This year, 11 students graduated with a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health, and seven received the Graduate Certificate in Global Health. Although official in-person Vanderbilt University graduations have been postponed to May 2021, the MPH Program held a virtual celebration for graduates and their families, friends, and mentors on May 8. The celebration included heartwarming presentations from students about their experiences in the Program and celebrated students who received awards. Congratulations, graduates!
Each year, graduate students at Vanderbilt demonstrate that global health isn’t just the realm of doctors and nurses. The work of improving health access and outcomes at home and around the world takes passionate practitioners working together across fields. For this reason, Vanderbilt’s interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Global Health program attracts graduate students from across campus to engage in joint training and explore the ways in which their respective fields intersect with public health. This spring, seven graduating students will receive the Graduate Certificate, representing academic programs in international education, economic development, biomedical engineering, community research and action, and medicine. In addition to certifying coursework in Global Health, the Certificate demonstrates to peers, faculty, and future employers that students have a sustained commitment to solving community challenges with global relevance.
The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health’s Education and Training team was fortunate to have four exceptional interns this summer. Interns Sharo Costa and Hope Wiggs, M.Ed. candidates in the International Education Policy and Management program, shared their experiences this summer. Their work focused on collaborating to create curricular materials, including lesson plans, presentations, and activities, as well as monitoring and evaluation tools for a mentorship program with VIGH’s partner faculty at the University of Zambia.
This year, seven students graduated with a Master of Public Health in Global Health, and 11 received the Graduate Certificate in Global Health. The week leading up to Friday's commencement ceremony involved several events celebrating this year's Global Health graduates, including a dinner and graduation reception. MPH graduates received their diplomas during the commencement ceremony on May 11 in Langford Auditorium.
Global health has become an inextricable component of modern-day medical, public health, and nursing practices.
The Graduate Certificate is an interdisciplinary graduate-level certificate offered by the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) through Vanderbilt University and is a vital step in initiating and promoting joint training opportunities in global health between various departments and schools at Vanderbilt.