Category: General

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

Cultural barriers in medicine: lessons from Debjani Mukherjee

How does cultural context influence medical decisions and how can doctors be prepared to engage with patients in unfamiliar environments? Debjani Mukherjee encountered these questions while researching traumatic brain injury in Kolkata, India in 2007. She continues to study the relationship between culture and medicine in her current roles as director of the Donnelley Ethics

Can We Craft a Livable Future? – Reflections From the Unite For Sight Conference

Recently, I visited Connecticut for the first time to attend the annual Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University. If you cannot already tell by the title, the conference covered an extremely broad range of topics – maternal and child health, design and architecture, social media and marketing, health policy, photography,