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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

Nevada, Reno: Student Earns Internship with WHO, Eastern Mediterranean Region

This semester, Ms. Mackenzie Abramson, an Online Master of Public Health student with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences, was offered a prestigious internship with the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office in Cairo, Egypt. Ms. Abramson joined the Detection, Verification, and Risk Assessment (DVA) Team, in the Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment (HIM) Department, of the WHO Health Emergencies (WHE) Programme.  As a part of the team, Ms. Abramson has played a key role in the management of public health events in the Eastern Mediterranean region, including the assessment of 22 countries in the region and supporting WHO country offices and Ministries of Health in outbreak investigation and risk assessments. In the future, Ms. Abramson hopes to apply her diverse experiences in global health to her future career.

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