Global Health Initiatives Forum: Student-driven projects

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 5:30pm
Buhl 5915

Students at the University of Michigan Medical School aren’t waiting until finishing their MD to make an impact. Our December Global Health Initiatives Forum highlights student-driven projects in global health from two UMMS students and one former student/current fellow.


A light dinner will be provided. Details below.

Emma Lawrence, MD, Ob-Gyn Clinical Lecturer: As a student, Dr. Lawrence launched Med-Plus Connect, a non-profit which coordinates shipments of donated medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics in Ghana. She completed med school and residency in Ann Arbor and this year started Michigan Medicine’s first-ever global health-focused fellowship.

Stephen John, M4: Stephen’s invention, an inexpensive dual-pressure infant ventilator designed for use in resource-limited settings, has garnered national attention and is in the early stages of clinical testing in Nepal.

Peter Delaney, M1: As co-founder of the non-profit LFR International, Peter has helped launch, improve and evaluate emergency first responder programs in resource-limited settings like Uganda, Chad and Guatemala.