2016-2018 Practicum Descriptions

This is a resource to provide students with ideas of what has been done in the past for the practicum.

2UNC Hospital EpidemiologyChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalDiagnostic Stewardship at UNC Hospitals: Proper Use of Blood Cultures: The goal of this practicum was to learn about the practical application of epidemiologic principles to control infection within a hospital setting and to complete a project studying the appropriate application of blood culture analysis.
3Duke Primary CareDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalUnderstanding Care Management Roles Across Populations: The Duke Primary Care at Knightdale clinic: The objectives of this project were to understand how the Patient Health Management Office (PHMO) fits within the primary care setting, evaluate the effectiveness of a pilot Population Health Service project which links PHMO with patients, and further program development.
4UNC HospitalsChapel HillNCUnited StatesResearch Study Recruitment
5International Rescue Committee
New YorkNYUnited StatesGlobalMental Health Intern
6United States Environmental Protection AgencyResearch Triangle Park NCUnited StatesLocalChemical Exposure Research Support: This practica's work supported research under the Life Cycle-Human Exposure Model (HEM) program on modeling of human exposure to chemicals. The student assisted with the support of model development and data needs, including acquisition and development of datasets to parametrize exposure models, development of decision rules for implementation in models, assistance in the testing or evaluation of the models and databases, and basic summaries and analyses of data.
7Center for Infant and Maternal HealthChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPrenatal Care Guidelines: Recommendations to Dissemination
8NC DHHS Child Lead Poisoning Prevention ProgramRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalActivities included manually deduplicating database entries to help with data sharing, participating in beta testing of a new database website, and involvement with conference calls and meetings between other divisions and governmental agencies.
9Durham County Department of Public HealthDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalNutrition Intern
11CRONICAS Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades CronicasLimaPeruGlobalSocial Support and Type 2 Diabetes Management - Formative Research
12Marian Cheek Jackson Center and Partnerships in Aging ProgramChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalWe have created a space for graduate students to become active members of the Northside community and to re-establish a multigenerational neighborhood where all residents feel supported. In order to create the program manual, previous research collected in 2017 was reviewed and interviews of UNC students and older adults in the Northside Community were conducted to further explore their interest in a student living-learning household in Northside and offer recommendation for program components.
13UNC Kidney CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe purpose of this practicum with the UNC Kidney Center was to help conduct research related to fluid management among individuals receiving maintenance hemodialysis. Major activities included performing qualitative analyses of patient interviews and performing and analyzing cognitive interviews as part of the development and validation of a patient-reported outcome measure for fluid-related symptom tracking. Additional activities included study start-up activities for a randomized, double-blinded crossover trial of different fluid removal techniques (database creation, filing system implementation, study notebook organization, etc.).
14Kaiser PermanenteOaklandCAUnited StatesLocalEvaluation of Kaiser Permanente's Regional Vasectomy Referral Workflow: An evaluation was conducted at Kaiser Permanente (Northern California Region) to assess the process men go through to schedule an appointment.

Assessment of Kaiser Permanente's Readiness to Implement a CDC-Recognized Diabetes Prevention Program: An assessment was conducted to analyze Kaiser Permanente (Northern California Region) readiness to offer this intensive class to its members.
15North Carolina Partnership for Children/Shape NC
RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalShape NC
16UNC - Chapel Hill Health Policy Management OpsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student obtained substantial exposure to multiple qualitative research methods including interviews and observation, providing a strong overview about qualitative research tools. Additionally, the student was able to learn the complexities of qualitative research that influence how pilot studies are conducted.
20IntraHealth InternationalChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalThe student researched best practices in sexual harassment response to increase Ministry of Health accountability for protecting employees and clients from sexual harassment. Their two primary products were 1) a report with recommendations based on best practices and recommendations for an internal MOH administrative process; and 2) application of best practices to the analysis of the current national Sexual Harassment Regulations in order to clarify, streamline and customize them to the MOH, and in particular, related to reporting, investigation, substantiating a report and recommending realistic sanctions.
21Florida Department of Health in St. Johns CountySt. AugustineFLUnited StatesLocalSt. Johns County Department of Public Health Volunteer: As a volunteer with the Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County (DOH- St. Johns County Health Department), the student assisted with the final stages of report development for the 2017-2020 Community Health Assessment & Community Health Improvement Plan for St. Johns County, FL). They assisted with data review and narrative development regarding environmental health and health disparities. More specifically, with the review and development of statements for environmental health factors. Assistance was also provided with the continuity review of the final draft report.
22MEASURE EvaluationChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalDuring their practicum with MEASURE Evaluation the student traveled to Tanzania and Kenya to collect qualitative data for a country-level evaluation of the Partnership for HIV Free Survival (PHFS), an initiative intended to reduce mother-to-child-transmission of HIV (MTCT) in six countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

23San Mateo County Health System, Public Health, Policy, and Planning
San MateoCAUnited StatesLocalHealth Policy & Planning Internship Program
24UNC School of MedicineChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocal"A Practicum Experience in Quality Improvement: Applications to the Delivery of Clinical Care." The student participated in a quality improvement initiative conducted at the University of North Carolina Pediatric Emergency Department. Activities included, but were not limited to, the following: working as a member of the research team; meeting regularly with members of the research team; collecting and analyzing clinical data; completing trainings/attending conferences to develop knowledge of quality improvement.
25Granville Vance District Health DepartmentOxfordNCUnited StatesLocalIntern at Granville Vance District Public Health Department. The student worked on preparing reports for schools and early childhood centers on the anthropometric status of their student populations, completing the fruit and vegetable outlet inventory, working on preparing food audit data, and helping plan a worksite wellness program for the health department. They were part time in Oxford, with some time in Vance and Chapel Hill.
26American Cancer SocietyBangaloreIndiaGlobalMaking Cervical Cancer Prevention a Priority in Emerging Settings: A Toolkit for Stakeholders in India
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPerinatal Psychiatry Research Internship
29Title V MCH Internship Program - Vermont, Vermont Department of Health – Maternal and Child Health Division through the National MCH Workforce Development Center
Burlington VTUnited StatesLocalTitle V MCH Internship – Health Transformation Project in the Vermont Department of Health – Maternal and Child Health Division
30Counter ToolsCarrboroNCUnited StatesLocalThey compiled and designed a resource handbook for retailers in Philadelphia who are no longer selling tobacco products in their stores. They also conducted research in collaboration with scientists from UNC and the University of Cambridge in the UK for a study of environmental cueing and smoking, drinking, and eating behaviors. The study had participants use 360* cameras to record moments when they had a desire to smoke/eat/drink. they also conducted a data extraction for a forthcoming publication on the validity of existing measures of the food environment.
31North Carolina Medical BoardRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalProgram Evaluation and Creation with the North Carolina Medical Board- The student met with Medical Board staff in each department to learn more about the structure and function of the board and how it interacts with and serves licensees. As some physicians have expressed concern about opioid prescribing regulations in general, the student planned to analyze licensee response to this initiative along with other efforts, such and increased CME and adoption of the CDC opioid prescribing guidelines. They also researched other state board regulations and any effect that they have had on opioid prescribing hoping to inform the Board on refining the policy in a way that achieves the goal of decreasing improper prescribing while addressing licensee concerns. Finally, they created a curriculum allowing medical students, PA students, and residents the opportunity to do short rotations with the Board so that they can benefit from some of the knowledge gained.
32The Redwoods Group FoundationMorrisvilleNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum centered on developing a plan for process evaluation of a community-based child sexual abuse program being implemented at YMCAs across the country. As part of their work, the student conducted a literature review, interviewed key stakeholders, developed a plan for process evaluation utilizing the CDC Evaluation Framework, and created a survey to collect baseline data from YMCAs.
33RTI InternationalDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalApplication of Analytical Chemistry Techniques to Quantification of Environmental Exposures and Risk Assessment: As an analytical chemistry intern, the student supported research and laboratory staff in their projects at the organization. This included, but was not limited to, performing laboratory tasks to ensure the timely and efficient preparation of samples (biological, water, etc.), analysis of samples, and gaining familiarity with laboratory procedures and quality control measures in data production. Additionally, they supported sample preparation and analysis of thousands of samples to support a study assessing associations between urinary cadmium and cardiovascular disease.
34Family Health MinistriesDurhamNCUnited StatesGlobalThey supported the following activities: the evaluation and editing of the yearly retrospective required financial and attendance data analysis to present to the board of directors, evaluation and editing of a field manual was included to help participants both prepare and reflect on the outcomes of their trip. The student also learned about budgets, background checks, funding, and recruitment. The second part included working with Family Health Ministries, which is a partner of Global Hope. After reviewing relevant resources, the student supported the development of a curriculum to accompany the brochure to implement during a 30 minute to 1 hour information session for the health center staff to teach other staff members, birth attendants, or mothers about vaccination, sterilization of instruments for cutting the umbilical cord in the home, care for the umbilical cord, and exercise of proper hygiene.
35Chatham County Health DepartmentPittsboroNCUnited StatesLocalDietetic Internship Field Hours in Chatham County
The student learning about public health nutrition through field experiences with medical nutrition therapy counseling and local food systems exposure.
36UNC Division of Allergy and ImmunologyChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe Registered Dietitian's Role in Treating Food Allergies

