Global Health

Enabling Global Sustainable Pediatric Point-of-Care Diagnostics in Resource-Limited Settings

 

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Supporting pediatric POCUS research and education globally.

P2Network has as one of its goals to support pediatric POCUS research and education globally through partnerships with health care providers at institutions in resource-limited settings.  Our team of pediatric POCUS experts is dedicated to advancing the health care of children through sustainable POCUS educational projects.  Among our research goals are to identify areas of need with respect to ultrasound technology availability and advancement, and to explore the best methods for expanding POCUS education on a global scale.

Global Health Fellowships/Special Projects Subcommittee

Our subcommittee’s focus is to encourage bi-directional knowledge exchange between trainees in centers with established POCUS programs and those practicing in low-resource settings. One of our key collaborators is PURE (Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-Limited Environments), a non-profit organization that currently runs POCUS training opportunities in multiple countries including Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya.  We are exploring how to best support their existing POCUS curriculum with more pediatric content, while engaging our pediatric emergency medicine POCUS fellows in the process. Ultimately, we hope to create a strong international network for pediatric POCUS knowledge exchange and resource sharing that allows POCUS to be more accessible for all those in need.

Global Health Curriculum Development

The mission of the pediatric POCUS Global Health Curriculum subcommittee is to create and maintain a centralized repository of educational content for clinicians that utilize POCUS to care for sick and injured children.  We are dedicated to provide educational content that is peer-reviewed and emphasizes POCUS applications in emergency/critical care environments and for resource limited settings.  Our ultimate goal is to provide suitable, language concordant curricula for widespread adoption by sonologists around the globe.

Global Health Research

The Research Subcommittee of the P2 Global Health Committee seeks to connect and sponsor P2 members who are interested in collaborating on PEM POCUS Global Health research. We hope to create a repository of ongoing P2 Global Health Research so that all P2 members are aware of the ongoing broad projects to which they can contribute. We will also help connect pediatric emergency medicine fellows and US fellows to Global Health POCUS research. We can support members in initiating new research projects and managing international institutional review boards, connect researchers to perform multi-site studies, and provide guidance in grant applications and article submissions.

If you are trying to get a Global Health POCUS project off the ground, want to expand your research to be multi-center, or are looking for on-the-ground providers to help you enroll in a study for your current site, please reach out to Almaz Dessie at ad3463@columbia.edu or Laurie Malia at lm3396@cumc.columbia.edu.

Pediatric Global POCUS Webinar Series

A lecture series designed to augment POCUS training that Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows receive in their home institution.

Online session held every 6-8 weeks

Our Global Health Subcommittee Leaders

Global Health Fellowships/Special Projects Subcommittee

Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee

Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Eric Scheier

Eric Scheier

Kaplan Medical Center
Rehovot, Israel
Jiske Steensma

Jiske Steensma

John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford, England

Global Health Education

Antonio Riera

Antonio Riera

Yale Children’s Hospital
New Haven, CT

Tal Berkowitz

Tal Berkowitz

Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Gerardo Montes Amaya

Gerardo Montes Amaya

Hospital Infantil de Especialidades
Chihuaha, Mexico

Global Health Research and Grant Funding

Almaz Dessie

Almaz Dessie

CUMC/NY Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
New York, NY
Laurie Malia

Laurie Malia

CUMC/NY Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
New York, NY

Danielle Paulin

Danielle Paulin

Akron Children’s Hospital
Akron, OH

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For more information about our P2 Network Global health division, or to pitch us an idea on a new global health project, please contact Erika Constantineerika_constantine@brown.edu.