All We Can Do Is Grow Old

There is nothing glorious about studying ageing. Unless you have found the key to stopping it, no one wants to talk to you! There are creams, diets, exercise regimes, surgeries, meditations, and more that all promise to hide, delay, or even reverse ageing- but let me save you the trouble and say you might as…

A Sample Grant Proposal

As I endeavor to write my first grant proposal, I wanted to get some outside opinions on my draft:   Grant Proposal for the Conception 2017 Cohort Number of participants required: ~135 million babies conceived in 2017 Number of researchers required: all public health/medical/biostatistic professionals Number of years required: 9 months pregnancy + lifetimes of…

Knowledge is power

Attending School of Public Health trained me to look through social problems in big pictures. The change of a single policy and the spread of one piece of information could benefits huge amount of population. And my summer internship at Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health’s (MOASH) gave me deeper feeling about this. The Michigan…

I’m a Second Year?!

Feels like I only attended orientation yesterday, even though it was a year ago…and walking through the halls of SPH, it’s hard to remember that now I’m the second year! Not quite sure where time went, but here we are, end of September and things are picking up quickly. First year, much of our time was…

iKure Internship – Update 4

It’s been a busy July, and we were finally able to get the community health worker (CHW) training underway! Of course, since we are in the middle of monsoon season, the rains tend to get in everyone’s way. We were supposed to train 10 CHW, but 2 couldn’t make it on account of the rain.…

iKure Internship – Update 3

They always say that the time you spend at your internship will go by quickly….and those proverbial people were right! Time is flying so fast here… Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper experience if everything we planned for actually went our way. We had backup plans and backups to the backups, but sometimes (no,…

iKure Internship – Update 2

And we’re off! Hard to believe the second week is coming to a close already…this week we focused more on the technology side of the project – getting the surveys and forms uploaded and ready for the Community Health Workers to use on the tablets! This week I learned more about the technology aspect of…