Atlanta-area migrant communities and climate change: characterizing drivers of migration, exposure risks, and health vulnerabilities

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday November 10, 2021
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Online
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  • Fee(s):
    Free
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Contact

Dr. Sebnem Ozkan
Associate Director
Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC)
sebnem.ozkan@gatech.edu

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Please join us for an exciting series of presentations and learn about the globally-oriented, community-engaged research and education projects that have brought together faculty and students from diverse disciplines and multiple colleges/universities across the Greater Atlanta region.

The next event is on 

Wed, November 10 |  12  - 1 pm EST
Atlanta-area migrant communities and climate change: characterizing drivers of migration, exposure risks, and health vulnerabilities
Flyer including abstract [PDF]

  • Cassandra White, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Georgia State University
  • Rebecca P. Philipsborn, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University
  • Alexis Nkusi, MD, MPH, CPACS/Cosmo Health Center

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Abstract: This interdisciplinary and community-engaged project was created to pilot a unique partnership of researchers and health care professionals fromCPACS-Cosmo Clinic, Emory University, and Georgia State University to further understanding about the relationships between climate change, health, and migration from Latin America to the Atlanta metropolitan area. In addition to quantifying the infectious burden of climate-sensitive chronic neglected tropical disease, our team was interested in learning more about climate change-related environmental determinants of health, exposure risks, and health vulnerabilities. When data analysis is complete, this pilot study will suggest climate-related issues that contribute to health vulnerabilities in the communities from which participants migrated and that can result in health issues post-migration.   

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The Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC) is proud to lead these efforts and house the multi-institutional consortia, Atlanta Global Research & Education Collaborative (AGREC)

Please see below for further details about AGREC and upcoming presentations.

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UPCOMING AGREC PRESENTATION

Thu, December 2 | 10  - 11 am EST
Savings Lives in the Refugee Community: A Cultural and Linguistic Adaptation of Stop the Bleed
Flyer including abstract [PDF]

  • Iris Feinberg, PhD, Georgia State University
  • Mary Helen O'Connor, Courtesy Faculty, School of Public Health, Georgia State University;  Director, Center for Community Engagement, Perimeter College
  • Randi Nicole Smith, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Emory University; Trauma Surgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Deepika Koganti, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Emory School of Medicine
  • Amy Zeidan, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory School of Medicine

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*The featured projects were funded through AGREC during AY 20-21. 

**AGREC has continued to grow this year and is proud to support 9 projects engaging faculty and students from 10 universities/colleges as well as 11 community partners during AY21-22.  We look forward to featuring their work next academic year! Further details will be available on the 
AGREC webpage soon!

New projects supported in AY 21-22:

o    Global Learning for a Lifetime: Supporting Black Students at Home and Abroad 

o    Realizing the Vision: Designing a Community Science Collaboratory for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

o    Writers Without Borders: A Human Rights Writing Project for Atlanta’s Migrant Youth

o    The Global Communities Internship Program  

o    Supporting Holocaust Education for Atlanta Area Preservice Teachers through Collaborative Research, Resources, and Partnerships

o    Connecting global and local: Curricular development and global partnership in a Korean specials class at a public elementary school

o    Bringing Native Science into Atlanta’s K-12 dual language immersion: Digital curriculum development and adaptation in an APS classroom

o    Cultural Sensitivity Workshop: Building Bridges 

o    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Southeastern German Classrooms [pending]

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Launched in 2020 and housed within the Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC), AGREC is comprised of five universities:

  • AGSC, a partnership of Georgia Tech and Georgia State University

  • Emory University’s Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI)

  • Agnes Scott College’s SUMMIT Center for Global Learning and Leadership Development

  • Spelman College’s Gordon Zeto Center for Global Education

  • Kennesaw State University's Division of Global Affairs

The Atlanta Global Research and Education Collaborative (AGREC) seeks to build and strengthen collaborative networks of multi-institutional scholars and practitioners to support global research and education initiatives in the Greater Atlanta region.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC), Global Media and Cultures (GMC), School of Modern Languages, Serve-Learn-Sustain

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
climate change, immigration, health vulnerabilities
Status
  • Created By: aozkan30
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Nov 8, 2021 - 11:31pm
  • Last Updated: Nov 8, 2021 - 11:32pm