Neil Shulman M.D., a.k.a. the “real” Doc Hollywood, is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He’s often referred to as a “Renaissance Man.” He is the author of over 25 novels, children’s tales, and consumer health books. He was co-producer of the movie Doc Hollywood, starring Michael J. Fox, which was based on one of his books. He has also written and/or produced for CBS, CNN, and Disney. He was, at one time, a researcher in cardiovascular disease, receiving over eight million dollars in grants and co-authoring over 50 scientific papers. Now he is traipsing around the world speaking on serious health issues and performing comedy for kids, general audiences, and seniors. The spectrum of his performances range from events for Rosalyn Carter, the UN, and Disney, to programs for cancer patients, Alzheimer’s patients, and kids with disabilities, to fundraisers with Jane Fonda and Miss America. He has also served as Chairman of the Board for the real Patch Adam’s non-profit organization, Gesundheit! Institute.
Co-President and Logistics Director
Blair is a junior at Emory studying Human Health and Religion. Through service of refugees and impoverished communities domestically and abroad, she has decided to pursue a career in medicine and bioethics. As a teenager, she co-founded the Be Happy Haiti (BHH) Pediatric Dental Foundation, which provides sustainable year-round preventive and restorative dental care to a community of over 60,000 Haitians. BHH employs local dentists and trains Haitian high school students to assist in providing sealant and fluoride treatments to Haitian children to prevent tooth decay and inspire students to pursue careers in healthcare. At Emory, she has served on the executive boards of Volunteer Emory, Best Buddies (an organization bridging the gap between those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the society in which they live), and the Catholic Student Union. She also founded the Emory Chapter of Catholic Relief Services. She played varsity soccer at Emory and has a passion for visual arts that has helped her send a message about the people of Haiti through portraiture.
Maya is a junior at Emory studying Anthropology and Human Biology and minoring in Ethics. Her work at Emory has mainly focused on serving and addressing the mental health needs of local survivors of sex trafficking. As Co-Founder and president of Red Light Emory, she is dedicated to raising awareness for this cause among the student body, and creating impactful partnerships with organizations both on and off campus to spread Red Light's mission and continue the conversation. Her interests in mental health are multi-dimensional, as she is also a clinical researcher at Grady Trauma Project, where she is creating a paradigm for understanding the risk factors for PTSD among children. Maya is passionate about cross-sector partnerships, combining her interests in the law, public health, neuroscience, and social enterprise to make waves in mental health policy. Upon graduating this May, she will attend Rollins School of Public Health (Class of 2019), followed by law school. On other fronts, she sees art as her main tool of activism and does portrait photography work to highlight the impact of mental illness on college students. She is excited to see the solutions we create for world betterment when working with people from all different walks of life.
Co-President and Marketing Director
Zoey is a Junior at Emory's Goizueta Business School concentrating in marketing and consulting. Originally stemming from Arlington, Virginia, she has spent the past two summers nearby in Washington, DC working as a marketing associate at various start-up companies and nonprofit organizations. She has always been devoted to humanitarian work and is excited to help provide a forum for fellow humanitarians to come together and confront humanity’s challenges in hopes of creating a better world.
Chloe is a first-year student at Emory University studying Human Health and Creative Writing. She is interested in how art and health's intersections can lead to greater compassion and collaboration between all individuals.
Jose is from Chicago, IL and is a sophomore at Emory studying Sociology and Spanish/Portuguese. He is a Sophomore Advisor in one of the freshman dorms as well as a part of Volunteer Emory as a staff member under the Social Justice sector of the organization.
Rohan comes to us from Gujarat, India and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Emory. He has always been passionate about helping people and is a great asset to the Global Humanitarian Summit.
Diego left Emory University the summer after his 2nd year to attend a Catholic seminary for four years. Over the course of his four years there, he realized that it was not the path for him. Diego then returned home to Atlanta and was readmitted at Emory University. He is now working hard on planning the Global Humanitarian Summit.
Mitchell is one of the webmasters for the Global Humanitarian Summit. He also manages the Facebook page. He is a freshman at Emory studying business and wants to specialize in aviation management.
Parth is a first-year student at the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, where he is looking to major in History and Creative Writing. Parth has been involved with several Non-Governmental Organizations and social initiatives in India, including Wings, Pahiya, and The Leak. He serves in the marketing committee for the Global Humanitarian Summit.
Jacob is a first-year student at Emory University on the pre-business track. Throughout high school, he involved himself with various community-based organization and launched a scholarship fund that allowed students to attend local theatre programs over the summer. Jacob is helping organize the logistics of this year's Global Humanitarian Summit and is looking forward to bringing together many of the great people behind many of the humanitarian efforts in the area and around the world.
Henry (Hyuk Jin) Moon, from Toronto, Canada, is a freshman studying Business and Economics. He is part of the marketing department - specifically in charge of managing the different social media platforms.
Ms. Caroline Olok is originally from Gulu, Uganda. She is a Berea College Graduate and professionally specializes in Social Services focusing on Child and youth Development and Community Resources. Her greatest love is doing advocacy work for global issues in education, health, child and youth development.
Veer, from India, is a first-year student pursuing Economics and Political science at the Emory College of Arts and Sciences. He aspires to be an agent of change on prevalent social issues that have not been adequately addressed. He is currently working as part of the marketing board of the Summit.
Dr. Talboy is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician and director of the Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome and eXtraordinarY Clinics at Emory. She is committed to promoting the health, education and welfare of children “at-risk” or with special health care needs.
Phil is the Senior Advisor to the director of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is also the president of the Talboy Foundation, Inc. which educates ebola survivors and young women in West Africa. We are privileged to have his expertise on our GHS team.
Diana is from St. Louis, MO and a first-year at Emory University, majoring in Music with a joint-major in Psychology and Linguistics. Diana has been involved with several music-related organizations and hopes to raise awareness about the personal connections made through music.
“That music made together, may one day heal mankind.”
- The St. Louis Children’s Choirs
Andrew is a webmaster for the Global Humanitarian Summit. He also manages the Facebook page. He is a freshman at Emory studying biology.
To all of our speakers, exhibitors, and attendees, THANK YOU for making the 2017 Global Humanitarian Summit a success. In the coming days we will post photos, videos, and a link to a survey regarding the event. ... See LessSee Less
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