Welcome to the Fall issue (Vol 1, No 4) of P2P e-Health Newsletter, coming out on the heels of the successfully concluded P2P 11th Global Ethiopian Diaspora Conference on Health and Medical Education on October 19th, 2019 in Arlington, VA. In order to show the breadth of coverage, various pre-Conference links, which span the schedule, bios of continuing education presenters and P2P awardees, are provided in this issue. Dr. Anteneh Habte, Chairman of P2P’s Board of Directors, brings us a report on the highlights of the conference. He gives a detailed account of the packed activities of the one-day conference.
In the Spotlight section, we present Professor Bisrat Hailemeskel, whose impressive academic and professional career in the field of pharmacy are indeed exemplary. His profile is also an excellent testimony to what public service means in academia.
Dr. Zelalem’s interesting article on “Genomic Revolution” provides a broad overview of the course that genetic mapping has traversed. Although the potential of genomics in disease diagnoses, treatment and drug discovery is enormous, the future routine application of genetic mapping in clinical medicine and drug therapy remains to be seen. As October is a “breast cancer awareness month,” in an article titled “Mammography to Save Lives” Dr. Ergeba stresses the importance of mammography for early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Using the month of October as an opportune occasion, she encourages women to arrange a visit with their healthcare providers for mammography studies.
In future issues of P2P e-Health Newsletter, we plan to expand and strengthen the coverage. The newsletter will be actively recruiting from the medical community folks who can contribute sustainable articles in a Standing Column. The Editorial Team appeals to all in the medical community and allied disciplines to help the newsletter by contributing health-related articles, news items and other pieces. Along this line, the team will continue its efforts of reaching out.
Fekadu Fullas, PhD
Editor in Chief