Hadassah

Health Professionals from 15 Countries Celebrate IMPH from Hadassah

Friday, Sep 11 2015

"We need to stop and appreciate the incalculable number of lives we've saved--tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, maybe millions," said Prof. Alex Brown, MD, a past graduate of the International Masters of Public Health (IMPH) program of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, which marked 40 years of the IMPH program, Prof. Brown, who heads up research on Aboriginal Health in Australia, noted that the school "sets us out on a path to pursue knowledge without fear.” He explained: “We learn in Israel something we might not have felt at home--that we should never be afraid of having opinions."

The 21 graduates from 15 countries marched wearing their native clothing, including saris, sashes, and silk pantaloons. They sang in Hebrew and performed dances from their native lands, to which they will return to take up important positions in public health. Among the countries represented in this year’s graduation class are Cameroon, Guatemala, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, the United States, and Vietnam.

"We have done our best to prepare you to actively engage in a complex and changing world, to improve the health and well-being of the world's population,” noted Prof. Yehuda Neumark, Director of the Braun School. He also shared the news of the addition of two environmental epidemiologist researchers to the staff and the fact that the Braun School received full accreditation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA). 

Comments

No comments yet.
First Name
Email
Comment
Enter this word:

Related Stories

alt_text

Tuesday, Nov 14 2017

Abraham and Sarah — and a Modern-Day Miracle Baby

They're not quite Matriarch Sarah and Patriarch Abraham, who were 90 and 100, respectively, when their son, Isaac, was born. This couple--she’s 48 and he is 62--are parents of a baby boy, thanks to a hand from heaven and the team at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Nov 9 2017

New NICU at Hadassah: First of Its Kind in Israel

Tiny patients with big problems are now being treated in the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem—the first of its kind in Israel.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Monday, Oct 30 2017

Hadassah Hospital Metrics on the Rise

HMO By The Numbers

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Tuesday, Oct 24 2017

Hadassah Doctor Brings New Hope to Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Twenty five years ago, Dr. Batsheva Kerem and Dr. Eitan Kerem made a significant contribution to the scientific world’s understanding of genetic mutations and cystic fibrosis.

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More