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Two Students Awarded Funds to Work with Underserved Populations

The Northwest Public Health Training Center, housed within NWCPHP, has awarded two students $1,500 to support their summer work in public health practice.

The Northwest Public Health Training Center, housed within NWCPHP, has awarded two students $1,500 to support their summer work in public health practice.

July 13, 2012

NWCPHP is pleased to announce awards that will support summer work for two students this summer.

Amber LenhartAmber Lenhart, MPH student in Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health, will use the funds for a collaborative project with Tribal Healthy Homes Northwest and the Tulalip Tribe. The focus of her project is to better understand the current beliefs and behaviors of Tribal members around in-home wood smoke exposure. Findings should inform culturally relevant interventions in the future to prevent indoor-smoke-induced health problems.

 

 

Hannah MandelHannah Mandel, MS student in Biomedical and Health Informatics at the UW, will use funds to support a collaborative project to improve health disparities by providing multilingual health information to limited English proficiency populations. She will be working with Anne Turner, MD, MLIS, MPH, faculty member at NWCPHP, who leads the TransPHorm: Machine Translation for Health research project. This project looks at how local health departments could potentially use machine translation technology to increase the availability of translated health information among people with limited English.

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