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South Florida Alumnus Conducts Epidemiology Workshop in Malaysia

Fulbright Scholar and USF College of Public Health alumnus Ms. Malinee Neelamegam conducted a two-day “Introduction to Epidemiology” workshop sponsored by the Malaysia Ministry of Health on July 10 and 11 in Penang, Malaysia. The 42 workshop participants included physicians, nurses, pharmacists, research officers and Ministry of Health officials.

Mailnee Neelamegam at epi workshop in Malaysia

[Photo: Ms. Malinee Neelamegam (front row, second from left) in Penang, Malaysia, with some of the participants in her epidemiology workshop]

Ms. Neelamegam said she based the various workshop activities on her COPH public health training. Judging by the Ministry’s reaction, the program was well received. In fact, it has extended an open invitation for Neelamegam to return to Malaysia to conduct similar workshops in the future.

Ms. Neelamegam graduated with an MPH in epidemiology and global health practice this summer and begins her doctoral program in epidemiology at COPH this fall.