Feed on

Recently, I had a great conversation with Dave Reidel and Torri Ross, Midd alums from the Class of 1998. They will soon leave for Ghana for a two-year stint with the HIV/AIDS programs funded by PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief). After graduation, Dave went to medical school at Penn State, completed a residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins, and then completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at University of Maryland. An HIV/AIDS expert, Dave has pursued several research projects in India, Singapore, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Not to be upstaged, Torri earned an MPH at Tulane and then spent two years in the Peace Corps as a community health volunteer in Nepal. She returned to the US and settled at Johns Hopkins for the next five years and did research in women’s health with one study based in Ghana. Torri then completed an RN in nursing, and for the past year has worked as a nurse at the University of Maryland. Oh yeah, at some point in their peripatetic lives they managed to get married.

Torri and Dave’s passionate interest in global health is shared by many other Midd alums. UCLA Assistant Professor Annie Rimoin is investigating the emergence of monkeypox as a human disease in Africa. Rick Hodes has dedicated much of his professional life to caring for patients in Ethiopia, and has formed an international network of surgeons that perform corrective surgery on Ethiopian children. As the president of Save the Children, Charlie MacCormack leads an organization that is respected around the world.

I would like to hear from others in the Middlebury community who are working in global health. Write back with your stories and we will begin to build an alumni network as a resource for current students. Why would such a resource be useful? Well, so far this year, four students are busy designing majors in global health and development though our independent scholar program. A fifth proposal is already in committee review. These students are mining our curriculum for courses in global health and development and have created a solid foundation. Summer internships in global health would enhance the meaning and significance of this academic work, and so I am eager to know of off-campus opportunities that I can share with interested students.

I would also like to know whether there is interest out there in formalizing these curricular interests in global health. By assembling the right combination of courses in sociology and anthropology, political science, economics, foreign languages, and the sciences, along with unique opportunities to pursue internships in global health, perhaps through study abroad, we could create a minor in global health. Is this a good idea? Post a comment and let us know.

420 Responses to “A Passion for Global Health: Guest Blog by Bob Cluss, Dean of Curriculum”

  1. Andi says:

    Hello I am glad to know this site
    cara cepat tidur

  2. rudiantoro says:

    healt blog is very important to read http://www.teknozia.com/game-offline-android-terbaik/

  3. Anuj Gupta says:

    Thanks for this valuable information.

  4. refsdas says:

    You’re amazing! Thanks! jualtaswanita.net

  5. Ashley Desouza says:

    I am very glad to come here and read your post. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Warm Regards
    Spy Camera in Delhi

  6. WordPress says:

    Innovation in business is your growth catalyst

  7. renu says:

    At Club Mahindra, our steady concentration is to accept each open door to make a positive affair for you – We do this by attempting to foresee your necessities, learning through the worries you may have, and resolved to offer a best in class client bolster who are enthusiastically holding up to help you.
    visit:Club Mahindra Resorts

  8. Militaryschooldirectory says:

    Very Informative, Thanks for sharing.

  9. Dr. Psifidis says:

    Public Health must be the number one item on the agenda of every civilized government in the world.

    Best Regards.
    Dr. Dimosthenis Psifidis

  10. خرید و فروش آپارتمان رشت says:

    thank you for this content

    please visit my website

    خرید و فروش آپارتمان رشت

  11. Usboardingschools says:

    Nice Article.. Thank you for your article.

  12. Dzulfikar says:

    Continues to Improve Quality of Education World in order to create quality human resources Dzulfikar

  13. Kevinas says:

    Thanks for great post.
    As an agent in a business brokerage firm, we get the opportunity to see all kinds of businesses, big, small, good, bad, profitable, and those that are not.  We also see businesses where the owner has worked hard with his/her team to manage the tax burden.  This can be a double-edged sword for small businesses.
    If a business owner and his/her accountant do a good job (skelbimai) of identifying expenses and managing deductions, a profitable business that provides the owner with a livable wage can end up looking like it is not very profitable to those on the outside.  This can impact the marketability of a business when it is time to sell for example at popular website in Lithuania https://goo.gl/4ZuVQs .
    If a business owner is considering an attempt to sell at any time in the future, he/she should make the business look as profitable as possible.  This profitability needs to be apparent over the course of the most recent three-year period.  Most banks and brokers look at a business’ tax forms or book income to determine a business’ value.
    It seems a little counter intuitive to think that the best time to sell a business is when the business is doing well.  Owners think that times are good and I am making money, why would I sell?  You sell at the top because businesses that show a downward trend and aren’t making money don’t sell.  Since most businesses experience ups and downs, owners need to anticipate this reality when contemplating a transition.

  14. rajina says:

    Thanks for great post.

    It seems a little counter intuitive to think that the best time to sell a business is when the business is doing well.

    If a business owner is considering an attempt to sell at any time in the future, he/she should make the business look as profitable as possible.

    Bank IFSC Code & MICR Code

  15. IIMB says:

    At present, there are a large number of young professionals who are looking to earn quick money with minimal investment. The MBA programme IIMB provides you to boost with different business ideas which you want to get succeed.

Leave a Reply

Sites DOT MiddleburyThe Middlebury site network.