2016 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Award Recipients of the Kuvin Foundation Traveling Fellowship in Health and Science:
Aime Tateng - PhD student at the Department of Entomology in the University of Dschang, Cameroon, studied the behavior of sand flies and their role in the transmission dynamics of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) caused by Leishmania major in the Mokolo focus in northern Cameroon. Aime took advantage of the scholarship awarded by the Kuvin Foundation to work 6 weeks in the laboratory of Professor Alon Warburg at the Kuvin Center for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During this visit, he broadened his knowledge on leishmaniasis and learned several entomological and molecular techniques for analyzing data from the Mokolo CL focus.
Award Recipients University of Miami MISH (Miami Israel Science & Health) Fellowship and the
Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
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Nadia Abouhana - MPH student from University of Miami. Nadia completed her capstone field experience at the Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Institute for Women at Hadassah Hospital focusing on raising awareness about heart disease in women in Israel. She conducted comprehensive literature searches on: Haredi Ultra Orthodox women's health to assist in preparation of scientific publications, worldwide public health campaign designs to assist in Israel national heart campaign preparation, and hospital employee health interventions to determine effective strategy for current pedometer-based physical activity intervention. She encouraged future public health leadership by attending and judging student ambassador presentations in Haredi girls' high school. Nadia received her BS degree in Biological Sciences, minoring in psychology at Florida Atlantic University.
Osamoje Imoohi - MPH student from University of Miami. 'OJ' is scheduled to receive his MPH from the University of Miami in 2017. He spent the focal point of his time in Israel at the Ministry of Health and the District Health Office, located in the heart of Jerusalem. His fellowship experience spanned investigating an array of topics including: healthcare coverage in Israel, infectious diseases, community health, and food sustainability. His interests lie in global health, health and wellness, and obesity prevention. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Riverside.
Marzhan Rakhimzhanova - MSPH student from University of Miami. Marzhan is a Bolashak scholar from Kazakhstan and a second year MSPH student and her research interests include childhood obesity and diabetes. Marzhan graduated from Semey State Medical University in Kazakhstan and upon graduation she hopes to implement policies that will benefit the public health system of Kazakhstan. She was at the Ministry of Health, District of Health Office in Jerusalem. During that time she participated in many different kinds of activities with the help of doctors and staff, as well as the District of Health Office.