Public Health Magazine | Fall 2009

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Our faculty, students, and alumni are helping shape a world that is less defined by geographic boundaries and increasingly defined by common challenges. Together, they are improving lives from Atlanta and the Americas to Africa, Asia and beyond.

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Public Health Magazine

Fall 2009

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About the Magazine

Public Health is published by the Rollins School of Public Health, a component of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University. 

On the cover: Brian Chu 09MPH was amazed by the women he met in Ghana in summer 2008. His photo depicts the son of a Ghanian woman with Health Keepers, a group that purchases and resells health protection products such as mosquito nets and water treatment tablets. Chu's photo was among the 2009 winners in the Emory Global Health Institute's Student Photography Contest.

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Table of Contents

Dean's Message

In Memoriam:

The true meaning of grace

In Brief:

Passing the torch
A milestone in global health
Center targets cardiometabolic diseases
Healthy growth spurt


The true meaning of grace
Grace Crum Rollins believed in better health for all.

The best of both worlds
Carlos del Rio bridges medicine and public health as chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health.

At the ready
Students and faculty aid the CDC during the H1N1 outbreak.

China's environmental black box
Justin Remais looks at climate change to understand how snail fever spreads from village to village.

Clinic of Hope
Alawode Oladele helps refugees begin life anew.

Activist at heart
Frank Wong seeks to prvent HIV among Asian men.

Leaders in the making
Foege fellows live up to their namesake in shaping global health.

A cross-fertilization of ideas
For Humphrey fellows, learning builds local and global connections.

Campaign Emory:

Curran honored with endowed chair
Global soul mates
New family legacy

Alumni News:

New Alumni leadership
Grassroots advocate

Class notes

RSPH Dean's Council