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West Virginia: Faculty Member Provides Healthcare Leadership to Global Audience

With a global reach of more than 40 countries in one year, a West Virginia School of Public Health expert is helping fight childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases through healthcare leadership training.

In 2018, St. Jude launched “St. Jude Global,” a $100 million investment in global outreach and education. Dr. Erik Carlton, who serves as associate professor and associate dean for professional programs at the WVU School of Public Health, is helping to implement the program by providing on-site and virtual training sessions in healthcare leadership.

St. Jude Global brings clinical leaders from their international partner organizations to a two-week residential program in Memphis, TN. They offer two academies – one for infectious disease professionals and another for general pediatric oncologists. Carlton provides leadership components during the clinical training, covering exemplary leadership practices, managing change and innovation, and team building and collaboration.

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