In the Heart of Haiti

Haiti called out to the people of Alpert Medical School long before the earthquake of January 2010. And our connection will endure – must endure – far into the future.

We are working with our Haitian colleagues on both individual and system levels – providing clinical care, sharing perspectives and expertise, and helping to teach the next generation of health care professionals.

This space on the web honors the members of our Medical School community who are doing that work. We hope that it will serve as a dynamic place where faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the Medical School will share their thoughts and experiences and learn about the work of colleagues. And we hope that it will spark new ideas, nourish collaborations, and inform and expand our community’s world view.

As the work continues, we hope that the voices on this site will keep Haiti on our minds and in our hearts.


Drs. Sybil Cineas, Susan Cu-Uvin, and Timothy P. Flanigan navigate the ruins after the January 2010 earthquake.Drs. Sybil Cineas, Susan Cu-Uvin, and Timothy P. Flanigan navigate the ruins after the January 2010 earthquake.

Recent Events and News

October 12, 2013 - Pediatric Global Health Conference – Focus on Haiti: Building Local Capacities through Sustainable Global Partnerships

This regional CME event for physicians, clinicians, nurses, allied professionals, residents and students was hosted by the Brown University Global Health Initiative and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  The conference included two keynote addresses, lectures, panel discussions, and breakout sessions centered on significant pediatric global health issues.  The conference culminated in an evening gala that supported both St. Damien, the premier pediatric hospital in Haiti, providing services free of charge and The Haitian Project, a Providence-based non-profit, which supports and operates Louverture Cleary School (LCS), a Catholic, tuition-free, co-educational secondary  boarding school in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti for students whose families cannot afford the cost of their children’s education.