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#ItsGoodToGive: Kate Fletcher

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PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE profiles Pitt Public Health alumna Kate Fletcher (HSA ‘80) as part of the #ItsGoodToGive series. After serving as a nun, primary school teacher, nursing home manager, and then adjunct professor, Fletcher decided at age 64 to follow destiny’s call to Kenya. In response to the plight of millions of orphans in sub-Sahara Africa, she has dedicated the last 14 years to establishing Hekima Place, a children’s home in Kenya f... 

Andrews studies diabetes in Rwanda during global health field internship

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Epidemiology master's student Haylee Andrews traveled to Kigali, Rwanda, over the summer to intern with Life for a Child (LFAC) under Professor Trevor Orchard.   

BCHS's Neumann studies aging and community support in Brazil

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BCHS doctoral student Lycia Tramujas Vasconcellos Neumann spent the summer running a study in her home country of Brazil thanks to a grant she received from the 2015–16 CLAS Graduate Student Field Research Grants for her project “The Role of Community Support for Healthy Aging: A Study with Low-Income, Community-Dwelling Seniors in Brazil.”   

Pitt’s Cura Zika Projects Focus On Disease Development, Detection And Vaccines

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WESA-FM - The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has announced the recipients of the first round of funding for its Cura Zika initiative. Six research projects that interrogate three different approaches were chosen to receive the $400,000 in funding. Two researchers are looking at ways to diagnose the virus, two are trying to understand how the virus causes disease, and two are pursuing vaccine technologies.  

Long, PCMI Student, Works to Eradicate Malaria

Adrienne Long , a Peace Corps Master’s International student at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been teaching people in her Peace Corps village in Mozambique to prevent malaria infections. She has been a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique since May 2011.  

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