Johns Hopkins University celebrates Global Health Day 2013
The Student Experience and Sustainability were the focii of Gobal Health Day 2013, held Wednesday, April 3 at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The featured event of the day was a poster session where students who had traveled and worked overseas in the past 12 months had the opportunity to exhibit their work. Over 75 posters were exhibited by students and student groups who had been funded by the Center for Global Health's Established Field Placement program or Field Research Award, by the Master of Public Health program's Field Experience Award, or by other independent sources. The posters detailed both the scientific work the students had completed in a developing country, but also discussed the more personal aspects of their global health experience. Posters that excelled in presenting both sides of their trips won prizes.
Poster Competition Winners
First Prize Winner:
Priyanka Bajaj "MAL-ED: Effects of Early Childhood Infections on Child Growth and Development"
Second Prize Winner:
Kathryn Millar "Infant Motor Milestone Development in Rural Ghana" (pictured right with Tom Quinn, Executive Director of the Center for Global Health)
Third Prize Winner:
Hyunju Kim "Universal Coverage...but access impaired by "labeling"
Excellence in Faculty Advising Award Winners
The day also included an opening ceremony where President Daniels spoke about Johns Hopkins University's role in training the next generation of global health researchers and clinicians, nurses, engineers and business leaders. He also helped the Center for Global Health and the Master of Public Health program recognize five faculty award winners for Excellence in Global Health Advising (of 34 nominations from 4 schools). These faculty members had been nominated by their advisee students and selected by a committee for this honor.
- Dr. Matthew DeCamp, General Internal Medicine Fellow in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
- Dr. Jonathan Golub, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
- Dr. Elli Leontsini Senior Associate in the Department of International Health
- Dr. Alexander Vu , Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and International Health
- Dr. Keith West, Professor of International Health.
You can watch the faculty awards video here.
Photography Competition Winners
Accompanying Global Health Day was a photography competition. Over 100 photographs were submitted for the competition, and the following students won the grand prizes in their division:
Top Prize: Daryl Cheng, "Simple Pleasures of Life"
Winner, Environmental Health: Lindsey Ellis, "Staying Afloat: A People's Existence Dependent on One Plant Species"
Winner, Community Health: Clint Hall, "Educating Students about Malaria in Senegal"
Winner, Child & Maternal Health: Lois Park, "Portraits of Under-nutrition: Mother and Child"
Winner, Human Rights: Miriam Tokhi, "Looking in, looking out"
Winner, Infectious Disease: Kiija Manty Miller, "A school nurse distributes de-worming medication in a primary classroom in the Khatlon region of Tajikistan"
The Photography Competition was organized and sponsored by the JB Grant International Society at JHSPH.
Global Health Day was part of a week-long series of Global Health Events run by students and student organizations across the University.
Global Health Day is an annual event, and the date for 2014 will be announced this summer.