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Banner photo: Former OHSU medical student Brooke Frakes examines a villager from the Wolani tribe in the highlands of Papua. .Photo courtesy Ruth Rice.
Nodding disease: Experts embark on new researchInternational and local medical experts have agreed to undertake a fresh comprehensive research study in Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania to gather more information about the mysterious nodding syndrome. The exact cause of nodding disease is still alien to both international and local medical experts. So far, the mysterious disease has claimed the lives of some 200 children in northern Uganda and affected scores of families. Article
10th Annual Global Health Student Symposium
Students will report on efforts abroad at the Global Health Center's 10th Annual Global Health Student Symposium, 5:30 to 7:30 October 17, 2012 UHS 8B60 (8th floor OHSU hospital)