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Dr. Schiess with colleagues in Haiti

Dr. Nicoline Schiess spent a week at the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Mirebalais, Haiti as part of the HUM visiting Neurology Fellowship Visiting Faculty program. She participated in clinical and didactic teaching on ward rounds and resident lectures. 

Three doctors treating a patient.

A new neurology program supported by Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology and led by Dr. Deanna Saylor is launched in Zambia. Read more about this exciting endeavor in this Neurology Today article: Professionalism: Global Neurology The Launch of the First Neurology Training Program in Zambia.

Developing a System of Neurologic Care in Zambia. Read more about the team's work in this article from's Without Borders.

Dr. Krauss and Dr. Lin

Drs. Argye Hillis, Doris Lin and Greg Krauss, Professors of Neurology, visited the new neurology residency program in Zambia to participate in clinical and didactic teaching of the new Zambian neurology residents.

Dr. Rivera-Lara

Dr. Lucia Rivera-Lara, Assistant Professor, participated in a joint neurology conference with the Instituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirguia in Mexico City, Mexico designed to develop collaborations and parternships between Hopkins and INNN to further understand neurological diseases in Mexico and the US. Dr. Deanna Saylor joined via videoconference to highlight the development of the Hopkins Global Neurology Program.

portrait of Rebecca DiBiase

Johns Hopkins medical student Rebecca DiBiase was recently awarded an American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Research Scholarship to work with Dr. Deanna Saylor to study how to implement observed structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) within the Zambian neurology residency training program.

Resident Melissa Elafros.

Third-year Johns Hopkins neurology resident Melissa Elafros was recently awarded the American Neurological Association International Outreach Travel Scholarship to conduct a study of the reasons behind lumbar puncture refusal among adults with meningitis at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. Dr. Elafros will conduct this project under the mentorship of Dr. Deanna Saylor and Dr. Peter Winch, Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.