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On becoming a Global Citizen

Q&A with Natalie Orentlicher, CLAS 2014, on transitioning to life in Southeast Asia and becoming a global citizen.

UVA Breaks Into Top 25 List of Schools Sending Students to Study Abroad

President Teresa A. Sullivan said, “UVA students need to have a variety of international experiences, both curricular and extra-curricular, to prepare them for the diverse global economy that they will enter after graduation...we are moving in the right direction as we continue striving to make UVA a truly global university.” 

Previous WHIL Fellow publishes paper on drinkable book pAges

Dr. Theresa A. Dankovich, a 2013 CGH WHIL post-doc fellow, has published another paper on the Drinkable Book(TM) in the Royal Society of Chemistry. Her paper, "Inactivation of bacteria from contaminated streams in Limpopo, South Africa by silver or copper nanoparticle paper filters" discusses her pAge filters, tested during her time as a fellow. Congrats Terri!

The Power of Language in Medicine: The UVa-Guatemala Initiative

Spanish-language proficiency and cultural sensitivity are invaluable. WMRA’s Kara Lofton looks at one University of Virginia program that’s attempting to teach these skills through a partnership program in Guatemala, the UVa-Guatemala Initiative, led by Dr. David Burt.

Global Development Fair Highlights UVA’s Commitment to Global Education

CGH is a co-sponsor of the Global Development Career Day which offers opportunities for talented students to connect with leading Global Development and Global Health organizations committed to improving quality of life and well-being of people worldwide.

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MTV-backed African TV show Shuga Addresses Sexual Health and AIDS

Since its initial broadcast in Kenya in 2009, the serial Shuga has had an impact in the awareness of sexual health issues in Africa. It is a TV show "made in Africa by Africans but produced by MTV's Staying Alive Foundation," a charity that aims to promote content that raises awareness of and prevents HIV.

Symposium to Examine Forces Transforming Health Care Delivery

Experts will explore how non-clinical forces are transforming the delivery of health care during a symposium Nov. 20 at the University of Virginia School of Law. (Schedule and RSVP) The symposium, "Introducing Change in the Delivery of Care," will bring together professionals in law, medicine and business to examine how advances in patient care are increasingly being driven not by clinical breakthroughs, but by sources outside the health professional and clinical communities

U.Va Alum Lands Prestigious Post Doctoral Fellowship at the Pasteur Institute

Christie Hercik, a member of the inaugural Global Development Studies class at U.Va and a current fifth year PhD student in the Global Infectious Disease program at Georgetown University, was recently accepted into a post doctoral research fellowship at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. She will be working for the Pasteur Center for Global Health, a recently established center under the direction of Dr. Maria van Kerkhove and Dr. Arnaud Fontanet, to research MERS-CoV disease throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Congratulations, Christie!