Reflections on gun violence

On April 20, OHSU Students Against Gun Violence organized a rally with a variety of speakers sharing their perspectives on the impacts of gun violence. One speaker was M.D./Ph.D. student Caroline...

The Power of Continuity: Reflections from the Safety Net

StudentSpeak is pleased to present this guest post by Sylvia Peterson-Perry, MS3 who is dually-enrolled in the M.D. and MPH programs.  I first met John* while on my 3rd year inpatient internal...

Assessing maternal health in Ethiopia

StudentSpeak is pleased to share this guest post from Elena Phoutrides, MS2, a student in the joint M.D./M.P.H. program. Elena is working abroad this summer in Tigray, Ethiopia thanks in part to the...

Alii from Koror, Palau!

  After frantically packing, unpacking, and repacking my bags (50 pounds is really quite limiting), I jetted out of the U.S. of A. on the Monday after our MS1 finals to embark on...

Think globally, act locally

I was lucky to have the opportunity to travel and work on a global health project in Ethiopia this summer, but now that getting back to medical school means no more time to work internationally, I...

Ethiopia photo journal

Here are a few snapshots of my life in Gimbie. A foreigner toting around a camera creates quite the spectacle in town, but I wanted to try and capture a bit of my day-to-day experience: the people...

Report from Ethiopia: Expect the unexpected

My charge this summer was to learn about local health care capacity with regard to pregnancy and delivery—pretty broad goals, but Dr. Nardos and I decided to try to administer two surveys: one for...

The other side of dengue surveillance: the fumigators

Since arriving in Venezuela, I have caught a glimpse into the realm of environmental health and the steps to control the carrier of the dengue virus.  It’s been great applying all that I've been...

“Fayaada” from Ethiopia!

Fayaada! (that’s the beginning of a greeting in Oromifa, and one of the most useful words I’ve picked up)  I’m sad to say that sending updates from the past few weeks was a bit futile, because...

My internship in Venezuela has begun

One of the requirements for the MD/MPH program at OHSU is a public health internship. So after a few months of communicating with Profesora Mirna, the epidemiologist whom I am working with in...