Emory Report
April 13, 2009
Volume 61, Number 27

Photography workshop
Participants of the 2009 Working Across Cultures Workshop and the greater Emory community are invited to attend a Global Health Institute Photography Workshop Saturday, April 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Taught by professional photographer Laura Noel of Lumiere Gallery, the interactive workshop will cover the fundamentals of documentary photography techniques.

To register, contact Suzanne Mason at 404-727-1425 or smason@sph.emory.edu.


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April 13
, 2009
Poverty-global health link is focus of symposium, contest

By Robin Tricoles

As part of Emory’s inaugural Global Development and Health Week, the Emory Global Health Institute and Goizueta Business School cosponsored a Global Development and Health Symposium. The April 2 symposium focused on the power of business and health to reduce extreme global poverty through sustainable development.

Symposium speakers covered the obstacles confronting global development, the intersection of business and health to create sustainable outcomes in developing nations, and shared examples of successful business and health initiatives to overcome these obstacles and create models for global replication.

“The symposium reflects a student-led initiative to broaden our communities’ global perspective,” says Chris Brown, Goizueta MBA Class of 2009, who spearheaded the event. “Globalization is rapidly changing the architecture of the world we live in, driving toward an integrated world community. Approximately 2 billion people are living on the equivalent of less than $2 per day, and as a result extreme global poverty is an issue that impacts everyone.

“Each of our speakers contributes an essential perspective and a unique approach to addressing the challenges that confront over 30 percent of the world’s population living in extreme poverty and prevents them from accessing basic resources and participating in the global economy.”

Symposium speakers included Jeffrey P. Koplan, vice president for Global Health; John McArthur, CEO, Millennium Promise; Bruce McNamer, president and CEO, TechnoServe; Steve Sencer, Emory deputy general counsel; and Afzaal Malik, director, International Government Relations, The Coca-Cola Company.

Case competition
As part of Global Development and Health Week, the Emory Global Health Institute co-sponsored with the Candler School of Theology and the Graduate Senate a Global Health Case Competition.

This student-initiated and coordinated competition focused on a global health-related case that required an interdisciplinary approach to formulate recommendations.

Case teams focused on uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition in Oromiya, Ethiopia. Each team addressed health care policy, public health implementation and planning, business partnership/investment, medical research, logistics management, faith/cultural understanding and international law.

The first place team included Tracy Fossas and Emily Frant, Rollins School of Public Health; Marie Desir, Goizueta Business School; Joshua Case, Candler School of Theology; and Emily Cumbie-Drake, Emory College.

The second place team included Kyle Tiemeier and Seema Shah, School of Medicine; Erin Masin, School of Law; Woon Cho Kim, Rollins School of Public Health; and Leslie Marshburn, Goizueta Business School.