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What is the Global Health Initiative (GHI)?

The GHI is a collection of opportunities that allows students to learn about and work in global public health in and out of the classroom and to serve communities locally, regionally, and internationally.

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Are you a prospective student interested in being a part of the Wabash GHI? Learn more about how to apply to our direct admit program.

GHI Direct Admit

Eric Wetzel
Professor of Biology
Hays Hall 119 & 114

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Jill Rogers
Global Health
Hays Science Hall 223

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GHI News

Kody Witham ’22,  Don Silas ’24 and Thomas Gastineau ’23

GHI Student’s Career Path Shaped by Internship

Kody Witham ’22, Thomas Gastineau ’23 and Don Silas ’24, interned this summer with Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR), a nonprofit organization that champions local projects, programs, and advocacy for counties in Eastern Kentucky.

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Wabash GHI students

GHI Students’ Internship Efforts ‘Made a Huge Impact’

“I am truly impressed by what Kody, Thomas, and Don accomplished in their short time with SOAR,” said CDC epidemiologist Dr. Margaret Riggs. 

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John Henry Reith ’22

WM Works in Progress: John Henry Reith ’22

John Henry Reith ’22 thought working in health care meant he’d go to medical school and put in years of training to earn a long white coat. 

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Bilal Jawed '17 at the Hotel Tango in 2019.

Wabash On My Mind: Bilal Jawed '17

Episode 338 features Bilal Jawed, Wabash class of 2017, discussing his life philosophy from mentors, his experiences with the Global Health Initiative while a student, and working in Uganda.

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