Dean Ayman El-Mohandes attends the Global Conference on Implementation Science and Scale-Up in Dhaka

July 9, 2019 | Press Releases & Announcements

In June, CUNY SPH Dean Ayman El-Mohandes traveled to Bangladesh to attend the Global Conference on Implementation Science and Scale-Up, co-hosted by the Centre of Excellence for Science of Implementation and Scale-up, the BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health, and UNICEF Bangladesh.

Dean El-Mohandes and BRAC Vice Chancellor Vincent Chang

 

Dean El-Mohandes with students from the BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health

 

Dean El-Mohandes spoke during the opening plenary session, commenting on the importance of developing the capacity of implementation research and how universities can play a leadership role.

During his visit, the dean visited one of the BRAC Centers of Maternal and Infant care in a slum of Dhaka.

Dean El-Mohandes with patients at a BRAC Center of Maternal and Infant care

 

Dean El-Mohandes with Muhammad Saiful Islam (left), Tamjida Sohni Hanfi (right), and Koushik Ahmed (far right) from the BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health

 

“I was overjoyed to meet the community workers and professional team, and delighted to speak to the expectant mothers directly,” said Dean El-Mohandes. “This was an enlightening and inspirational trip and conference.”

Marie Donaldson, deputy director of the Center for Immigrant, Refugee, and Global Health (CIRGH) and a doctoral student at CUNY SPH, also participated in deliberations at the conference.”

 

Dean El-Mohandes and Marie Donaldson with other leaders from the U.S. and International Schools of Public Health