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Medical Students Receive Fullbright Awards to Conduct Study in Guatemala

July 15, 2020
PURCH Class of 2021 Whitecoat Ceremony

Medical students Emily Nuss and Tatiana Petrovich have been awarded Fullbright-Fogarty Fellowships to work on a study in Guatemala analyzing the health impacts of household air pollution, especially in pregnant women and infants.

Both are students in the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health's inaugural cohort, the class of 2021.
(Photo: Tatiana Petrovich, front-center; Emily Nuss, far right)

"This is an incredible accomplishment, we are thrilled for Tatiana and Emily," said Rebecca Blanchard PhD, Senior Director of Educational Affairs. "PURCH students think deeply about how our health is intertwined with our cultures and our environments. This project reflects not only their hard work but also their passion to bring the PURCH lens abroad."

Nuss and Petrovich plan to be in Guatemala from January to August 2021.

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health are awarded to students in medical school or graduate-level programs who are interested in global health.

 > Read the article in UMass Med Now: School of Medicine students receive Fulbright Scholarship for household air pollution research in Guatemala.