More than 1,000 migrant farm workers and their families received health care through the annual Farm Worker Family Health Project this summer, coordinated by the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Ellenton Rural Health Clinic in Colquitt County. Health care providers like Laura Rainer (left) consult on a variety of health care issues while gaining valuable work experience. “I’ve gained knowledge and experience in public health and nursing, as well as a deeper understanding of the farm worker community,” said Rainer. “In the face of many social and health issues, the strength of the farm workers motivated me to work to improve health for the community.”
PHOTO CREDIT: STEVE ELLWOOD
Enhancements to IRB
follows decade of growth
Significant enhancements in funding, personnel, procedures, systems, structure, accountability and communication in Emory Institutional Review Board (IRB) are aimed at bringing this critical component of the research enterprise in line with Emory’s phenomenal growth in sponsored research during the past decade.
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