UTEP College of Health Sciences Dean Shafik Dharamsi serves as Scholar in Residence at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

UTEP College of Health Sciences Dean Shafik Dharamsi, Ph.D., served as a Scholar in Residence at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Faculty of Health Sciences in Johannesburg, South Africa, from May 19-26.

Commonly known as Wits, the University of Witwatersrand consists of five faculties: health sciences; commerce; law and management; engineering and the built environment; and humanities and science.

Dharamsi delivered the keynote address, “Shifting power: Examining Health Science Education as a Determinant of Health Outcomes,” at the university’s 9th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium in the Health Sciences.

He also presented a public lecture titled, “Conscience and Compassion: Meaningful Integration of the Humanities in Health Science Education.”

Dharamsi led several seminars with faculty members and students from different health disciplines on topics such as interprofessional education, engaged scholarship and interdisciplinary research, curriculum design and the scholarship of teaching and learning, and social accountability and global health inequities.

He also discussed opportunities for possible research collaborations between UTEP and Wits.

Source: https://www.utep.edu/chs/news/utep-chs-goes-global.html

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