Day: July 19, 2016

Bombo Senior Secondary School

When we visited the Bombo military base, we had the pleasure of touring the Bombo Senior Secondary School! For our project (and past student projects), we are collaborating with student group called Straight Talk Club. The Straight Talk Club promotes HIV awareness and prevention among students through dance group, plays, meetings, and other activities. The …

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Bombo Military Base

Last week we made our first visit to the Bombo military base! We were able to see all of the impact of the Department of Defense (DoD) PEPFAR program over the last 12 years for the HIV clinic at the Bombo military hospital. The DoD HIV/AIDs Prevention Program (DHAPP) has been present in Uganda thanks to …

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Longest Lab

The longest day in the lab I have ever experienced was on a Saturday. My lab mentor and I  had to work on the weekend to get venom ready to test on a new batch of mice. We had to run HPLC  re purification on different fractions of sea anemone. We arrived at the lab …

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Wine tasting (pt. 1)

This weekend Kevin and I had the awesome opportunity to visit a winery, Monte Xanic, in the valley of Ensenada.  We have a roommate that works there, and he gave us a free tour of the location, as well as a generously discounted wine tasting.  I’ll attach a picture at the bottom of this post.  For me, …

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Motivational Monday

“Brown Leaves Fall, Green Leaves Fall Too.” I’ve been reading a book called, “I Speak of Ghana.”  The book was written by a Ghanaian author, Nana Awere Damoah.  It’s a book that captures the day to day experiences of Ghana- a “nation in transition.” Each chapter has a different theme. Chapter six targets the youth …

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The End is Near.

We literally have a month left here in Taiwan, but we don’t talk about it. I am trying to get as much done in lab as possible, even though it still seems like there is not enough time. Although things don’t always work out in the lab and sometimes I end up re-doing the same …

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Week 6 (第六週)

Before I began blogging about this week, I would like to mention my visit to Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Centre at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City, Dashu District. The experience was wonderful! I learned a bit of Buddhism in its various exhibitions it had inside. The huge Buddha is an understatement, it’s enormous statue overseas the …

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Adiós, Tororo!

My last week in Tororo consisted of collecting data for my project, providing assistance to the medical team during clinic days, and saying good byes to the many friends I made at TASO Tororo. On Tuesday, I analyzed the TB Laboratory and TB Treatment registries and gathered counts of those who were presumed to have TB and …

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