LA BioMed Global Health Fellowship
The LA BioMed Global Health Fellowship is a fellowship that provides Harbor-UCLA Medical Center infectious diseases fellows with an opportunity to obtain additional training in global health.
The 2017-8 LA BioMed Global Health Fellow is Tim Hatlen, MD, a first year fellow in Infectious Diseases. During this academic year, Dr. Hatlen will spend 4 weeks on the Infectious Diseases service at King Edward VIII hospital, a 922-bed teaching hospital located in Durban, South Africa. Affiliated with the University of KwaZulu Natal’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, the hospital provides regional and tertiary services to the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape. During this rotation, he will work both within a busy HIV clinic and in an acute care hospital (King Edward III) where he will see a tremendous volume of patients with tuberculosis, acute opportunistic infections in advanced HIV, and tropical diseases. An additional component of the elective will be the opportunity to participate in clinical and operations (health services) research programs aimed at to improving delivery of care in a resource-limited settings under the supervision of Richard Murphy M.D. an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and an LABioMed clinician-investigator with a background in international humanitarian work and patient-oriented research.
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