My Bass Connections Pathway

September 17, 2015

Courtney Caiola, a PhD student in Nursing, participated in the Bass Connections project team Chlorhexidine for Umbilical Cord Care.

“The most rewarding aspect was the collaborative working environment we developed as a team and the interactions we had with various in-country stakeholders. I learned an immeasurable amount from both my Duke and Bangladeshi colleagues and was offered a much broader lens through which to view both the problem and potential solutions. I particularly enjoyed the dynamic we shared as graduate, undergraduate and faculty team members. During our weekly team meetings, there were opportunities both to mentor others and be mentored, which had little to do with any traditional hierarchical ranking of our educational status. Rather, we were able to exchange insights from our substantive areas of expertise.”  

Read Courtney’s story and see other students’ pathways.