Author: Guest Bloggers

Reflections on Summer Global Health Research in Ho, Ghana by the GlobeMed Grow Team

Matthew Zhou, Ragini Bhushan, & Sasha Jones GlobeMed’s Grow Team Location: Ho, Ghana John & Martha Mabie Fellowship for Global Health Research In Ghana, the traditional greeting to welcome guests is “Woé zɔ”, literally translated as “You are welcome”. Ghanaian hospitality exemplified this idea, unreservedly welcoming us into their country, culture, and homes. GlobeMed at

My Summer Internship at the Obesity Institute of Children’s National Medical Center

Sophia Blachman-Biatch (WCAS 2013) Major: Psychology Minor: Global Health Certificate: Integrated Communications Marketing Location: Washington, D.C. I began in Washington, D.C. at the Obesity Institute (OI) at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) this summer in order to work on the development of OI’s newest program as well as support and learn about some of the

Haiti Trip: A big step in the right direction

Michael Aleman (MEAS, 2014) Major: Mechanical Engineering Minor: Global Health Location this summer: Haiti Although I had originally planned to spend upwards of a month in Haiti, my back problems progressed to the point that I had to call it quits two weeks early. The issue, in part, was that the hospital did not have

Researching Parkinson’s disease in beautiful Lausanne this summer

Smitha Sarma Major: Biological Sciences Minor: Global Health, Psychology Location this summer: Lausanne, Switzerland       My name is Smitha Sarma and I am a rising junior majoring in Biological Sciences with minors in Global Health and Psychology. As an aspiring doctor, I am interested in understanding the scientific process behind the generation of

Haiti: A profound example of the triumph of the human spirit

Michael Aleman (MEAS, 2014) Major: Mechanical Engineering Minor: Global Health Location this summer: Haiti   It’s been five days since I last wrote, and I’ve learned so much in such a short time. Haiti is a place of ironies: The petrol tap-tap with the words “Toyota Diesel” painted in cursive along its side. The man