The Joy Boissevain Scholar Award for Global Public Health was created to honor Joy Boissevain, a leader, scholar, and administrator with the Center for Global Health. Joy's scholarly work focused on the efficacy and transparency of institutional collaborations in a global context.
CLAS students, Alice Burgess and Emily Romano, working on a project to explore honey as an antimicrobial wound treatment in rural Rwanda, were awarded the 2016 Joy Boissevain Scholar Award. Their research is based on a long standing community partnership to which multiple prior CGH scholar projects have contributed.
In 2015, Anna Eisenstein, doctoral candidate in Anthropology, conducted her research project on, "Care and Power: Health Interactions in Mbarara." Based on evaluations of medical interactions which involve a variety of practitioners from various backgrounds (American, Cubans, urban Ugandans) treating patients from rural, Southwestern Uganda, Anna studied the question of what care looks like and what interactions in a specific culture convey care. She employed an ethnographic approach to answer these questions and to contribute to research on physician compassion and practice.
The 2014 Joy Boissevain Scholar is Lena Turkheimer, a graduate of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, BioMedical Engineering, who will complete her MPH at UVa in Spring 2015. Lena's project focuses on the prevalence and associated mortality of functional adrenal insufficiency in severely septic patients with and without suspected tuberculosis in Mbarara, Uganda and she is working with faculty at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology.
In 2013, Katherine Stanley, Masters of Public Policy candidate in the Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy and MPH candidate in Public Health Sciences was the Boissevain Awardee. Her project focused on Water and Health in Limpopo Community Partnerships in Tshapasha and Tshibvumo, South Africa.
The first designee for the award was made to Alice Bradshaw, Clinical Nurse Leader candidate in the School of Nursing. Her work was conducted in the Limpopo Province in South Africa.