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GHS Alum, Tessa Reed, Awarded 2022 Fulbright to Spain

Join the GHSP in congratulating recent GHS grad, Tessa Reed, on being awarded a 2022-23 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Spain.

Join GHS/GSS faculty, Dr. Carly Nichols, for a Panel on Environmental Justice

The Office of Sustainability and the Environment is excited to announce that the 2022 One Sustainable Iowa Conference organizers are proud to partner with the Underrepresented Students in Sustainability mentorship program to host an Environmental Justice panel on Saturday, April 9 from 2:40 to 3:25 pm in W151 Pappajohn Business Building. The Panel will include campus faculty and experts who will speak on environmental justice, their research, and experiences.

GHS T.A., Austin Tang, and GHS faculty, Dr. Margaret Carrel, Publish Research on the Inequity in Pediatric Lead Poisoning in Chicago

Austin Tang, M.A. (Ph.D. student in Geographical & Sustainability Sciences and T.A. for GHS:2000 Intro to Global Health Studies), and Professor Margaret Carrel (GSS/GHS) have a new paper published in Applied Geography.

GHS Alum, Delaney Sillman, Publishes on Sex, Gender, Green Space & Health

Congratulations to GHS alum, Delaney Sillman, who completed a GHS SVYM internship in Mysuru, India in summer 2016 (photo below), and who now as a graduate student in the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at The University of Utah has published an article with her colleagues on the important topic, "Do sex and gender modify the association between green space and physical health?"

GHS-affiliated Faculty, Dr. Kristine Muñoz, Receives NEH grant to Explore Spanish Health Narratives

University of Iowa professor Kristine Muñoz received a $150,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop a website that provides health narrative courses in English and Spanish. More details in the February 7, 2022 Daily Iowan.

GHS Student, Aseel Nasr, is IC Compassion's Newest RISE AmeriCorps Member

IC Compassion recently welcomed GHS student, Aseel Nasr, as their newest RISE AmeriCorps Member. Aseel is completing a GHS B.S. In her free time, she enjoys getting involved in the community and giving back. Aseel hopes to meet new people with similar goals at IC Compassion and to contribute to the community.

GHS student, Harper Dunne, Completes Summer Honors Project on Transgender Rights

In the fall 2021 UI Honor Program Newsletter (pp. 26-27), GHS student Harper Dunne reflects on her Summer 2021 Honors Project.  "Combining the social justice education she gained through her global health studies courses and her passion for advocating for transgender rights," she chose poetry as a means of addressing the recent wave of anti-transgender legislation.

GHS Student, Kayla Carter, Chosen for the 2022 Dare to Discover Research Banner Campaign

Kayla Carter is an undergraduate U Iowa student majoring in Global Health Studies and African American Studies.  Kayla has been a campus leader in a variety of ways, including as a past director for Food Pantry West. Her current research analyzes farmland biodiversity is a deepening of her interdisciplinary interests in food sovereignty, DEI issues in agriculture, and sustainability.

Global Health Studies Senior, Sarah Luke, Wins 2021 Stanley Award for Research on Palliative Care in India

Palliative care provision is a growing issue in India. A majority of the Indian population with chronic, terminal, or life-limiting diseases live in a persistent state of pain and suffering.  Palliative care is a specialized form of medicine focusing on symptom alleviation for those with serious illnesses.