Over the course of their practicum, the student sought to learn how RDs can be an effective part of a multidisciplinary team treating and managing allergies in an outpatient setting; to learn how to develop, test and implement a nutrition screening tool; to learn how to provide nutrition counseling to patients with a variety of allergy-related conditions (food allergies, eczema, EoE, etc.).
37Fund for Global Health Seattle WAUnited StatesGlobalPracticum activities included but were not limited to: assisting in data analysis with The Fund for Global Health's work on rural health delivery in Nigeria, organizing, reviewing and analyzing data on Fund for Global Health's health service workers, assisting in the design of household surveys to assess program impact, reviewing potential innovations such as decision support app for health workers, and communicating with Fund for Global Health staff and/or partners to exchange information and data analysis.
39UNC Injury Prevention Research Center Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalUsing the Jacksons Return Potential Model and the Theory of Planned Behavior, the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) has developed an intervention designed to improve concussion-related normative perceptions, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors among first-year military-related personnel and collegiate-aged student athletes. The purpose of the practicum was to assist with data collection, analyze and assess implementation features, and make suggestions for the refinement of the intervention platform.
40Pediatric Department at UNCChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalOver the course of their practicum, the student learned how to use survey software to create valid, reliable surveys, and larger survey research methodology. They also organized, facilitated, and attended workshops for teaching residents how to interact with transgender pediatric patients. Additionally, they observed the interactions in a gender clinic to identify how the health system can modify itself to improve the health and wellness of a vulnerable population
41Carolina Institute for Developmental DisabilitiesCarrboroNCUnited StatesLocalReceptive language and expressive language dominance patterns in children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.
44North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe student developed communication plans and materials for two projects that NCCADV has implemented. First, they developed a plan and materials to publicize and promote the release of NCCADV's Decision Aid Tool. Second, they developed a plan and materials to disseminate the findings, conclusions, and recommendations from NCCADV's process and outcome evaluation of Renaissance West Community Initiative's (RWCI) neighborhood revitalization, system and service coordination, and wrap-around service provision projects.
45NCIOMMorrisvilleNCUnited StatesLocal
46Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalCommunity Breastfeeding Support
50UNC Family MedicineChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe Effect of Integrated Breastfeeding Support in an Academic Family Medicine Clinic: The student developed and implemented a new breastfeeding support program in an academic family medicine setting. After implementation, they evaluated the effect on any and exclusive breastfeeding at 2, 4, and 6 months with pre and post-implementation chart review and statistical analysis.
51Academic Medical Center (AMCAmsterdam Netherlands GlobalThe Intersection of Diabetes and Depression Among Different Ethnic Groups in the Netherlands
52Project ONE
GreensboroNCUnited StatesLocalProject ONE Internship
53Global Health CorpsKigaliRwandaGlobalHealth Development Initiative
54Cabarrus Health AllianceKannapolisNCUnited StatesLocalCabarrus Health Alliance WIC Intern.

The student shadowed professionals that work in the WIC clinic and MNT. They worked on updates to feeding recommendations. Other projects were determined over the course of the practicum based on grant funded programs promoting health equity, especially with respect to local food pantries.
55Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawai’i
HonoluluHIUnited StatesLocalDual Degree MSW/ MPH Field Placement
56Decisional Conflict of Women Eligible for a Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe primary objectives of the practicum were to assess the overall decisional conflict of patients eligible for LEEP procedures and to identify trends in decisional conflict based on demographics (race, age, education, and language). They began interviewing patients at the UNC Women's Hospital Dysplasia Clinic, collecting survey data, and transferring data from the surveys into an Excel file. After they collected data from 21 patient interviews and transferred the data into Excel, the student analyzed the data using STATA. This all culminated in a report that identified the finding of the research study.
58Institute Mere-Enfant de Kaolack (IMEK)KaolackSenegalGlobalThe student provided organizational support to Institute Mere-Enfant de Kaolack, a recently established, promising local health care organization based in Kaolack, Senegal. Through both in-person and virtual technical assistance, they helped to design an international practicum experience that would link students to educational projects and experiences for IMEK. They also developed a social media presence and communication activities, along with strategic planning documents.
59UNC HospitalsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalQuality Improvement in Postpartum Quantification of Blood Loss
60Durham County Health DepartmentDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalGroup Prenatal Care Through CenteringPregnancy
61Public Health Foundation of IndiaGurgaonIndiaGlobalThis practicum explored community understanding of mental health problems as well as mental health well being. Following a review of the literature and available mental health survey tools and utility in India, guided research informed the development of a mental health survey tool, contextually relevant for the Indian setting. The student supported the development of a mental health questionnaire, anticipated to be a comprehensive surveillance tool, their determinants and related health effects, with special emphasis on mental health outcomes.
62UNC Gillings School of Global Public HealthChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student suported various reearch activites and lab meetings. These lab meetings are used as a medium to reach out to other coworkers to ask for advice, to present your findings, to provide feedback for improvement, and to collaborate with other coworkers on projects to achieve similar goals.
63Duke UniversityDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalEstablishing the Burden of Disease for Cancer Survivors in the United States: This practicum had three components; clinical, research, and practical data analysis and communication. The clinical component focused on the specific aspects of radiation oncology that are not routine parts of Urological care. The research component focused on analysis of large secondary data-sets for analysis of patient experience with respect to their cancer survivorship issues. The majority of time was spent in analysis of large complex pre-existing datasets in order to make observations about the current status of cancer survivors with the ultimate goal to develop recommendations for patients, care providers and policymakers in order to improve the health and quality of life of patients who may be suffering clinical side effects.
64Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE)AshevilleNCUnited StatesLocalThe student collaborated with Austin H. Johnson to create a literature review to give perspective to the Trans Health Focus Group Project. In this literature review, they sought to examine Trans and Nonbinary individual's experience within the healthcare system throughout the United States. To accompany the literature review, they created a Dissemination Plan that can be used for this project and future projects.
65Guilford County Department of Public HealthGreensboroNCUnited StatesLocalThe student shadowed the Nutritionist (RD) at the health department in their activities as a health promoter and advocate of food access in the community. Activities include conducting a needs assessment of food pantry patrons in the area, developing and gathering resources to stock into a nutrition-related rack at the local public library, and participating in a diabetes prevention program. I also will be shadowing a WIC dietitian to learn about the specific population that the local WIC clinic serves, and how to effectively counsel that population.
66UNC HospitalChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalAdvanced Internship at UNC Hospital in Critical Care and Nutrition Support
The student participated in rotations that require complex case management and metabolic support skills, including calculating tube feeding and parenteral nutrition orders. The student also researched and developed an evidence-based protocol in surgical oncology to be included in the Pocket Guide for the clinical nutrition team.
68UNC Partnerships in Aging/Orange County Department on AgingChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalInnovative Implementation of Palliative Care Services in Seven Long-Term Care Organizations in Orage County, NC
69Hands to HeartsSanta BarbaraCAUnited StatesGlobalThe objectives of this practicum included assessing of the need for occupational health nursing training and designing/implementing such training to better protect the volunteers providing instruction as well as the students in the courses who will later be the instructors or work in the field.
71Cabarrus Health AllianceKannapolisNCUnited StatesLocalThe student shadowed in the WIC clinic, meeting with different departments within the alliance, designing and presenting an employee wellness lunch & learn, organizing and hosting a week long kid's cooking camp, commenting on food logs for participants of the Minority Diabetes Prevention Program, observing in-house cooking classes for MDPP, screening potential participants for upcoming MDPP sessions, designing content for WIC's social media platforms. They also worked in the community; participating in local "lunch on a bus" summer meals for children program, outreach and assistance with food distribution for a local food pantry, participation in meal deliver for meals on wheels.
72Department Family Medicine & Center for Regulatory ReseChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student served as a research assistant for the Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program (TPEP) and the Center for Regulatory Research and Tobacco Communication (CRRTC). Their activities included reviewing contract deliverables and developing logic models for tobacco control program components and learning the necessary steps and strategies to evaluate these programs; helping conduct quantitative data analysis of the State Health Plan Quitline 7-month follow up telephone survey; asisting with interpreting the statistical results and presenting them in written format; Conducting a literature review related to tobacco perceptions and use in order to inform ongoing research activities as well as one or more planned manuscripts employing a tobacco-related survey.
73Wake Health Human ServicesRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalAs an intern, the student was involved with learning and shadowing the dietitians at WHHS, including WIC visits and follow-ups, community screenings, farmer's markets, and other community events.They observed how the WHHS is run as a whole, with emphasis on the Nutrition aspects. They were responsible for a presentation and tasks assigned on a day-to-day basis.
74EFNEP (UConn Extension)StorrsCTUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with multiple paraprofessionals to understand how the federal program is implemented. They created material for the state meeting to refresh and educate paraprofessionals on the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines and the 5-pass method for the 24 hr recall. Additionally, they worked with a partner of EFNEP, CLiCK in a low-income area on their grants, identifying areas to improve and wish lists for the organization. The student also held short interviews with surrounding states EFNEP leaders to identify ways in which EFNEP in CT can partner with WIC.
76Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Global Division
New YorkNCUnited StatesGlobalPPFA Global Program Learning Internship
78North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Department of Public HealthRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalTo support Syringe Exchange Programs (SEP) in NC, an SEP toolkit for the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB) was developed to assist communities in establishing and monitoring SEPs. The draft toolkit was outlined while interviews were conducted with Injury-Free NC Academy participants and SEP stakeholders. Site visits to syringe exchanges in Raleigh and Wilmington were also completed. The interviews provided critical feedback on what SEP materials were most useful from the Academy and what SEP experts believe are the key facets of operating an exchange that should be included in the toolkit. The two deliverables in this practicum were a draft of the SEP Toolkit and a formal memo indicating the results of the stakeholder interviews.
79National Institute of Medical Research-Mwanza and UNC Department of Health BehaviorMwanzaTanzaniaGlobalThe research activities focused on qualitative data collection to explore the impact of cash transfers on the sexual risk behavior of adolescent girls in Tanzania. Intended practicum activities included training data collectors, quality assessment and improvement for the interview guide used in qualitative research and facilitating the sessions used to debrief with data collectors. The position also worked with codebook revision and qualitative data coding. Analysis is ongoing for this project.
80Honduran Health AllicanceCholutecaHondurasGlobalHonduran Health Alliance
81RTI-UNC- Evidence Based Practice CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocal"Systematic Review of Labeling in Prostate Cancer and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms" as well as "Use of the Word Risk in USPSTF Recommendations"
82Active MindsWashington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesLocalUnderstanding the Impact of Campus Climate on Help-seeking Behaviors
83UNC Student Wellness
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student supported programming at Student Wellness
84NYC Department of Health and Mental HygieneLong Island CityNYUnited StatesLocalNew York Knows - HIV Testing Services Update and Mid-Initiative Report: The student's activities included developing mid-initiative report to effectively communicate to partners, community members, and general public of current status of the New York Knows' initiative, developing and administering surveys to update information on HIV Testing services throughout New York City using data mapping methods, integrating responses to NYC HealthMap and NYC DOHMH database, assisting with community organizing events, disseminating New York Knows newsletter, and attending community meetings and assist with efforts to work across sectors to help NYC residents know their HIV status.
85Town of Chapel Hill Parks and RecreationChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalCoach-Facilitated Nutritional Behavior Change in Youth Organized Sports: designing an adjunct nutrition curriculum for youth athletes that is facilitated by youth sports league coaches and respects the values, needs, and goals of athletes, coaches, and families; reviewing the literature of nutrition education programs implemented in the context of sports; conducting interviews of stakeholders in the community associated with youth athletics to better understand their roles in shaping youth health behaviors, beliefs regarding necessary lifelong health behaviors of children, and determining levels of interest in, motivation for, and potential barriers to implementing a nutrition education program.
87North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalDPI Nutrition-Based Initiatives Project
88Durham County Health DepartmentDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalDurham County Health Assessment Survey
The student participated in survey training to learn correct and ethical survey practices, and then went door-to-door to survey Durham County residents. They worked with the raw data, cleaned the data, and descriptively analyze the results. They created tables of the results and communicate results with the Durham County epidemiologist, who will communicate results with the Durham County Health Department and the Durham County residents.
DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalNorth Carolina Youth Connected
90UNC Department of Epidemiology
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalELGAN Outcomes by Reason for Early
92FHI 360DurhamNCUnited StatesGlobalQuality considerations for pregnancy tests in the developing world
93World Vision IndiaChennaiIndiaGlobalThis practicum leveraged results from a large WASH baseline study recently completed of WV WASH programming India, including extensive surveys for health facilities, to establish a basic understanding of the availability of WASH services in health facilities. Results are expected to guide the design of relevant intervention strategies to be tested, monitored, and refined for quality, sustainability and eventual scale.
94WakeMedRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalWe worked with children predisposed to obesity and/or type 2 diabetes and their families, actively participating in one-on-one client sessions as well as group activity sessions through the ENERGIZE program at WakeMed. We collaborated with employees of the YMCA to integrate physical activity and nutrition into the lives of children and their families. We were given the opportunity to table at the WakeMed Farmer's Market as nutrition advocates to customers. We worked with the WakeMed Senior Health Specialists to assist with blood pressure and BMI screenings for new employees.
95Lutz, Alexander and Associates RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe student created a resource binder for clients including pertinent education materials, handouts and updated research, actively research current and appropriate child feeding practices, edit make notes on the NC public school curriculum (particularly in Wake county), perform a HIPPA audit for the private practice, attend biweekly clinical supervision meetings with all of the RDs to discuss their client cases, and attend both regional and national eating disorder conferences.
96Prevention InstituteOaklandCAUnited StatesLocalPublic Health 3.0 - Utilizing Research, Tools, and Trainings to Achieve Health Equity at a National Non-Profit in Oakland, CA
97NC DPH Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology BranchRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalOccupational Health Indicators Project: Data Collection and Trend Analysis, NC 2000-2013
98Healthy Alamance BurlingtonNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum with Healthy Alamance had three major components: First, the student provided Healthy Alamance with recommendations to improve their 2018 Community Health Assessment (CHA) based on feedback from the NC Department of Health and Human Services and 'best practices' identified reviewing various other NC CHAs. They also provided recommendations concerning potential community survey methodology for the upcoming CHA. Second, they created a report on the various methodologies for calculating and measuring income inequality within a community, with specific emphasis on those that had been used in similar communities. Lastly, they mapped key demographics, economic inequality, poverty rates and receipt of SNAP/Food Stamps for each census tract within Alamance using GIS. They created an extensive report of these maps and their major trends, to be used in the creation of Alamance County's 2018 Comprehensive Plan.
99UNC Department of OphthalmologyChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalApproaches in Telemedicine: Feasibility of Using the RetinaVue100 Hand-held Camera to Improve Retinal Screening in Outpatient Dialysis Centers
100AppHealthCareBooneNCUnited StatesLocalThe student's practicum activities included: engaging in nutrition assessment and education at WIC clinics, engaging in nutrition assessment and education for the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Deliver nutrition-related presentations to wide variety of audiences, meeting with public health stakeholders to learn about programs and initiatives, and conducting surveys for the state of breastfeeding support in medical provider clinics and places of worship
101UNC HospitalsChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalCharacteristics and Outcomes of Acute Appendicitis in Malawi compared to UNC: For this practicum,the student wrote and obtained IRB approval for a retrospective chart review of patients with acute appendicitis at UNC. They then conducted chart reviews of all patients who meet the study criteria at UNC, and organized the data into a database. They also used the established acute care database from Malawi to extract the data from the patients with acute appendicitis.
102UNC Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe Effect of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) on Hospital Length of Stay of Thoracic Surgery Patients at UNC: The student designed a retrospective study to determine which predictive factors are associated with decreased LOS in these patients compared to those without ERAS.
103Granville Vance Public HealthOxfordNCUnited StatesLocalThe student analyzed and interpreted qualitative data from a pilot evaluation study of an ongoing public health program. They sought to develop skills in planning a community health needs assessment. They participated in community organization development as well as coalition and team building. In particular, they learned how to facilitate Photovoice sessions, a type of community-based participatory research. Finally, they assisted writing parts of a grant to fund research to address adverse childhood experiences.
104Mary’s Center

Washington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesLocal
105Mecklenburg County Health DepartmentCharlotteNCUnited StatesLocalThe purpose of this practicum was to ultimately reduce the instance of disease transmission from food service workers to the population who dine at establishments within Mecklenburg County, NC. The student worked with the Food and Facilities Division of the Environmental Division of the Mecklenburg County Health Department to determine where documented issues have occurred to create and implement a plan to reduce transmission. The student created and implemented a plan to reduce instances of establishments showing violations of these items during routine quarterly health inspections.
106IntraHealth InternationalChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobal
107Haitian American CaucusPort-au-PrinceHaitiGlobalA Feasibility Study: Implementing Sexual Health Education at Institute Mixte Shalom des Freres (IMSF) in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
109Curamericas GlobalBo DistrictSierra LeoneGlobalA Brighter Future: Health Facility Capacity-building in Sierra Leone
110Division of Medical Assistance, Dental DivisionRaleighNCUnited StatesLocal
111Thomasville Schools and Playworks of NC

DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalSplit Internship with (1) Thomasville City
Schools & (2) Playworks North Carolina
112Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private EnterpriseChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalA formative research report was conducted on the issues of aging in place, multigenerational households, relevant Medicare/Medicaid provisions, and vulnerable older adult populations. From this review, overall research questions were formulated and an interview guide was developed in collaboration with the student's preceptor. A full application was developed for approval by the UNC IRB including background information, methodology, consent forms, recruitment tools/strategies, & security measures. Community partner relationships were established to assist in the recruitment of participants through the assistance of the Orange County Department on Aging.
113North Carolina Institute for Public HealthChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalRandolph County Health Disparities Assessment: The activities of this practicum sought to assist the county in gaining an understanding of healthcare needs and key health disparities in the county. They assisted in creating codebook for Atlas.ti coding and analysis. They also assisted in the creation of maps for different asset categories, using software. Further, they took part in recruitment and design of focus groups then assisted in facilitating the groups, which consisted of community members and leaders.
115Duke University Fuqua School of BusinessDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe overarching theme of this practicum experience was to evaluate the reasons why individuals with HIV on stable therapy would enroll in risky clinical trials. The student's first objective was to build a solid foundation of background knowledge on both HIV and patient enrollment decisions. They then developed a framework for conducting qualitative interviews with individuals with HIV. Finally, qualitative interviews were undertaken in the local community. The findings were written up to inform future studies, as well as presented at meetings with the larger research team.
116UNC Department of Emergency MedicineChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with ther preceptor to implement a pilot feasibility study focused on the use of a novel remote ischemic conditioning device by paramedics in Orange County EMS. This involved assisting the study PI and the study coordinator in developing a training protocol, training EMS personnel and other study staff, and monitoring study activities such as recruitment and data collection. Depending on the project's recruitment and data collection efficiency, I was able to help assist with data analysis and dissemination. Another aspect was exploring and analyzing NC's EMS database, the Prehospital Medical Information System (PreMIS), guided by specific research questions related to prehospital acute care of STEMI patients.
117WakeMedRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalWakeMed ENERGIZE: The student counseled patients in a supervised manner after shadowing and learning the process. They worked with individuals in a nutrition and physical activity capacity a corporate wellness program through Live Well, youth and teens in ENERGIZE at local YMCAs, and performing outreach at other community events. The student gave oral presentations to some of these groups as well as made paper resources targeted to them as well.
118Center For DiscoveryTampaFLUnited StatesLocalThe student led groups, worked with eating disorder patients, supported nutritional counseling, and helped with exposure snacks to "scary" foods
120UNC Horizons Program
CarrboroNCUnited StatesLocalSuboxone Induction in Pregnancy
121Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Division of Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood (DPIE) Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition (BFHN)
BostonMAUnited StatesLocalTrauma-Informed System of Care
123Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, Family Connects ProgramDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalUsing structured qualitative interviewing and data visualization, the student developed tools that will enhance the community alignment work of individual sites and create connections across the country. The results of interviews will be used to develop opportunities for community alignment specialists to share knowledge and build connections across sites. They used data visualization techniques to generate an interactive, searchable map of resources available in the community. Finally, a thorough review of manuals and current practices led them to develop a fidelity assessment for community alignment which will be used to track sites' progress toward implementation of this key model component.
125UNC Internal Medicine ClinicChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalChanges in practice-level atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk and provider-level statin prescribing after implementation of an audit & feedback intervention

