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Rollins professor receives global health award for teaching excellence

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Mohammed K. Ali, MBChB, MSc, MBA, assistant professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health and Department of Epidemiology at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health was recently awarded the Velji Award for Teaching Excellence in Global Health by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).

The Velji Award honors faculty who have distinguished themselves in the field of teaching global health. The award’s namesake, Anvar Velji, MD, co-founder of the Global Health Education Consortium and founding board member of CUGH has committed his lifetime work to improving the health of all human beings, regardless of origins, through better education. His passion for global health led to the creation of the CUGH-Velji Awards to recognize and support others who have dedicated their lives to improving health outcomes globally. Ali was honored on March 15, 2013 at the CUGH annual meeting in Washington, D.C.  

"I am humbled to be recognized," says Ali.  "This award reflects the hard work and support provided by Emory's Global Health Institute and Hubert Department of Global Health as well as our signature sponsor, GE, that have enabled the growth of our innovative Emory Global Health Case Competitions and other teaching programs--successful 21st century global health teaching takes more than just one person."

Dr. Ali joined Emory in 2008 and his work focuses on the determinants, treatments and policies that can be used to address diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. He grew up in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa and has studied and worked in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan and now the United States. Ali obtained his medical degree in Cape Town, South Africa and studied at the University of Oxford. 

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