The semi-annual Language and International Health Symposium provides a forum to discuss and increase awareness of international health issues, emphasizing interrelations with language, culture, interdisciplinary studies, and artistic creation. Medical professionals, faculty, students and alumni can present their research on health-related topics, especially those that impact minorities, immigrant communities and developing countries in a global economy.
Dr. Roxanne Amerson, Ph. D., is an Assistant Professor at Clemson University, where she teaches community health nursing. She has completed certificates in international public health and transcultural nursing. Her research has focused on international service-learning and cultural competence in nursing students. Her publications relate to teaching cultural competence, working with homeless families, and utilizing Multiple Intelligence Theory in the nursing classroom. She is currently certified as a Certified Nurse Educator by NLN and as a Certified Transcultural Nurse-Advanced by the Transcultural Nursing Society. During her doctoral study at Clemson University, she received the Deborah Partridge Wolfe Laureate Doctoral Scholarship for Multicultural Education. She was the first doctoral student at Clemson University to receive this prestigious award. She is a recent recipient of the Palmetto Gold Award in South Carolina, a statewide nursing recognition program that showcases the valuable contributions nurses make to patient care in South Carolina. She recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a research study which will focus on preventing and reducing childhood mortality rates associated with medical conditions in Guatemala.