UF Online Global Health Journal Addresses Myriad Issues of International Importance
Personal perspectives on Peace Corps work, how technology can be a low-cost tool to promote cultural sensitivity and more insight is included in the latest issue of Global Health – An Online Journal for the Digital Age, a University of Findlay publication.
The E-journal, produced by those within the University’s Colleges of Health Professions, Pharmacy, and Sciences features commentary and articles from University of Findlay students and faculty, along with guest authors, on topics of global import that pertain to healthcare education and practice around the globe
The publication is also used as an academic repository for information on global health careers, entrepreneurship, impactful learning and practices, alternative healthcare, and reviews of health care in various countries.
William Ruse, J.D., a College of Pharmacy Board of Trustees member, adjunct instructor, and healthcare executive leader within the community, purchased the software and launched the issue in 2008. In 2017, M. Chandra Sekar, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical sciences, assumed editing responsibilities.
This winter 2019 journal issue includes:
- A column by Dallas Smith, Pharm.D. ’17, a Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia who offers his perspective on the challenges facing healthcare professionals in combating tuberculosis;
- UF Pharmacy student Ralf Jadoopat’s exploration of a new anticoagulant reversal agent that has been released;
- Pharmacist student Dikta Thapa’s studies in India and her experience during a UF visit;
- A study on technology-assisted cultural awareness between Haitian and American physical therapy students, written by UF professors Jean Weaver, assistant professor in physical therapy, and Brandon Koehler, instructor in the traditional Physical Therapy Program;
- An article describing the many critical factors needed to teach in a resource poor setting, including a personal account of a teaching experience in Haiti, authored by Deborah George, Ph.D., associate professor of physical therapy; and
- Guest contributor Dr. B.G. Nagavi’s experience creating the higher education startup HESDAR Center in India, which seeks to improve pharmacy faculty teaching skills.
The editorial team includes Jean Weaver, physical therapy assistant professor; Deborah George, Ph.D., physical therapy associate professor; Jason Guy, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy; Patrick Malone, Pharm.D., pharmacy professor; Raymond McCandless, D.A., vice president of Information Technology Services; Ruse; and Sekar.
All UF faculty members are invited to share their and their students’ healthcare-related expertise with GHOL readers. Submissions can be made through the journal’s website.