Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Congratulations to Prabh Lail and Adam Thomas!

Readers may recall the names of Prabh Lail and Adam Thomas, whose MSc theses I co-supervising (with Dr Jennifer Hatfield, in Adam's case, and with Gavin McCormack, in Prabh's case).

Both Prabh and Adam have been offered admission to medical school at the University of Calgary!

Prabh plans to begin her MD degree in 2009. She is conducting quantitative research on dog-walking in relation to physical activity in Calgary neighbhourhoods for her MSc degree requirements in Population and Public Health. This study builds on the EcoEUFORIA initiative, an economic evaluation of using urban form to increase activity.

Adam will complete one more year of his MSc in Population and Public Health before beginning the MD degree in 2010. He is conducting qualitative research in Tanzania on Maasai perceptions of animal health, with ha view to strengthening efforts to curb HIV/AIDS in this and other pastoralist populations.

Prabh currently holds a Queen Elizabeth II scholarship from the Province of Alberta, while Adam has just been awarded a Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC).

I'm curious to see where each of them will take the MD credential.

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