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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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Dr. Humphrey Receives NIH Career Development Award for HIV Research

Researching new strategies to prevent transmission of HIV from mothers to babies aligns with the training and clinical interests of John Humphrey, MD, assistant professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine. But when he met mothers and healthcare workers in Kenya and listened to their stories, the interest became a passion.



Debbie Ungar  |  May 25, 2021

Trainees Confront Diverse Global Health Challenges

Global Health Scholars Day, hosted each spring by the Indiana University Center for Global Health, spotlights diverse global health challenges and explores solutions envisioned by members of the IU community and their global collaborators.

Debbie Ungar  |  Apr 26, 2021

IU Med Students Selected for Global Health Opportunity

Doctors practicing in resource-limited settings domestically or globally know that flexibility and resourcefulness are job requirements. Three first-year medical students selected as 2021 Slemenda Scholars by the Indiana University (IU) Center for Global Health have the opportunity to hone those skills early.

Debbie Ungar  |  Mar 28, 2021

Partnerships Aid Pandemic Response Locally and Globally

Decades of working to strengthen health systems and fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Kenya provided the expertise that informed the COVID-19 response in both western Kenya and In Indiana.

Debbie Ungar  |  Feb 23, 2021

New Global Health Track Residents Bring Personal and Professional Experience

Twenty-nine residents joining the IU School of Medicine Interdepartmental Global Health Residency Track this spring bring a multitude of personal and professional experiences to the program coordinated by the Indiana University Center for Global Health (IUCGH).

Debbie Ungar  |  Feb 20, 2021

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