Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Charlotte physician named Eisenhower Fellow

Dr. David Callaway, director of the Division of Operational and Disaster Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center, is one of eight U.S. citizens who will be studying abroad next year as USA Eisenhower Fellows.

Dr. David Callaway

The announcement came recently from Retired Gen. Colin L. Powell,  chairman of Eisenhower Fellowships.

Callaway is board-certified in emergency medicine and holds a master's degree focused on national security from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. During his fellowship, Callaway will examine the impact of the Syrian crisis on the healthcare system and the international security policies of Turkey and Jordan. He will also work with local leaders to identify opportunities for health innovation in crisis zones.

He will travel on an intensive four- to five-week individualized professional program. While abroad, he will meet with experts in business, academia, government and nonprofit institutions working in the areas of health technology, health policy, innovation, national security and public 

Eisenhower Fellowships is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization seeking to foster 
international understanding and leadership through the exchange of information, ideas, and 
perspectives among leaders throughout the world. 

Established in 1953 as a birthday tribute to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the organization has sponsored more than 2,000 Fellows from 108 countries. 

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