Our students are truly making an impact around the globe. Students are engaged in work to address the health of populations in Haiti, Mexico and Uganda, among others, as well as working with immigrant and refugee populations in Chicago.
2016 Global Impact Stories
Nicole is a second-year Health Policy and Administration MPH student with a Global Health Concentration. A recipient of the Douglas Passaro Global Horizons Scholarship, Nicole traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti during the summer of 2016 to complete her university field practicum. Nicole’s main task, along with the help of a colleague from the University of Illinois and Chicago’s Liautaud Graduate School of Business, was to find a sustainable business scale-up model for a neighborhood-based disaster risk reduction (DRR) program that had begun its work in Haiti in 2012 – a collaboration of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health, College of Business Administration, College of Medicine, and Center for Global Health. More...
Mary is a second-year Epidemiology and Biostatistics MPH student with a concentration in Global Health. Mary received the Passaro Global Horizon Scholarship, assistance from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as well as the UIC Urban Health program to fund her practicum in Ghana during the summer of 2016. Mary worked with an organization called Unite For Sight which provided free vision care and eye restoring surgeries for residents in rural Ghana. To learn more about Mary's responsibilities and experience in Ghana, read more...
Richard is a second-year Community Health Sciences MPH student with a focus in Maternal and Child Health and concentration in Global Health. During the summer of 2016, Richard spent time as the Recruitment and Retention liaison and Programs Director at Anza Mapema, a study under the Nyanza Reproductive Health Society, in Kisumu, Kenya. Anza Mapema, which loosely translates to Early Start, is a program that aimed to recruit 700 MSM for participation in an HIV prevention/treatment program. Richard was able to participate in this program because of generous funding from the UIC MCH Center of Excellence, and through participation in the school’s Kenya Program, which provided room and boarding with a host family. More...