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International Studies Careers: Global Health
December 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Join IRIS NRC for an International Studies career event designed to support you in developing your career path in international fields. Their theme will be Global Health.
Register to attend to learn about
- career advice and ways to network
- recommendations for skills development
- practical issues on career searching
Speakers Hannah Lider and Vijay Limaye will discuss how to leverage your international and regional studies and related expertise to achieve your career goals in Global Health.
- Hannah Lider completed her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018. During her time at UW, Hannah studied Hindi for three years with the support of two FLAS Fellowships and a Critical Language Scholarship. After graduation, Hannah received a Fulbright award to pursue medical device research at Barefoot College, a non-profit in Rajasthan, India. Utilizing both her engineering skills and language proficiency, Hannah worked alongside community health workers to conduct a comparative study of hemoglobin measurement devices in the rural clinical setting. After returning from India, Hannah relocated to Atlanta where she now works with ventricular assist device patients at Emory Healthcare. Hannah is broadly motivated by the challenge of addressing health disparities faced by vulnerable populations. She hopes to have greater impact in the future as a physician, and is currently applying for medical school.
- Dr. Vijay Limaye is a climate and health scientist in NRDC’s Science Office As an epidemiologist, he is broadly interested in addressing international environmental health challenges—quantifying, communicating, and reducing the risks associated with climate change—with a focus on the public health burdens of air pollution and extreme heat. At NRDC, he leads economic valuation work to demonstrate the significant health costs of climate change and he works to defend the science that underpins the Clean Air Act. Prior to joining NRDC, he worked as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency scientist, focusing on Clean Air Act regulatory implementation, air quality monitoring policy, risk communication, and citizen science. Limaye, who also speaks Spanish and Hindi, has published several research studies on the health impacts of climate change-triggered air pollution and extreme heat in the U.S. and India. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in environmental epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
The talk will be moderated by Sarah Beckham, Associate Director of the Center for South Asia at UW-Madison.
Registration for the event is open to all undergraduate and graduate students interested in international careers. They encourage you to bring your questions!
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