Posted on 14 May 2012
The Department of History's Centre for Global Health Histories has been awarded a Vice Chancellor's Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement for its efforts to promote internationalization in the university and the department. Coming such a short time after the launch of the centre, this is a tremendous affirmation of the significant role the Centre has played in raising York's profile internationally through "world class interdisciplinary work on health issues."
The Centre for Global Health Histories promotes interdisciplinary work on themes of broad medical, scientific, environmental and public health importance. Drawing strength from interdisciplinary associations with other departments within the university and a network of partners based across the world, it is actively involved in creating international coalitions of academics, officials involved in policy design and implementation, multilateral and non-government organisations, and those involved in regulating and assessing projects and policies.
Particularly commended in the Silver Award were the Centre's Director, Sanjoy Bhattacharya, and departmental staff members David Clayton and Shane O'Rourke. Other members of the department, including Henrice Altink, Sabine Clarke, and Mark Roodhouse, will be chairing CGHH events hosted at the World Health Organization Headquarters in the coming months, and will play an active role in fostering the study of medical and health histories globally.
For more information about the activities of the Centre for Global Health Histories, please visit their website at: http://www.york.ac.uk/history/global-health-histories