Department Newsletter - July 2014

Read about department news and publications.



Recent Publications

Seminars, Lectures, Workshops & Abstracts


Eric KrakauerEric Lewis Krakauer, M.D., PH.D., has been invited by the Ministry of Health of Tajikistan and the Royal Dutch Tuberculosis Society (KNCV) to teach a course in July: "Palliative Care for Patients with Difficult-to-Treat Tuberculosis" in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Dr. Krakauer continues to work as a faculty member of the International Pain Policy Fellowship by teaching at the meeting in Entebbe, Uganda, of the first all-African cohort of fellows. The International Pain Policy Fellowship trains and mentors pain relief advocates and Ministry of Health officials from low- and middle-income countries to overcome the barriers to opioid pain medicine accessibility in their home countries and thereby to help reduce the huge global inequity in access to pain relief. Dr. Krakauer currently serves as faculty mentor for African Pain Policy fellow, Dr. Christian Ntizimira of Rwanda.

In August, Dr. Krakauer will be in Vietnam to open the third iteration of the Vietnam Fellowship Program in Palliative Medicine. Founded by Dr. Krakauer in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Vietnam and currently funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies, the Fellowship is a partnership between the Ho Chi Minh City Cancer Hospital, the Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy, and other hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, and the International Program of the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care. The Fellowship is designed to prepare clinical and academic leaders in Palliative medicine for Vietnam.

Recent Publications

  • Goodman A, Black L, Briggs S. Obstetrical care and women’s health in the aftermath of disasters: The first 14 days after the 2010 Haitian Earthquake. Am J Disaster Medicine 2014; 9(1):59-65. doi: 10.5055/ajdm.2014.0142. PubMed Abstract
  • Clark RM, Bradford LS, Opoku-Anane J, Ngonzi J, Islam F, Faruque M, Goodman A. Minor gynecologic surgery: a review of the training experience and skill building opportunities for providers in low and middle income countries. Open Journal Obstet Gynecol 4 (7) May 2014. Online
  • Goodman A. Obstetrics in the Disaster Setting. In Advanced Disaster medical response; manual for providers. Second edition. Ed S. M. Briggs. Chapter 16, (pp 178-193). Cine-Med Publishing, Inc. Woodbury, CT 2014 ISBN 978-1-941805-01-5.
  • Goodman A, del Carmen MG, Chuang L. " Cervical Cancer Screening in the Developing World and the Challenge of Caring for Women with Cancer" Journal of Women’s Health, Issues and Care 2014, 3:1 Online
  • Goodman A, Nour N. Cervical Cancer Screening: The Complex Interplay of Medical Infrastructure, Society, and Culture The Oncologist 2014;19(4):315-7. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2014-0083. Online
  • Hildebrandt S. Current status of identification of victims of the National Socialist regime whose bodies were used for anatomical purposes. Clinical Anatomy 27:514-536, 2014. PubMed Abstract
  • Hildebrandt S. What is happening in our anatomical dissection rooms? Clinical Anatomy, published online March 20 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ca.22396. PubMed Abstract
  • Hansson N, Hildebrandt S. Swedish-German contacts in anatomy 1930-1950: the example of Gösta Häggqvist and Hermann Stieve. Annals of Anatomy, published online 6/10/2014 DOI: 10.1016/j.aanat.2014.05.037. Online
  • Afari H, Hirschhorn LR, Michaelis A, et. al. Quality improvement in emergency obstetric referrals: qualitative study of provider perspectives in Assin North district, Ghana. BMJ Open 2014;4:e005052. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005052. Online
  • Manzi A, Magge H, Hedt-Gauthier B, Michaelis A, Cyamatare F, Nyirazinyoye L, Hirschhorn L, Ntaganira J. Clinical mentorship to improve quality of care at the health centers in rural Rwanda: a qualitative study of perceptions and acceptability of health care workers. BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:275. Online
  • Yeji F, Klipstein-Grobusch K, Newell ML, Hirschhor LR, Hosegood V, Bärnighausen T. Are social support and HIV coping strategies associated with lower depression in adults on antiretroviral treatment? Evidence from rural KwaZulu0Natal, South Africa. AIDS Care. 2014 Jul 3:1-8. PMID: 24991994. PubMed Abstract

Seminars, Workshops, Lectures and Abstracts


In February 2014, Sabine Hildebrandt, MD, presented "Anatomie im Nationalsozialismus: Stufen einer ethischen Entgrenzung” at two institutions. The first presentation was at the University of Erlangen and was hosted by the Prof. Karl-heinz Leven in the Department of History and Ethics Medicine and Prof. Friedrich Paulsen in the Department of Anatomy. The second presentation was at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, hosted by Prof. Jens Waschke in the Department 1, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology.