Summer Student Internship In Global Health Informatics - Center for Health Informatics for the Underserved
Training Program faculty members Gerry Douglas and Harry Hochheiser will lead the first DBMI Global Health Informatics Summer Internship, traveling to Lilongwe, Malawi with DBMI students Jhon Camacho, Arturo Pineda, and Fernando Obando in July. DBMI students will collaborate intensively with three members of the Lilongwe-based Baobab Health Team on a ten-day internship combining classroom activities and practical research fieldwork aimed at addressing important challenges in maternal and child health. Much of the fieldwork will be conducted at Bwaila Maternity hospital: the busiest maternity hospital in Southern Africa, with more than 14,500 deliveries annually. We hope that this will be the first of an ongoing internship series that will serve as a possible model for training in global health informatics.