Spring on the York College campus

Dr. Fallah's Visit

Cathy Cooper and Dr. Fallah sit in simulation lab during Dr. Fallah's visit to campus.
(L to R): Cathy Cooper and Dr. Fallah

Dr. Mosoka Fallah, the Deputy Director of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) was at York College in the fall visiting with a group of Graham Innovation Scholars who had traveled to Liberia earlier in the year. In May 2018, Cathy Cooper ’19, Megan Chaney ’19, and Ezra Moore ’20 went to Liberia for two weeks with faculty member David Fyfe, Ph.D., to examine the health care system in Liberia and learn more about Liberian culture.

Dr. Fallah’s visit to campus was to discuss several potential longer term partnerships between York College and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia. He met with faculty in the School of Nursing and Health Professions to identify opportunities for clinicals in community health and women’s and children’s health as well as to pursue ideas for possible research projects. In addition, Dr. Fallah met with Dominic DelliCarpini, Ph.D., to plan another trip to Liberia to use design thinking to examine other opportunities where the Graham Innovation Scholars can continue to collaborate and partner with the NPHIL. As a result, a team of six from YCP, including Cooper who will graduate the day before departure, will be returning to Liberia in May 2019 to continue the relationship established by Cooper, Chaney, and Moore last year.