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Global Health Colloquium: "Imagining Elsewhere: Medical Training in the Age of Global Health" - Claire Wendland

Claire Wendland has an MD from Michigan State and a PhD in anthropology from UMass Amherst.  She did her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology in New Mexico and practiced for over a decade on the Navajo reservation.  She currently teaches at University of Wisconsin in anthropology and the medical school. In general, Wendland’s research explores issues related to reproduction, the body, and community health in southeastern Africa. Her major current research project examines explanations for maternal death in Malawi in contemporary times and historically. Her book "A Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School" (Chicago, 2010) describes the training of Malawian doctors, who must navigate not only the basic-science and clinical knowledge of "global" biomedicine but the material deprivations and inequalities of a particular locale: a struggling understaffed health sector deluged with poor patients.

Location: Bowl 1, Robertson Hall (lower level)

Date/Time: 03/09/12 at 12:00 pm - 03/09/12 at 1:30 pm

Category: Colloquium

Department: Program in Global Health and Health Policy