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News & Events | Articles | October 22, 2015

The Challenges and Rewards of Studying Children’s Health in Rural Nicaragua

Garielle Brown

October 22, 2015
12:00 -12:50 pm
W21C Multi-Purpose Room
GD01, TRW Building
3280 Hospital Drive NW

This session was recorded, listen to the talk here: https://connectmeeting.ucalgary.ca/p1wrmhyht5z/

Presentation Summary:

This presentation will provide a short overview of Ms. Brown’s research for her Master’s thesis in biological anthropology, including an introduction to the role of gut function in health, and the larger research project she is involved with in Los Robles, Nicaragua.
Ms. Brown will then detail her experiences working at her field site for 9 weeks this summer and go through why she believes anthropology is a crucial part of medical research.

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain why blending anthropology and medicine is important in the context of global health.
2. Define environmental enteropathy and its role in malnutrition.
3. List some of the challenges of fieldwork in remote and/or undeveloped regions.

The W21C Journal Club+ is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of the Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.