To describe changes in practice-level atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk and provider-level statin prescribing during and after implementation of an audit & feedback intervention.
126Honduran Health AllianceChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalAs co-leader of HHA, they collaborated with medical school students to lead and plan the summer trip and facilitated FMME seminar course for rising 2nd year medical students. This included: creating a syllabus, managing the Sakai site, arranging speakers and technical training, creating and presenting educational materials, and creating and organizing team-building exercises. Other activities included: recruiting, interviewing, and selecting rising 4th year medical students, creating and/or adapting health chats on various women's health topics to be presented in Honduras, participating in a 5-day spring trip to Honduras for logistical planning. Finally, they co-lead during the 3-week summer trip to Honduras.
128NCSU Family and Consumer Sci/Food Safety ExtensionRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalAnalysis of Retail Food Safety Risk Factors: This project identified and collected over one million records of retail food safety inspections from across the United States and conducted analyses of publicly available databases to identify trends in retail food safety inspections. Analyses included identifying the distribution of score-based inspection regimes, comparing the findings of risk factor studies to actual inspection outcomes, evaluating the performance of school lunch programs against commercial food establishments, and investigating inspector tendencies for particular violation types.
132Carolina Population CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalFamily Planning Country Action Process Evaluation
134The Redwoods Group FoundationMorrisvilleNCUnited StatesLocalYMCAs United: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse One Community at a Time
136UNC Center Health Promotion & Disease PreventionChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with the Caring and Reaching for Health (CARE) research project team at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, under the Children's Healthy Weight Research Group. The purpose of the practicum was to analyze the process evaluation data from the Healthy Lifestyles intervention arm and Healthy Finances attention-control arm. Major deliverables were a data user manual, updated literature review, process evaluation manuscript outline, and data table shells.
138Merck & Co. Inc.Upper GwyneddPAUnited StatesLocalLOCF-PMM Pattern Mixture Model with Multiple Imputation: This project involved analyzing data based on a Missing not at random mechanism, which can be imputed using methods such as Pattern Mixture Models (PMM).
139NC DHHS Ofifice of Rural Health RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum entailed research and development of the Recruitment and Placement Services program. The student helped the team at ORH to analyze and enhance their work processes, in addition to working on a larger project which involved reaching out to various organizations and service points across the state of North Carolina to collect on-staff provider salary data. A survey was disseminated to the appropriate contact for each organization to collect this information. The data was analyzed and then be mapped to demonstrate provider shortages across the state.
141IpasChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalPrograms Unit Graduate Assistant
142University of Buenos Aries School of Public Health- Instituto de Efectividad Clinica y Sanitaria (IECS)Buenos AiresArgentinaGlobalRespectful Maternity Care in Latin America
145Western North Carolina Health NetworkAshevilleNCUnited StatesLocal
148Booz Allen Hamilton Washington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesLocalReal-time Corrosion Control Monitoring for Drinking Water in Flint, MI
149Carolina Global Breastfeeding InstituteChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalImproving Data Quality of an Online Course for Lactation Consultants
150Center for Maternal and Infant HealthChapel HillNCUnited StatesUnknownUNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health
153Reproductive Medicine NetworkRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked on the first phase of prospective study comparing two different programs of lifestyle modification for weight loss to address infertility issues in women with a BMI of 30+. The student provided social support through counseling participants weekly in both setting and meeting their exercise goals, as well as challenges they faced in meeting those and how to overcome barriers to weight loss. They also conducted various quality of life questionnaires at the beginning and end of the lifestyle program period, conduct exercise progress, and weight loss throughout the period.
154NC ChildRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe Development of a Logic Model and Recommendations for Infant Mental Health Provider Credentialing and Service Provision Practices
155Intrahealth InternationalDakarSenegalGlobalIntraHealth Senegal Internship
156 we are (Working to Extend Anti-racist Education)DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum consisted of the development, implementation, and evaluation of summer camp programs conducted by 'we are' (working to extend anti-racist education), a non-profit organization in Durham, North Carolina that is affiliated with The Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University.
158General Board of Global MinistriesNew YorkNYUnited StatesGlobalMaternal and Child Health Intern
159UNC Eshelman School of PharmacyChapel HillNCUnited StatesUknown
160Wake Human ServicesRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalStudent intern practicum activities included: observing nutritionists, working with WIC program and health promotion program. They also worked with the summer feeding program, held nutrition activity classes with various populations, counseled clients using motivational interviewing, and created nutritional education materials.
162Cabarrus Health AllianceKannapolisNCUnited StatesLocal WIC Intern at the Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA)
Practicum activities included: shadowing/interviewing supervisors in all departments within CHA, researching infant feeding practices in an effort to update CHA WIC policies, and delivering a dietetic presentation on a nutrition-related topic
163Planned Parenthood GlobalMiamiFLUnited StatesGlobalBirth Spacing and Beautiful Wives: Improving Male Engagement in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming in Rural Guatemala
164Guilford County Department of HealthGreensboroNCUnited StatesLocalThispracticum allowed to student to further understand the roles of the public health dietitian.
165Proyecto Puentes de SaludJuventino RosasMexicoGlobal"As they told me, I'll tell you - you are stronger than your problems." Understanding Culture and Attitudes Around Stress, Depression, and Suicide in Adolescents in Central Mexico
166NC Division of Public HealthRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalEvaluating North Carolina's Policy for HIV and Hepatitis B Infected Healthcare Personnel Who Perform Invasive Procedures
169Atlanta Habitat for HumanityAtlantaGAUnited StatesLocalThe summer practicum focused on three main components: development, community engagement/project development, and communications. Development included researching and assisting in writing grant proposals to advance the fund, as well as managing grant reports, to send to sponsors from the donor database. The community engagement/project development component included assisting with research and meetings with other social advocacy non-profits in Atlanta to encourage collaboration and partnership with the F&CPF program and their sponsors. Additionally, the communications component included conducting in-person, qualitative interviews and writing stories that capture the relationships and partnerships of homeowners, F&CPF sponsors, and their successes
172Wake County Human ServicesRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalWorking in Community Nutrition at Wake County Health Departments and local clinics in WIC and Health Promotions
173WakeMed HospitalRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalNutrition and Lactation Student Intern in WakeMed NICU, Pediatrics, and Mother/Baby settings. As an intern, the student assisted RD IBCLC in NICU rounds, charting and notes on patients including recipe calculations, assessing appropriate nutritional needs for growth and development, troubleshooting breastfeeding issues, and proper anthropometrics technique measurement.
174UNC Hospital SystemChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalHospital Epidemiology Intern: Practicum activities revolved around Quality Improvement initiatives based within the Hospital Epidemiology department at UNC Hospital. Activities included completing literature reviews, data analysis, creation of educational materials to be utilized by hospital staff or patients, and the creation and deliverance of trainings based on HAI initiatives.
175UNCChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalImproving Geriatrics Education for Current and Future Healthcare Providers: Practicum activities involved augmenting the UNC School of Medicine curriculum and educational opportunities. The student also helped assess the comfort of infectious disease providers with geriatric conditions to improve future efforts towards educating providers about care for aging adults living with HIV.
176Alamance County Health DepartmentBurlingtonNCUnited StatesLocalPublic Health Nutrition Experience
Activities included: teaching a prenatal class in the WIC clinic, facilitating two lunch and learn sessions on MyPlate and using MyPlate as a template for eating, and outlining strengths and weaknesses as they discovered them; creating methods for developing them
177Mountain Area Health Education CenterAshevilleNCUnited StatesLocalIn an effort to better understand what community health centers and clinics need from Project CARA to implement and the CARA model, several in-depth interviews were conducted with behavioral health workers and physicians across four WNC clinics in Buncombe, Harris, McDowell and Polk counties.
178Durham County Department of Public HealthDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe student interned with the Public Health Nutrition team working on school nutrition curriculums, community cooking demos, committee meetings, and creating smarter lunchrooms.
180MicroMassCaryNCUnited StatesLocalThe focus of the student's practicum project at MicroMass Communications was to understand the role and specific needs of informal caregivers of patients with long-term and chronic diseases. The project consisted of a literature review of patient and caregiver outcomes associated with the caregiver role, evaluations of current caregiver support program materials, and in-depth caregiver interviews.
181SHIFT NCDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalSexual Health Iniatives for Teens: M & E Data Communications
182UNC Occupational HealthChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalEvaluation of HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Protocol
184Call It Out TogetherRemote United StatesLocalAs a part of this practicum team, the student was responsible for conducting a literature review of existing survey instruments and indicators of sexual harassment, as well as assist during focus group sessions and interviews with key informants. Both tasks helped informed their primary responsibility, which was the development of a new survey instrument.
185RTI InternationalResearch Triangle ParkNCUnited StatesLocalTwo main projects included: Our Fragile X World (OFXW) and CDC's Act Against AIDS (AAA). Their role in the OFXW project involved distilling scientific literature regarding Fragile X syndrome (FXS) into plain language reports for individuals and families affected by FXS. Further, the AAA project involved a retrospective review of the most common types of Prevention IS Care campaign materials ordered through CDC-INFO between January 2016 and December 2017. The team reviewed campaign materials ordered by states with the highest HIV prevalence and urbanicity.
187Manna Project InternationalManaguaNicaraguaGlobalAs part of their practicum, they undertook the following activities: 1) Program implementation: In collaboration with project partners and staff, they helped implement the program in its pilot phase. 2) Monitoring and evaluation: In collaboration with project partners and staff, they created a monitoring and evaluation work plan to include both process and outcome evaluation strategies. 3) Funding Sustainability: In collaboration with organizational staff, the student created a long-term funding plan for program sustainability.
190RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalBreastfeeding and Maternal Health Outcomes in Developed Countries: 1. Refine key questions of the systematic review. 2. Work with team and librarians to perform a sensitive search of the literature. 3. Conduct title/abstract reviews followed by full-text article reviews based on predefined eligibility criteria with goal of maximizing sensitivity. 4. Perform data abstraction (using evidence tables) and quality assessment of articles included in the systematic review. 5. Synthesize data 6. Develop a report and (potential) manuscript. 7. Engage in discussion, information sharing and problem solving with the team and professionals from various disciplines.
192World Vision KenyaNairobiKenyaGlobalThe student worked as a member of a research team with World Vision staff in-country under the direction of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program Coordinator at World Vision Kenya. Prior to data collection they worked with The Water Institute to establish indicators and survey questions. Post-collection they assisted in preparing the report on findings.
193UNC Department Of Emergency Medicine Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocal"Diagnosis of Elder Abuse in US Emergency Departments": This practicum included experience in study design and large data set analysis. Activities also included weekly research meetings with an active research group studying the emergency care of older adults, including several prospective controlled trials.
194UNC HospitalsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalBreastfeeding Decisions in Latina Mothers: This practicum experience was designed to determine the motivating factors that influence Latina mothers' initial feeding decision and whether or not those factors cause Latina mothers to change their feeding method within three months of giving birth.
196Wake County Health Department HIV ClincRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum examined practices and published interventions to improve engagement and retention in HIV care in a public health department setting
197MHIRTGuluUgandaGlobalThe purpose of this practicum was to document activities in mHealth supporting health workers in family planning, maternal child health, and immunization service delivery.

