September 2018

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Emory Global Health Connection
Building Bridges for Better Health
September 2018

Photo Credit: Laurel Ansley Howe, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Rollins School of Public Health, 2010 EGHI Global Health Student Photography Contest

Refugee and Immigrant Health and Wellness Alliance (RIHWA)
The Emory Global Health Institute is pleased to announce the establishment of the Refugee and Immigrant Health and Wellness Alliance of Atlanta (RIHWA), which seeks to improve the health and social services available to Atlanta’s refugee and immigrant communities. RIHWA is a partnership among Emory University, Georgia State University, the DeKalb County Board of Health, the CDC, Georgia’s refugee resettlement agencies, health care providers and clinics, and numerous community organizations. Its goal is to enhance existing partner programs to develop a comprehensive, integrated, and multidisciplinary approach to promote health and wellbeing in Atlanta’s refugee and immigrant communities.

To read more about RIHWA, please click here.

EGHI Seed Grants
The Emory Global Health Institute has announced the recipients of its 2018 Seed Grant Program!

Each seed grant awardee receives up to $50,000 to conduct preliminary research on a global health challenge, with the goal of securing additional funding from external sources to expand the research conducted during this initial pilot phase.

The awarded projects were recently featured in the Emory Report. Please click here to view the article.
Warren Westerberg Global Health and the Arts Prize
Warren Westerberg was a renowned potter and artist who also believed that promoting good health around the world was of the utmost importance.

In honor of Westerberg, the late spouse of Roseanne Waters, a founding Emory Global Health Institute staff member, EGHI is offering an annual prize recognizing a member or members of the Emory community who have created an innovative work that bridges global health with art, writing, music, film/video, or other creative disciplines.

To learn more about this award and/or to provide a submission, please click here.
EGHI Global Health
Innovation Award

Congratulations to Gabriel Perlow who was awarded the first EGHI Global Health Innovation Award.

This award is to
to support Emory students, residents, and fellows who propose projects that apply innovative approaches to global health problems in resource
-poor settings.

More information about this award will be coming in future newsletter issues.

Upcoming Events
Africa CDC & a New Public Health Order for Africa's Health  Security
Presented by John N. Nkengasong
September 12, 2018
12:00 PM
CNR Building | Rm 1000

September 21, 2018

October 8, 2018

Networking Night
October 30, 2018
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Clarkston Summit

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

GSU Campus
EGHI Student
Photography Contest

Emory undergraduate and graduate students can submit photographs that they take during a global health field experience in a low- or middle-income country. These global health field experiences can be Emory programs or non-Emory projects (e.g., Peace Corp experiences, study abroad programs, travel/tourist experiences, etc.).

Submission deadline: Sept 21, 2018

To learn more, click here.

Photo credit: Sam Friedlander , 2017
EGHI GH Student Photography Contest
EGHI Welcomes Kim Nolte, Senior Director of Development
The Emory Global Health Institute is excited to announce our newest staff member, Kim Nolte!

Kim brings invaluable experience to her new role as EGHI's Senior Director of Development.

To learn more about her background, please click here.
EGHI's 2018-2019 Graduate Program Assistants
Kailyn Brooks

2nd Year MPH Student

Health Policy & MCH Certificate

Interested in s
exual & reproductive health, maternal & child health

Avid Starbucks drinker (6-year Gold member!)

Manal Side
2nd year MPH Student

Behavioral Sciences and Health Education

Interested in refugee and immigrant health, specifically chronic disease management

Enjoys baking and hanging out with family!

Grace Ngobia

2nd Year MPH Student

Global Health
, Community Health Develop.

Interested in program management & implementation,  socio-contextual factors, healthcare access

Born & raised in Kenya, and fluent in 3 languages! English, Swahili, Kikuyu.

Lucy Whitehead

2nd Year MPH Student

Behavioral Sciences and Health Education

Interested in improving food security & health education, sexual health, & mental health

Works on cross stitch projects!

    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.

    Share Your Story

     Have an event, project, or experience to share? We want to hear from you! Please
Rebecca Baggett.

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