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Drexel Faculty Receives UNESCO Torchbearer for Change Award

Dr. Shannon Marquez, associate vice provost for Global Health at Drexel and director of the Dornsife SPH Office of Global Health, received the UNESCO Center for Global Education “Torchbearer for Change” award. An invited speaker on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations, Dr. Marquez gave inspiring remarks on poverty alleviation, social entrepreneurship and the need to train the next generation of global health leaders and social entrepreneurs. “Future leaders will need to develop critical solutions to continue the ongoing progress for women and girls around the world and address the challenge of making the UN Sustainable Development Goals truly sustainable,” noted Dr. Marquez. A group of 18 faculty and students from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, College of Computing and Informatics and College of Medicine travelled to United Nations headquarters in New York City to attend Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, as part of the United Nations Seventieth Anniversary Initiative (UN@70).

http://drexel.edu/dornsife/news/latest-news/2016/January/Marquez-UN-torchbearer-for-change/