Johns Hopkins Dept of International Health presents Danielle Nierenberg
Johns Hopkins Department of International Health
in conjunction with the Center for a Livable Future and the Center for Human Nutrition
as part of the DIH 50th Anniversary Speaker Series
Thursday, January 27th 2011
Reception to Follow
About the event:
Established in 1961, the Department of International Health, chaired by Professor Robert Black, is the oldest and largest academic department of its kind in the world, dedicated to addressing through teaching, research, training and evidenced advocacy, the most pressing health and nutritional problems facing disadvantaged societies throughout the world. Beginning with a handful of faculty carrying out health systems projects in Latin America and community intervention pilot projects in India in the early sixties, today the Department has over 135 full time, and more than 250 part-time or adjunct faculty who are daily advancing public health by fostering innovations and improvements in vaccines, infectious disease control, preventing micronutrient deficiencies, general malnutrition, and obesity, reducing risks of injuries, estimating extent and consequences of diseases, especially those that afflict mothers and children, testing approaches to preventing chronic diseases, improving health systems and adapting modern technologies to solve the most intransigent problems. As the department enters its 50th anniversary year, it is training graduate students and carrying out research and technical assistance projects in over 60 countries, and is hard at work defining new horizons and its leadership roles in attaining global health in the future.