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Learning About Global Health

Thirty-five NC State students recently received scholarships to attend the Triangle Global Health Consortium Annual Meeting on Oct. 16.

This year’s theme was “One Health: Creating our Shared Future: Humans, Animals and the Environment.” Keynote speakers included Linda S. Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health and the National Toxicology Program and Dennis Carroll, former Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Emerging Threats Division.

The group included eight students from the College Of Veterinary Medicine, three graduate students and twenty-four undergraduate students. NC State participates as a platinum sponsor of this program.

Global Health at NC State develops and supports partnerships that provide education, training, research and engagement to community members interested in global health.

The Triangle Global Health Consortium’s mission is to establish North Carolina as an international center for research, training, education, advocacy and business dedicated to improving the health of the world’s communities.