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E.g., Wednesday, June 26, 2019
E.g., Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Photo of Heather Cook in China
7/19/2018

Short-term study abroad offerings allowed mother of four Heather Cook to study business and culture in China

Heather Cook, mother of four, wife to Andrew Cook, full-time employee at AAB, and online management student through the Tippie College of Business, clearly has a demanding schedule. Even so, she managed to incorporate a study abroad experience to China with the support of her family, scholarship funding (Ann Morse Study Abroad Scholarship and Nancy Hauserman Global Scholarship), and short-term study abroad offerings available to UI students. Cook recently returned from Beijing and Shanghai after participating in the two-week Business and Culture in China course led by Dr. Bob Walker. Cook recently shared some of her study abroad reflections with us.
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student Alex Bare wearing traditional Omani garb sitting on desert steps
7/11/2018

When in the middle of the desert… my top picks for Ibri, Oman

When I say I’m “out here in the desert,” I’m not kidding. Someone told me the last time it rained was 10 months ago, but it HAS sprinkled a couple times. All the mosques are constantly praying for rain. Ibri is located just outside the largest sand desert in the world, the Empty Quarter, and as one of my instructors put it, “Ibri is famous for the color brown.”
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Professor Yulia Matveeva from our department standing outside the family medicine clinic in St Petersburg.
6/29/2018

Worlds apart, but together in family medicine

For more than twenty years the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Iowa has had an active collaboration with the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Studies (MAPO), now the Northwestern State Medical University (NWSMU) in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Photo of Jake Gervase in Cuba
6/26/2018

Diversity of study abroad offerings allowed UI football player Jake Gervase to earn academic credit in Havana, Cuba

A demanding football schedule left Jake Gervase (BBA, finance and management ’18) doubtful he could incorporate a study abroad experience into his undergraduate career—that is, until he learned about global spring break opportunities. Gervase jumped at the opportunity to travel to Cuba through the International Entrepreneurship and Culture short-term study abroad course led by UI faculty members Dimy Doresca (UI Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center) and Jim Dreier (UI School of Music). Gervase plans to use his fifth year of eligibility to continue his UI football career during the 2018-2019 academic year. While doing so, he will be pursuing a graduate degree in sport and recreation management. We caught up with Gervase recently to learn more about his study abroad experience in Cuba.
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6/15/2018

In the news: Home-Based Palliative Care Program Relieves Chronic Pain in Kerala, India: Success Realized Through Patient, Family Narratives

An estimated 1.5 billion people across the globe live with chronic pain, and an estimated 61 million people worldwide experience unrelieved serious health-related suffering. One-sixth of the global population lives in India, where approximately 10 million people endure unrelieved serious health-related suffering. The state of Kerala is home to Pallium India, one of the most sophisticated palliative care programs in the country. This private organization in Trivandrum provides palliative and hospice care to underresourced populations and emphasizes holistic pain treatment. The current project features the pain stories of six patients who received treatment from Pallium India. Basic patient demographic information was collected, and a Pallium India staff member who was fluent in Malayalam and English asked questions about each patient’s pain experience. Pain narratives illustrate the substantial impact of Pallium India’s home visit program and the role of total pain assessment in delivering high-quality palliative care.