Tag Archives: Notes from the Field

Where Does Your Loyalty Lie?

By VKimotho
October 9, 2011

As an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I was fortunate to work in James Thomson’s regenerative biology lab. Jamie (as he was fondly known) was the first cellular biologist in the world to derive the first set of human embryonic stem cell lines and in 2007, matched his previous brilliance with a new ability […]

A Classroom Within the Community

By Genevieve Pollio, MPH student
March 17, 2011

My favorite part of the MPH program was the involvement with the community, the people, and exposure to their culture. It was the program’s international hands-on experience that fostered my desire to pursue a nursing degree so I may become a traveling public health nurse. Our classroom was within the communities surrounded by people, which […]

No Two Patients Are Alike

By Matthew Myatt, MD graduate
March 17, 2011

Part of my training during St. George’s University’s Master of Public Health Program (MPH) was to spend almost a year in Ontario, Canada educating parents about the then new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination From the very beginning, our biggest challenge was getting parents to learn about the benefits of the HPV vaccine. Most parents were […]