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Awards Support Projects in Nine Countries
Faculty and student winners of the 2006 International Programs Award
Faculty and student winners of the 2006 International Programs Award will conduct projects and promote the name of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to nine countries on four continents.
"The International Programs Award continues to seek out and reward the most worthwhile projects throughout the university that have as their goal the furthering of international collaboration," said Hui- Ming Chang, M.D., vice president for international programs and special advisor to the president.
Chang expressed her gratitude to members of the awards committee for their hard work evaluating the submitted proposals.
The awards program was established in 2005 with an anonymous gift. Following are this year's winners and brief descriptions of their projects:
Applications for the 2007 awards must be received before 5 p.m., Thursday, March 15.
Kamal Fawzy Busaidy, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Branch-Creation of program agreement with Ministry of Health of the Sultanate of Oman to develop oral and maxillofacial surgical services.
Janet C. Grobe Hood, D.D.S., assistant professor of restorative dentistry, Dental Branch-A team will provide medical and dental care at the Maria Luisa Ortiz Women's Cooperative and Clinic in Nicaragua during a 15-day mission.
M. Sriram Iyengar, Ph.D., assistant professor of health informatics, School of Health Information Sciences -Develop collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science, India, for a software project representing the physical structure of mammalian cells.
Sharon K. Ostwald, Ph.D., holder of the Isla Carroll Turner Chair in Gerontology Nursing and professor, Center on Aging, School of Nursing - Research on families with persons with dementia and replication of intervention research in Sardinia, Italy.
Robert E. Roberts, Ph.D., professor, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health-Study concerning disturbed sleep among adolescents in the United States and Japan.
Serena Ann Rodríguez, student, School of Public Health-Plan trip to Kenya to develop and research data on the nutritional status of adolescents orphaned by HIV/AIDS versus non-orphaned.
Andrew Everett Springer, Dr.P.H., postdoctoral fellow, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health-Study with Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas Medical School to assess the physical activity and nutrition measures in elementary schools and study obesity prevention in the Latin American region.
Thien Chinh Vu, student, School of Public Health -Conference in Vietnam to exchange training and research with UT School of Public Health to develop Vietnamese public health system.
Hui Zhao, M.D., student, School of Public Health - Survey of smoking behavior among medical students in China to create smoking cessation programs.
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