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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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Residents Complete Global Health Track

Sixteen IU School of Medicine residents completed the requirements for the interdisciplinary Global Health Residency Track and received certificates from the IU Center for Global Health this spring. 

Debbie Ungar  |  Sep 24, 2020

Guiles Named New AMPATH Team Leader

The coronavirus pandemic currently prevents AMPATH’s North American faculty from travelling to Kenya, but new pediatric team leader Dan Guiles, MD, MPHTM, serves the IU community while eagerly anticipating the day he can commence in person collaboration with colleagues at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) and Moi University School of Medicine.

Debbie Ungar  |  Sep 18, 2020

IU medical students share global health aspirations

The 2020 Slemenda Scholars bring diverse global health experiences and aspirations to the program.

Debbie Ungar  |  May 01, 2020

Global Health program welcomes new physicians

Indiana University’s unique global health education program welcomed a 19 medical residents with aspirations to care for patients in a variety of resource-limited settings around the world.

Debbie Ungar  |  Apr 21, 2020

Global health experience helps Wools-Kaloustian lead response to COVID-19

Kara Wools-Kaloustian, MD, MS, draws on key lessons from her global health experience to guide her approach to the COVID-19 pandemic as division chief of infectious diseases at IU School of Medicine.

Debbie Ungar  |  Apr 14, 2020

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