The CLD would like to congratulate and offer a renewed welcome to Dr. Nehemias Calel Güox. Dr. Calel is a pediatrician from Guatemala and has served the Assistant Director at the Guatemalan Institute of Social Security. His fellowship as part of the Humphrey Program is being extended through early June for a total of 12 weeks of continuous professional learning in systems of care serving Latinx families with children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. He is affiliated with Emory University and has had a continuous learning and professional development rotation at the CLD since early March.
Dr. Calel's goal is to learn as much as possible about the United States’ public health policies and practices that address the needs of diverse individuals, families, and communities and then return to his native Guatemala to influence and implement innovative systems of care practices.
The Humphrey Program brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts. The Humphrey Fellowship is funded by the United States and administered by the Institute of International Education.