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					Putting International Experiences Within Reach
DeAnna Friedman, BS, M2 Co-author: Cindy Haq, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

A Multitude of Choices
• Clinical experiences vs. research
– Clinical vs. basic science research

• Local vs. International • Paid vs. Unpaid

Knowing Where to Look
• Connecting with the class and opportunities in Uganda • Having an interest in infectious disease and HIV • Finding an advocate
– Dr. Cindy Haq

The Field Experience
• The Health and Disease in Uganda Field Experience is a 3-credit intensive field experience providing students with opportunities to experience programs that address nutritional disorders, maternal and child health, and infectious diseases in community and health care settings in Uganda. • Students will visit health centers, nutritional units, schools, and participate in home visits. They will interact with faculty, staff and students from various health facilities. • Students will spend one week living, learning and working with Makerere University health professional students and faculty in community health sites Uganda.

Building Partnerships
• Finding a mentor at UW • Finding a mentor in Uganda • The difficulties of international communication

A Quick Overview of the Research
• Hypothesis: The virologic response to antiretrovirals (ARV’s) in Uganda varies with the HIV-1 subtype that infects an individual.
• Fourty-eight children were selected from a preexisting cohort to have retrospective data collected, as well as blood samples for further testing. • Criteria for inclusion were that the child had to have been on ARV’s and their 6, 12 and/or 18 month viral load was greater than 1,000 copies/mL.

The Herman Shapiro Summer Research Award Program
• In its sixth year at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the Herman Shapiro Summer Research Award Program is made possible by a gift of the Herman and Gwen Shapiro Foundation. • The purpose of the program is to provide funded opportunities for students to participate in a full-time summer research project for 8 to 12 weeks under the mentorship of a faculty member. • Students must apply for the grant and find a mentor at the UWSMPH and find matching funding within the mentor’s department unless matching funds are not available.

The Center For the Study of Cultural Diversity in Healthcare
• The Center for the Study of Cultural Diversity in Healthcare (CDH) at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, under the Associate Dean for Cultural Diversity, Gloria Johnson-Powell, MD. • The CDH serves as a resource for the UWSMPH and the campus in creating an environment supportive of diverse faculty, staff, and students. • A primary goal of the CDH is to establish itself as the campus clearinghouse for faculty, staff and students interested in research projects targeting minority health or disparities in health and health outcomes.

An Irreplaceable Experience
• The Ugandan National Health System • The difficulties of practicing national health care in the setting of limited resources.

Application to Other Schools
• Outline goals and regions of interest • Find a mentor • Find advocates within your university

The Million Dollar Question: Funding
• Research Grants • Departments related to diversity or global health • Financial aid
– Showing that a project is worthy of academic credit

• Some scholarships may be available.

Special Thanks
• The Herman Shapiro Summer Research Award Program • The Center For the Study of Cultural Diversity in Health Care • Dr. Frank Graziano and the whole team at the PIDC • All of the great people I was able to meet and travel with this past summer


				
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