October 2018

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Emory Global Health Connection
Building Bridges for Better Health
October 2018

Photo Credit: Bethany Caruso | Laney Graduate School, | Orissa, India 
2014 EGHI Global Health Student Photography Contest

EGHI Awards First Global Health Innovation Seed Grant
The Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI) awarded its inaugural Global Health Innovation Seed Grant to a multidisciplinary team of Emory students developing a smartphone application designed to make medical records portable for refugees. The Emory student team, comprised of project leader Gabriel Perlow (joint SOM/RSPH), Wintana Bairu, (RSPH), and Puneet Anantharam (RSPH), designed the app, called LifeDoc. The purpose of LifeDoc is to provide a simple, secure way to obtain, store, and transmit PDF copies of medical records and other important documents using fax.

EGHI announced its first RFP for its Global Health Innovation Seed Grant Program in April 2018 and received 12 competitive proposals focusing on a wide range of health innovations. The proposals went through two review panels during the spring and summer. In August, EGHI awarded Perlow’s team $5,000 to develop and then test LifeDoc in Clarkston’s refugee community.

To read more, please click here.

WHSC Synergy Award
Congratulations to EGHI DIrector, Rob Breiman, and the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) Network for receiving one of this year's Synergy Awards granted by the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC).

WHSC recently announced the 10 proposals selected out of 54 submitted for funding in the fifth round of Synergy Awards. The awards are intended to support new, highly innovative projects that are not yet funded or published and that have potential to generate scientific achievements of the highest quality and impact.
To learn more, please click here.
Global Health Forum:
Global Cancer at Emory

In September, the Emory Global Health Institute and the Office for Global Strategy and Initiatives held another event as part of EGHI’s Global Health Forum Series. The forum focused on global cancer at Emory, and featured a distinguished panel of experts from around campus.

To watch the forum, please click the video below!
Global Health Forum:
Global Health and the Arts

Please join us on
November 1 for our next EGHI Global Health Forum!

This forum will examine the intersection of health and art. The event will feature:

-  Erin Bernhardt
-  Stephen B. Blount, MD, MPH
-  Billy Howard
-  Lois Reitzes
Thursday, Nov 1 | 12 - 1 PM | SOM 110

For more information about this event, please click here.
Interested in Donating to EGHI?
To make a donation, please click the button below!

You will have two options to designate your gift to EGHI.

Select "Other" and write in Global Health Institute Support

2)   Click the designation option and select Global Health Institute Support listed under the Centers & Institutes category

We sincerely appreciate any donation as your contribution will help EGHI support student and faculty programming!
Upcoming Events
October 30, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Cox Hall Ballroom

3:00 - 5:00 PM
School of Medicine, 110 & Atrium

Clarkston Summit

November 10, 2018
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

GSU Clarkston Campus
Clarkston Summit Registration
Please join us on  November 10 for the 2018 Clarkston Summit!

The purpose of the summit will be to provide members of Clarkston’s refugee and immigrant communities and the organizations that serve them with an opportunity to network, listen, and learn from each other.

The Summit will feature plenary speakers who will address important and timely topics facing refugee and immigrant communities, and breakout sessions that will give community members the opportunity to express their needs, concerns, and opinions regarding multiple issues affecting them.

To attend, please register here.

To participate in the expo, please register here.
Please join us on November 1 to celebrate our students and
learn more about their
this summer!

Global Health Scholars Symposium:  This event features Emory students who were awarded EGHI Field Scholars Awards and who conducted global health projects the previous summer. The students will display academic posters that summarize their field scholar projects.

Global Health Student Photography Contest
: At this event, awards will be given to selected photographs. The purpose of this contest is to foster cultural sensitivity by encouraging Emory students conducting global health projects to examine the culture and people with whom they are working.

Thursday, Nov 1 | 3 - 5 PM | SOM 110

For more information about these event, please click here.
    To learn more about our faculty projects, student programs, external grants,
    and upcoming events, please visit our website.

   Global Health Courses @ Emory
    Wondering what global health courses are offered across campus? Visit our GH
    Courses @ Emory directory

   Emory Global Engagement Directory

    Wondering which Emory faculty are working where? Visit the Global Engagement
    Directory and see where Emory faculty are working around the world.
International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI)
     To learn more about IANPHI, please read their latest newsletter here.

    Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS)
     To learn more about CHAMPS, please read their latest newsletter here.

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Rebecca Baggett.

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