Graduate Research Assistant Estela Shabani participated in the Pediatric Research, Education, and Scholarship Symposium (PRESS). She gave a 3-minute speed talk (3 slides) and presented a poster titled "High levels of erythropoietin are not associated with neuroprotection in Ugandan children with cerebral malaria". She was awarded the Silver Medal in the Graduate Student Category. Congratulations to Estela on this outstanding achievement!
Dana Johnson has recorded two information-packed eLecture resources for the non-profit Adoption Learning Partners. Dr. Johnson's eLectures, "The First Doctor's Visit" and "Why Internationally Adopted Children are At Risk for Malnutrition", are part of a 3-part series of "Bite-sized Tips", and include downloadable PDF resources as well as the lecture recordings.
An interview with Dana Johnson appears this month in an Open Society Foundations video. He and other child development experts discuss the importance of family in a child's survival. Check out the accompanying article here.
- Take time to respond to questions asked by faculty members.
- As a student often before responding to the question start with the phrase, " Good question."
- Before the D-day of thesis defense, plan for a mock presentation among your fellow colleagues in the laboratory.
- On the D-day, defend your work and interpretation - you are the expert.
University of Minnesota Medical School students are encouraged to apply for the Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowships program (ICRF). These fellowships provide an outstanding opportunity for financial and mentored support for medical students to complete a year of clinical research with University of Minnesota researchers and their collaborators at partner sites in Uganda or Kenya.
Screen grab of article as it appears on Journal of Pediatrics website
Global Pediatrics faculty, Cindy Howard, was an author on a paper published this month in Journal of Pediatrics. Read the abstract here; further details below.
Pediatric Global Health Education: Correlation of Website Information and Curriculum
Jeffrey P. Yaeger, James H. Conway, Sabrina M. Butteris, Cindy R. Howard, Megan A. Moreno
Published online: 22 August 2013
Journal of Pediatrics