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Jennifer Bourlier

Jennifer Bourlier

Computer Science This summer I was given the opportunity to work with an organization called Hogar CREA in Costa Rica. I worked with boys aged 10-18 that have had previous problems with drugs. As...

Jesse Contreras

Jesse Contreras

Master’s Student, Public Health in Global Health Epidemiology I spent this summer leading a study in central Mexico on the association between exposure to untreated wastewater and diarrheal disease in children under five years...

Katherine Finn

Katherine Finn

Ph.D. Candidate, Nursing I had the opportunity to spend two months in Kampala, Uganda working with a multi-disciplinary research collaboration called Global Health Uganda. I joined an established study, led by professors from the...

Anna Joseph

Anna Joseph

Master’s Student, Social Work and Public Health This summer I interned at Clínica de Familia La Romana (CFLR), a clinic located in the eastern region of the Dominican Republic. CFLR provides a wide range...

Jasmine Kipke

Jasmine Kipke

Neuroscience This summer I was able to set up a program to help women who are afflicted with obstetric fistula in the rural communities of Kashongi and Kitura in western Uganda. Obstetric fistula is...

Lucia Michelazzo Ceroni

Lucia Michelazzo Ceroni

Nursing This summer I had the opportunity to work with La Matria, an Argentinean non-profit organization that aims to better society through empowering individuals and communities. The empowerment occurs through a number of activities...

Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas

Biomedical Engineering I lived in two areas of the Dominican Republic this summer, conducting needs assessment through interviewing physicians, clinicians, patients and other community members as well as observing clinical practices. In the spirit...

Masha Gessen

2015, Masha Gessen

On Tuesday President Mark Schlissel awarded the Wallenberg Medal to Masha Gessen, Russian American author, journalist and activist. The University’s most distinguished award, the medal commemorates Raoul Wallenberg, Michigan Class of 1935, whose actions...