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Howard Publishes In Journal of Pediatrics

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Global Pediatrics faculty, Cindy Howard, was an author on a paper published this month in Journal of Pediatrics. Read the abstract here; further details below.

Pediatric Global Health Education: Correlation of Website Information and Curriculum
Jeffrey P. Yaeger, James H. Conway, Sabrina M. Butteris, Cindy R. Howard, Megan A. Moreno
Published online: 22 August 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.07.005
Journal of Pediatrics

Global Child Health Educators Poster at APPD 2013

L to R: Chuck Schubert (Cincinnati Children's Hospital), Nicole St. Clair (Medical College of Wisconsin), Cindy Howard (University of Minnesota), Jacquelyn Kuzminski (MCW), Sabrina Butteris (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Laura Houser (UW-Madison)

In April 2013, Cindy Howard and colleagues presented a poster: Global Child Health Educators: Local Collaboration To Optimize Global Education at the 2013 annual meeting of Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD).

The poster described the planning, organization and scholarly products that have resulted from our collaborative efforts as part of the Midwest Consortium of Global Health Educators. Formed in 2009, the Consortium brought together global health education programs with residency tracks from:

  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • May Clinic College of Medicine
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Northwestern University
  • Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
Our institutions share competencies, knowledge assessments and curriculum resources as part of an innovative way to achieve effective global health education across pediatric residency programs.

911 Education For New Immigrants


Pediatric Global Health Track resident, Kristina Krohn, was published in the April issue of Minnesota Medicine with a piece she co-wrote about the importance of educating new immigrants on 911 and the emergency medical system in the U.S.

Said Krohn, "I started this article with Pat Walker over a year ago, and can see how much I've grown since I started writing this. It is fun to see how journalistic and scientific writing can meet."

Read the full article

U of M Predeparture Health and Safety Video


Through a team effort of the departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine Global Health programs, along with the U of M Global Programs and Strategy Alliance and School of Public Health, we are pleased to announce a new resource for University of Minnesota faculty, staff and students traveling abroad for work or study: Safe Travel Abroad, a predeparture health and safety video. 

The video-ready version is also available as an LMS-ready, SCORM-compliant learning module. U of M units that wish to further customize the content for their unit can email (fandrey at for a link to download the project files.

Krohn On Eggnog


Pediatric Global Health Track participant, Kristina Krohn, went on hiatus from her pediatric residency to accept an opportunity to be a global health media fellow.  

As part of the fellowship, Kristina blogs, tweets, and gives radio interviews. You can listen to an interview from her time at Stanford School of Journalism here.

Follow Kristina on Twitter and subscribe to her blog, which includes links to other interviews and videos she has produced during her fellowship.

Sophie Gladding Joins Core Faculty In Global Pediatrics

Sophia Gladding, Ph.D.

From Global Pediatrics director, Chandy John M.D., M.S.:

It's my pleasure to announce Sophia Gladding as the newest core faculty member in Global Pediatrics. Her work in medical education has included important work with us in global health resident education. Her academic focus has always been on global health education, so we are pleased to able to have her academic affiliation reflect the area of her primary work.

Welcome, Sophie!

Senait Adebo Receives Research Award

We extend a hearty congratulations to Senait Adebo, who was awarded Best Abstract Presented by a Pediatric Resident at the 2012 Pediatric Research, Education and Scholarship Symposium (PRESS) Friday, April 20, 2012. 

Senait Adebo, M.D.

Dr. Adebo's abstract was titled, "Prevalence of Infectious Dsieases Among Adopted Children from Ethiopia". Faculty sponsors were Cindy Howard and Chandy John. Dr. Adebo has been an active member of the Pediatric Global Health Track since the start of her residency in 2009.

Somali Cultural Competency For Pediatricians Launched

Global Pediatrics announces a new online training module for Minnesota pediatricians. The module as authored by Matthew Jones, M.D., during his fourth year of residency at University of Minnesota, with the assistance of Dr. Mohamed A. Hagi Aden (Regions Hospital). Click the image to view, or click here.

Somali Culture Module Screenshot

Jan Serwint On Humanism and Delivering Bad News

The Division of Global Pediatrics was pleased to host Janet Serwint, M.D., a professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins this week, who specializes in health care issues of underserved populations.

Dr. Serwint presented a Pediatric Grand Rounds at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital and St. Paul Children's Hospital, titled "Humanism in Pediatric Death and Bereavement".

Residents attended Dr. Serwint's workshop, "Sharing Bad News: Anatomy of an Interchange", which included content adapted from her 2000 article in Contemporary Pediatrics, "Sharing Bad News With Parents" (coauthored by Lorene Rutherford, M.D.).

Trafficking In Persons Talks by Katherine Welch, MD

Global Pediatrics hosted two presentations by child trafficking expert, Katherine Welch, MD. Dr. Welch gave a pediatric noon conference titled "Child Trafficking: The Global Situation" as well as co-facilitating a journal club with 2nd-year medicine-pediatrics resident, Hope Pogemiller, MD.

Residents learned about the significance of the problem of child trafficking, definitions, key features, and prevention strategies, including when to suspect a clinic patient may be a victim of human trafficking.

Katherine Welch and Cindy Howard pose in the Global Pediatrics offices in Minneapolis, MN