Tagged: School of Public Health
“This is a story of hope and resilience … and of the determination of the Ugandans I have worked with. In the midst of an outbreak of one of the deadliest and most contagious viruses known to man, the health workers in Kibaale refused to run. And because I witnessed their unshakable dedication even in the darkest hours, I also refused to run.” - Nancy Brady (SPH’13)
Four years ago, Daniel Brooks, a School of Public Health epidemiologist, had never been to Nicaragua. Since he began researching an epidemic of chronic kidney disease, he has logged more than a dozen trips to this Central American country as the pressure mounts to pinpoint the cause of the outbreak.
The Center for Global Health & Development (CGHD) founded by Jonathon L. Simon is a multidisciplinary research center that focuses on helping to solve critical health and social development issues in poverty-stricken countries. They are also involved in Project SEARCH, which evaluates the quality and effectiveness of AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
Katia Gomez, School of Public Health alumni, took the top prize at the nationally televised VH1Do Something! Awards, which honors young adults for their social change projects. Gomez won a trophy and a $100,000 grant—for creating Educate2Envision, a nongovernmental organization that helps build schools and educate impoverished children, particularly girls, in central Honduras.