April 03, 2011
Sixteen students from the schools of public health, nursing, medicine and the physician's associate program were named Downs International Fellows last week at the Downs spring symposium. The event featured Anne-Emanuelle Birn, professor and Canada Research Chair in International Health at the University of Toronto, whose talk was titled, "Philanthro-Capitalism and Global Health: Continuity and Change." The Fellows will travel across the world this summer to do health research. They are: Simone Asare, YSPH; Nichole Buswell, YSN; Laura Cronin, YSPH/PA; Yao (Kasey) Fu, YSPH; Martha (Claire) Greene, YSPH; Kathryn Hacker, YSPH; Sarah Hamid, YSPH; Katherine LaMonaca, YSPH; Kaysia Ludford, YSM; Benjamin Margolis, YSM; Megan McInnis, YSPH; Charles Murchison, YSPH; Brienna Naughton, YSPH; Sara Nguyen, YSPH; Rebecca Vitale, YSM; Austin Weiss, YSM.
The Downs International Health Student Travel Fellowship honors Wilbur G. Downs (1913 - 1991), M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, renowned physician/scientist in the fields of tropical medicine and infectious diseases, and mentor to many students and colleagues. The Fellowship supports Yale students who undertake biomedical, medical, nursing and/or public health research in developing countries. The selection committee is comprised of faculty from Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health as well as administrators from the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Yale Center for International and Area Studies.