Summer Program Final Reflection

Written by Sithembile Chithenga, MBBS, Master of Public Health Candidate, Washington University in St. Louis and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track I started the summer program with an intent to be part of something meaningful and to apply the public health methods that I learned throughout […]

Research to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and related neglected tropical diseases

By Chinmayi Venkatram, BA candidate, University of Pittsburgh and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track Dr. Gary Weil, Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, spoke to the students in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program, about the research he has […]

Complexities behind lymphatic filariasis

Written by Celia Zhou, undergraduate student at Wake Forest University and participant in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program A smile slowly started to brim across her face as I stepped onto the red concrete floor of her house. The house itself sat upon a hill, which overlooked a picturesque, idyllic landscape. It […]

Trash tales: how a family trip inspired me to tackle a global crisis

Written by Nidhi Bhaskar, founder of ProjectNBYouth I walked out of the towering clinic in the small rural town of Hassan, India and almost collided into a small crowd of children sprinting in the opposite direction. Deeply engaged in their game of tag, they scarcely noticed me as I leapt back to avoid being trampled. […]