MIRT 2017 Summer Newsletter

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Our MIRT 2017 Summer Newsletter is here!

Inside this issue, we share our MIRT Fellows’ mid-trip reflections from their summer research fellowships in Ethiopia, Peru, and Chile. We also profile alumni Dr. Elva Arredondo, who participated in the 1995 MIRT Program in Ecuador. Lastly, we highlight two new research articles from our MIRT fellows and faculty mentors.

We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter!

Migraine and the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder among a cohort of pregnant women

A new research article written by our MIRT Fellows Rigoberto Perez Hernandez and Christina Aponte (Chile 2016) was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Headache and Pain. Their study investigates the association between migraine and post-traumatic stress disorder among women attending prenatal clinics in Lima, Peru.

Below is a brief abstract of the study “Migraine and the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder among a cohort of pregnant women.”

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MIRT 2017 Spring Newsletter

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Our MIRT 2017 Spring Newsletter is here!

Inside this issue, we introduce our MIRT 2017 Fellows with new student profiles and include highlights from the Pre-Travel Orientation in Boston. We also present two new MIRT research articles and profile Dr. Hazar Khidir, who recently graduated from Harvard Medical School. Lastly, the MIRT 2016 Fellows are highlighted for their recent research presentations at the New England Science Symposium.

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New England Science Symposium 2017

MIRT Fellows at the New England Science Symposium

Our Harvard MIRT 2016 Fellows presented their summer research at the New England Science Symposium at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA on March 25th. The annual symposium is an opportunity for college students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to share their biomedical and health-related research activities. Click below for more photos from the 2017 New England Science Symposium.

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MIRT 2017 Winter Newsletter

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Our MIRT 2017 Winter Newsletter is here!

Inside this issue, we share details of MIRT Mentor Dr. Marta Rondon’s seminar in Boston and an interview with Dr. Cheryl Anderson (MIRT Senegal 1995). We also profile two recent alumni, Dr. Sonya Patel-Nguyen (MIRT Ethiopia 2008) and Thomas McHale (MIRT Republic of Georgia 2006). Lastly, we highlight two new research articles from our alumni and share a sample of the photos our MIRT 2016 Fellows took during their fellowships.

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MIRT Fellows 2016: Photo Highlights

In addition to their research and travel experiences, our MIRT students are also exceptional photographers! Below is a small sample of the outstanding photos taken during their MIRT 2016 fellowships in Peru, Chile, Ethiopia, and New Zealand this past summer.

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Poor Sleep Quality, Antepartum Depression and Suicidal Ideation among Pregnant Women

A new research article written by our MIRT Fellows Gifty Addae and Beemnet Neway (New Zealand 2015) was accepted for publication in the Journal of Affective Disorders. This study investigates the association between sleep quality, depression, and suicidal ideation among pregnant women attending prenatal clinics in Lima, Peru.

Below is a brief abstract of the study “Poor Sleep Quality, Antepartum Depression and Suicidal Ideation among Pregnant Women.”

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Congratulations Dr. Williams and Dr. Anderson!

Michelle Williams and Cheryl Anderson

We are very excited to report that our own Dr. Michelle Williams and Dr. Cheryl Anderson (MIRT 1994 alumna) have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Election to the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Congratulations to Dr. Williams and Dr. Anderson!

Association of Suicidal Ideation with Poor Sleep Quality among Ethiopian Adults

A research article written by our MIRT Fellows Idris Ayantoye and Joseph Okeiga (Ethiopia 2015) was accepted for publication in the Sleep and Breathing Journal. This study investigated the association between poor sleep quality and suicidal ideation among a population of Ethiopian adults.

Below is a brief abstract of the study “Association of Suicidal Ideation with Poor Sleep Quality among Ethiopian Adults.”

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MIRT 2016 Fall Newsletter

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Our MIRT 2016 Fall Newsletter is here!

Inside this issue, we share our MIRT Fellows’ post-trip reflections from their summer research experiences in Chile, Ethiopia, New Zealand, and Peru.

We also profile two recent MIRT alumni, Anjalene Whittier (MIRT Chile 2013) and Andrew Hillman (MIRT Thailand 2009). Lastly, we highlight two new research articles from our MIRT alumni and share a sample of the outstanding photos our MIRT Fellows took during their fellowships.

We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter!