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Robinson Durst Scholarship

The Center for Global Health coordinates the scholarship that was founded by Professor Emeritus William Robinson, MD, PhD and Denver sculptor/ceramicist Peter Durst.  Since 1997, the scholarship has provided more than 50 health sciences graduate students from the University of Colorado Denver and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with an opportunity to enjoy a culturally diverse clinical or research experience. Philosophically, the scholarship committee and its founders strongly believe in the long-lasting, positive value of global health endeavors in broadening personal and academic perspectives.

Application Deadline: Closed for 2019

Application and Requirements for 2019, click here.

Scholarship per project: $2,000

2019 Scholarship Recipients:

  • Ephrat Fisseha (School of Medicine – MD) – studying impact of male partner HIV status on prevention of mother-to-child transmission outcomes and male support in HIV positive pregnant women in Kisumu, Kenya
  • Robert Bellamy (Colorado School of Public Health – MPH) – examining how stigma and other psychosocial factors experienced by caregivers of children living with HIV may affect their ability to achieve HIV viral suppression in these children in Kisumu, Kenya
  • William Mundo (School of Medicine – MD) – studying whether altitude induced reduced fetal growth increases the risk of developing pulmonary vascular dysfunction during infancy in Bolivia

 

Rotary Scholarship

Students for Global Health initiated the Scholarship in 2005 with financial backing from several Denver metropolitan area Rotary clubs. All graduate students in the health professions are eligible for the award, provided their proposed projects fits with the cores values of rotary, including fellowship, service, and ethical conduct. The Center administers the scholarship in close collaboration with Rotary leadership.

Application Deadline: Closed for 2019

Application and Requirements for 2019, click here.

Scholarship per person: $1,000 

2019 Scholarship Recipients:

  • Margaret Stalker (School of Medicine – MD) – studying the impact of workshops on improving maternal and infant mortality rates in La Paz, Bolivia and analyzing the association between preeclampsia and infant cardiopulmonary diseases
  • Daewoong Kim (School of Medicine – MD) – introducing WHO basic emergency care courses to El Trifinio in Guatemala
  • Jason Richards (Colorado School of Public Health – MPH) - examining the incidence of Kaposi sarcoma in HIV positive individuals taking antiretroviral therapy by region in Uganda
  • Melanie Logan (School of Medicine – CHA/PA) – implementing the WHO and CDC’s Global School-Based Student Health survey to track health and risk related attitudes, behaviors, and social influences of students
  • Melissa Kenney (School of Medicine – CHA/PA) – implementing the WHO and CDC’s Global School-Based Student Health survey to track health and risk related attitudes, behaviors, and social influences of students
  • Ryan Tsipis (Colorado School of Public Health – MPH) – assessing WaSH in the Kamwenge District of Uganda through qualitative research
  • Natalie Lays (School of Medicine – MD) – focusing on the association between pediatric patients and maternal health based on emergency department visits at Khayelitsha Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Mohamed Medhi Bandali (School of Medicine – MD) – focusing on the association between pediatric patients and maternal health based on emergency department visits at Khayelitsha Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa​

 

Calvin L. Wilson Scholarship for Future Leaders in Global Health

Dr. Calvin L. Wilson, a physician whose career spans countries and cultures, served as director of the Center for Global Health from 2004 through 2010. The model and leadership of Dr. Wilson inspired this scholarship so that University of Colorado and international students have an opportunity to engage in a culturally diverse clinical and/or research experience during their graduate training. Philosophically, this scholarship is grounded in a deep commitment to the long-lasting, positive value of international health care as it relates to broadening personal and academic perspectives. We are honored to be able to offer you the opportunity of this program scholarship. 

Application Deadline: Closed for 2019

Application and Requirements for 2019, click here.

Scholarship per project: $1,000+

2019 Scholarship Recipients:

  • Leah Haverhals (School of Health & Behavioral Sciences – PhD) researching how VA and non-VA home-based long term care environments prepared for and secured the safety and wellbeing of elderly and disabled persons following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
  • Kylie Van Hoesen (School of Medicine – MD) – focusing on the association between pediatric patients and maternal health based on emergency department visits at Khayelitsha Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa​

Global Chest Initiatives (GCI) Scholarship

GCI (www.globalchestinitiatives.org) is a registered charitable 501 c-3 charitable organization. Two scholarships at $1,500 each will be given each year to different students. The work will be a combination of both field work (doing a survey, epidemiology research) and hospital based (clinical, lab work).

Application Deadline: Closed for 2019

Application and Requirements for 2019 Scholarship, click here.

Scholarship per person: $1,500

 2019 Scholarship Recipients:

  • Nguyen Lu (School of Medicine – MD) – testing if wireless phones and a web platform can help empower the care system by minimizing lost-to-follow ups and increasing adherence to medication and anticoagulation management for RHD post-cardiac patients in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Taylor Davis (School of Medicine – MD) – creating a national RHD registry to track patients, determine disease prevalence, and provide support for establishing national policies with the goal of eradicating RHD in Rwanda​


​Questions?

Contact Susan Malone, Administrator, Center for Global Health

susan.malone@ucdenver.edu ​

Center for Global Health

13199 East Montview Boulevard, Suite 310
Mail Stop A090
Aurora, CO 80045


303.724.7430
globalhealth.ucdenver.edu

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