Onward!

Hello everyone! My name is Sarah Bassiouni and I’m excited to be one of the UMSPH Student Life bloggers.  The plan is for me to share my experiences as a current student and budding epidemiologist with you in the coming months.

To start off, a bit of background: I’m a second-year Master of Public Health student in Hospital & Molecular Epidemiology here at UMSPH. My interests are primarily at the intersection of infectious diseases, molecular epidemiology, and human genetics. Outside of my classes, I serve on the Executive Boards for the Epidemiology Student Organization at SPH and the Sujal M. Parikh Symposium for Health and Social Justice at the UM Medical School.

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The 2015 Sujal Symposium at UM (BSRB). That’s me, where the yellow arrow is pointing.

 

Since it’s that time where many of you first-years are searching for or finalizing internships, you may be interested in reading about my 2015 summer research internship in Malawi where I studied malaria, met some amazing people, and learned a great deal about molecular epidemiology in particular and public health (and clinical medicine) in general.

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And with that introduction, I’ll leave you with this classically humorous description of epidemiology. Until my next post, Go Blue!

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