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Research hits home for MUSC professor from Ethiopia

By Bryce Donovan for MUSC
Tigrai Online , August 20, 2019

South Carolina professor and biostatistician Mulugeta Gebregziabher

Dear Tigrai Online readers today we received an email with a request to share with you an article by MUSC about Medical University of South Carolina professor and bio-statistician Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Ph.D..

Dr. Mulugeta Gebregziabher and his colleagues from MUSC are working to help professionals in Ethiopia. Tigrai Online is delighted to share with you, our readers the amazing work Dr. Mulugeta Gebregziabher and his colleagues are doing with many Ethiopian universities. We have included a short part of the article here, but we really encourage you to visit the MUSC article by clicking the link provided at the bottom of this article, to read the whole article and see many photos from Dr. Mulugeta Gebregziabher and his colleagues trip to Ethiopia and the recent workshop they had in Axum university last rune.

In 2014, he led an effort to sign a memorandum of understanding between MUSC and several Ethiopian universities, medical colleges and hospitals. From this agreement came an annual workshop, linking together MUSC and the young and vibrant health care community in Ethiopia. The goal: to share as much of his colleagues’ vast knowledge as possible – as well as listen to what the Ethiopians had to teach them. While there have been a couple of years when the group met stateside, typically Gebregziabher and his colleagues have traveled there. This past June, he, along with fellow researcher John Vena, Ph.D., made the trip across the Atlantic for the latest of these workshops, this time tackling the topic of research in a clinical setting.

Nearly 30 doctors, nurses and pharmacists from Aksum University, Adigrat University and the Tigray Health Research Institute attended the workshop, which Gebregziabher and Vena hosted at Aksum University. During the weeklong intensive, the MUSC researchers spoke to the group about a broad range of topics. The week began with lectures and discussions about the basics of research, then the group divided into teams and worked through real-life challenges facing their respective hospitals in Ethiopia.

By the end of the week, the group had picked six initiatives on which to focus, ranging from complex to the most basic. For instance, all agreed that the electronic management of patient records was crucial because that data provides both the keys for understanding trends in the overall health of the community and readily available data for pilot studies.

Please read the whole article about the work of Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Ph.D., in Ethiopia by clicking the following link Research hits home for MUSC professor