The Department sent another large cohort into the world June 11, 2014 -- our eighth since we formed in 2007. We graduated 32 MPH students, nine pathobiology PhDs, and 18 certificate students. Additionally, 27 doctors were trained through the Global Health Pathway, and three post-graduate fellows and 13 post-bachelor fellows completed their fellowship at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). And we had more than 100 global health minor undergraduates. These graduates join a network of over 1,000 alumni who are working in all aspects of global health around the world.
Graduates are going on to exciting new jobs such as biodefense policy for the federal government, post-doctoral fellowships with the National Institutes of Health, improving health workforce development in Sierra Leone, and targeting malaria at Seattle Biomed.
Please join us in congratulating our 2014 graduates, and check out these moments of jubilation as captured by Amanda Koster:
MPH and PhD grads celebrate.
First year MPH student Anthony Natif captures a photo during the program.
PhD graduate Sara Murray is hooded by her mentor Dr. Nick Crispe.
Girl power: PhD in Pathobiology graduates pose with their new hoods.
Prof. Emmanuela Gakidou checks in with daughter Natasha. She is the Director of Education and Training at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), and leads the Institute's research activities in the area of evaluations.
Graduates of the Global Health Pathway for medical students show big smiles with Global Health faculty and staff including Department Chair King Holmes, Vice-Chair Judy Wasserheit, faculty members Susan Graham and Scott McClelland, and staff Jennifer Lucero-Earle.
“Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?” –Cesar Chavez