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Rion Caldwell and Logan Baker have been selected as Healthy Appalachia Institute Global Health Scholars, which means they will spend several weeks in Limpopo, South Africa as part of research teams of faculty and students from the University of Virginia, its Center for Global Health, and the Univ
The University of Virginia's Center for Global Health promotes health in resource-limited settings by fostering the commitment of students, faculty and partners from many disciplines to address the diseases of poverty.
Project: Benefits of Bison Grazing on a Native American Ranch in South Dakota
This was taken during a bison roundup. The bison needed to be moved from one end of the property to the other, which required herding on horseback. The bison are important part of the historical Native American food culture. All of the bison raised on the German ranch are raised without any antibiotics and eat only the grass produced on the ranch. The hope of this bison rancher is return the prairie to its natural state through bison grazing.
This was taken in Majosi, a rural town in South Africa. One of our research partners was raised in Majosi, and her family invited us to visit their town one of our last weekends in South Africa. They made us feel incredibly welcome, whether it was trying to speak English with us or offering us the toys they had made by hand or fruits grown in their backyards. It was an incredible experience to meet one of the families of our partners and get to be in a deeper, more intimate setting with her. Seeing her interact with her family and their excitement to meet us was so touching. One photo is of her neighbors, who drive around their donkey cart when they're bored (according to our partner).