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Giving life to the problem - students spend semester break in Ghana


NSF IGERT-CMMB Trainee Erich Lidstone talks about his experience in Ghana.


A team of 20 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate students and faculty got quite a bit of sun this past semester break – but in quite the unconventional way.

As part of a trip organized through the Global Health Initiative (GHI) at the University of Illinois, the group took a two week trip to Ghana in January to tour and observe the country’s health care system.

One of these students was NSF IGERT-CMMB Trainee, Erich Lidstone. “The visit was a great opportunity for us to meet with technicians, researchers, and doctors confronting diseases that aren’t commonly encountered in the U.S.” Rashid Bashir, Co-PI on the NSF IGERT-CMMB also made the trip to Ghana. Read the full story >>

A video of Lidstone’s seminar presentation about his experience in Ghana is available online. Other lectures in the IGERT-CMMB BioNanotechnology Seminar Series are available on the IGERT-CMMB Project Web site.