Perkins-Burke MD/MPH Global Health Fellowship Awardees

Please congratulate your classmates Mariatu Cole, David Kennedy, and Yemeng Lu for being selected as 2013-2014 Perkins-Burke MD/MPH Global Health Fellowship recipients!


Each year, one or two outstanding UNC MD/MPH students will be selected as a Perkins-Burke Global Health Fellow. The student will demonstrate academic excellence during the pre-clinical years of medical school at UNC as well as clear interest in incorporating global public health into his/her career as a physician. Applicants will work closely with MPH faculty and a physician mentor to incorporate global health content into their MPH curriculum and to plan an internship abroad and Masters paper focused on a related global health topic.

Mariatu Cole - Modeling the Malawi Surgical Initiative: A Program Plan and Evaluation for Post-Graduate Surgical Training in Sierra Leone

David Kennedy - Nepali Rheumatic Heart Disease Program Plan and Evaluation

Yemeng Lu - Assessing Mortality in Malawian Trauma Victims: Comparing Direct and Indirect Transfer to a Tertiary Care Facility