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Guest Lecture by Jacob Atem, Former "Lost Boy" of South Sudan

November 1, 2018

6:00 PM

2 images side-by-side. The left image is a blurred photo of a waterfall by Catherine Opie. The 2nd is a closeup of a woman with long dark blonde hair smiling and looking directly at the camera with greenery in the background.

HDAC welcomes Dr. Jacob Atem, former "Lost Boy of Sudan" and currently a Postdoctoral fellow at the Center of Humanitarian Health, for an inspiring guest lecture.

Jacob Atem is one of the original Lost Boys of Sudan. He came to the United States when he was 15. After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Michigan, he earned a PhD. from University of Florida in 2017. He is a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and founder of Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization(, which provides health care services, medical supplies, and education to the people of South Sudan. Read more by Dr. Atem here: “I was a 'lost boy' of Sudan, and the US welcomed me. More refugees deserve that chance," USA Today “South Sudanese Lost Boy" to Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Humanitarian Health,” Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine The Joy FM Radio, Florida (video)

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