Eck Institute for Global Health | August 12, 2018
The University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health program celebrated its seventh graduating class on Saturday, July 28, 2018. This year’s cohort included over 20 students with diverse academic backgrounds and future career efforts.
The year-long program culminated with a capstone project, involving hands-on data collection and analysis in a region disproportionately affected by a public health issue. This year’s students fulfilled project requirements in Belize, Gambia, India, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Malaysia, and the United States.
To kick off Saturday’s commencement festivities, an annual Master of Science in Global Health Art + Science Fair took place Friday, July 27, where students showcased their research projects to family, friends, and colleagues.
Commencement began at 10 a.m. in Washington Hall at the University of Notre Dame. Gary Newton, director of policy at Whole Child International and adjunct professor at Georgetown University, presented the commencement address.
“For all of you on the cusp of great careers in global and public health, I hope and pray that you use your leadership, wisdom, and wherewithal to…ensure vulnerable children enjoy the health, rights, and opportunities they are due – and which they require – to thrive and contribute a full measure of talent to family, community, and nation,” Newton said in conclusion.
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