Offering Global Perspective Locally
On Saturday, November 11, 2017, students interested in a career in global health attended a networking event held at Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. Nearly 100 students from medical schools citywide were able to interact with global health leaders who shared the roles their prominent organizations play within the field.
Students attending the networking event enjoyed a panel discussion and the opportunity to speak with panelists during a reception
“This is the second networking event we’ve coordinated for medical students with global health professionals at other New York City medical schools and public health and multi-sectoral organizations,” noted Jill Raufman, director of Einstein’s Global Health Fellowship Program and associate director of its Global Health Center. “Our aim was to provide an opportunity for area graduate health students to come together with senior and mid-career representatives of prominent global health organizations in an informal setting so that students can get to know the important organizations in the field.”
Speakers represented a variety of fields and organizations within global health, such as ARCHIVE Global, Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Averting Maternal Death and Disability/Global Health Corps, Doctors for Global Health, EcoHealth Alliance, Health Equity Initiative, Just Actions, Médecins Sans Frontières, NYC Department of Homeless Services, Pure Earth and UNICEF, and included faculty from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, CUNY School of Public Health, New York University and Einstein/Montefiore. Those representing Einstein/Montefiore included Drs. Gloria Fung Chaw, Rasha Khoury, and Morgen Yao-Cohen.
Posted on: Monday, December 11, 2017