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Emory-Ethiopia Symposium

ethiopia symposium insetOn November 2, 2015, The Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI) and the Emory Office of Global Strategies and Initiative (GSI) hosted the Emory Ethiopia Symposium. The goals of the symposium were to highlight Emory involvement in Ethiopia, foster sustained Emory engagement in Ethiopia, and facilitate networking opportunities for those currently working in or wanting to work in Ethiopia. Faculty, staff, and students from across Emory University and Emory-affiliated organizations came together to share knowledge about Ethiopia and make new connections. The keynote speaker of the day was Dr. Amha Kebede, the Director General of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI). In addition to presentations throughout the day, the symposium featured an Ethiopia project poster session and a reception with authentic Ethiopian cuisine. The day ended with a film screening of the documentary “Town of Runners” and subsequent discussion.

Symposium presenters included: Dr. Lynn Sibley (School of Nursing); Dr. Henry Blumberg (School of Medicine); Dr. Timothy Love (School of Medicine); Dr. Matthew Freeman (Rollins School of Public Health); Oumer Abdurahman (Foege Fellow, Rollins School of Public Health); Dr. Robert Breiman (EGHI); Vice Provost Philip Wainwright (GSI); Chris Rapalje (GSI); Mindy Simon (General Counsel’s Office); Jim Bezbetchanko (School of Nursing); Kim Pate (Central Finance Office); and Dr. Benjamin Stoff (School of Medicine).

View pictures from the Symposium.

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