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June 19, 2008

Center for Global Health Names 2008 Scholarship Winners

The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health awarded eight scholarships in 2008 to master of public health, master of health science, and master of science students with a demonstrated interest in the global health field. The recipients were selected in a competitive process open to all full-time students accepted into the MPH, MHS, and MS programs. A Global Health Scholarship covers full tuition for the 11-month MPH program and for one year of the MHS and MS programs. The awards are offered on an annual basis.

“We are pleased to support these eight promising students in their public health work,” says Thomas Quinn, MD, the Center’s Director. “The Center works to further global health education among the Johns Hopkins community, and these students already have impressive global health experience they can draw from as they complete their studies. We look forward to witnessing all they will accomplish in their careers.”

The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health was launched in May 2006 to facilitate and focus the extensive expertise and resources of the Johns Hopkins Institutions, together with global collaborators, to effectively address and ameliorate the world's most pressing health issues. In addition to brokering collaboration among existing global health programs in the schools of Public Health, Medicine and Nursing, the Center also works to educate students on global health issues, both in the classroom and in the field. The first Global Health Scholarships were awarded in 2007.

2008 winners:

 Master of Public Health candidates

Jennifer Cohn

Tao Jin

Olga Helena Joos

Gifty Kwakye

Elena Martinelli

 Master of Health Science candidates

Shegufta Shefa Sikder

Jenna Rose

 Master of Science candidate

Sachin Srinivasan