Hopkins Celebrates its 6th Annual Global Health Day
Last week, Johns Hopkins University celebrated its 6th Annual Global Health Day with a focus on the many roles of global health students and professionals. The noontime keynote talk by Dr. Ian Crozier garnered a full house of students and faculty across the university in addition to several news outlets. Dr. Crozier's talk entitled "Perspectives from the Ebola Bedside: Doctor becomes Patient" took the audience on a three phase journey through his remarkable decision to serve as a first responder, his illness, and recovery from ebola months later. JHSPH student Anwesha Majumder had the opportunity to interview Dr. Crozier prior to the event which you can read here.
An additional panel was held in the afternoon to continue the conversation on Ebola Response. Dr. Brian Garibaldi discussed the new Hopkins Biocontainment Unit, Dr. Linda Mobula talked about the ethical issues associated with response efforts, and David Narrow took us through a presentation of the new personal protective equipment designed by an interdisciplinary faculty and student team.
Following the keynote, audience members were directed to the poster hall where over 80 posters were exhibited by students who had been funded either by the Center for Global Health or MPH Program. The posters detailed the scientific work the students had completed in a developing country and also discussed the more personal aspects of their global health experience. Posters that excelled in presenting both sides of their experience were awarded prizes.
*Students viewing posters during the afternoon*
Congratulations to our poster winners:
First Place: Alex Jenson "Examining the Sustainability of a Screening Program for Critically Ill Children in Low Resource Primary Care Clinics"
Second Place: Rebecca Wong " Opening a New Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia"
Third Place: Hae-Young Kim " Implementation of Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention"
*Judges hard at work in the morning*
Excellence in Faculty Advising Award Winners:
Awards were also presented to faculty mentors who had been nominated by their students for excellence in global health advising. Please join us in congratulating Stefan Baral (SPH), Tener Veenema (SON), and Chris Hoffman (SOM).
Photography Contest Winners:
Each year the Center for Global Health collaborates with students or student groups at Hopkins to host a Global Health Photography Competition. More than 100 photographs were submitted and judged by a review committee who scored photos on both their content and quality.
Congratulations to Yeri Son, first place winner of the Global Health Photography Contest for the photo "Mother of Colors" (pictured below). The photo was taken in Segou, Mali.
Second place: Kia Guarino "Waiting"
Third place: Ruba Sahab, "HOPE"
Many Thanks to all who participated in the 6th Annual Global Health Day and helped to make such an event possible. We look forward to seeing you all next year!