Saint Katherine College Establishes Public Health Field Station in Madagascar

The College has established a public health field station at the Université d'Antananarivo, the principal university of Madagascar, located in the capital Antananarivo.
 
 
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Sept. 25, 2012 - PRLog -- (Encinitas, CA) The College has established a public health field station at the Université d'Antananarivo, the principal university of Madagascar, located in the capital Antananarivo. The Faculté de Médecine (Santé Publique) is involved in a number of critical research areas, particularly in pediatric disease. The principal collaborator at the field station, Professor Jean de Dieu Marie Rakotomanga states, “We work now on malaria and salmonella issues but we can expand our activities on other topics because we have a lab with a security level 2 at the faculty.” In addition to further research collaborations in infectious and parasitic diseases, this partnership will permit the exchange of pathological specimens and other instructional materials between the two institutions. College students will have an opportunity to work on field research projects in Madagascar beginning the summer of 2013. “We are pleased to collaborate with colleagues at the Université d'Antananarivo who are conducting cutting-edge research on serious public health problems that affect millions of people,” indicated College President Frank Papatheofanis.    

Saint Katherine College is an undergraduate college of liberal arts and sciences that focuses its integrative teaching in the core subjects of Composition, English Language and Literature, Foreign Language, American Government and History, Economics, Mathematics, and the Sciences in addition to instruction in concentration-specific degree requirements. Outstanding teaching and research—with relevance to the practical world and Christian witness as guiding principles—is the institution’s primary purpose- inquiry seeking wisdom. College programs encompass several academic disciplines and degree-granting programs, as well as interdisciplinary collaborations, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries. These aims are realized in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society. Saint Katherine College is independent, coeducational, not-for-profit and privately endowed. The College admits students of all religious and faith backgrounds. All classes are taught by experienced faculty who have earned terminal degrees in their academic field. BA/BS degrees are offered in: Art , Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Economics, English Language and Literature, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Management Science,  Music, Philosophy, Public Health and Policy Studies, and Theology. The College has a 9:1 student to faculty ratio, and of the full-time members of the faculty, all hold either a doctoral degree or the highest degree in their field.
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