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Penn State: DrPH Student Selected for International Advisory Committee on Global Health

Mr. Nirmal Ahuja, a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) student at Penn State College of Medicine, has been selected to join the Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s (CUGH) Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC).

In this role, he will collaborate with student groups on campus to spur discussions and activities to address emerging global health issues. In this capacity, Mr. Ahuja is joined by nearly two dozen students from universities worldwide who are part of TAC and working to improve global health-related education, research, service, and advocacy.

To help accomplish his work with TAC, Mr. Ahuja will work closely with CUGH’s Advocacy Committee and their Global Health Humanities Group, both of which are areas of interest to him.

Global Health is all about the ‘Share, Learn and Adopt’ concept. This is an ideal platform for global health enthusiasts like me to express, learn and contribute towards various health initiatives around the globe,” said Mr. Ahuja.

Mr. Ahuja was selected from a pool of candidates. In order to become a campus representative, students’ academic and professional backgrounds, along with research interests, are reviewed to see how they align to CUGH and TAC initiatives.  Students are selected based on their experience and their abilities to contribute to TAC and support CUGH activities.

Each TAC member holds a two-year appointment. During this time, the group meets remotely, as well as face-to-face. The subcommittee held its first in-person meeting during CUGH’s 10th annual conference in Chicago on March 8-9.

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