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Disease Awareness, Prevention, and the Implementation of Health Care Programs: Lessons for East Africa

  • Date: 21 Jan
  • Location: Haldeman 124 - Dartmouth Campus
  • Time: 2:15 p.m.

MD/MBA student, Leo M. Gribelyuk '13 Tuck/'13 Giesel, and Julia Roper '15 will be sharing their insights on Disease Awareness, Prevention, and the Implementation of Health Care Programs: Lessons from East Africa, at the 4th Annual Student Forum on Global Learning, Monday, January 21st, from 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Haldeman 124.

This session will focus on two different disease stories in Eastern Africa: kidney disease in Tanzania and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. The presenters will share their experiences working on projects to promote awareness and prevention throughout the populations they worked amongst. They will discuss the obstacles they faced and witnessed regarding the implementation of public health programs and they will comment on the lessons they learned and how these can be applied on a larger scale.

Leo Gribelyuk '13Tuck/'13 Geisel was born in Moscow, Russia and has lived in Uzbekistan, England, Germany and several cities throughout the United States. Leo attended New York University for his undergraduate studies and double-majored in Math and Neural Science, and is now an MD/MBA student at the Geisel School of Medicine and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Leo has led international health service projects in Honduras and South America, and plans to make international work a major part of his clinical career. He is applying for a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has a specific interest in Hand Surgery.

Julia Roper '15 is a Psychology Major and International Studies Minor. She has volunteered in Guatemala, Haiti, and Uganda. She especially loves working with children and has a passion for serving overseas. She wants to continue working on international public health projects during her time at Dartmouth and after she graduates. She plans on attending graduate school for social work or public health.

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