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Debbie Ungar

Communications Manager

As communications manager for the IU Center for Global Health and AMPATH, Debbie shares stories about the university's partnerships to improve health care in Kenya and around the world. Contact her at 317-278-0827 or

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IU Professor and Colleagues Author Paper on Global Health Education

Indiana University’s global health track for medical residents is distinctive because it is interdisciplinary bringing together residents from various specialties such as medicine, pediatrics, and surgery on a quarterly basis to learn about and discuss various aspects of global health that cut across all specialties. IU School of Medicine assistant professor of pediatrics Megan McHenry, […]

Debbie Ungar  |  Oct 24, 2019

New IU Team Leaders Join AMPATH Partnership in Kenya

This summer three Indiana University School of Medicine physicians join the AMPATH partnership as team leaders and will work with their Kenyan counterparts at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) and Moi University School of Medicine to lead in the areas of medicine, pediatrics and surgery. Faculty members from IU and other AMPATH consortium members […]

Debbie Ungar  |  Jul 30, 2019

Global Health Residents Selected

New residents from ten diverse specialties have been selected to join the Indiana University School of Medicine Interdepartmental Global Health Residency Track coordinated by the Indiana University Center for Global Health. The interdepartmental Global Health Residency Track is a co-curricular, optional track for medical residents while they complete their specialty training. The global health track […]

Debbie Ungar  |  Jun 14, 2019

IU School of Medicine Student Awarded Fogarty Fellowship

As a little boy, Grant Callen had two dreams. He wanted to be President and he wanted to go to Africa. Inspired by the missionary experiences of fellow church members, as a small child he often told his mother “I go Africa.” After completing the Swahili Language Flagship program at Indiana University Bloomington, Callen did […]

Debbie Ungar  |  May 31, 2019

Global Health Scholars Day Showcases International Efforts

The Indiana University Center for Global Health convened the first Global Health Scholars Day on May 2. The event featured poster presentations and the opportunity for those interested in global health throughout the university to network and share information. “The purpose of Global Health Scholars Day is to showcase the excellent work being done by […]

Debbie Ungar  |  May 29, 2019

First-Year Medical Students Selected for Health Care Experience in Kenya

Hands-on global health opportunities and challenges await four first-year Indiana University School of Medicine students selected to travel to the AMPATH program in western Kenya this summer. Students Sean Buehler, Michael Harding, Bilal Jawed and Grace Rushton form this year’s class of student ambassadors, called Slemenda Scholars, who will learn about every facet of AMPATH’s […]

Debbie Ungar  |  Mar 13, 2019

Braters Chair IU Center for Global Health Development Board

During more than a dozen visits over the last 24 years, Stephanie and Craig Brater have witnessed the transformative development of the health care system in western Kenya and that experience will fuel more global health advances as they assume leadership of the Indiana University Center for Global Health development board. Established in 2010, the […]

Debbie Ungar  |  Mar 08, 2019

IU School of Medicine alumni partner to improve Kenyan health system

Two graduates of IU School of Medicine, Laura Ruhl, MD, MPH, and Matt Turissini, MD, found their way to Kenya taking very different paths. The couple now works with AMPATH (Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare). AMPATH is a collaboration between Moi Univeristy, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, a consortium of North American universities led […]

Debbie Ungar  |  Feb 11, 2019

Pediatric faculty member earns NIH award to expand research

As an assistant professor of pediatrics at IU School of Medicine, Megan McHenry, MD, already had a life full of children. Last fall, it quickly went from being full to overflowing. In September, McHenry welcomed twins who made her the mother to four children under age four. Two weeks later, she received a K23 research […]

Debbie Ungar  |  Jan 23, 2019