April 5, 2012
The Student Experience was the focus of Gobal Health Day 2012, held Thursday, April 5 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 sixty 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 other by 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.
Michelle Geiss & Alicia Riley (Nepal)
Emily Hurley (Mali)
Hsin-yi Lee (Uganda)
The day also included an opening ceremony where Provost Lloyd Minor spoke about the importance of global health to the overall mission of Johns Hopkins University. He also helped the Center for Global Health and the Master of Public Health program recognize three faculty award winners for Excellence in Global Health Advising. These faculty members had been nominated by their advisee students and selected by a committee for this honor.
Stefan Baral, MD, MPH, MBA; Department of Epidemiology.
William Brieger, DrPH, MPH; Dept of International Health
Margaret N. Kosek, MD; Dept of International Health
Accompanying Global Health Day was a photography competition and an exhibit of the winning photos during the week of April 2-5. Over 100 photographs were submitted for the competition, and the following students won the grand prizes in their division:
Top Prize: Ashima Khanna, Cambodia
Winner, Environmental Health: Zaynah Chowdhury, Bangladesh
Winner, Community Health: Alison Connor, Nepal
Winner, Child & Maternal Health: Laura Lamberti, India
Winner, Human Rights: Mona Rezapour, China
The Photography Competition was organized and sponsored by the JB Grant International Society at JHSPH.
Global Health Day festivities also included speaker Bill Pape, on the topic "Global Health Challenges in Haiti: From Infantile Diarrhea, AIDS, Disaster Response and Cholera." Dr. Pape is the Founder and Director of GHEISKIO in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Global Health Day is an annual event, and the date for 2013 will be announced soon.