News Release: Research

Sep. 18,  2010

Emory Researchers Presenting at Meeting of Universities for Global Health

Faculty and staff from Emory University are presenting their work at the second annual meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), Sept. 19-21 at the University of Washington in Seattle. The meeting will focus on the transforming role of universities and how resources can be mobilized to advance global health.

The theme of the symposium is “Transforming Global Health: The Interdisciplinary Power of Universities.”

“This is the major meeting of university scholars and scientists engaged in global health, and Emory is pleased to have a multidisciplinary group of our talented faculty and staff actively participating in this meeting by giving lectures, moderating sessions, and in general sharing our experience and learning from the experiences of others,” says Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, vice president for Global Health at Emory University and director of the Emory Global Health Institute.

Emory faculty will discuss the epidemiology of neglected tropical diseases among immigrant and refugee populations in Georgia; the effectiveness of the Mandarin Chinese Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire in urban Mandarin Chinese-speaking communities; and the implementation of a new core curriculum on global health for all medical students at Emory.

Presentations include:

International Association for National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI): Courtenay Dusenbury, director, IANPHI sub-secretariat

• Emory Global Health Case Competition: Mo Ali, MBCHB, MSc, assistant professor of global health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory

• Working Across Cultures Workshop: Suzanne Mason, manager, global learning programs, and John McGowan, MD, professor of epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory

• Autism in China: Joe Cubells, MD, associate professor of human genetics, Emory University School of Medicine

• Immigrant Health: Carlos Franco Paredes, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine (infectious disease), Emory School of Medicine

• Global Health in the Emory School of Medicine Curriculum: Henry Blumberg, MD, professor of medicine, (infectious disease), Emory School of Medicine

• Emory Global Health Student Advisory Committee: Suzanne Mason, manager, global learning programs

The mission of the Emory Global Health Institute is to advance Emory University’s efforts to improve health around the world. Established in September 2006 as a university-wide initiative, the Emory Global Health Institute supports Emory faculty, students and alumni in their work to find solutions to critical global health problems.

For more information about the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, please visit http://cugh.org/meetings/annual.

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