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SAVE THE DATE: Global Health Reception and Talk

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On Monday December 7th, the Dana Medical Library and the College of Medicine will be hosting a Global Health event! Come join us!

3:30 pm ~ Open House Reception: Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health and Global Health at UVM

Dana Medical Library, Medical Education Center Concourse

This reception will be held in honor of the National Library of Medicine Global Health traveling exhibition that is now on display in the Dana Medical Library and the special slide show presentation on display in the library’s front foyer, showcasing Global Health at UVM. Come join us for refreshments and take a closer look at the exhibition and slide show!

5:30 pm ~ Presentation: The Cost of Sickness and Health in Uganda

Sullivan Classroom, Medical Education Center 200

This presentation will be a first-hand account of human suffering and survival from reporter Mackenzie Rigg and photo-journalist Tyler Sizemore of Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Questions? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695 for more information.

Exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine


Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health

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The Dana Medical Library has the honor of hosting a very special National Library of Medicine exhibition. Taking an in-depth look at health on a global level, this exhibition explores what people of all professions are doing to improve health care around the world. “Communities, in collaboration with scientists, advocates, governments, and international organizations, are taking up the challenge to prevent disease and improve quality of life” (Against the Odds brochure).
This fascinating exhibition will be on display at the Dana Medical Library through December 16th . Stop by and check it out.

This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine.

In conjunction with this traveling exhibition, the Dana Medical Library has compiled a series of images for our main foyer screen that give a glimpse of global health programs here at UVM.

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Catherine Akin and Leah Houde with children in a village in Bangladesh

The University of Vermont has welcomed the opportunity to go abroad, learn from other medical situations, bring resources and access to information, help improve essential health care, fight deadly outbreaks of disease, and make an impact by teaming up with doctors and nurses in other countries. The programs that have been developed see these immersions as an opportunity for reciprocity in knowledge, culture, and understanding. Some of the places that UVM doctors, students, and professors have been are Uganda, China, Russia, Vietnam, Liberia, India, Tanzania, the Netherlands and many others.
Look for this slide show to be up and running the week of Monday November 16th.
Questions? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695. Thank you!

Photo courtesy of Professor Hendrika Maltby in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Epilepsy: The Science Behind the Disease


An Exhibit Exploring the Science behind the First Year Summer Reading Book
The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down
by Anne Fadiman

When: Fall 2015
Where: Dana Medical Library, Main Hall display cases

SpiritimageOn August 31st, 2012, a young woman named Lia Lee died in Sacramento, California. For 26 of her 32 years, Lia had been in a persistent vegetative state, the result of a severe epileptic seizure suffered at the age of 4. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is the story of Lia’s, and her Hmong family’s, experience with epilepsy and the American health care system, as told by renowned author Anne Fadiman.
Although this exhibit focuses on the scientific and clinical aspects of epilepsy, perhaps the most profound – and painful – lessons that have been learned from Lia’s story were those relating to the delivery of health care across cultures. Since its publication in 1997, Fadiman’s book has been enormously influential in changing how we think about and provide cross-cultural health care in this country.

Learn more about events and exhibits on this compelling book in Carolyn Shapiro’s Article: Exhibit, Author Visit & Discussions Stem from “The Spirit Catches You . . .” Book Assignment

Questions? Contact Fran Delwiche at 656-4423