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Global Health kicks off speaker series Sept. 12

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Dr. Margaret Bentley, far right, of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will be the guest lecturer at the Sept. 12 event.

The MUSC Center for Global Health will present its Global Health Speaker series event on Friday, Sept. 12 from 12:00 until 1 p.m. in the Storm Eye Institute auditorium (HA 809). The event’s guest lecturer will be Margaret Bentley, Ph.D.

Bentley is the Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition, and serves as the associate dean of Global Health and associate director for the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Disease at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her presentation is titled the MaMi Project: HIV, Nutrition and Anti-retroviral Therapy for Mothers and Infants in Malawi.

Bentley’s research focuses on women and infant nutrition, infant and young child feeding, behavioral research on sexually transmitted disease, and HIV and community-based interventions for nutrition and health. She is an expert in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and the application of these for program development and evaluation.

Currently, Bentley is working on an HIV behavioral intervention prevention trial in Chennai, India, a community-based intervention to improve child growth and development in Andhra Pradesh, India, and an intervention to decrease maternal to child transmission of HIV during breastfeeding in Malawi.

Lunch will be provided for attendees who RSVP to by Sept. 5. For more information on MUSC Center for Global Health, visit here:

August 8, 2014



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