Alpert Medical School in Haiti

After the January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Brown AMS faculty members completed multiple fact-finding and relationship-building trips to various Haitian medical facilities.

In September of 2010, former Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons committed to expanding and enhancing Brown’s partnerships and educational programs with institutions in Haiti, including an initiative help to address Haitian pediatric medical education.

Following this public commitment by President Simmons, Dean of Biology and Medicine, Dr. Edward Wing led a group of Brown medical educators on a visit to Haiti in October of 2010, where plans were developed to create the Medical Education and Leadership Development Project (MELD), a program to address Haitian medical students' need for more pediatric education and in-country pediatric rotations.