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Scholarships

Opportunities for Students in Global Health


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 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: March 24, 2014 (end of day).

Application and Requirements for 2014 Scholarship

Scholarship per project $2,000

2013 Scholarship Recipients:
  • Levi Bonnell and Denise Hartsock (Colorado School of Public Health - MPH)– Reducing Health Risk from Mercury and Arsenic through Health Promotion Education and Training for Artisanal Gold Miners and Community Health Workers, Geita District, Tanzania
  • Kathryn Dovel (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - PhD)– Gender and the implementation of high-risk PITC: Is PITC really gender neutral?, Southern Malawi
  • Robert Flick (School of Medicine - MD) – Tingathe TB - a prospective evaluation of the impact of a community health worker-based program to improve active case finding, contact tracing, and treatment supervision in HIV-affected populations, Malawi
  • Heather Hageman (College of Nursing - MSN)– Improving Breastfeeding Initiation and Exclusivity in the Hospital Arco Iris through Nursing Staff Training, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Abigail Nimz (School of Medicine - MD) – Extended Daily Neviraphine Prophylaxis in HIV exposed Breastfeeding Infants, Western Kenya 
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: March 24, 2014 (end of day).

Application and Requirements for 2014 Scholarship

Assessment Tool

Scholarship per person $900

2013 Scholarship Recipients:
  • Jessica Boat and Igor Shumskiy (School of Medicine - MD)– Responding to community needs:  development, implementation and evaluation of an enhanced WHO IMCI strategy for educating community healthcare workers, Iquitos, Peru
  • Levi Bonnell and Denise Hartsock (Colorado School of Public Health - MPH)– Reducing Health Risk from Mercury and Arsenic through Health Promotion Education and Training for Artisanal Gold Miners and Community Health Workers, Geita District, Tanzania
  • Kathryn Dovel (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - PhD)– Gender and the implementation of high-risk PITC: Is PITC really gender neutral?, Southern Malawi
  • Robert Flick (School of Medicine - MD) – Tingathe TB - a prospective evaluation of the impact of a community health worker-based program to improve active case finding, contact tracing, and treatment supervision in HIV-affected populations, Malawi
  • Heather Hageman (College of Nursing - MSN)– Improving Breastfeeding Initiation and Exclusivity in the Hospital Arco Iris through Nursing Staff Training, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Brittney Macdonald (School of Medicine - MD) – Early language assessment for young children from poor communities, Southwest Guatemala
  • Karen Hampanda (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - PhD) – Investigating the relationship between intimate partner violence and utilization of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) or other pediatric HIV services – Lusaka, Zambia
  • Abigail Nimz (School of Medicine - MD) – Extended Daily Neviraphine Prophylaxis in HIV exposed Breastfeeding Infants, Western Kenya 
Calvin L Wilson Scholarship for Future Leaders in Global Health

Dr 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 Calvin L Wilson, MD, has inspired this scholarship so that students from the 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: March 24, 2014 (end of day).

Application and Requirements for 2014 Scholarship

Scholarship per project $1,000

 

 

Questions?  

Contact Michelle Shiver, Administrator, Center for Global Health

michelle.shiver@ucdenver.edu

 
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