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Emory Global Health Institute Overview

Founded in 2006, the Emory Global Health Institute has helped Emory researchers make breakthroughs in numerous health challenges around the world.

Date: Feb. 16, 2017

Folic Acid: The best thing since sliced bread

Spina bifida and anencephaly are serious birth defects that can be mostly prevented if women have enough folic acid before they conceive and very early in their pregnancies. Hear why Dr. Godfrey Oakley, Director of Emory’s Center for Spina Bifida Research, Prevention, and Policy, thinks folic acid "is the best thing since sliced bread."

Date: Dec. 9, 2015

Emory as an International Public Health Leader

Dr. Carlos Del Rio speaks at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on how Atlanta and Emory University has come to be an international centers of public health.

Date: April 15, 2015

Human Exposome Project

The exposome is a relatively new concept that incorporates all of the exposures encountered by humans. It is proposed to be the environmental equivalent of the human genome and includes lifetime exposures to environmental pollutants in food and water, physical activity, medications, homes, and daily stressors. Exposome research looks holistically at the human body’s exposures, how the body responds to those exposures, and their combined effects.

Date: January 12, 2015

Emory HERCULES

The environment, broadly defined, plays a major role in health and disease, but has been underrepresented in the research community. The exposome provides a potential vehicle to better incorporate the environmental component into the study of disease and health. Our long-term goal is for Emory and Georgia Tech to play a leading role in the discovery, evaluation, and application of the exposome. HERCULES will provide key infrastructure and expertise to develop and refine new tools and technologies. Key among these are the Integrated Health Sciences Facility Core and the Systems Biology Core which we can develop the needed tools to assess the exposome. The former will help generate exposure data, improve metabolomic approaches, and facilitate clinical studies, while the latter will help synthesize the data into comprehensive computational models.

Date: January 12, 2015

Profile: Donna Brogan

Dr. Donna Brogan had a long career in academia as a biostatistics faculty member, first at UNC School of Public Health in Chapel Hill and then at Emory University in both the School of Medicine and the Rollins School of Public Health. Since her retirement from Emory in 2004 she continues to be professionally active--teaching continuing education courses throughout the country on analysis of data from complex sample surveys and also as a consultant to government agencies on design and analysis of complex sample surveys. Dr. Brogan continues to think of ways to advance the professional development of biostatistics students and faculty in the RSPH. She has endowed the annual Donna J. Brogan Lecture in Biostatistics, established by department faculty, staff, students, and friends in 2006 to honor her contributions to biostatistics and women's issues.

Date: May 19, 2014

"What Makes Global Health and the People Who Practice It Special?"

Address by Dr. William Foege, 2012 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, on the topic of global health.

March 31, 2014