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Debbie Ungar

Assistant Director of Communications

As assistant director of communications 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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Residents Join Global Health Pathway to Eliminate Health Inequities

The life and medical experiences of residents in the Global Health Pathway are varied, but they share a desire to improve care for people in underserved communities in Indiana and around the globe.

Debbie Ungar  |  May 18, 2023

AMPATH Kenya Partnership Makes an Impact on Indiana Healthcare Leaders

Earlier this month, five Indiana health leaders made their first visit to Kenya to see for themselves what makes the AMPATH collaboration so special. 

Debbie Ungar  |  Mar 28, 2023

Indiana and Kenyan Investigators Partner in Multi-Country Clinical Trial to Reduce Maternal Sepsis

A team from Indiana University School of Medicine and Moi University School of Medicine in Kenya led one of eight sites in seven countries contributing to the A-Plus study that showed that a single oral dose of the antibiotic azithromycin can reduce the risk of postpartum sepsis and death among women who deliver vaginally by one-third.

Debbie Ungar  |  Feb 23, 2023

Student Engages in Mental Health Intervention in Kenya

Marissa Vander Missen is a second-year medical student at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine. She is one of three Slemenda Scholars who spent the summer in Eldoret, Kenya, with the AMPATH partnership.

Debbie Ungar  |  Aug 21, 2022

Resident Reflects on AMPATH Rotation

Sarah Boudova, MD, PhD, completed a rotation in Eldoret, Kenya with AMPATH in the Spring of 2022 during her 4th year of residency at IU School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN).  She holds an MD and PhD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and an MS in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Debbie Ungar  |  May 25, 2022

Students Selected for AMPATH Kenya Scholars Program

Three IU School of Medicine students selected as Slemenda Scholars will spend the summer working alongside Kenyan medical students as part of the AMPATH partnership.

Debbie Ungar  |  Mar 20, 2022

Global Health Residents Seek to Eliminate Health Disparities in the US and Internationally

The newest cohort of Indiana University School of Medicine residents selected for the Interdepartmental Global Health Residency Track brings an array of life experiences and interests, while also sharing a commitment to improving health equity in the US and around the world.

Debbie Ungar  |  Mar 20, 2022

Global Health Leaders Inspire Slemenda Scholar

Neal Patel is a second year medical student at IU School of Medicine. He was one of three students selected by the IU Center for Global Health as a 2021 Slemenda Scholar for the AMPATH Kenya partnership.  Patel shares how this summer’s experience was uniquely impacted by COVID-19.

Debbie Ungar  |  Sep 10, 2021

Student Aspires for Future in Global Surgery

Cassie Anderson is a second year student at the IU School of Medicine and was one of three students selected by the IU Center for Global Health as Slemenda Scholars in the summer of 2021. Anderson shares how the experience built on her previous research interest and impacted her view of global health.

Debbie Ungar  |  Sep 02, 2021

Scheel Lab Interrupts Mosquito Development to Fight Global Disease

From her lab in northern Indiana, Molly Duman Scheel, PhD, prepares weapons to battle the deadliest animal on earth. Her target has no teeth or claws and can’t be killed with bullets, slings or arrows.

Debbie Ungar  |  Aug 05, 2021