The Rutgers School of Public Health and the University of West Attica met to formalize their collaborative education, research, and service efforts earlier this week. The meeting was covered by eSOS.gr.
Dr. Marian Passannante, associate dean of educational program development, and Dr. Shauna Downs, associate professor, both from the Rutgers School of Public Health, along with Dr. Elpida Pavi, dean of the University of West Attica School of Public Health, met to finalize a Memorandum of Agreement between the two schools.
The meeting was also attended by University of West Attica faculty: Drs. Petros Kalantonis, vice-president of the research committee, Areti Lagiou, professor and president of the Department of Public and Community Health, George Dounias, professor in the Department of Occupational and Industrial Hygiene, and Dimos Giemis, professor and vice president of the Department of Public Health Policies. Dr. Vaios Karathanos, professor at Harokopio University was also in attendance.
Last summer, Rutgers School of Public Health students had the opportunity to take “Migration in the European Context: Challenges for Public Health,” with public health students from the University of West Attica School of Public Health. The course provided an immersive educational opportunity for students to gain a broad spectrum of theoretical knowledge on issues related to migrant health and related policies in a European context. They learned from Greek public health practitioners, experts, and volunteers working to mitigate the crisis. In addition to rigorous classroom instruction, students had the opportunity to the Island of Chios, one of the entry points in Greece, and work with health care providers.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on November 29