MIRT Program Thursday, June 5, 2003


MIRT Overview

Past MIRT Participants





2002 MIRT Participants

In 2002, BIPAI's MIRT program selected five students for research in the Romanian-American Children's Center in Constanta, Romania. This initial group of five students is described below:

ChuneyChukwunenye Osuji is a medical student at the Baylor College of Medicine. Born in Nigeria, Chuney moved to Texas at the age of ten. He is an honors graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. His research in Romania investigated factors that determine adherence to prescribed antiretroviral therapy regimens.

AishaAisha Haynie,originally from North Carolina, began medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine in 2002. She studied sociology as an undergraduate at Harvard University, and also completed a Master's degree in public policy at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public Health and International Affairs. Aisha’s research in Romania focused on operational aspects of the clinical program at the Romanian-American Children's Center.

JasonJason Nichols is a Dallas, Texas native who is currently in his senior year of undergraduate work at Prairie View A&M University. His research involved a study of knowledge and attitudes about HIV among the parents of HIV-infected children in care at the Romanian-American Children's Center.

PeterPeter Navario is a graduate student in Global Health at the Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health. After graduating from Lehigh University with a double major in Psychology and French, he worked for the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group of the National Institutes of Health, as well as an international AIDS NGO. In Romania, Peter conducted a cost-analysis of programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

AlexandriaAlexandria Saulsberry is a medical student at the University of Chicago. In Chicago, she is a site coordinator for the HIV Intervention and Prevention Corps, a CDC-funded education program in which medical students seek to reduce the spread of HIV among minority adolescents. Her research project in Romania involved the assessment of pain in HIV-infected children.


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