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gh topics insetEGHI supports Emory faculty and students addressing health-related education issues around the world. Specific projects focus on a wide range of topics including curriculum development, investigating how maternal education affects child health, and fostering international cross-university partnerships.

China

William Horton, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, received a 2007 EGHI Seed Grant to establish the Emory Center for Medical Outreach and Education (ECMOE). The goal of the ECMOE was to provide a framework for integrating international medical education with the establishment of self-sustaining, high-caliber spine centers in low- and middle-resource countries that demonstrate appropriate need and infrastructure.
Haian Fu, Professor of Pharmacology at the Emory University School of Medicine, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to bring Dr. Zi-Jian Li, a postdoctoral fellow at Peking University, to Emory University as part of a research exchange program. Dr. Li spent one year collaborating with Dr. Fu on his pharmaceutical research. After he returned to China, Dr. Li continues to help facilitate research collaborations between Emory and Peking University.

Ethiopia

Peter Brown, Professor of Anthropology at Emory College and then-doctoral student Jed Stevenson, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to conduct a project entitled Children's Health in Ethiopia. The purpose of this project was to explore how Ethiopian mothers' educational level affects their children's health and development.

India

Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is participating in the Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Consortium for Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program, which supports one-year mentored research fellowships for clinical investigators studying diseases and conditions in developing countries.

Israel

Yemin Orde Curriculum Development, Carmel Mountains, Israel, 2010 Student Field Scholar Project.

Mexico

Raynaldo Martorell, Professor of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, received a 2007 EGHI Partnership Program Grant to develop a Partnership in Global Health between Emory University and the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica (INSP) of Mexico.

United States

Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is working on a project entitled Human Health Molecules to Mankind. Funded by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the goal of this project is to create a unique group of biomedical scientists, qualified for faculty appointments in traditional departments of laboratory or population sciences, with the ability to bridge traditional departments in a broader approach to research and training.

Jenny Foster, Assistant Professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to Expand Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Capacity in Global Health.
The Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Rollins School of Public Health received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to develop the Archive of Global Disease Eradication in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 

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