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    NASA Acres Kick-Off Meeting

    NASA Acres is NASA’s U.S.-focused agriculture and food security Consortium of more than 25 top-of-the field scientists and practitioners in agricultural remote sensing, artificial intelligence, soil science, specialty crop, row crop, rangeland agronomy, sociology, economics, and data policy. The team met at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center for their inaugural Kick-Off Meeting.
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    JFF President & CEO, Maria Flynn, Portland State Univeristy Program Manager, Nahlee Suvanvej, JFF Senior Director, Rebecca Villareal, and Basia Skudrzyk travelled with over 1600 attendees to New Orleans to help promote and support the mission of improving workforce systems at the Jobs for the Future Horizons Conference. The aim is to align education, workforce, and employment with changemarkers toward a shared North Star.

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    More Than a Soup Kitchen!

    St. Patrick Center in St. Louis presents a new podcast, More Than A Soup Kitchen, sharing stories of how clients overcome #homelessness and other life barriers. Listen to stories of resilient and dedicated people who experience and are a part of the St. Patrick Center family. #workforcedevelopment #endhomelessness #restorativecare #makingcommunitiesstronger#atthecenterofchange

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    Meeting with Congresswoman Cori Bush

    Congresswoman Cori Bush visited St. Patrick Center in St. Louis, Missouri demonstrating her support for St. Louis unhoused neighbors and learning about the workforce development efforts that have been developed to help people achieve independence through housing and sustainable and meaningful employment.

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    The strój Krakowski (Kraków costume) is a favorite among the various regional costumes of Poland. It has come to symbolize the traditional costume of Poland. Women wear white shirts with broad sleeves and collars decorated with lace, colorful vests with sequins and hand-crafted rich embroidery, strings of coral beads, flowery skirts in bold patterns, partly covered with white lace aprons, and wreaths of flowers with multi-colored ribbons in their braided hair. Featuring two of the sweetest and most loved young ladies that carry on our strong Polish heritage.

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    Pacaya Volcano - Guatemala

    Definitely a bucket list item! Just like skiing and mountaineering are a part of the culture of the Swiss Alps, volcano hiking is a huge part of the culture in Guatemala. The country has 37 officially named volcanoes—three of which that are still active. It is not uncommon to be driving by one of these in the distance and seeing a puff of smoke pop out from its peak.

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    Meeting at the European Solidarity Centre - Gdansk, Poland

    Special Guest: Former President & Activist Leader, Lech Walesa

    It is a museum that commemorates the revolution of Solidarity and the fall of communism in Europe, but it is also an educational, research and academic center, an archive, library and multimedia library focused on solidarity and citizenship put into practice.

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    Global Health Week - Ladue News

    Feature Guest: Dr. Alfredo Palacio, former president and health minister of Ecuador helps kick off the Global Health Scholars program at Washington University School of Medicine in the Division of Medical Education led by Basia Skudrzyk, MBA and a team of multi-disciplinary leaders from the St. Louis community and international sectors.

    Ambulance Donation to Guatemala - Global Health Scholars

    INCAN, the only cancer hospital institute in all of Guatemala specializing in breast cancer research and oncological care to the indigenous, received a refurbished ambulance through a multi-disciplinary effort and collaboration with the Global Health Scholars program, Washington University School of Engineering and partners to provide opportunities for at home wellness and prevention visits to underserved patients.

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    Meeting with the St. Louis Cardinals

    The St. Louis Cardinals are dedicated to the St. Louis community and to improving health globally. Had the amazing opportunity to meet some of our favorite and inspirational team members/11-time World Series champs who support global health education, research and outreach. #YadierMolina


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    Global Health Day is an official day in St. Louis, Missouri

    A Proclamation was presented by the City of St. Louis to recognize the importance of global health education and how health and wellness connects all people together. Basia Skudrzyk and Sara Bollinger formerly registered Global Health Day with the City of St. Louis Mayor's Office to celebrate Global Health Education in the month of September which kicked off Global Health Week annually at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.


    Global Health Opportunities - Office of Diversity Programs

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    Meeting with IGSS in Guatemala

    The Nephrology Unit of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute was visited by an outstanding team of doctors and global health leaders from the Sister Renal Center Program of the International Society of Nephrology. This is a program of exchange of renal centers that allows the relationship between the doctors of the IGSS (Postgraduate of Nephrology of the USAC) and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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    Global Health Opportunities

    Each spring, WUSM Global Health and Medicine hosts a Global Health Symposium that not only provides the opportunity to hear from an expert in the area of international health care, but from medical students, trainees and staff who have done rotations abroad. Sharing experiences globally and locally from multi-disciplinary lenses, help close the gap and provide opportunities for meaningful education.

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    Meeting with Former President Bill Clinton

    Former President Bill Clinton visited St. Louis, Missouri at the Chase Park Plaza to help support Senator Claire McCaskill who was running for Senate office at that time and won the seat.