2009 Student Summer Fellowships

Dan Schwarz Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School
Therapeutic Feeding in Pediatric Populations in Rural Zimbabwe

Lamia Khan Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School
Assessing Adherence to Therapy Among NYC Immigrants With Cancer: Barriers to Appointment-Keeping

Janet Li Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Rethinking the Science of Medicine: Bilateral Relationships Between Macular Degeneration & Psychological Distress

Christopher Lisi Drexel University
The Influence of Rural Peruvian Amazonian Cultural Paradigms on Access to Healthcare: An Observational Investigation

Trina Chakravarty Florida State University
Depression, Anxiety and Cancer: Examining the Effects of Yoga on Stress Reduction in Breast Cancer Patients

Elizabeth Danhwa Chao Harvard Medical School
Reducing Health Disparities in an Underserved Asian & Pacific Islander Community: The Renal Health Free Clinic

Hannah Roggenkamp Jefferson Medical College
JeffHealth: Helping Africa Link to Health

Trisha Schimek Jefferson Medical College
Building a Community Garden to Promote Healthy Nutrition in the Palajunoj Valley, Guatemala

Shawn Barnes John H. Burns, University of Hawaii
Providing Eye Care to the Rural Poor of Samoa

Oluwatosin Oyefolake Fatusin Johns Hopkins University
Evaluation of Trauma Care Outcomes in Lagos, Nigeria

Yaolin Zhou Mayo Medical School
Development and Implementation of a Selective for First-Year Medical Students to Learn About Refugee and Immigrant Issues in Rochester, MN

Aarti Bhatt Medical College of Wisconsin
Culturally Tailored HIV Risk Reduction for African American MSM

Sara Tarjan Mount Sinai
Implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care for the Reduction of Neonatal Mortality in Jamkhed, India

Lindsey Stephens Mount Sinai
A Participatory Ecosystem Approach to the Assessment of the Health Needs of the Community Living In and Around Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Sheila Antony Mount Sinai
Assessing Knowledge of HIV Prevention and Treatment in Adolescents and Adults in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

K. Merchant, F. Nahvi, A. Peters, M. Rullan and A. Varma New York University
Effects of Nutrition on the Unique Malaria Profile in Iquitos, Peru

Eugene Kim Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago Medical School
Yoga and Meditation for Mental Health Care Consumers

Elizabeth Samuels Tufts University
Barefoot Doctor Health Outreach Project

Charise Shively and Lawrence Purpura Tulane University
Integrative Approach to Water Development Through Sanitation & Hygiene Education in Rural Palawan Province, Philippines

Mindy Brittner Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Boosting Breastfeeding in Low-Income Multi-Ethnic Women: A Primary Care Based RCT

Samali Lubega University of California, San Francisco
HIV/ACV Coinfection: An Educational Intervention for High-Risk Marginalized Patients

Ugonna Chaunille Ijeoma University of Connecticut
Factors that Influence Sexual Risk Behaviour Among Youth Lagos, Nigeria

Meredith McKean University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Diabetes Education and Management With the Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services

Aparna Ramaseshan University of Maryland
Knowledge and Attitude Questionnaire on HPV, Cervical Cancer, and Vaccines in Women of Orissa, India

Jessica Ton and Jordan Ambrose University of Maryland

Rani Pallegadda University of Maryland
Identifying Barriers to Routine Physician Visits Within a South Asian Cohort in Northern California: Applied Cardiovascular Health Intervention

Megan Guetzko University of Michigan Medical School
The Quito Project Sustainabililty Development

Jennifer Weinberg University of Pennsylvania
An Assessment of the Cultural-Acceptability of Mobile Teledermatology and the Use of this Technology to Assist with Clinical Staging of HIV/AIDS in Resource-Limited Settings

Neda Roosta USC Keck
Perceived Stigma of Leprosy Patients in Rural Tanzania and Its Impact on Quality of Life

Hannah Newmark and Stephanie Chau USC Keck
Diarrheal Disease in Shirati, Tanzania: Assessing Incidence, Morbidity & Mortality, Treatment Modalities and Community Awareness

Morgan Walls Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Development of a Community-based Crisis Response System in South Nashville

Saranya Bala Virginia Commonwealth University
Using Culturally Targeted Patient Navigation to Increase Colonoscopy Screening Rates in a Low-Income African American and Hispanic Population: An Analysis of Cost-Effectiveness & Assessment of Health Care Barriers

Brandon Copple West Virginia University
Assessing the Capacity for Integrative & Palliative Care in Appalachia

Matthew Wiest Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Effectively Preventing HIV/AIDS Through Education in Rural Tanzania

Lauren Guggina and Michah Hatch Indiana University
Effectiveness of the Hospital Salvador Paredes HIV Treatment Program in Trujillo, Honduras

Stephen Merjavy Mount Sinai
Evaluating and Modifying a Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness Peer-Education Program for School Age Children in Rural Tanzania

James Lin Mount Sinai
Distribution and Usage Analysis of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) in a Lake-Side Tanzanian Village by Combining Net Distribution with Community-Tailored Education

Enrique Escalante U Chicago Pritzker
Stemming Gang Violence and its Effects on the Residents of South Chicago

Cassidy Dahn U Connecticut
Disclosure to Children with HIV: The View of Caretakers in Urban Ecuador

Abimbola Aderinto U Connecticut
Assessment of Use of Insecticide Treated Nets in Kisoro District, Uganda

Selorm Adzaku U Connecticut
Malaria Management in Dodowa, Ghana