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Department of Bioethics short-term travel abroad information session

Students are invited to an information session for the Department of Bioethics’ short-term travel abroad course offered next fall.

The course, titled “Water Security and Social Justice in Brazil: Multidisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives,” is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any program and will be offered Jan. 2–14.

The information session will be held Friday, May 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the School of Medicine, Room TA200. Registration for the information session is available online. Refreshments will be provided.

At the information session, students will learn about this unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the social- and public-health challenges regarding water security in Brazil.

Through field experiences in the capital city of Salvador and the rural town of Ubaíra, students will immerse themselves in interdisciplinary perspectives on the public health, scientific, political and bioethical dimensions of water quality and access.

Insoo Hyun, associate professor of bioethics, and Ronald Blanton, professor of medicine, will lead the course.

Faculty from the CWRU Department of Bioethics and the Center for Global Health and Diseases, the Brazilian Ministry of Health, the Federal University of Bahia, the Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health, and Brazilian graduate student participants will facilitate this immersive experience.