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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 19, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 35
Framework Program in Global Health Award Winners Announced

The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health recently announced its Framework Program in Global Health award winners for spring 2008. Seventeen students were selected to receive the awards, which range in value from $3,000 to $5,000.

The objective of the program is to enhance the recruitment of students into global health research and practice careers by providing them the means to work with faculty mentors and to travel overseas to gain valuable experience. To be considered for the award, all students submitted a research project proposal based in an international location.

Consistent with the program's goal to support students in a wide range of disciplines necessary to respond to today's global health challenges, this group of awardees features students pursuing degrees in a variety of fields.

The winners, their field of study (the * denotes student in multiple programs) and their research locations are as follows:

School of Advanced International Studies: Theodore Alcorn, MA candidate in international affairs, Ghana*.

School of Arts & Sciences: Dylan Cote, BA candidate in public health studies, Malawi; Julia Driessen, PhD candidate in economics, Bangladesh; and Kristin Lehner, PhD candidate in the history of Africa, Mali.

School of Engineering: Stefanie Falconi, MS candidate in environmental engineering, South Africa.

School of Medicine: Ferhina Ali, MD candidate, India; Adam Iddriss, MD candidate, the Gambia; Lisa Patel, MD candidate, Peru; and Adrienne Shapiro, MD candidate, South Africa*.

School of Public Health: Theodore Alcorn, MHS candidate in international health, Ghana*; James Cope, PhD candidate in health policy and management, Jordan; Britt Ehrhardt, MHS candidate in social and behavioral interventions, South Africa; Christine Fu, PhD candidate in social networks, normative influence and social change, China; Jewel Gausman, MHS candidate in social and behavioral interventions, Bangladesh; Lauren Kleutsch, MSH candidate in social and behavioral interventions, South Africa; Melinda Munos, MHS candidate in global disease epidemiology and control, Bangladesh; Adrienne Shapiro, PhD candidate in epidemiology and infectious diseases, South Africa*; Savitha Subramanian, DrPH candidate in international health, India; and Sarah Wampold, MHS candidate in global disease epidemiology and control, South Africa.

Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health was launched in May 2006 to facilitate and focus the extensive expertise and resources of the Johns Hopkins Institutions, together with global collaborators, to effectively address and ameliorate the world's most pressing health issues.

The center helps to broker collaboration among nearly two dozen existing programs in the schools of Public Health, Medicine and Nursing; together, those programs already operate more than 400 projects around the world. The center also seeks out and secures funding for new initiatives, recruits faculty to address emerging global health issues and trains students to be the global health leaders of tomorrow.


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