Challenges in global health

While serving as a volunteer physician in Liberia in 2008, Dr. Venee Tubman discovered there there were no fully trained pediatricians working in the entire country.  She found the care of children with Sickle Cell to be especially poor, largely due to a failure of the physians to diagnose the disease. On her return visits to Liberia, she launched a newborn screening program to identify infants with sickle cell disease, as well as a clinical program for chronic care of children with Sickle Cell, asthma, Cerebral Palsy, and seizure disorders.  Come hear firsthand about her unique experiences in implementing groundbreaking programs in pediatric global health.

TubmanDr. Venee Tubman is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital. She received her medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has been in practice for 9 years. She also serves as an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.  She continues to spend two months a year in Liberia.  Read more about her most recent award here!