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August 30, 2004

Three Bloomberg School of Public Health Students Receive Fulbright Awards

September 27 Deadline for 2005 Applications Approaching

Three doctoral students from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards. Award recipients are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

Katherine Andrinopoulous, PhD-candidate in the Department of International Health, plans to study HIV/STI behaviors and vulnerabilities among incarcerated young men in Jamaica.

Lara Ho

Lara Ho


Amy Medley

Amy Medley

Lara Ho, PhD-candidate in the Department of International Health, will study the barriers to diabetes prevention in Northwest Ontario First Nations in Canada. Her work is part of a feasibility study for a community-based diabetes prevention program for Ojibwe and Oji-Cree First Nations. She will focus on examining individual factors and contextual influences on diabetes and participation in the development of the intervention.

Amy Medley, PhD-candidate in the Department of International Health, plans to go to Uganda in order to study barriers to the uptake of HIV voluntary counseling and testing.

The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since its inception, the Fulbright Program has exchanged over a quarter of a million people - 98,400 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad and 162,600 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States. The program operates in over 150 countries worldwide.

The 2005 application deadline is September 27, 2004. For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit Student Funding Resources, or contact Cassie Klein, campus Fulbright Program advisor, at cklein@jhsph.edu or 410-955-3257.

Ho encouraged other Bloomberg School students to apply for the award. She said, "Without this award, I would not have been able to spend as much time in Canada and the scope of my project would have been more limited. Actually, I probably would have ended up with a slightly different thesis proposal without this funding."

Public Affairs media contacts for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Kenna Lowe or Tim Parsons at 410-955-6878 or paffairs@jhsph.edu.