Student Research Projects
The ICTR-Shapiro Medical Student Research Fellowship is designed to provide a one-year, funded research experience for current medical students at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The fellowship allows students to advance their research skills by working under the mentorship of a SMPH faculty member on a proposed project in any area of basic science, clinical, or translational research. UW Shapiro students have conducted research at Addis Ababa University’s Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital under the mentoring of Dr. Girma Tefera and Ethiopian advisors. Completed Shapiro research projects include:
- Use of the Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) as a possible diagnostic tool for peripheral artery diseases in diabetic patients at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia by Charles Penn
- Patient Profiles of Vascular Surgery Clinic at Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by Sean Fling
Photo: UW PhD candidate Alex McAlvay (second from left) interviewing Sidama shamans at Common River, with Common River Founder and Director Tsegaye Bekele (far right).
In collaboration with UW faculty, staff, and community partners, undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to be involved with our programs and enhance their community service and research skills. Examples of past projects include:
- Sidama Traditional Medicinal Plant Project by Alex McAlvay and Yuli Chen
- Food Security Predictive Indicators by Tobias Lunt
- Youth First Aid Course: Workshop Evaluation by Elizabeth Wendt
Photo: Youth injury prevention workshop, conducted by Tara Yang (UW Life Science and Communications major) at Common River.