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Global Health

Global Health promotes university-wide interdisciplinary approaches to address issues related to health and well-being in North Carolina and around the world. Uniting multidisciplinary research with veterinary education to solve some of today’s greatest global health challenges.

Uniting multidisciplinary research with veterinary education to solve some of today’s greatest global health challenges.

Global Health is both housed in the Office of Global Engagement as well as in NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Global Health Minor

The Global Health minor provides undergraduate students with an appreciation of interdisciplinary approaches to addressing global health needs. Under the leadership of Dr. Julie Casani (Director of Student Health Services, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, NC State), the minor provides opportunities for students to make connections between topics in their major fields of study and global health challenges, and to develop interdisciplinary approaches to addressing global health needs. Feel free to reach out to Dr. Casani (jppierso@ncsu.edu) in case of questions about the minor.

Offered by the Department of Biological Sciences, the Global Health Minor is available to all baccalaureate degree students at North Carolina State University.  This minor is especially appropriate for (but not limited to) students majoring in the life sciences, social sciences, engineering, and international studies.

Contact

Sid Thakur, director of global health at the CVM and NC State with Megan Jacob, associate professor of microbiology and director of the CVM’s diagnostic laboratories. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine

For more information about the Global Health minor or any other inquiries, please contact Dr. Siddhartha “Sid” Thakur, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, Director of Global Health.