199UNC Gillings School of Global Public HealthComedero AbajoDominican RepublicGlobalUnderstanding Experiences of Diabetes-Related Distress in Rural Dominican Republic: The student worked with the team to: 1. Translate and synthesize the research findings into stakeholder workshop materials; 2. Organize and co-facilitate stakeholder workshops; 3. Develop an interview guide; 4. Recruit participants; 5. Conduct in-depth interview 6. And transcribe interviews.
201Working LandscapesDurham/WarrentonNCUnited StatesLocalEvaluation and Implementation for Farm-to-Cafeteria Service Deliveries in Rural North Carolina
203UNCChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalResearch Assistant for a Food Insecurity Research Project
Practicum activites indluded: 1. Conducting qualitative research phone interviews in English as well as in Spanish to families that agree to participate in our research project 2. Transcription and translation of qualitative research phone interviews (in English and Spanish) 3. Assisting in the coding of collected data using Dedoose in order to quantify and analyze results
205UNC Department of PediatricsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalSecondary Data Analysis of Greenlight: Does a family's food security status impact how they feed their child?
206UNC HospitalChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalFamilies' Experience with SDOH Screening in an Ambulatory Clinic
207Planned Parenthood Global

MiamiFLUnited StatesGlobalProgram Learning Internship
209Orange County Health DepartmentHillsboroughNCUnited StatesLocalMPH-RD Student Intern: Employee Wellness:
Practicum activities included: observing individual appts, collectively developing, implementing and evaluating a grocery store tour; developing a plan for employee wellness for next fiscal year Diabetes Prevention Program; working with the Program Coordinator to develop and market local plan for the fall
210UNC School of MedicineChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalHow does the presence and use of demographics, behaviors, and health indicators presented in small group clinical vignettes for first-year and second-year students reinforce underlying assumptions that may hinder cultural competency training efforts.
211UNC Greensboro Center for New North CaroliniansGreensboroNCUnited StatesLocalUNCG Center for New North Carolinians
212UNCChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalA Study of the Effect of Environment on Skin Inflammation: The student planned, implemented, and assessed the results of a project that evaluates the affect of environment on eczema. They created and disseminated a survey to pediatric dermatology patients assessing multiple measures of the affect of their local environment on the severity of their eczema. They performed home visits to assess and increase awareness by families of the affect of environment on their children's eczema. They obtained and assessed qualitative data from the home visits to present to the pediatric dermatology clinic to initiate planning for an environmental eczema intervention that could be instituted at that clinic.
213Colectivo Amigos Contra el SIDAGuatemala CityGuatemalaGlobalFeasibility of PrEP as an HIV Prevention Strategy in Guatemala: This practica was done in conjunction with Colectivo Amigos contra el SIDA (CAS), a community-based, Gay-Bisexual (GB), non-profit organization based in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The student supported a situation analysis to identify the facilitators and barriers for implementing Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as an HIV prevention strategy in Guatemala especially among MSM. As part of the project, they were asked to help with other prevention activities like media development and health education sessions with the organization.
214UNCChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum served two purposes for the study. Firstly, it involved working with another coder to conduct qualitative analysis on 29 interviews to identify implementation barriers and facilitators using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to inform subsequent study waves. Additionally, it included creating a recommendation report on how to implement a pilot study on incorporating nurses and medical assistants into preteen HPV vaccination and sexual education.
215Jamie Kirk Hahn Fellowship- Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalSupporting the Transition to Kindergarten Initiative
216North Carolina State University (NCSU)RaleighNCUnited StatesGlobalGlobal Health and Physiology Course - This student worked with a professor at Methodist University who teaches a course at North Carolina State University in public health. They supported the professor in developing/modifying a reproductive health component for the class and collaborated to create and evaluate a public health based assignment for the students. Additionally, they facilitated students in creating proposals for health care interventions in low resource settings.
220Henrico County Health DepartmentHenricoVAUnited StatesGlobalRefugee Health Coverage Outreach: This practicum experience involved working with health department employees, community members, and local organizations and coalitions involved with improving health and quality of life for resettled refugees in Henrico County. A
221Forsyth County Health DepartmentWinston-SalemNCUnited StatesLocalDietetic Intern; activities included planning a Locavore food challenge to take place in Winston-Salem, health promotion at Farmer's Markets in the county; teaching Cooking Matters classes to teenage mothers in the community; WIC observation and counseling experience, teaching nutrition classes to staff and ARCA (Addiction Recovery Care Association)
222UNCChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalDatabase Management and Statistics for Assessing the Utility of Infrared Thermography 1A: The student learned how to manage various commonly used databases in clinical research including Excel and Access. The student learned how to identify and prepare grant proposals, initiate and revise IRB applications and proficiently navigate these respective application processes.
225Global Public Health Group - J&JRaritanNJUnited StatesGlobalGPH and Drone Implementation in Africa - Partnership and Capacity Development: The student supported the creation of external partnerships with NGOs and public and private organizations to create strong supply chain capability to support rapid pandemic response. They facilitated and coordinated the penetration of GPH efforts to under-served populations in Africa and support Global Public Health deliverables.
226Ministry of Health and Child CareHarareZimbabweGlobalThe Global Network of Field Epidemiology Training (FETP) Programs: The student worked closely with various staff to gain insight on how the department is structured, and how it prioritizes its activities and resources related to the FETP. They participated in select meetings, and conducted key interviews with ministry staff. They participated in preparations for accreditation of the Zimbabwe FETP program, and in the one week site visit of the accreditation review team from TEPHINET. They sought to learn of how the ministry manages their FETP to fulfill the country's research, epidemiological, and human resource needs.
227UNCChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalDevelopment of an Interprofessional Global and Rural Health Course: This practicum involved the development of an interprofessional course intended for students who participate in international experiences so that they can leverage their global health learning abroad and apply it locally back in their community.
228North Carolina Institute for Public HealthChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalTwin Counties Partnership Health Survey: The goal of the practicum was to acquire first-hand experience of survey data collection and to analyze collected data to create action plans that address major community health issues in Nash and Edgecombe Counties of North Carolina. Specific activities included a five-day door-to-door community opinion survey, analysis on collected (primary) and secondary data, and presentation of results to work groups and community leaders.
230QuintilesDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe proposed project is intended to increase awareness at QuintilesIMS to the lack of minority participation in clinical trials. QuintilesIMS, the world's largest CRO (Contract Research Organization), provides contract research services to more than 100 customers worldwide and to each of the top ten largest pharmaceutical companies.
231Chatham County Public Health DepartmentPittsboroNCUnited StatesLocalChatham County Public Health Department Nutrition Intern: The student collaborated with local agencies to help research gaps in the community, develop solutions to help alleviate these gaps, council patients using medical nutrition therapy, lead and teach diabetes prevention program classes, create various presentations to deliver nutrition education across the county, and create and administer a nutrition survey for the participants at the council on aging.
233NYU Inflammatory Bowel Disease CenterNew YorkNYUnited StatesLocalThrough interviews and shadowing, the student considered how J-pouch surgery builds a continuous relationship between patients and practitioners who work together to reestablish control over the patient's life. At the same time, this practicum explored the role of emerging pharmaceuticals, the political economy of research on Ulcerative Colitis, and how these shifting priorities become articulated on the body through J-pouch surgeries.
234Sheps CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalAntibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes, Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (SSTIs): The student analyzed previously collected surveys for current practices in the management of SSTIs in the NH. They researched the literature regarding this complicated issue. They learned various strategies to correct analyze this data and generated an educational poster for the staff of a NH regarding proper diagnosis of SSTIs. Finally, they produced a manuscript for publication with their results.
235AMOSManaguaNicaraguaGlobalAMOS- Global Health Practicum and First 1,000 Days Internship
236UNCChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalA Feasibility Study of Retinal Screening Using the Retinavue 100 Hand- Held (non-mydriatic) Camera in Outpatient Dialysis centers. The student also supported the manuscript writing porcess for this study.
239UNC Department of CardiologyChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalCreating an intervention strategy to reduce the occurrence of Sudden Unexpected Death: Practicum activities consisted of prioritizing the recommendations given to the UNC Department of Cardiology by the American Red Cross (ARC) clearly defining Sudden Unexplained Death (SUD), performing literature reviews of the defined causes as well as possible intervention strategies, collecting data and tables on SUD, and helping develop specific approaches and interventions which will be used to submit the proposal to the ARC.
240Trust for America's HealthWashington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesLocalIntegrating a Prevention Approach to Behavioral Health into a Population Health Model of Health Financing: The research questions used with TFAH staff are: Defining key principles and challenges associated with integrating substance abuse prevention into a population health model such as an Accountable Care Organization. Identifying State Innovation Model Grantees who are addressing behavioral health and population health in their plans, with an assessment of how these two parts of their SIM efforts could be better coordinated. Identifying models and developing case studies of prototypes of a population health approach to substance abuse prevention, including financing models if they exist.
241Health Volunteers OverseasThimphuBhutanGlobalPediatric Nephrology Education and Quality Improvement in Bhutan: The goal of this practicum was to gain experience with the design, development, delivery, and outcome-measurement of a quality improvement project in the National Referral Hospital in Thiumphu, Bhutan. Secondary goals were to develop and deliver didactic content to medical students and pediatric residents.
243UNC Injury Prevention Research CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocal Identifying Emergency Department Care in the Year Prior to Suicide Death
244NavyCamp LejeuneNCUnited StatesLocalBarriers to Health Care Access among Veterans in North Carolina Onslow County: 19 Surveys and 5 interviews obtained from Onslow County Volunteers.
245Women’s Birth and Wellness Center
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalWomen’s Birth and Wellness Center Internship
246UNC Physicians- Practice Quality and InnovationChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalQuality Improvement and Change Management: This practicum focused on Quality Improvement and Change Management in rural and women and children's health.
247MAZAAccraGhanaGlobalPracticum activities focused on a qualitative assessment of MAZA’s role in solving urgent/emergent health transportation crises in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District (BYD) in the Northern Region of Ghana.
248North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS)PinevilleNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with the Tobacco Control Branch of the North Carolina Public Health Division to explore and observe the impact of smoking cessation messaging on the Facebook page "Quit Now North Carolina(NC)" that is owned by the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health, Public Health Leadership Program in partnership with the NC Tobacco Control Branch.
249UNC School of Medicine - Department of PediatricsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPatient-Oriented and Population Health Research in Pediatric Populations
250Sheps Center for Health Services ResearchChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with the RTI-UNC Evidence-Based Practice Center to develop a publishable manuscript evaluating Total Worker Health interventions on work productivity measures and economic evaluation outcomes. .
251UNC Division of Infectious DiseaseChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocal"Community management of antimicrobial resistance through point-of-care viral testing": The student worked to examine how use of diagnostic testing affects the management of care surrounding antibiotic stewardship in a cohort of hospitalized patients.
252UNC HospitalsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalConducting a Retrospective Review of Nocardia cases at UNC Hospitals: They explored i2b2 to see deidentified data and develop a sense of cases and the UNC databases more generally. They extracted patient data from WebCIS, Epic, and the microbiology lab information system. They completed a systematic chart review for the data listed in objective.
253UNC Doula ProgramChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalIntern
255USDA-APHISRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalOccupational Hazards in Veterinary Medicine: Identifying and reviewing occupational hazards in veterinary health care; reviewing the current body of guidelines and standards pertaining to occupational safety in veterinary health care; evaluating the usefulness and completeness of these materials and identifying potential gaps, creating a shareable resource for the veterinary community and professional associations; providing input into the development and implementation of safety guidelines currently being developed by USDA-APHIS and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on hazards present in zoos.
256Global Citizen, LLCDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalWe developed an evidence-based theoretical framework to inform the creation and development of different activities across themes of identity, diversity, interconnectedness, human rights, equity, and environmental justice.
261AppHealthCareBooneNCUnited StatesLocalNutrition Intern will work primarily in direct counseling and education to women and children in the W.I.C. program and with adults in Diabetes Management and Education. Additional community-based health promotion work will also be completed.
262Henderson County Department of Public HealthHendersonvilleNCUnited StatesLocalWIC dietetic intern
266Wilkes County Health DepartmentNorth WilkesboroNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked primarily with the diabetes center, the health department, and WIC. They were able sit in on meetings, consultations, and generating presentations.This practicum allowed the student to gain knowledge of Crossroads, and other online programs to document diabetes and WIC care. The student taught cooking classes and generating nutrition material for those.
267Durham County Department of Public HealthDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThis student spent their practicum working with schools, farmers' markets, and community cooking classes with the Durham County Department of Public Health. Some activities included working with the Durham Farm Hub, Durham Public Schools, and after school cooking classes.
268Fresenius Rocky Mount DialysisDenverCOUnited StatesLocalDietetic intern working with a renal dietitian at a dialysis center in Denver, CO. Activities included reviewing labs with patients, education based on the renal diet, motivational interviewing and goal-setting with patients to improve nutrition, etc.
269UNC Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program
CarrboroNCUnited StatesLocalUNC Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program
270IntraHealth International
DushanbeTajikistanGlobalTajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity
271Carolina Population Center
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalFull Access Full Choice
274UNC School of Med: Comprehensive Cancer Ctr CarrboroNCUnited StatesLocalThe purpose of this practicum was to assist with the FDA funded 'Enhancing Source Credibility in Tobacco Regulatory Communications' study, which aims to assist the FDA in evaluating the effectiveness of its communication about the risks of tobacco use.
276Duke University Superfund Research CenterDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalCommunity Engagement Around Brownfield Redevelopment in Rocky Mount, North Carolina: The student worked to translate science, assist in planning, and inform community members about redevelopment options for a brownfield site in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
278UNC School of MedicineChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPCORI - Diabetes Incidence Prevalence and Medications Use: In their practicum, the student learned how to contribute to large clinical trials investigating patient-centered outcomes.
279UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Department of NutritionChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalObesity and the gut microbiome: The student used human and mouse data to delineate the role of the microbiome in obesity.
280UNC HanoiHanoiVietnamGlobalCommunity Engagement Among Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Hanoi, Vietnam: Formative Research to Inform Recruitment Strategies and Intervention Development for Future Research Trials
281PATHSeattleWAUnited StatesGlobalThis practicum focused on how to improve the global policy environment as one way to support PATH's work to scale-up the use of intergrated human milk bank systems globally. During the practicum, the student conducted a global policy review of over 50 documents to assess what policy guidance already exists and what is missing. They also worked with the team to develop the basis of a global policy advocacy strategy which addresses the identified gaps as well as developing a policy brief.
282MEASURE EvaluationChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalThe student was responsible for conducting retrospective baselines for MEASURE Evaluation's work in Bangladesh and Nigeria through desk-reviews and qualitative interviews.
283National Alliance on Mental IllnessRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalTransgender Mental Health Community-Based Needs Assessment: The student created a literature review of transgender mental health, to help develop a North Carolina needs assessment of transgender mental health, to evaluate current research funding for transgender mental health
284Durham Crisis Response CenterDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe student assisted with hotline and hospital calls for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. They developed new resources for DCRC staff and clients researching services, expanding organizational partnerships, and developing organizational methods. Finally, they researched and designed educational materials for volunteers and public health professionals.
285Wilkes County Health DepartmentWilkesboroNCUnited StatesLocalPublic Health Nutrition
Practicum activities involved support and counseling for Diabetes Self Management and support at the local WIC clinic.
286Wilkes County Health DepartmentWilkesboroNCUnited StatesLocalSummer Nutrition Intern

