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Princeton's Online Portal to Global Health

Sep 10, 2015
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After a visit to Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Richard Horton wrote that in Princeton, he found "a university not at all relaxed about its present or its future," but rather "an institution anxious to make an impact."
 
With its latest addition — a new, fully revamped online portal connecting all things global health — Princeton is showing just how much it aims to be, as Horton says, "a leading voice in global health affairs."
 
The Global Health Program website, developed by Kristina Graff, director of global health programs and associate director at Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW), gathers together information about students, faculty, Princeton partnerships abroad and global health-related events featured at the University.
 
"This website is a pathway for finding your global health community at Princeton," said Graff, who also is a Princeton alumna. "It provides snapshots of what faculty and students are doing across campus, and it offers a myriad of ways to take advantage of the program’s offerings."
 
"CHW's Global Health Program is truly interdisciplinary. It brings together a broad array of stakeholders including faculty, students, researchers, health policy practitioners and the general public in a dynamic and multifaceted discourse about health and health policy," said Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, CHW director and chair of the Department of Economics. "Our new web portal highlights this diversity and offers many different avenues for connecting with our work."
 
Students who are not affiliated with the program but are interested in global health can still enjoy Princeton's global health offerings. Lunch seminars with practitioners are regularly hosted as well as speaker panels and public lectures as part of the Princeton Seminar on Global Health — all of which are available to the entire university community. These events invite Princeton professors and guest speakers from other research institutions and policy organizations to discuss relevant health policy topics such as the Affordable Care Act, obstetric fistula treatment and a look at herd immunity from a public health standpoint.
 
For more information about global health at Princeton, click here.

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