2012 Benjamin H. Kean Traveling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine

This fellowship is designed to support medical students, house staff and fellows involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas. Congratulations to the 2012 Kean Fellows:

Jasmine Beria, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
A prospective study using electrocardiograms as a potential screening tool for the detection of chronic Chagas' Disease in an endemic population


Geoffrey Buckle, University of Massachusetts Medical School
A knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) survey to understand health-seeking behavior of parents and guardians and barriers to prompt diagnosis and treatment for children with endemic Burkitt's lymphoma (eBL) in western Kenya


Jeffrey Campbell, Harvard Medical School
Comparison of sel-freported and electronically-assessed adherence to insecticide treated bed nets in Mbarara, Uganda


Jamie Carter, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Investigating risk factors for and genetic diversity of calcivirus infection in Nicaragua: A study to inform future pediatric diarrhea control efforts


Shama Cash-Goldwasser, McGill University
Clinical elective in pediatric infectious disease Kilifi, Kenya, with a focus on clinical research on malaria treatment


Jennifer Emberger, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Measuring socio-economic status in a malaria cross-sectional study


ImageWilliam Garneau, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Improving inpatient hospital care


ImageMariah Kincaid, Tufts University School of Medicine
Reducing maternal stress due to infection, malnutrition and psychosocial conditions of poverty: A new paradigm for tackling infant stunting


ImageChristian Larsen, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Evaluating treatment failures in P. falciparum treated with artemisinin combination therapy in Myanmar


Elyse LeeVan, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Disease determinants of urban leftospirosis

ImageBlair Murphy, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Assessment of cord blood vitamin D levels and serological evidence of maternal influenza infection in rural Honduras


ImageKaren Ocwieja, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Phylogeography and molecular epidemiology of an epidemic strain of dengue in Sri Lanka



ImageJuliana Odetunde, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Study of sclerostin P as a possible marker of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic hepatitis C virus


ImageSamuel Porter, Mayo Medical School
Echocardiography in infantile beriberi


ImageDuncan Reid, Yale University
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor polymorphisms and disease susceptibility in tuberculosis patients in South Africa

ImageJared Rowe, University of Minnesota
Immune inflammatory syndromes associated with meningitis and encephalomyelitis: Antigen stimulation and immune function sub-project


ImageSarah Schaffer DeRoo, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Population genomics of artemisinin-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia


ImageTarak Trivedi, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Measuring the effects of treatment for parasites on nutritional status in Ecuadorian children



ImageEric Wohlford, SUNY Update Medical University
The effects of acute malaria on B cell phenotype and infection of B cells by Epstein Barr virus


ImageSandra Zaeh, Emory University School of Medicine
Enhanced active TB case finding among HIV-infected patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, through implementation of a WHO-recommended algorithm