emerging leader finalist:
Learn more about Tate Rogers below, see our other Ward Cates Emerging Leader finalists, and cast your vote to help choose our 2018 Ward Cates Emerging Leader Award winner. The winning individual will be profiled on the TGHC website and in communications materials and will be presented with the award at the Triangle Global Health Consortium's Annual Award Celebration on May 2 at Top of the Hill Restaurant in front of many of the top regional leaders in global health.
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Dr. Ward Cates
Each year the Triangle Global Health Consortium recognizes emerging leaders in North Carolina who have demonstrated significant promise and a commitment to improving the health of the world's communities. We are excited to announce our three 2018 finalists and celebrate their leadership, innovation, and spirit of collaboration!
Tate Rogers, MS
Tate Rogers founded the Triangle Environmental Health Initiative (Tri-EHI) in 2016 with a mission to provide water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) based solutions to developing areas. Mr. Rogers began his WASH work through a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant received in his undergrad senior design course at North Carolina State University (NCSU). This work was for a novel sanitation system for emptying pits in developing countries, which he continued working on through his MS degree, also at NCSU. From there he worked on several other WASH projects including the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge originally funded at RTI International and now at Duke University. In 2016, he decided to start Tri-EHI to promote collaboration between the several Research Triangle based institutions working in the WASH sector including NCSU, RTI International, Duke University, and Biomass Controls. Tri-EHI is designed to bridge the gap between R&D, field testing, and market infiltration for these local and other global institutions. Mr. Rogers spends a lot of time internationally and has been involved in the field deployment and testing of prototypes with ongoing work in South Africa, Malawi, Rwanda, Kenya, and India. He hopes Tri-EHI will continue to be a catalyst for local institutions to make an impact in global health.