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Center for Global Health

It is an exciting time to be involved in global health as the multifaceted and cross disciplinary nature of achieving health and well- being is gaining appreciation and understanding. The ODU Center for Global Health will prepare leaders in global health who are prepared to bring together the people and resources needed to build sustainable, interprofessional initiatives to address pressing local, national and international problems.

The Center for Global Health compliments ODUÂ’s academic, research, and community mission while providing an expanded vision of improving health and the advancement of human potential. - Larry L. Boyles, Board of Advisors, College of Health Sciences

ODU Center for Global Health Moving to Address "Big Picture" at Home and Abroad

Muge Akpinar-Elci

The Old Dominion University Center for Global Health continues to establish a strong local and international presence in 2014 with a new director and spate of "big picture" programming.

Dr. Muge Akpinar-Elci joined ODU in September 2013 and was appointed director of the center a month later. She now leads a burgeoning initiative within the College of Health Sciences that encourages an interdisciplinary approach in addressing global health issues at home and abroad. more

Center for Global Health Launches A Certificate in Global Health

The 15-hour program is fully online and can be completed in either a 1-year or 2-year timeframe.

Up to 6 hours at the graduate level may be transferred into the program.

The program is open to those who meet the eligibility criteria for the program, which includes having earned a bachelor degree (or the equivalent).

Please note that although health science majors are encouraged to apply, the certificate program also offers substantial benefits to majors in other fields such as engineering, the sciences, education, business, and the liberal arts.

Students may enroll annually beginning in Fall 2014.

For more information, please see the description of the program. Click here.

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