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, Apr 25 2017

Hadassah Performs World First Two-Robot Repair of Complex Spinal Break

Suffering six broken vertebrae and leg fractures in two places, Mr. Schwartz was brought to the underground hybrid operating room in Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. “In the hybrid room are two robots,” explains Prof. Meir Liebergall, head of Hadassah’s Orthopedic Department. “The more innovative of the two is the Zeego...

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Monday, Apr 24 2017

Hadassah Surgeon Saves Hands of Border Guards

It was cold and dark outside the Lions Gate of the Old City at 4 am on March 13, the day on which Jerusalem citizens were celebrating Purim.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Monday, Apr 24 2017

Hadassah’s New Home Away from Home for Parents with Ill Children

Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus now houses Israel’s first Pediatric Palliative and Supportive Care Center, a home away from home for parents and their children with chronic or terminal diseases.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Apr 13 2017

Mom Follows in Son’s Footsteps
as Kidney Donor

Meir Holtz donated his kidney to a stranger, not knowing that two months later his mom would follow in his footsteps.

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