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Medical Student Wins Travel Scholarship to Kenya to Study Operative Care in Africa
Date:9/8/2009

ed States.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education facilitated telemedicine presentations for education team members who are currently not be able to travel to Kenya such as Dr. Benjamin Carson (Presidential Medal of Freedom) and renowned critical care physician Dr. Peter Pronovost (2008 Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world).

The mentoring and introduction of students to the status of anesthesia in Africa is important in producing leaders who will continue to address this significant issue. After a stiff competition between an academically competitive field of medical students, Doctors for United Medical Missions, Inc. (DrUMM) has granted Masters of Public Health candidate Lee Goeddel with a Dean H.T. Sampson Travel Scholarship. This travel scholarship will provide Lee with the opportunity to be a part of an international effort to be a part of an international effort to improve health care opportunities for people living on the African continent.

The scholarship is named after the late Dean Henry Thomas Sampson of Jackson State University, whose relentless devotion to education has been acknowledged by the naming of the Jackson State University library in his honor.

Lee Goeddel will be traveling to Kenya with a team of physicians from the Johns Hopkins Hospital/Society of Critical Care Medicine Education team. It is expected that as a result of this exposure Lee will be inspired to utilize his emerging public health skills to bring awareness and solutions to the unnecessary deaths that occur during and after operative care in Africa.

About DrUMM:
Doctors for United Medical Missions (DrUMM) is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to improving health opportunities in developing countries by working with health care providers in those countries.

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John B. Sampson, M.D.

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