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A Team Effort in Tanzania

Fall 2014 | Dartmouth Medicine

Read about the experience of Tanzanian Issac Maro, MD, MPH ('09) in the DarDar medical student exchange program at the Geisel Medical School. Maro worked with Ford von Reyn, MD, director of the DarDar Health Study and associate director Richard Waddell, MD. He also collaborated with Lisa Adams, MD, associate dean for global health and director of the Dickey Center's Global Health Initiative, to create a pediatric HIV clinic that serves children in Dar es Salaam.

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A New Global Health Partnership in Vietnam

The Dickey Center’s Global Health Initiative has been actively developing a rich portfolio of partnerships with the twin aims of expanding student engagement and research collaboration. This summer GHI Program Manager, Jessica Friedman, journeyed to Hanoi, Vietnam to meet partners at Population Health and Development (PHAD) to conduct a site assessment and experience first-hand the impact of the research studies three students had been working on that summer.

PHAD has been a research collaborator with Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Joseph Rosen, MD and UCLA’s Peter Katona, MD working on a mobile disease surveillance system. The system has been designed to report live epidemiological data of specific infectious diseases, as collected by commune health centers, through a text messaging system. Based on Dartmouth’s ongoing collaborative work with PHAD, program managers at both institutions quickly identified two studies for students work on over the summer of 2014: the mMOM project on child maternal health and a mental health project.

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​ A capstone project includes a field experience and a final project. Both the field experience and final project must represent work completed independently of a class.

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GIS is not a class and you do not receive academic credit for participating. However, it is designed to complement the academic experience of a first-year student. Most Scholars find that GIS helps shape their academic trajectory at Dartmouth either confirming they are on the right major/minor path, or opening up new pathways for exploration.

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Each term the program examines a specific theme through expert presentations, simulations, small group lunch and dinner discussions, special lectures and tours, and more. Scholars also learn about various academic and career paths. The 2019-2020 Great Issues Scholars will be selected from the Global Village Living Learning Community as well as independent applications from first year students.

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