The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) recently announced newly elected leadership at their 2019 Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland. The University of Notre Dame's Katherine Taylor, PhD, MSc, was welcomed as a board member. This position is a culmination of Taylor's previous work with ASTMH, including serving as President of the Committee on Global Health. Board members serve a four-year term and are responsible for managing the Society’s affairs and directing its business. Taylor is an Associate Director of the Eck Institute for Global Health.
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, founded in 1903, is the largest international scientific organization of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. We accomplish this through generating and sharing scientific evidence, informing health policies and practices, fostering career development, recognizing excellence, and advocating for investment in tropical medicine/global health research. For more information, visit astmh.org.
The Eck Institute for Global Health is a university-wide enterprise that recognizes health as a fundamental human right and endeavors to promote research, training, and service to advance health standards for all people, especially people in low and middle-income countries, who are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases. The Master of Science in Global Health program provides an engaging science-centric training in the context of global health. The program is a one-year, intensive training that includes two semesters of coursework and one (summer) semester of a field practicum, with a major Capstone Project.