Several students working with the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit had the opportunity to present their work during the 2014 Hopkins Global Health Day poster session on April 10.

Among them, Julia Zhang presented her Global Health Established Field Placement (GHEFP) work on preventing childhood injuries in the home in Malaysia and received a blue ribbon for her contribution. Julia is a PhD candidate in International Health and is working with JH-IIRU associate director, Abdul Bachani, to address the knowledge gap regarding childhood injuries at home in order to address the growing burden of child injuries.

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(L to R): GHEFP recipients Allaa Mageid, Julia Zhang with JH-IIRU associate director, Abdul Bachani

Other Global Health Established Field Placement grant recipients included Christina Meyer, an undergraduate in Public Health Studies, who worked as a research assistant on the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program in Vietnam.  Jason Lambden, MSPH student in International Health, was also a part of the Global Road Safety Program, spending his internship in Brazil. 

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GHEFP recipient Christina Meyer and Abdul Bachani

International Health PhD candidate Veena Sriram presented her work on pre-hospital emergency medical services in Pakistan as part of the Johns Hopkins University-Pakistan Fogarty International Collaborative Trauma and Injury Research Training Program (JHU-PAK ICTIRT).  Brian Dougen, another MSPH student in International Health, was part of the Johns Hopkins University-Makerere University Chronic Consequences of Trauma, Injuries, and Disability in Uganda.

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GHEFP recipient Veena Sriram

This goal of global health week is to showcase Johns Hopkins students' global health work and sustainability.

The Global Health Established Field Placement (GHEFP) program was established in the spring of 2010 to enhance the recruitment of students into global health research and practice careers by providing them the means to work with global health mentors and to attain international cross-cultural field experience.