The Global Health Fellows Program, offered through Norfolk Academy’s Batten Leadership Program, was founded in 2012.
The Global Health Fellows program serves to educate and inspire high-achieving Norfolk Academy students who desire to understand and improve global health. Fellows will work alongside Norfolk Academy faculty mentors, explore relevant topics in their liberal arts curriculum, and collaborate with outside agencies to gain understanding of the most acute health issues facing the human community.
Employing an interdisciplinary approach that extends beyond the classroom, Fellows will study global health interventions, particularly in resource-limited settings, via case study analysis, in-country experience, independent research, international peer collaboration, and pre-professional internships. Fellows will fashion and communicate solutions to the global health issues that interest them most and, ultimately in doing so, will become life-long advocates for addressing health challenges that potentially threaten the human community.