Student grant applications are open for the Summer 2018 Global Health Interprofessional Projects


The Center for Global Education Initiatives is pleased to announce five global health interprofessional projects for summer 2018. Students have an opportunity to participate in projects in Costa Rica, Israel, Rwanda, The Gambia and Zambia. Applications are open until December 3, 2017. Students will have a chance to meet the faculty at a meet-and-greet session on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Campus Center's fireplace lounge, 12 noon-1:00 pm. Costa Rica: The project is titled, "A comparative analysis of emerging infectious disease outbreak preparedness and response in Costa Rica and the US," and led by Michael Vesely, JD, Maryland Carey School of Law, Center for Health and Homeland Security. Israel: The project is titled: "Expanding greywater reuse in water scarce regions in Israel," and led by William Piermattei, JD, Maryland Carey School of Law, Environmental Law Program. Rwanda: The project is titled, "First assessment of injection drug use practices and associated HIV risks in Kigali, Rwanda," and led by David Riedel, MD, MPH, School of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology. The Gambia: The project is titled, "Health system strengthening in The Gambia: A continuation of prior work," and led by Joanna Gaitens, MSN, MPH, PhD, and Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH, both from the School of Medicine. Zambia: The project is titled, "Assessment of medical and pharmacy student knowledge of antimicrobial spectrum in Lusaka, Zambia," and led by Neha Sheth Pandit, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCPS, and Emily L. Heil, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, AAHIVP, both from the School of Pharmacy; and colleagues in Zambia, Cassidy Claassen, MD, MPH, School of Medicine, Institute for Human Virology, and Derick Munkombwe, DipEd, BPharm, MPH, PhD, University of Zambia, School of Health Sciences. More information about the student grant application process can be found at: www.umaryland.edu/global/for-students/student-grants/2018-summer-projects/

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