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Please join the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit as we recognize three of our students for receiving International Health Endowed Awards.

Casey Branchini, MHS, PhD candidate, Health Systems, is the recipient of the Humanitarian Assistance Award. This award provides support to masters and doctoral students who are committed to improving humanitarian response and health for refugees, displaced persons and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters. Later in the year, Casey plans on using her award to travel to Malaysia to conduct research on the scope and health impact of human rights violations committed against migrant laborers. She will look at the health impact of both intentional and unintentional injuries among individuals in and around the Kuala Lumpur area, including refugees and displaced persons from Burma, and migrant workers from many countries, including Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Nepal.  Casey is the research assistant for the RS10 in Cambodia. 

Casey Branchini
Casey Branchini

Nasreen Jessani, BSc, MSPH, DrPH candidate, Health Systems, is the recipient of the Nancy Stevens Student Support award.  This fund was established in 1970 as the International Health Fund, and provides grants to masters or doctoral students in the Department of International Health who are completing their degrees. For 37 years Nancy Stephens was an immensely popular student coordinator in the Department of International Health. At her retirement in 2001, Dr. Robert Black, chairman of the Department honored her by renaming this fund the Nancy Stephens Student Support Fund. Nasreen is a research assistant for the RS10 project in Vietnam. She intends to use the award for tuition support at the Bloomberg School.

Nasreen Jessani
Nasreen Jessani

 

Pooja Sripad, MPH, PhD candidate, Health Systems, is the recipient of the Robert D. and Helen S. Wright Fund. The award was established in 1983 by family members of former International Health faculty member, Robert Wright, MD, MPH ’40,  and provides support for a continuing doctoral student who expects to contribute to the improvement of public health in Africa. Pooja will use the award to support her dissertation work in Kenya, which focuses on health systems trust and women's experiences of maternity care in peri-urban contexts. She is a research assistant for the RS10 project in Brazil.

Pooja Sripad
Pooja Sripad

Congratulations to all award recipients!
 

Please join the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit as we recognize three of our students for receiving International Health Endowed Awards.
Ashai Jafri, PhD, Health Systems, is the recipient of the Robert D. and Helen S. Wright Fund. Established in 1983 by family members of former International Health faculty member, Robert Wright, MD, MPH ’40, this scholarship provides support for a continuing doctoral student who expects to contribute to the improvement of public health in Africa, particularly Nigeria.

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Katherine Allen, PhD, Health Systems, received the Baker, Reinke, Taylor Scholarship in International Health. Established in 2004, this scholarship commemorates over 100 combined years of dedicated public health service by Drs. Timothy D. Baker, William Reinke and Carl E. Taylor, who were instrumental in establishing the field of international health as a distinct discipline. This fund supports graduate students in the Department of International Health, with preference given to students working in organization of health delivery systems, community based healthcare or injury control in less developed countries.

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Selena J. An, MSPH, Health Systems, is the recipient of the Diana Hess Memorial Fund.  Also established in 1983, this fund provides an annual scholarship to students in the Department of International Health and is based on academic and professional accomplishments. Preference is given to those planning to work in Africa, but is not a requirement for the award.

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Additionally, Qingfeng Li, research assistant with JH-IIRU, has also been selected to receive an additional year of support from the Endowed Student Support Fund award. 

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The Endowed Students Support Fund Awards are highly competitive and we wish to congratulate all recipients for their hard work and accomplishments.
For additional information on all student scholarships, click here:
http://www.jhsph.edu/SFR/ESS/index.html?dept_abbrev=IH&action=search

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