Campus News

June 7, 2010

Partners for public health

James Curran and Abdullah Al Rabeeah

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Minister of Health H.E. Abdullah Al Rabeeah presents Rollins School of Public Health Dean James Curran with a token of appreciation after cementing a new partnership.

During a ceremony at Emory May 25, a group of delegates from the KSA Ministry of Health signed a five-year Executive Agreement to facilitate global public health research and provide educational opportunities for Emory and Saudi public health students.

The KSA Ministry of Health has established scholarships for Saudi students to matriculate through Emory’s masters of public health/master of science in public health program. The first group of Saudi students selected for the program will begin courses at Emory in the fall of 2011.

“This partnership opens the way for mutually beneficial collaborative academic activities, including the training of graduate students, applied research activities, scholarly exchanges, and short courses,” says Curran. “We welcome the opportunity to work with our Saudi colleagues on expanding education and research initiatives between our two countries.”

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