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Summer Spotlights: Miranda Tran Ngoc

Miranda Tran Ngoc

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Status: M1, Not sure

Nationality: French and American

Languages: French, English, working on Spanish and a bit of Danish

M2 Internship: University of Global Health Equity, Kigali Rwanda

Current Projects:  A research project to evaluate an NGO’s nutritional program in a public hospital setting.

The Good: Great work environment and love getting to know a new culture and country.

The Bad: I don’t understand Kinyarwanda and getting charged the tourist price.

The Pretty: The beautiful landscapes and how cheap everything is compared to France.


Summer Spotlights is a series of posts that highlight what our current students are doing with their summers, whether it be internships, travel, language learning, or anything else we’re up to! 

Summer Spotlights: Kevin Stambuli

Kevin Stambuli

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Status: M2, General Track

Nationality: French and American

Languages: 2.25, if you count Spanish 🙂

Fun Fact: I lived 17 years of my life in the US, and 8 years of my life in France. And I interned in Shanghai, China as an M1 !

M2 Internship: Acsantis

Current Projects: I worked on an E-Health project (telemedecine) offering dental screening for a rural population in Southern France. The project was innovative, in that it’s the first time this type of E health application would be offered to the public, and it relies on the collaboration of nurses (doing the screening) and dentists (reviewing the videos). There is technology used (an intra-oral fluorescent camera) which is really interesting because it allows screened patients to see magnified images from inside their mouths and fluorescent zones where they have cavities, gingivitis, or demineralization of the enamel. Nonetheless, there are many challenges in the project !

The Good: I got to see many aspects of the consulting sector, including how primary healthcare works in France, the ‘medico-sociale’ sector, which are French health centers for disabled people, elderly people, or young low SES people. I also got to understand how medical deserts are identified and the strategies implemented to resolve them.

The Bad: Lots of deskwork, you don’t always know how much work you have… (depends on missions the firm has), people don’t necessarily “respond right away.”

The Pretty: You probably guessed it… but my internship was paid above the French minimum (467 € I think ?) so it’s nice as it helps cover some rent and food.


Summer Spotlights is a series of posts that highlight what our current students are doing with their summers, whether it be internships, travel, language learning, or anything else we’re up to! 

Summer Spotlights: Pearl Anne Ante

Pearl Anne Ante

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Status: M2, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, and Information Sciences & Biostatistics

Nationality: Filipino

Languages: Tagalog, English, Bicolano, Intermediate French, Elementary Japanese

Fun fact: I love anime, Japanese and Korean dramas!!

M2 Internship: Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM)-MEsuRs Laboratory

Current Projects:  Trends in the Social Epidemiology of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Multi-Country Analysis of Population-Based Surveys (TESLA project)

The Good: My colleagues, advisors and the working environment.

The Bad: Too far from my home (I live outside Paris)


Summer Spotlights is a series of posts that highlight what our current students are doing with their summers, whether it be internships, travel, language learning, or anything else we’re up to! 

Summer Spotlights: Myriam Fayad

Myriam Fayad

Status: M1, General

Nationality: Lebanese

Languages: Arabic/ English/French/Italian

M2 Internship: EHESP – Paris

Current Projects:  The population attributable fractions associated with cancer

The Good: Getting to know more about this concept in epidemiology

The Bad: Too much reading to do XD


Summer Spotlights is a series of posts that highlight what our current students are doing with their summers, whether it be internships, travel, language learning, or anything else we’re up to! 

Summer Spotlights: Shelby Deaton

Shelby Deaton

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Status: M2, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Nationality:  American

Languages: French, English, working on Spanish and a bit of Danish

M2 Internship: GRAPH Columbia University

Current Projects:  A bunch of different cost effectiveness projects. Its been really interesting because you really have to think about all possible consequences of a program and it’s implementation.

The Good: NYC, my first and only love.

The Bad: Unpaid, whomp whomp. 🙁

The Ugly: Job searches and thesis at the same time is pretty ugly.

Summer Spotlights is a series of posts that highlight what our current students are doing with their summers, whether it be internships, travel, language learning, or anything else we’re up to! 

Summer Spotlights: Osama Afaneh

Osama Afaneh

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Status: M1, Health Management

Nationality: Jordanian

Languages: Arabic, English, French 

M2 Internship: Women & Health Alliance (WAHA) International

Current Projects:  A research project of a qualitative study about gender based violence among Syrian refugees in Greece

Human-centered design approach project to design a mobile application to facilitate maternal health care access an utilization among internally displaced populations in Northern Iraq

A project to develop a mobile application to provide online psychological consultation services for populations affected by conflicts inside Syria.

The Good: Working with WAHA on multiple projects exposed me to varying stages and steps of project and research development. Some projects are still in the conceptions stages and others are in the implementation and evaluation. This helped me gain experience of different aspects of the project cycle and design. The combination of research and project management and implementation offered a nice balance that fits my professional development plans.

The Bad: As I am following another year of first year medicine to get the equivalency of my Jordanian degree along with the M2, its been very hard at some instances to keep up with everything. Lots of work and studies. But I also learnt a lot.


Summer Spotlights is a series of posts that highlight what our current students are doing with their summers, whether it be internships, travel, language learning, or anything else we’re up to! 

 

 

Summer Spotlights: Colleen Shelly

Colleen Shelly


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Status: M2, General track

Nationality: American

Languages: English, Some Italian and needs to improve French

Fun fact: I love golden retrievers

 


M2 Internship: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Current Projects:  Early childhood exposure topersistent organic pollutants and metabolic hormone trajectories; Determinants of child adipokine concentrations from birth through puberty

The Good: My research team, the experience I’m getting, and living close to Trader Joe’s (favorite grocery store)

The Bad: The cost of living in Boston

The Ugly: The number of excel spreadsheets in my google docs have nearly taken up all of my storage space 


Summer Spotlights is a series of posts that highlight what our current students are doing with their summers, whether it be internships, travel, language learning, or anything else we’re up to! 

PHIN Team 2018

The 2018 PHIN Team is up and running! We were elected last December 2017 from the M1 class of 2017 and will serve through the remainder of 2018.

Our main aim is to provide as many opportunities as possible for MPH students to take advantage of the unique opportunities this program provides. Our goals for this year include providing access to professional development, including conferences and events in Paris. Additionally, we will be hosting several events throughout the year that will allow students to network with one another as well as create connections with alumni and other professionals working in public health.

We wish everyone a happy end of the 2017/2018 school year and a warm welcome to the incoming students of 2018!

-PHIN Team 2018

PHIN Team 2017

The new PHIN Team is now at your service. We were elected last December 2016 from the M1 class of 2016.

This year we are only four (Please click here to see who we are.) , but we will do our best for you to enjoy being MPH students. We will continually fight for the rights of students and to give you opportunities to learn more about Paris and public health. We are planning many things for all of you this coming school year of 2017/2018, so stay tuned!

Let us all be leaders and advocates of our field to empower others  to see the change we always dreamed of!

-PHIN Team 2017