Emory Global Health Connections - Spring 2022


IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Solutions to Real-World Problems: the 2022 Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition
  • EGHI Faculty Seed Grants — By the Numbers
  • Dr. Michael H. Chung Named New Associate Director of EGHI

Solutions to Real-World Problems: the 2022 Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition

2022 Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition

Imagine an Olympic Games that requires the host country to not just build stadiums and infrastructure, but also to dramatically improve the health of the country’s people, wildlife, and natural environment.
 
This was the case tackled by the multidisciplinary teams of students in the 2022 Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition, held in February.
 
The teams played the role of country representatives, bidding to host the summer 2036 Olympic Games. Each team selected one of three host countries—India, Mexico, or South Africa—and created OneHealth preparedness plans for review by judges.
 
The winning team was called OneIndia, or Ekta, and included: Matteo Ascherio-Victoria, of Emory College of Arts & Sciences; Anuska Bhandari, of Rollins School of Public Health; Kashish Kalwani, of Laney Graduate School; Eva Li, of Emory College of Arts & Sciences; Noah Mancuso, of Rollins School of Public Health; and William Wu, of Goizueta Business School.

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EGHI Faculty Seed Grants — By the Numbers

EGHI Faculty Seed Grants — By the Numbers

The Emory Global Health Institute provides faculty seed grants to Emory faculty members to conduct multidisciplinary global health research or programmatic work. These awards have fostered global health work around the globe and have addressed a variety of health topics. A comprehensive list of funded EGHI faculty seed grant projects is available on the EGHI website. The next round of grants will be awarded in May 2022.


Dr. Michael H. Chung Named New Associate Director of EGHI

Dr. Michael H. Chung Named New Associate Director of EGHI

EGHI has named Michael H. Chung, MD, PhD, MPH, as its new Associate Director. Dr. Chung succeeds Parminder S. Suchdev, MD, MPH.

Here, Dr. Chung—who also serves as a Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases of the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine—shares his thoughts about the job, EGHI, and the Institute's mission.

Q: What inspires you about this position?

A: I am excited to take this job to help ensure that our activities at Emory have a measurable impact on the health of people living in resource-limited settings. I think it is easy to say we’re doing 'global health' in America, but what does it really mean for people on the ground, living in low- or middle-income countries? Are we making a difference?

I believe in the Institute’s commitment to address inequities in health care and how it is trying to form sustainable partnerships that cultivate the next generation of global health leaders both in America and in those countries that need it the most.

Q: What about EGHI's mission resonates with you most?

A: EGHI’s mission to decolonize global health resonates most strongly with me. I’m impressed with its sincere efforts to bring more participation and voices to the table that reflect the diversity of America and the world. These perspectives are necessary if we want to bring about true change. Hopefully, we can be part of paradigm shift of what it means to engage in global health, academically.

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