By Emily Yeh, Regional Health Command-Pacific
This summer, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) hosted five student interns as part of the Center’s ongoing education initiative. This hands-on experience exposes students to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) role in global health engagement and humanitarian assistance.
On September 7th, all second-year students from Georgetown University’s School of Medicine participated in the 2016 Pandemic Influenza Tabletop Exercise, which was designed to illustrate the health care–public health interface in the context of an infectious disease emergency.
The CGHE’s Training and Professional Development Division has recently conducted its annual Global Health Strategies for Security (GHSS) Course in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of International Health Security (under the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response).
As a part of CGHE’s education initiative, summer student intern opportunities are routinely offered to college students from across the United States. This year, CGHE is hosting four interns, each of whom brings different backgrounds, experiences and interests to the CGHE community. Find below a brief snapshot introducing our summer 2016 intern and help us welcome them to CGHE!
On 8 June 2016, the CGHE Training & Professional Development Division wrapped a three-day course on the Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement (FOGHE) at Fort Detrick, Maryland. This latest iteration of the course was attended by 17 medical logistics planners, who found the material new and interesting because of its global outlook and health focus.