Practicum activities included: Diabetes and nutrition counseling, WIC counseling, and Nutrition education presentations
288Durham County Department of Public HealthDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalPublic Health nutrition/dietetics Intern

The student worked on community-level programs and projects throughout the community including farmers markets, child care centers, schools, as well as shadowing clinicians in counseling sessions.
289NCSU College of Veterinary MedicineRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalNC One Health: In collaboration with NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Durham County Sheriff/Animal Control, the student conducted research regarding reciprocal health impacts of pet ownership by residents of Durham County.
290Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)AtlantaGAUnited StatesGlobalAntimicrobial Resistance Discordance in Zoonotic Outbreaks of Salmonella Bacteria, 2016-2017: This practicum examined antimicrobial resistance patterns in Salmonella isolates from zoonotic outbreaks in order to determine whether the current protocol for submitting samples from state laboratories to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the most efficient use of resources and accurately reflects the antimicrobial resistance profile of the outbreak.
291Community Child Health Research Network (CCHN) Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with Dr. Fry, a professor in the environmental scienes department and and Dr. Santos, a professor in the nursing school, on a research question related to the community child health research network dataset.
293National Institute of Environmental Health SciencesDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe main practicum activity was the analysis of urinary oxidative stress levels in relation to questionnaire information on omega-3 fatty acid supplementation
294Naval Hospital Camp LejeuneJacksonvilleNCUnited StatesLocalThe purpose of this practicum was to review and evaluate the effectiveness of the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune using the American Society of Addiction Medicine model of treatment, assess the organizational environment, needs, assets, resources and opportunities for improvement.
295Davidson County School System, Department for Exceptional Children, Pre-KLexingtonNCUnited StatesLocalPre-K special needs children and local school systems: the experience of children with physcial and cognitive impairments in a rural NC county
296UNC HospitalChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe practicum centered around the development of a quality improvement project within the division of Head and Neck Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill with the aim of reducing post-operative opioid use.
297Halifax Regional Medical CenterRoanoke RapidsNCUnited StatesLocalImpact of electronic patient portal on patient - provider communication in Halifax County, NC
298UNC Health CareChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe Feasibility of Creating a New Psychological Services Intervention in Orthopaedic Trauma Clinics
301United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Gambia Cape PointGambiaGlobalIntern, UNFPA
GlobalmAdapt internship
303UNC Injury Prevention Research CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPrescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States Program Cross-Site Evaluation activities included: creating and submitting IRB application; reviewing all relevant PDO PFS state data in order to complete a Data Abstraction Document; conducting qualitative interviews with state PDO PFS program directors to better understand which prescription drug overdose prevention strategies are being effectively implemented; coding and analyzing qualitative interviews
304UNC EPID CVD group Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalFrequency of medically diagnosed dementia and precursor manifestations among Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries in four U.S. communities, 2003-2012.

