2015 Student Summer Fellowships

Faddy Imad Khamis University of Kansas
Understanding Patient-Physician Relationships Regarding Chronic Pain Management

Iris Byrnes Finger & Luke Burns University of California, San Diego
A pilot nutritional workshop for vulnerable youth in Tijuana, Mexico

Julian Gonzalez, Jennifer Kim & Christie Chen Hofstra North Shore, LIJ School of Medicine
Health Education of Migrant Backstretch Workers

Swathi Prasad- University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Identification and Evaluation of Interventions for Improving Healthcare Utilization and Health Outcomes for Youth During and After the Transition from Foster Care

Alexandra Lynne Woodcock University of Utah
Experiences of women screening positive for substance abuse during pregnancy at San Francisco General Hospital’s Prenatal Clinic

Dhriti K Sooryakumar The Ohio State University
Continued development of a sustainable surgical brigades program in Honduras

Jemma Alarcón, Miriam McQuade & Kyle Barbour University of California, Irvine
Orange County Needle Exchange Program

Kathryn Songer University of Iowa
Addressing Health Care Disparities and Pediatric Malnutrition in Mayan Communities in Rural Guatemala

Blair Ann Robinson University of Massachusetts Medical School
Farm to Health Center: Food Security Intervention in a Worcester Primary Care Clinic

Kaitlin Elizabeth Markoja University of Connecticut
Determinants of Home Birth Versus Hospitalized Delivery Among Women in Kisoro District, Uganda

Maximillian Tan Bourdillon Saint Louis University
Cardiovascular Health in Bosnian-Americans:Outreach, Education and Screening

Sadaf Rahman Queen’s University School of Medicine
Documenting, Assessing, and Treating PTSD in Refugee Children and Youth

Graham Walker McLaren & Kathleen Duemling Central Michigan University College of Medicine
The development and implementation of a culturally sensitive program to teach and motivate adolescent HIV and STI prevention in rural Haiti.

Meagan Rae Schneiderman Medical College of Wisconsin
The DryHootch Project: Developing and Evaluating an Enhanced Peer Mentor Training Curriculum for Veterans

Nina Yiru Xue University of Vermont College of Medicine
Improving quality of care for Bhutanese pediatric patient population through identifying areas of miscommunication between parents and physicians and implementing protocols to reduce error

Oresta Tolmach & Katharine (Griffin) Gorsky University of California, San Diego
The Complex Care Service: Improving patient health outcomes through medical student care coordination for complex patients in a student-run free clinic