2016 Student Summer Research Program and Seminar Series

The Institute for Public Health welcomes the students participating in the 2016 Summer Research Program.

Student participants in the Institute's 2016 Summer Research Program
Student participants in the Institute’s 2016 Summer Research Program

The program is supported by the Institute for Public Health, the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Charitable Giving Program, and the Children’s Discovery Institute of Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Through this competitive opportunity, students work closely with outstanding faculty mentors on special research projects focused on public health and global health. There will be a series of seminars offered throughout June and July, as well as a culminating symposium, all of which will be open to the public (details below; RSVP requested).

2016 Participants

Suraj Arshanapally, Saint Louis University (mentor: Kathleen Bucholz)

Michael Conroy, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (mentor: Hilary Reno)

Nicole Cousins, University College Dublin (mentor: Todd Druley)

Tommy English, Saint Louis University (mentor: Melody S. Goodman)

Bolutife Fakoya, Swarthmore College (mentor: Christina Stallings)

Laura Hallas, University of Texas (mentor: Sarah Brown)

Amir Hassan, Washington University (mentor: Jennifer Philips)

Megan Hunt, Clemson University (mentor: Shanti Parikh)

Sarah Kinch, Washington University (mentor: Rebecca Lobb)

Brian Kinealy, Washington University (mentor: Robyn Klein)

Monique McLeary, The University of North Carolina (mentor: Ramesh Agarwal)

Marwa Mikati, Mount Holyoke (mentor: Audrey Odom)

Laura Muller, University College Dublin (mentor: Laura Bierut)

Anne Niyigena, William Penn University (mentor: Rumi Price)

Momoko Oyama, Washington University (mentor: Mark Manary)

Hai Anh Pham, Brown University (mentor: Allison King)

Ailis Powderly, University College Dublin (mentor: Laura Bierut)

Biva Rajbhandari, Washington University (mentor: Patricia Cavazos-Rehg)

Ageline Sahagun, University of Guam (mentor: Rachel Presti)

Lucy Sheahan, Tulane University (mentor: Yehuda Ben-Shahar)

Tiffany Vuong, Loyola University Chicago (mentor: Shanti Parikh)

Bailey Widener, Washington University (mentor: Lora Iannotti)

Ning Zhao, Duke University (mentor: Donna Jeffe)

2016 Seminars and Symposium

June 2, 4pm | Raising St. Louis: A Program to Partner with Families for Better Health and Education Outcomes

June 8, 4pm | New Strategies to Diagnose and Treat Malaria

June 14, 10am | Shrinking your Research Problem: How to Write an Abstract

June 16, 12pm | Spreading and Sustaining the Gains: Dissemination and Implementation Research and Practice

June 17, 2pm | Microbes at the Gate: A Global Approach to National Health Security

June 22, 4pm | Evidence-based Entrepreneurship for Public and Global Health Challenges

June 29, 4pm | Using Stools to Reach an Understanding of the Human Enteric Virome

June 30, 4pm | Understanding Deference in Multidisciplinary Research Teams

July 5, 4pm | One Health: What is it and Why Care?

July 6, 4pm | The Effect of Built Environment an Policies on Physical Activity and Obesity in Brazil

July 13, 4pm | Basic and Translational Research for the Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases

July 14, 10am | Applying to Medical School

July 20, 4pm | Global One Health Workforce

July 21, 12pm | Passion and Partnership

July 27, 4pm | New Media: New Opportunities or New Problems

Follow along on Tumblr and Facebook! The students will be documenting their time in the program on a group blog via Tumblr, and we will be sharing photos on our Facebook page.