Friday, April 11, 2014

VCU Honduras Outreach Projects Presented at Global Health Showcase, International Congress on Infectious Diseases

Audrey Bowes (VCU second year medical student)
presenting on an outreach project on indoor air pollution
in Yoro 
The second VCU Global Health Showcase was held on April 1, 2014, and involved a series of oral presentations as well as a poster session. Multiple students and fellows who have been involved with global health work at our Global Health and Health Disparities Program (GH2DP) site in Yoro, Honduras, presented on their findings.

Audrey Bowes, a VCU second year medical student, presented on an education project focused on indoor air pollution in Yoro.

VCU Engineers Without Borders students
presenting on their work on novel water catchment
technology (left to right: Matt Beckwith,
Katelyn Boone, Viktoria Pretzman,
Kristina Kelly, Lucas Potter)
VCU undergraduate engineering students from the group Engineers Without Borders (EWB) presented on their work creating novel water catchment technology. Members from the EWB group will be traveling to our Yoro, Honduras site in June to trial this technology.

Additionally, Summer Donovan, a pediatric Infectious Diseases fellow at VCU, presented on her 2013 project looking at Chagas disease knowledge and attitudes in Yoro.

With Dr. Gonzalo Bearman at Gaby Halder's
poster on clean water storage, International
Congress on Infectious Diseases, Cape Town,
South Africa 
Gaby Halder (a 4th year medical student who will be graduating in May) also had her research on clean water storage presented at the International Congress on Infectious Diseases meeting that just concluded in Cape Town, South Africa.

Congrats to all of these outstanding student/ fellow researchers!