Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health announces 2011 scholarship winners
The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health has announced the eight recipients of the 2011 Global Health Scholarships.
Five of the winners are pursuing Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees: Rathi Asaithambi, Elizabeth Francis, Alec Mkwamba, Fahima Osman, and Gauri Raval. The scholarships will pay full tuition for the 11-month MPH program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Two other winners are pursuing Master of Public Health Science (MHS) degrees: Debra Liu and Mara Steinhaus. The last winner is pursuing a Master of Science (MS) degree:Victor Popoola. The scholarships will pay full tutition for the first year of the students' MHS program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The Scholarships were awarded through a competitive process open to all admitted applicants to the full-time MPH and MHS programs. Recipients may be either an international student or a domestic student aspiring to work in an international context.
“We are pleased to support these eight promising students in their public health work,” says Thomas Quinn, MD, the Center’s Director. “The Center works to further global health education among the Johns Hopkins community, and these students already have impressive global health experience they can draw from as they complete their studies. We look forward to witnessing all they will accomplish in their careers.”
The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health was launched in May 2006 to facilitate and focus the extensive expertise and resources of the Johns Hopkins Institutions, together with global collaborators, to effectively address and ameliorate the world's most pressing health issues. In addition to brokering collaboration among existing global health programs in the schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing, the Center also works to educate students on global health issues, both in the classroom and in the field. The Center supports students as they work shoulder-to-shoulder with faculty mentors on ground-breaking research, training to become the next generation of leaders in global health. This is the first year the Center for Global Health has offered the scholarships.