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Release: July 18, 2002

Undergraduates Win Stanley Scholarships For International Work

Six University of Iowa students have been awarded Stanley Undergraduate Scholarships for International Research. Stanley Scholarships are awarded to UI undergraduates who, with close advising from faculty members, undertake small-scale research projects that require travel or study abroad.

For more information, contact Blythe Burkhardt at (319) 335-1436. Scholarship winners are listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa hometowns first.


ANKENY: Bian Li, ($2,500) a sophomore economics and global studies major, will travel to Kenya this summer to investigate the impact of health constraints to women's empowerment and rural agricultural development through the ICIPE Biovision project, an integrated approach to human health and habitat management in Kenya.

CHEROKEE: Charles French, ($1,000) a senior art education major, will undertake a research in China during the fall semester. The field research project will focus on ancient kiln sites and ceramics of China. Charles will assist Bunny McBride, UI professor of art and art history in the research project, which is a continuation of McBride's study undertaken in 1999-00.

CRESCO: Tamara Herold, ($2,000) a junior nursing major and global studies minor, will travel to India this summer to undertake field research. The project will be a preliminary study, consisting of interviews of relocated tribal women with tuberculosis in rural Southern India, to create culturally aware implementation of a tuberculosis treatment program in the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) Clinic.

OTTUMWA: Catherine Diebold ($1,000), a senior environmental science and African studies major, will travel to South Africa during the summer to study the factors influencing group formation as a predator defense mechanism in captive Jackass Penguins. The effects of light levels will be recorded over a two-month period at the East London Aquarium in East London, South Africa.


SUGARLAND: Charles Chang ($2,000) a senior nursing major and global health studies minor, will conduct research in Cuba this summer. His research project is a qualitative preliminary investigation of the Chinese Cuban community in Havana, Cuba. The focus of the research will be on the Chinese Cuban’s choice of health modalities, and whether they seek Western medical advice, natural medicine, or medical pluralism which is where they utilize both types of medicine when they get sick.


YAMANASHI: Kazuko Horiuchi, ($1,000) a junior global studies major, will travel to Gambia this summer to under take a field research. The research will focus on spatial distribution of disease patterns in Gambian children, as well as the distribution of safe water, primary health care and health education facilities in The Gambia. It will also look at the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for health care surveillance and its effectiveness in The Gambia.