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Assistant Director of Communications
As assistant director of communications for the IU Center for Global Health and AMPATH, Debbie shares stories about the university's partnerships to improve health care in Kenya and around the world. Contact her at 317-278-0827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your patient is a 15-year-old Burmese female adolescent who came in alone for her well-child check. She speaks Hakha Chin and an interpreter is needed. During the conversation, she mentions having a boyfriend, but doesn’t want to answer any questions about her relationship because she knows the interpreter from her community. How do you proceed to provide optimal care?
Fourteen IU School of Medicine residents completed the requirements for the interdisciplinary Global Health Pathway (formerly residency track) and received certificates from the IU Center for Global Health Equity this spring.
A team from Indiana University School of Medicine and Moi University School of Medicine in Kenya led one of eight sites in seven countries contributing to the A-Plus study that showed that a single oral dose of the antibiotic azithromycin can reduce the risk of postpartum sepsis and death among women who deliver vaginally by one-third.
Marissa Vander Missen is a second-year medical student at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine. She is one of three Slemenda Scholars who spent the summer in Eldoret, Kenya, with the AMPATH partnership.
Sarah Boudova, MD, PhD, completed a rotation in Eldoret, Kenya with AMPATH in the Spring of 2022 during her 4th year of residency at IU School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN). She holds an MD and PhD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and an MS in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.
The newest cohort of Indiana University School of Medicine residents selected for the Interdepartmental Global Health Residency Track brings an array of life experiences and interests, while also sharing a commitment to improving health equity in the US and around the world.
Neal Patel is a second year medical student at IU School of Medicine. He was one of three students selected by the IU Center for Global Health as a 2021 Slemenda Scholar for the AMPATH Kenya partnership. Patel shares how this summer’s experience was uniquely impacted by COVID-19.