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December 2018

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Emory Global Health Connection
Building Bridges for Better Health
December 2018

Photo Credit: Margaret To | Emory School of Medicine| Sa Pa, Vietnam
2018 EGHI Global Health Student Photography Contest


Clarkston Summit Lays Foundation for
Deeper Community Engagement

On November 10, more than 250 members of the Clarkston refugee and immigrant communities, Emory and Georgia State University (GSU) researchers and volunteers, and community organization representatives met at GSU’s Clarkston campus to learn from each other and lay a foundation for future engagement around multiple important issues affecting these communities.
This conference, dubbed the Clarkston Summit, was the kick-off event for the recently established Refugee & Immigrant Health and Wellness Alliance (RIHWA), a partnership among the Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI), Georgia State University, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, the DeKalb County Board of Health, numerous refugee resettlement agencies, and many other organizations working with refugees and immigrants in Clarkston.
To read more about the Clarkston Summit, please click here.

To watch the Clarkston Summit plenary session, please click here.

To learn more about RIHWA, please click here.


Global Health and the Arts
The latest EGHI Global Health Forum Speaker Series event examined the intersection of health and art!
The event featured:
     -  Erin Bernhardt
     -  Stephen B. Blount, MD, MPH
     -  Billy Howard
     -  Lois Reitzes
To watch the event video,
please click below!

Listen to Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, Vice President for Global Health at Emory University, discuss
global health and the arts with
WABE's Lois Reitzes.


Please click
here.

Clinical Perspectives in
Global Health Course

The Clinical Perspectives in Global Health elective recently concluded its second semester!  This elective is designed as an introduction to concepts in global health for medical students during their pre-clinical years. Students are exposed to core global health competencies through formal didactic sessions, skills workshops, and relevant clinical experiences. This year’s cohort was expanded to include 21 students from Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, the Emory College of Arts and Sciences global health minor, and the Physician Assistant program.

Per this year's course evaluation, student interest in pursuing a career in global health increased from 26% to 86%.

Dr. Parmi Suchdev, Dr. Federico Palacio, and Dr. Elizabeth Downes co-led this year's course. The course was co-organized by Emory School of Medicine students, Mallika Manyapu and Emily Niehaus.


Global Health Field Scholars Award
Interested in working in a multidisciplinary team to conduct a short-term global health project focusing on underserved and/or vulnerable populations around the world?

Apply to become an EGHI Field Scholar!


For project ideas, worksheets, and an application, please click here.

Application Deadline: February 4, 2019
Upcoming Events
Keynote Address: Jan 17 at 5 PM
Refugee Resettlement: America's Most Noble Tradition Under Attack
| Chris George
2019 Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition
February 2, 2019
Rollins School of Public Health
2019 Global Health Field Scholars Awards Application Deadline
February 4, 2019

EGHI Global Health Forum on Climate Change

February 8, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location TBD

2019 International Emory Global Health Case Competition
March 16, 2019
Rollins School of Public Health

Global Health Student
Photography Contest

In November 2018, the Emory Global Health Institute announced the winning and honorable mention photographs from its 2018 Global Health Student Photography Contest.

The purpose of the 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.

In 2018, EGHI received over 130 photography submissions from Emory students at schools across campus.

To view the 2018 winning photographs, please click here.

To view all of the 2018 submissions, please click here.

CHAMPS Data Launch
For the first time, CHAMPS is releasing initial data to advance understanding of the causes of death in children under the age of five in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

"Right now, we know the parts of the world where most of the 15,000 daily deaths in infants and young children occur," said Dr. Robert Breiman, CHAMPS executive director.
"However, we often know very little about the specific causes of individual child deaths because we have scant and imprecise information... CHAMPS is able to find causes or contributing causes of death that would otherwise have not been found. Most importantly, with this information, local hospitals, clinics, and public health programs are better able to take actions to protect other infants and young children – and to do that more quickly."
To learn more, please click here.

To access the data, 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.

1)  
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!

Resources
    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
     email
Rebecca Baggett.

 
 
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