Category Archives: Students

A student travels abroad and comes away with a career path, forever inspired

It’s official. I definitely have found the field that I want to work in for the rest of my life. Since I have been in India, my passion for international nutrition has grown even greater. It is so relieving and … Read More

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An unexpected lesson on the effect of war on public health

Coming to India, I anticipated meeting new people and having unique experiences; in fact, that’s what attracted me to the opportunity. However, I never imagined I would end up playing tour guide and GRAVIS spokesperson for a group of students … Read More

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Can hunger education change the future?

Education leads to empowerment and is one of the most effective ways to influence change. Education and empowerment have the extraordinary ability to enable people to take control of their lives and decide the future for themselves and for their … Read More

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Tackling child malnutrition in Jodhpur – one promising model

After visiting hospitals in other developing countries, I expected the hospital in Jodhpur to be similar; similar in the sense that it would be dirty, overcrowded and unorganized. To my surprise, the hospital in Jodhpur was exactly the opposite. I … Read More

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The title of this post is “Insert good title here” – no, really

So this is it, my last day interning at the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases.  My official goodbye to the undergraduate experience.  An experience that has taken me in all kinds of different directions which in one way … Read More

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Holding my own with one of India’s top health care experts

Or, never underestimate the power of a Carolina education and alumni connections A couple of months ago, Carolina public health alumna Kavita Narayan (Masters of Health Administration, 2002), stopped by her alma mater  to give a presentation on health care … Read More

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In Rajasthan, the more the merrier

A bit of research and web browsing before leaving for the summer gave me an idea of the work I would be doing.  I read up on the organization and the area in general and, all things considered, felt like … Read More

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Universal health care in India?

[Robert Wallace is a master’s student at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. He is interning over the summer in Rajasthan, India at the NGO GRAVIS with fellow master’s student, Shelley Marcus.  This is his second blog post.] In … Read More

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What’s an anganwandi?

[This is the second post sent in by Shelley Marcus, a master’s student at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. She is interning over the summer in Rajasthan, India at the NGO GRAVIS with fellow master’s student, Robert Wallace … Read More

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Our health goals in Rajasthan

[Robert Wallace is a master’s student at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. He is interning over the summer in Rajasthan, India at the NGO GRAVIS with fellow master’s student, Shelley Marcus] Hello, from Rajasthan! Things here at GRAVIS … Read More

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