Announcing Summer 2010 IE3 Scholarship Recipients
Noted on June 10, 2010 by Giustina Pelosi in
Ann Oluloro, University of Oregon: Child Family Health International, Bolivia
Ann Oluloro is currently a junior at the University of Oregon. She is double majoring (Biochemistry and Biology) and completing a minor (Business Administration). When she first entered college, she made a list of ten or so things that she wanted to accomplish before she graduated. One item on her list was to study abroad. Fortunately, not only will she be studying abroad summer 2010, but she will also be completing an internship. Her country of choice is Bolivia. By going to Bolivia, she will be able to take Spanish classes and will be able to improve her Spanish conversational skills. Secondly, she will be able to complete a medical internship. The medical internship will take place in both La Paz and Tarija. Her main job will be observational but she may be able to engage in some medical procedures. In La Paz, rotations will focus heavily on pediatrics while in Tarija it will focus on chagas, an infectious disease. By completing this internship, she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of international medicine and to examine how public health systems are implemented in poverty-stricken areas. She also would like to get a sense of how she can influence the global healthcare scene as a doctor one day.
Stella Chiu, University of Oregon: Child Family Health International, South Africa
Stella Chiu's CFHI internship in South Africa will consist of 5 weeks in Durban and 5 weeks in Cape Town. In Durban, she will be focusing on the HIV/AIDS epidemic by educating and supporting the community. This will include doing house visits for patients who are too sick to go to the clinic, visits orphanages, and observing the hospice system. Stella hopes to learn about the numerous medications available for HIV treatment, educate students in the area about health issues, and gain a better understanding about the correlation between the social economic conditions and health care. In Cape Town, more focus will be given to clinical rotations in various hospitals and clinics to understand and observe the prevalent diseases specific to underdeveloped countries.
Laura McMahon, Oregon State University: Sea Turtle 911, China
Laura McMahon is a junior who transferred to OSU from a small community college in California. She is majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Science. During her internship, she will be working with the non-profit organization, Sea Turtles 911. This internship will allow her the opportunity to work hands-on in endangered species conservation and in turtle rehabilitation.
Nick Smith, University of Oregon: Center for Strategic Studies, Jordan
Nick Smith's IE3 internship will be an extension of his study abroad program he is currently participating in Amman, Jordan. He will be interning with the Center for Strategic Studies, a research branch of the University of Jordan. With the Center for Strategic Studies he hopes to expand his knowledge of the Middle East and its political intricacies while building upon his previous research skills. With CSS he will have the opportunity to research the current status of Palestinians in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. He will also expound his foundational research skills that will help him in formulating a senior thesis for the department of International Studies at the University of Oregon.