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Seed Global Health CEO Vanessa Kerry to give Nov. 5 talk

Emory Report | Nov. 4, 2015

Vanessa Kerry, co-founder and CEO of Seed Global Health, will speak Nov. 5 at Emory as part of the Center for the Study of Human Health’s 2015-2016 speaker series, “Ensuring Health for You, Your Community and Our World. ” Kerry’s talk will take place from 11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. in the Candler School of Theology, Room 252.

Kerry is the director of Seed, which maintains a public-private partnership between Seed Global Health, the Peace Corps and the countries where Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) physicians and nurses serve as medical and nursing educators. Kerry is a critical care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and helps lead education activities at the hospital’s Center for Global Health.

The speaker series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Human Health in Emory College, brings leaders in important public health entities to campus to discuss how their institute impacts health at the individual, community and global levels, as well as the paths the speakers took to their current career. The series is designed to expose students to various careers in global health as well as bring awareness of the variety of work within the field of global health and these organizations.

 Upcoming speakers for the “Ensuring Health for You, Your Community and Our World ” series include:

  • Febr. 11, 2016: Isabel Danel, director of the Pan-American Health Organization of the World Health Organization. Danel also is a former official of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • March 16, 2016: Martha Huckabee, vice-president of the board of Doctors With Borders. Huckabee is an Emory graduate who began working for Doctors Without Borders more than 20 years ago, spending 13 years in the field.

 For more information contact, Jennifer C. Sarrett in the Center for the Study of Human Health.