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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...

Katherine Finn's last day in Uganda.

Summer in Uganda

Katherine spent her summer in Uganda working with children who are cognitively impaired due to severe episodes of cerebral malaria. I spent the summer working with this amazing group of women who taught me...

Ryan Thomas celebrating his host mother's birthday

Ryan Thomas in the Dominican Republic

2015 Wallenberg Summer Travel Awardee Ryan Thomas is in the Dominican Republic to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying conditions that influence different health challenges and inequities there. He shares his experiences in...