Bass Connections Students Win Poster and Photo Awards for Research in Uganda, Honduras, Nepal and Peru

November 9, 2017

The Duke Global Health Institute announced the winners of its annual student fieldwork photo contest and student poster competition at the Global Health Showcase on November 1. Bass Connections team members were among them.

The winning Bass Connections poster was “Improving Hand Hygiene through Accessibility in an LMIC Neurosurgical Ward (Anthony Fuller, Akash Patel, Kelsey Graywill, Samantha Sadler, Margaret Lund, Joao Vissoci, et al.), by the Interventions Improving Neurosurgery Patient Outcomes in Uganda team.

Kelsey Graywill, Samantha Sadler, Akash Patel

The winning undergraduate poster was “Risk Factors for Eye Health in Roatán, Honduras (Lauren Hale, Rachel Katz, Sujata Kishnani, Jesse Mangold). Learn more about Student Research Training and other Bass Connections summer programs.

Chaya Bhat’s photo, “The Future Is Mobile and the Future Is Female!” won second place in the photo contest. Taken in Sindhuli, Nepal, the image shows female health community volunteers learning how to use mobile phones and SMS messaging to register patients with mental illnesses. Bhat, a junior majoring in Economics and Global Health, is a member of the Bass Connections team Global Mental Health Program.

Photos by Chaya Bhat and Delaney Dryfoos

Delaney Dryfoos won third place for “Huito,” a photo she took in Diamante, Madre de Dios, Peru. It depicts a woman receiving a finger prick anemia test on a hand that is stained blue from applying huito, a native fruit whose juice is thought to have medicinal properties, to her child. A junior, Dryfoos is a member of the Bass Connections team Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America. She’s majoring in Biology and minoring in Global Health.

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Photos: Kelsey Graywill; Samantha Sadler and Akash Patel; female health community volunteers from Sindhuli learn how to use mobile phones and SMS messaging to register patients with mental illnesses; a woman receives a finger prick anemia test on a hand that is stained blue from applying huito, a native fruit whose juice is thought to have medicinal properties, to her child