Category Archives: Alumni

MIRT 2017 Fall Newsletter

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Our MIRT 2017 Fall Newsletter is here!

Inside this issue, we share our MIRT Fellows’ post-trip reflections from their summer research fellowships in Ethiopia, Peru, and Chile. We also profile alumni Dr. Lea Trujillo, who participated in the 1997 MIRT Program in Thailand. Lastly, we highlight two new research articles from our MIRT fellows and faculty mentors.

We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter!

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!

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!

MIRT 2016 Summer Newsletter

Our MIRT 2016 Summer Newsletter is here!

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

We also profile two recent MIRT alumni, Gabriella Puente and Parirash Abdolhosseini. Gabriella participated in the 2011 MIRT Program in Lima, Peru, and Pari participated in a MIRT New Zealand Fellowship in 2014.

Lastly, we highlight two new research articles from our MIRT alumni.

A small selection of photos from the spring newsletter are highlighted below. We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter!

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MIRT 2016 Spring Newsletter

Our MIRT 2016 Spring Newsletter is here!

Inside this issue, we introduce our MIRT 2016 Fellows with new student profiles and include highlights from the Pre-Travel Orientation in Boston.

We also present new student research and profile Chinyere Ogbonna, who participated in a MIRT Fellowship in 2004 in Bangkok, Thailand. Lastly, the MIRT 2015 Fellows are highlighted for their recent research presentations at the New England Science Symposium.

A small selection of photos from the spring newsletter are highlighted below.

We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter!

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MIRT 2016 Winter Newsletter

Our MIRT 2016 winter newsletter is here!

Inside this issue, we profile three alumni who have received support from the Double Eagle Scholarship to  participate in the MIRT Program. We also highlight MIRT alumni Isabel Morgan. Since her 2014 MIRT Fellowship, Isabel co-founded Crafting Change Agents, a program that aims to promote cultural understanding between black Americans and South Africans, encourage civic engagement, and empower scholars to pursue leadership positions in their respective communities. Our newsletter highlights two new research studies from our MIRT Fellows and spotlights alumni Dr. Roberto Orellana, who participated in a MIRT Fellowship in Peru in 2003.

A small selection of photos from the winter newsletter are highlighted below.

We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter!

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MIRT Alumni Spotlight: Hazar Khidir

Hazar Khidir, was a MIRT Fellow in 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Hazar worked on a project titled “Sleep quality and sleep patterns in relation to consumption of energy drinks, caffeinated beverages, and other stimulants among Thai college students” (Sleep Breath. 2013). This project highlighted the need to educate students on the importance of sleep and the influences of dietary and lifestyle choices on their sleep quality and overall health. Hazar is currently attending Harvard Medical School.

In the video below, Hazar speaks about her experiences in Ethiopia and the great benefits of participating in the Harvard MIRT program.

MIRT Alumni Spotlight: Alvin Tran

Alvin Tran was a MIRT Fellow in 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Alvin worked on a project titled “Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome among Working Adults in Ethiopia” (Int J Hypertens. 2011). This project helped highlight the growing problem of non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

In the video below, Alvin speaks about his experiences in Ethiopia and the great benefits of participating in the Harvard MIRT program.

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MIRT 2015 Fall Newsletter

Our MIRT 2015 fall newsletter is here! Inside this issue we highlight two new research studies from our 2014 MIRT Fellows and spotlight alumni Dr. Eyob Mazengia. Dr. Mazengia participated in a MIRT Fellowship in Zimbabwe in 1995. Our 2015 MIRT Fellows also share their post-trip reflections and more beautiful photos from their summer experiences in Peru, Chile, Ethiopia, and New Zealand.

A small selection of photos from the fall newsletter are highlighted below.

We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter!

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MIRT 2015 Summer Newsletter

Happy summer from the MIRT Program office! Our summer issue of the of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MIRT/MHIRT Program newsletter is here. Inside this issue we highlight research studies and spotlight alumni. Our 2015 fellows also share reflections on their summer experiences in Chile, Peru, Ethiopia, and New Zealand.

A small selection of photos from the newsletter are highlighted below. We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter!

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