Several faculty members from the Department of Environmental and Global Health met and spoke with Marky Kessa, Mayor of Jacmel, Haiti during his recent visit to Gainesville. Jacmel is a longtime sister city of Gainesville, and Mayor Kessa was in town to attend the Greater Gainesville International Gala, on Saturday, December 9.
Dr. Anthony Maurelli, Ph.D., a professor with the Department of Environmental and Global Health in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, sat down with him. The two discussed potential research collaborations, as well as student cultural visits to Jacmel for the future.
Earlier the same day, Mayor Kessa received a tour of the Emerging Pathogens Institute on the University of Florida campus and met with other faculty members of EGH including Dr. Eric Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.