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Bringing Med Center Organizations Together to Share Global Health Causes

Global health initiatives like the efforts to stave off Ebola in some West African nations are drawing the interest of more medical students and professionals, including folks at the many institutions that make up the Texas Medical Center. In fact, many affiliated with the Med Center are involved right now in addressing issues of health […]

Global health initiatives like the efforts to stave off Ebola in some West African nations are drawing the interest of more medical students and professionals, including folks at the many institutions that make up the Texas Medical Center.

In fact, many affiliated with the Med Center are involved right now in addressing issues of health and health care around the world. But considering the Texas Medical Center is, in many ways, a city unto itself, they don't always know what everyone else is doing, and don't always see how their initiatives might work with someone else's.

Enter the Houston Global Health Collaborative, an organization of medical students and professionals aimed at uniting all of Houston's global health efforts.

The collaborative hosts its annual conference March 21-22. Houston Matters' Michael Hagerty caught up with board member and co-founder Michael Goodman, and UTHealth medical student and board member Catherine Chen to learn more.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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