See how students of the School of Health Sciences are making a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

February 2014

Jennifer Sulkowski, a Ph.D. in Public Health student, recently published A Pony Named Napoleon (Inkwater Press, 2013), a contemporary fairy tale for children. She will contribute all proceeds from its sale to the Joy Beginners School in Kenya. Sulkowski teaches at the school outside of Nairobi. She also lives and works on a Michigan horse farm that provides a home to abandoned and abused animals.

November 2013

Bakali Mukasa, a Ph.D. in Health Services student, organized a walk in Medford, Mass., for Face of Hope International USA, a nonprofit organization he founded to help local leaders and charities in Africa build effective and sustainable programs to support marginalized populations. Mukasa, a native of Uganda, also serves as president of the organization.

July 2013

Taiyee Quenneh, a Ph.D. in Public Health student, wrote “Mosquito Larvae Elimination: A Pragmatic Approach to Malaria Control” for Liberian Dialogue, an online magazine dedicated to the discussion of issues that affect Liberians.

June 2013

Ndukaku Omelu, an M.S. in Clinical Research Administration student, recently launched the networking site PharmNest.com to encourage students, faculty members, academic leaders, scientists, and the public to have active discussions about health issues that affect everyone’s quality of life.

April 2013

Leah Grebner, a Ph.D. in Public Health student, received the Literacy Legacy Award from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) at the AHIMA Triumph Awards in October during its 84th annual convention and exhibit in Chicago. The award recognized her for her textbooks on coding systems. Grebner is the director of the applied science degree program at Midstate College in Peoria, Ill.

March 2013

Maria Locklear, a Master of Healthcare Administration student, was recently designated a certified nurse manager and leader by the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Locklear works at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C.

January 2013

Jeannette Bryant ’09, a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) graduate and a Ph.D. in Public Health student, earned formal 501(c)(3) status for Kids Be Aware (KBA) in August. Founded in 2009, the nonprofit publishes books and conducts seminars that educate parents and children about infectious and chronic diseases. Bryant has partnered with colleagues to create a board of directors, which includes Susan Ruiz and Renee SullivanPh.D. in Psychology students, and Teressa Godley-Chase, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student. Bryant is an instructor at The Salter School, near her home in Woburn, Mass.

Margaret Ntambaazi, a Ph.D. in Public Health student, recently initiated the formation of the Buwunge Rotary Community Corps as president of the Rotary Club of Masaka, Uganda, to initiate talks to organize farming projects, including piglet rearing and milk sales. She is the owner of the St. Jude Welfare Clinic in Masaka.

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