October 2017
Emory Global Health Connection
Building Bridges for Better Health
October 2017

Photo Credit: Peggy Craig, 2011 EGHI Global Health Student Photography Contest
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has elected Dr. Robert Breiman, EGHI Director, to its 2017 class of leading health scientists and international members.

To learn more, please click here. Congratulations, Dr. Breiman!

Works to Save Children's Lives

Losing a child is a parent’s worst nightmare. In some parts of the developing world, this nightmare is all too common.  Approximately one in every ten children born in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will not celebrate their fifth birthday. This number increases to one in every six children in some areas. That is a striking contrast to the US, where that mortality rate is one in every 160 children. This statistic illustrates the glaring health disparities between high- and low-income countries.  This inequity paved the way for the Emory Global Health Institute to establish the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) Network.

To read more, click here!

Also, check out the interview below with Dr. Breiman about his new role and the importance of CHAMPS' work in reducing child mortality.
Global Health Field
Scholars Awards

The EGHI Global Health Field Scholars Awards Program allows students to conduct a global health project individually or in multidisciplinary teams in collaboration with an international or local in-country partner.

This program provides Emory undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to work on a variety of short-term global health projects in the field in partnership with in-country organizations.
Join us for our Field Scholars Networking Night and learn about funding opportunities for multidisciplinary teams! Information below!

If you want to learn more about this program, please click here!
Upcoming Events
Networking Night

Monday, October 30, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cox Hall Ballroom

Global Health Forum:
The Evolution of Global Health

Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
SOM Rm. 120

Global Health Field Scholars Symposium and Photography Contest

Thursday, November 2, 2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SOM Commons

EGHI Faculty Fellows Spotlight
Dr. Dawn Comeau
Through the Emory Global Health Institute's (EGHI) Faculty Fellows Program, EGHI provides a forum for faculty members from across Emory University's campus to meet and discuss global health issues important to them. These meetings engage faculty in existing EGHI activities and provide an opportunity for networking, which fosters collaborative research. 

We recently sat down with one of our EGHI Faculty Fellows, Dr. Dawn Comeau, to discuss her global health work.

To read about her experiences, please click here!

Student Advisory
Committee  Application

Join EGHI's Students Advisory Committee (SAC)! The SAC is compromised of students from every school across the university who have an interest in global health with the goal of fostering cross-disciplinary student networking and collaboration.  Members of the SAC bring the student perspective to EGHI, serve as advocates for EGHI, coordinate speaker series on a variety of health issues at Emory, and help coordinate EGHI's annual Emory Global Health Case Competitions.

To apply to become a member, please click here!

Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition
EGHI’s Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition provides Emory undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to work together in multidisciplinary teams to solve a 21st century global health challenge.
Information sessions about the competition will be held at the following times and locations:
School of Nursing – October 23 – 12-1 PM – Room 110
Laney Graduate School – October 24 – 12-1 PM – RRC 1052
Rollins School of Public Health – October 25 – 12-1 PM – CNR 4001
Goizueta Business School – October 26 – 12-1 PM – GBS 338
School of Medicine – October 31 – 12-1 PM – Room 110
Emory Law – November 1 – 12-1 PM – Room 1E

If you can’t make it to an information session at your school, feel free to go to one held at another school! Lunch will be provided at all information sessions.

Emory students can apply to participate in the competition as individuals or in pre-formed teams. Applications will be accepted from November 6-27, 2017. To learn more and apply, visit our application site!

      To learn more about our faculty projects, student programs, external grants,
     and upcoming events, please visit our website.

   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.

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