Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SPH students in action

A group of students from the School of Public Health spent last week in Grenada working with community organizations to promote health and well being on the island.
Above (from left): students Courtney Hanna, Hayley Getzen and Clementine Fu work with Jean Griffith, director of the Grenada Sickle Cell Association (second from left). They spent the week conducting in-depth surveys of association clients, primarily caregivers of children with sickle cell disease. Griffith hopes to use data from the surveys to bolster her efforts to secure support from Grenada's Ministry of Health.
Below: During their stay, the SPH students also visited the grave of Grenadian Walter Clement Noel, the world's first diagnosed case of sickle cell disease.  The Grenada trip was one of two SPH winter break trips designed to give students hands-on field experience in public health. The students on both the Grenada and Texas trips were part of the Public Health Action Support Team, a program in the SPH Office of Public Health Practice. Read about both groups' experiences on the SPH blog, Public Health Frontlines. (Photo by Leslie Stainton, School of Public Health)