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Douglas Passaro Global Horizons Scholarship

The Douglas Passaro Global Horizons Scholarship assists graduate students with travel expenses associated with an international field experience (applied practice experience, thesis research, etc.,).  Four awards of up to $3000.00 (per award) will be given during the academic year (includes summer).

This award honors the memory of Dr. Douglas James Passaro, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Attending Physician in Infectious Diseases at the UIC Hospital from 2001 to 2005. The award reflects his devotion to international health, from his work in Africa during his service in the Peace Corps to his continued work in Latin America while at UIC. The fund is intended to provide support to graduate students for health-related, hands-on Applied Practice Experiences to carry on Dr. Passaro's work promoting global health, a passion that was interrupted by his untimely death at age forty-three.

The most competitive applications come from students seeking an experience that substantially broadens their understanding and application of public health in the world. Preference is given to proposals for projects in Latin America and Africa.

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