Collaborating across the pond
With an award winning PhD student, Fulbright Scholarship and international conference planned, the Centre has news from several of its important partnerships with institutions in the US.
In January 2014 the Centre will be joined by Sara Warber MD on a 6 month Fulbright Scholarship
Dr Warber is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan and is interested in integrative medicine therapies and environmental values. One of her research interests is the effect nature can have on health and wellbeing, and she is co-founder of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research.
During her time at the Centre, Dr Warber will draw on her qualitative and quantitative expertise to analyse evidence of ‘nature deficit disorder’ and the effects nature can have on specific health conditions.
The Centre’s Miami-based PhD student, Julie Hollenbeck, was recently awarded second place in the American Public Health Association’s Student Achievement Poster session. Julie presented her research at the Association’s annual meeting in Boston, one of the largest public health meetings in the – world with over 13,000 health specialists in attendance.
Having been judged on presentation style, knowledge of the subject matter, and project quality, Julie walked away with a thoroughly deserved second place in the Environmental Health section.
The Centre has been working closely with Wallace J. Nichols and the US based Blue Mind project to host a conference on the oceans and health.
Bringing together a diverse range of experts, the event will be held in Cornwall on 11th June 2014 to discuss research and policy around the connections between both ocean and human health. Save the date!