Practicum activities included: hands-on experience with Medicare FFS claims data, reviewing published literature and meeting with experts/practitioners in primary care who have frequent contacts with individuals at increased risk of dementia.
305UNC Chapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalThis practicum focused on surgical outcomes research: read literature regarding surgical outcomes research in high and low income countries. They visited Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi and worked with database managers at the hospital.
306UNC Department of OB/GYNChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalHIV Drug Resistance After Failing First Line Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART) in Zambia activities: describing summary statistics of subjects; creating tables of HIV drug resistance mutations; using a publicly available database of genotypes and drug resistance to predict susceptibility to second line ART and the programmatic implications for funders of second line therapy in Zambia; submitting data and results for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journal; interpreting and sharing results with local and international stakeholders at CDC and Zambia Ministry of Health, using appropriate media and technology to convey both resistance and its implications, collaborating with multi-disciplinary team including colleagues
308MedServeDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalMedServe Program Planning Evaluation: This practicum experience was designed to perform program planning and evaluation of the service-year program, MedServe. Fellows gain exposure to high-performing primary care practices in medically underserved regions of NC, with the goal of building pre-medical student interests in primary care, while also providing a service to the community.
309Creative's AssociateWashington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesLocalPublic Health Approach to Violence Prevention
310UNC Internal Medicine ClinicChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student supported an ongoing quality improvement project at improving the process for screening for unhealthy alcohol use and providing appropriate follow-up for patients identified as having risk alcohol use or likely AUD
312MCH department
Washington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesLocalNew Vaccines Intern
315Durham's Partnership for Children DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalEffectiveness of the HPV Vaccine Series in Preventing Cervical Disease Among Young Women at Duke
317AmpathWashington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesGlobalMamatoto Village Program Replication and Evaluation Project
318Texas Department of State Health Services
BurlingtonNCUnited StatesLocalDietetic Intern activities included; shadowing in the WIC department; learning about medical nutrition therapy services offered in the health department; assisting in the planning and implementation of public health programs and services; assisting in nutrition education; participating in employee wellness opportunities; learning how a local health department operates.
320United Nations Children's Fund NairobiKenyaGlobalReproductive Health in Emergencies Fellowship
322East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI)
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalJohnston Health (Smithfield)
324 Uganda Village ProjectJacksonNCUnited StatesGlobalCommunity Health Assessment.

The student assisted with qualitative data collection and data analysis. They presented ways to increase participation in the assessment.
325UNC Center for Women's Health Research

RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalPolicy and Programs Consultant

The student helped to develop a firearm safety campaign and conducted an analysis related to buprenorphine diversion in NC
326Remote Area Medical (RAM) and IntraHealth International GaboroneBotswanaGlobalStepping Stones International: Young Mothers’ Curriculum
327Witkoppen Health and Welfare CentreRockvilleMDUnited StatesGlobalThe student assisted, developed and supported EHS programs at a new vaccines site.
333UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe Untold Stories of Food Insecurity: Conducting Asset Mapping to Inform Strategic Planning of a Local Non-profit
334QI Project with Dr. Sigal Peter-Wohl in the UNC NICUAsheville NCUnited StatesLocalMCH Graduate Student Epi Program (GSEP)
337Save the ChildrenWashington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesGlobalThe student led the roll-out of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks for a new family planning and post-abortion care program in Haiti. This included the provision of training to staff from Save the Children and partner health facilities on M&E and data utilization, the collection of quantitative baseline and monitoring data from 5 health rural facilities, and the establishment of peer learning exchanges between field staff in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Additional support to the broader Reproductive Health team included the development of guidelines for community needs assessments of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) responses within reproductive health programming, and protocol for management of cases of SGBV.
338Special Olympics of North CarolinaRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalHealth Report: Special Olympics North Carolina: In this practicum with Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC), The student analyzed screening and health program data from its raw form. From this data, they identified trends that will be important to include in the annual health report for SONC.
339IntraHealth InternationalDushanbeTajikistanGlobalTajikistan
341Polka Dot Mama Melanoma FoundationCaryNCUnited StatesLocalPublic Skin Cancer Screenings and Education with the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation: The student planned skin cancer screening events by recruiting board-certified dermatologists, contacted local host organizations, and coordinated event logistics (location, day, time, etc.). They also collected and analyzed data on screening participants to study the effectiveness of free public screenings as a tool for skin cancer prevention and awareness. The student helped to plan a melanoma education and awareness event at UNC, develop materials for skin cancer awareness, and attended at least one national melanoma educational and research conference.
342Centering Healthcare Institute, Department of HealthDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe Centering Pregnancy Program
344UNC Pediatric Endocrinology DepartmentChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalA pilot randomized controlled trial assessing the feasibility and efficacy of an online engagement program on the chronic disease management of adolescents with type 1 diabetes: The student conducted two-week pilot of the research intervention to assess for areas of improvement to program design before commencement of the full trial.
345National Institute of Public HealthWakoJapanGlobalUnderstanding and improving the work environment of hospital doctors in Japan Activities: Under the supervision of their preceptor, the student worked on a project to improve the work environment of hospital doctors in Japan.
347Chatham County Council on AgingPittsboroNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with the Chatham County Council on Aging (CCCOA) to adapt a Senior Resource Leaders Program (SRLP), a program model developed in Orange and Haywood Counties, to fit the needs and character of Chatham County. The student conducted formative research, including conducting two state-wide surveys to identify other SRLP in North Carolina, and conducting semi-structured qualitative interviews with SRLP program directors, community leaders in Chatham County, and CCCOA staff.
348American Academy of Pediatrics - DC ChapterWashington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesLocalAchieving optimal health and well-being for children through collaboration: The student assisted with the planning, coordination and implementation of events, communications, and advocacy projects, for the DC AAP's Birth-to-Three Policy Alliance and Immigrant Health Committee, with an emphasis on stakeholder engagement, cross-sector collaboration, and community partnerships. The practicum highlighted collaborative techniques as an impetus for eliciting changes to public health programs, practice, and policies.
350Wake County Cooperative Extension RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalFarm It Forward, Farm to Childcare
351UNCChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPracticum activities included: using SAS to create new datasets and export excel reports periodically with the student application data and enrollment data from UNC; creating new reports about the missing values for application data; building experience using SQL.
352Alamance County Health DepartmentBurlingtonNCUnited StatesLocalPublic Health Nutrition Internship: This practicum served to enhance knowledge and experience of different aspects of nutrition careers in a public health space, particularly in the WIC clinic.
354Farmer FoodshareDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe student conducted a background assessment of epidemiological, social, behavioral, and environmental factors contributing to chronic disease and disconnected food systems in NC. Their analysis also included a discussion of the importance and changeability of several prioritized precursors, and provided a review of previous tray-waste study methodologies. They incorporated their research into a best practices document for conducting taste tests and tray waste studies in DPS, and a new tool to measure the volume and cost of wasted food.
355UNC GeriatricsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student assessed financial literacy and burden among Medicare beneficiaries at UNC Geriatrics for designing patient-centered education material
357PCRF Olympia WAUnited StatesGlobalThis practicum addressed the need for public health and prenatal education, the assessment of female morbidity determinants and environmental hazards, the need for policy development and assurance of protocols in two refugee sites: Al-Mafraq and Gaza camps, in Amman, Jordan. Prenatal and public health education classes with supporting informational brochures were provided to the targeted population. Data was collected on the targeted population's medical health and history. Residential visits also occurred to educate and address potential environmental hazards, such as indoor pollution. Informational brochures were also provided to the targeted population and their families regarding the dangers of black smoke and how to avoid such hazard. Camp leaders were also educated and provided information on the proper techniques of hand washing, prenatal attention, and the dangers of indoor open fires.
358UNC Maternal Fetal MedicineChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalQuality Improvement Project; Decreasing Time to Treatment of Patients with Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy and the Puerperium
359Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke UniversityDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe student conducted their practicum with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity under the preceptorship of members of the Health Equity Working Group. During their time with the center, they focused efforts on race, gender, and infant mortality with specificity on black-white disparities in the United States. Over the course of the practicum, the student conducted a literature review, helped to formulate and proctor a survey, attended a convening held by the center in Puerto Rico, and wrote a manuscript on policy recommendations to reduce racial disparities in infant mortality rates.
360North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS)RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalNorth Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Branch: They worked to develop materials to support the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework. Within the NCPH, they attended three public health preparedness meetings within the epidemiology branch, focused on the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear preparedness, and the interagency cooperation needed in these events. In their work supporting an NCPH Chemical Epidemiologist, they created a summary report and epidemiological curves related to an investigation on cannabinoid (CBD) oil accidental ingestions, including e-cigarette and vaping mishaps, and worked for several weeks evaluating the symptomology for the illnesses related to CBD events.
362UNC Hospitals Emergency DepartmentChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalCare of Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in the Emergency Department (ED): The student worked in the ED to treat patients with SCD and to uncover future quality improvement (QI) efforts that could improve implementation of 2014 NHLBI SCD management guideline into UNC ED protocol. They completed the institute for healthcare improvement (IHI) modules in order to better understand the current approaches to QI.
364RTI InternationalSan FranciscoCAUnited StatesGlobalQuatro is an acceptability study of four vaginal placebo products to better design a product that women will uptake and adhere to. Interviews were conducted with the female participants, their male partners, and health care providers. While each group has their own narratives, collectively they illuminate the need and desire for long-lasting, discreet products that can be easily inserted and do not negatively affect sex.
365WakeMedRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalAs a student nutrition intern, they shadowed the RDs, practiced counseling patients in the outpatient setting with supervision, developed materials and handouts as needed, and help to develop evaluation tools for WakeMed's ENERGIZE program.
368Community-Campus Partnership for HealthDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe student analyzed transcripts from focus groups and wrote an executive report about the proceedings of the event and findings from the focus group sessions. In addition, the student worked with CCPH on several projects related to the ongoing revamping of CCPH's consultancy network. These projects included identifying and cataloguing CCPH consultancy products, and interviewing past CCPH consultants to gain their insight on how the consultancy network could be improved.
371National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)MorgantownWVUnited StatesLocalAnalysis of data collected from "Pesticide Safety Practices Survey'' of farmers in Pennsylvania: NIOSH provided a contract to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to collect data from Pennsylvania farmers with regards to use of pesticides. The survey identifies demographic data, but also behavioral attitudes, application methods, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). NIOSH would like to obtain the data and analyze for findings that can be shared with PA farmers, the farming population, and other relevant occupations.
373UNC HospitalsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalDepartment of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Clinical Epidemiology Research Fellow: Goals of this practicum included working with the Carolina Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology database to assess possible associations between HPV and cancers of the oropharynx.
375UNC Kittner Eye CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalAssessing an iPad-based Screening Tool for Glaucoma: The student compared results of a tablet-based application called the Melbourne Rapid Fields (MRF) on the iPad platform to the current gold standard Humphrey Visual Analyzer (HFA). The student then analyzed the gathered data and use this information in their Masters paper.
376Durham County Department of Public HealthDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalDurham County Health Assessment
The practicum activities comprised of a training to learn how to effectively administer health surveys and approach community members, 2 days of actively going door-to-door and sampling/surveying the Durham community, analysis of the collected data and presentation of the results.
377Geographic Health Equity AllianceWashington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesLocalMapping and Interacting with Data: Visualizing Inequities in Tobacco Use and Cancer Care in the U.S.
378American Association of Occupational Health NursesChicagoILUnited StatesLocalAAOHN Leadership Project: The student worked with the AAOHN Foundation to update its web presence and communication strategies to occupational and environmental health professionals about its purpose, mission, fundraising, and available grants and scholarships. Recommendations were made to reorganize and enhance the Foundation website to ensure AAOHN members and others are aware how to access information and support the Foundation goals. In addition, the student reviewed and made recommendations to the Board of Trustees about the changes to the bylaws.
382Duke Medicine-Division of Community and Family Medicine
DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalComparing outcomes among care management interventions: The student gathered and reviewed literature to inform how similar care management program evaluations had been conducted. They also gathered, cleaned, and performed secondary data analyses of the care management program with the support of the evaluation team.
383BeWell Health and Wellness
New YorkNYUnited StatesLocalHealth and Wellness Program Evaluation
394East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI)
DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalMember Advisory Group Communication and Development

