Six Key Attitudes for Success Your Global Health Research Experiences- Presentation at the Unite for Sight Conference, Yale University 2017
I had the honor of presenting last week at the 14th Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference organized by Unite for Sight. The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
Unite for Sight has been at the forefront of providing eye care for the underserved in developing countries. With close two-and-a-half million patients served, over 97,000 sight-restoring surgeries and 10,000 fellows trained in global health, Unite for Sight has had a major impact in several countries.
Since I have trained hundreds of students and international mentors in global health research, I was invited to present insights based on that experience. Here, briefly, are the 6 key attitudes that practitioners must have in order to succeed in their global health experiences:
Are there other key attitudes that you find useful for those traveling abroad for research and training programs? Write in the comments or send me a message.
Dr. Luz Claudio is an environmental health scientist, mother and consultant, originally from Puerto Rico. She is a tenured professor of environmental medicine and public health. Luz recently published her first book: How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper: The Step-by-Step Guide. Dr. Claudio has internship programs and resources for young scientists. Opinions expressed in this blog are solely her own and may not reflect her employer's views.