The student developed a communications plan to highlight the importance of the Member Advisory Group across the Enterprise and the need for development of additional advisory groups.
407Duke Global Health Institute
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalComplex Care Registry Project
408DC Department of Health
Washington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesLocalPerinatal and Infant Health Internship
411UNC Collaborative Studies Coordinating CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum explored whether study data can detect when a procedure change occurred. One of the sites for the FAVORIT study implemented a necessary change in procedure. The sttudent used descriptive statistics and modeling to see if the data also change in accordance with the procedure.
412Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalSNAP-Ed, Children’s Healthy Weight
Research Group and No Kid Hungry NC
413Department of Health and Human ServicesRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with thier preceptor to collaborate on a CNE article for a professional journal "Workplace Health and Safety" with the hope of publishing in early 2018. The topic was "The Opioid Epidemic and the Role of the OHN". The student also attended meetings and other activities at the NC DHHS Headquarters to discuss public policy and observe the role of the state OHN.
414Department of Public HealthRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe State's Occupational Health Nurse

As a part of the State's public health team, the student co-wrote an article, sought appropriate reviews, and submitted for publishing. They also reviewed programs, investigated current positives and challenges, and suggested areas of improvement. Finally, they developed educational materials for distribution surrounding occupational health and other public health issues
415NCHHS Injury and Violence Prevention Branch RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalInjury Surveillance in Youth Football
416TARGET PharmaSolutionsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student in their position as the SAS programmer was responsible for completing SAS programming to support data cleaning and statistical analyses; and to assist in database management and database development with REDCap system.
417Kamuzu Central HospitalLilongweMalawiGlobalThis practicum focused on the baseline nutritional status of burn victims in sub-Saharan Africa
418Institute for Healthcare ImprovementCambridgeMAUnited States Using the Measuring Implementation Strategies Framework (for technical challenges such as an evidence-based practice): The student drafted the initiative level scale-up implementation for Regions of Solution's Complex Challenge. They drafted community-level scale-up implementation for one or more Regions of Solutions communities, identified in coordination with the evaluation team, implementation team and communities where the existing framework works with complex scale-ups. Additionally, they identified pain points in the framework for this type of scale-up and, recommended modifications to this framework and suggestions for testing the effectiveness of these modifications
424Department of OB/GYN, Division of Family PlanningChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student assisted, planned, and completed activities for a research learning trip to Tyrrell County, NC
431UNC Center for Women's Health Research
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPalliative Care Research Assistant: The student assisted a team of investigators in their research to evaluate and improve palliative care.
433RTI International
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalempowerRT: Personalized Cancer Radiation Therapy for LMICs: Practicum activities included assisting with the development of an initial draft implementation plan for the introduction to LMICs of an extant IMRT treatment system and protocol, and assisting with advocacy, coalition building, and other outreach in the Triangle region to forge key enabling relationships to foster empowerRT's growth.
443Save the Children Action Network

Washington, DCWashington, DCUnited States GlobalSave the Children Action Network Policy Fellow
446Appalachian Mountain Community Health Center(AMCHC)/Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)RobbinsvilleNCUnited StatesLocalThis project took a closer look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of AMCHC's health center in Graham county to address Hepatitis C and SUD through a SWOT analysis. The long-term objective of the project was to help AMCHC reduce Hepatitis C and SUD in Graham county through treatment and connection to existing support services.
447Food, Fitness, and Opportunity Research CollaborativeChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked on the process of designing and implementing the pilot Community Circles Program, identified lessons learned, and supported FFORC's strategic plans to support community-led projects in the future.
448Wilkes County Health DepartmentWilkesboroNCUnited StatesLocalSummer Nutrition Intern: The student prepared written materials on diabetes management for both providers and patients. They also researched and developed a document for medical professionals listing different medications available for type 2 diabetes. They also researched and developed materials for patients with low literacy. Additionally, the student supported the preparation of two different topics for a class on diabetes self management. Finally, they were able to conduct the nutrition portion of the WIC appointments.
449Innovation, Research, and Training (iRT)DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe student used quantitative data from a diverse sample of community college students to study sexual health and sexual risk-taking behaviors.
450North Carolina Cooperative ExtensionRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalIntern for Local Food Coordinator at Wake County Cooperative Extension: Activities included working on programs such as Farm it Forward, Breakfast in the Classroom, and the Farm to Childcare Project.
451FirstHealth of the CarolinasPinehurstNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with a group of clinical research coordinators and data managers on the execution of Phase II and Phase III clinical trials. Their main focus was to create a database for tracking clinical trial participants. Additionally, they completed chart abstractions, utilized electronic data capture systems, compiled local health statistics and attended meetings relevant to clinical trials and community health.
454Hotspotting ProjectChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalHotspotting Project: setting patient-centered goals with patients and caretakers to decrease barriers to receiving optimal medical care; learning to use patient data to track cost-effectiveness of an implementation; working in inter-professional setting to create sustainable volunteer-based program; creating new tools and workflow to ease data collection and analysis
455Duke Cancer Institute associated with AllianceDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalStatistical Consulting Experience in Alliance Statistics and Data Center: The student attended Alliance training sessions, reproduced the statistical analysis of project C30801, C30704 and got involved in the protocol development stage of AFT42 trial.
456Orange County Health DepartmentHillsboroughNCUnited StatesLocalDietetic intern: assisting with the implementation of an EMR system for nutrition services by testing the current system for compatibility with the department's paper records; reviewing and revising of meal plans for local jail, including a visit to learn more about what inmates are actually eating; outreach activities with local residents and physicians to recruit more diabetics and pre-diabetics for the department's diabetes management program; observation and practice with MNT; revision and creation of marketing materials for the department's diabetes management and MNT services; observation and practice giving services in the WIC clinic; observation of nutrition services offered in school settings; meeting with health department directors and program managers to discuss responsibilities and challenges
457UNC Center of Excellence for Eating DisordersChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalDietetic Intern: shadowing inpatient and outpatient nutrition counseling for eating disorders, participating in the delivery of nutrition counseling where able and appropriate, discussing current evidence-based treatment methods with preceptors, identifying strategies and treatment options appropriate and specific for the eating disorders population
460Innovation, Research, and Training (iRT)DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe student conducted research for a study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice on a new model of youth mentoring called Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM), in which the youth select their adult mentor on their own from their pre-existing social network.
461Department of Health and Human Services, Eastern Band of Cherokee IndiansCherokeeNCUnited StatesLocal
462Cabarrus Health AllianceKannapolis NCUnited StatesLocalWIC Intern: shadowed in the WIC clinic, delivered nutrition presentations to community and coordinate and implemented a 1 week long children's cooking camp, delivered a Lunch and Learn as part of the employee wellness program, worked with non-profits in the county designing handouts and volunteering as necessary,and participated in a school nutrition program.
463National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) Mwanza CentreMwanzaTanzaniaGlobalThe student was involved in planning and facilitating data collector training for the first waves of qualitative and behavioral economics fieldwork in Shinyanga, Tanzania. They participated in behavioral economics data collection and supervision and led qualitative field team, providing routine feedback to interviewers and providing quality assurance support during transcription and translation.
465Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Research Triangle ParkNCUnited StatesLocalThe Effect of Intermittent Noise Stress on Ozone-Induced Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Wistar-Kyoto Rats: The student, as a member of the research team was able to hypothesize about how the short-term exposure to noise would worsen the cardiovascular response to ozone, and work on various parts of the research study.
466NC Council of Churches - Partners in Health & WholenessRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalPartners in Health and Wholeness: An Evaluation of Church-based Health Programs in NC
467Maternity Care Coalition (MCC)Philadelphia PAUnited StatesLocalProgram Evaluation and Policy Internship
468Carteret County Health Department (CCHD)Moorehead CityNCUnited StatesLocalCarteret County Health Department (CCHD) Organizational Assessment: The student collaborated with the North Carolina Insititute for Public Health in conducting an organizational assessment of the billing and clinical support units for the CCHD.
469Guilford County Department of Health & Human Services GreensboroNCUnited StatesLocalThrough activities at W.I.C., the student learned about providing nutrition education to pregnant women and parents/guardians of young children. In addition, they reviewed and updated nutritional guidelines at W.I.C. regarding infant nutrition. The student worked with communications and media personnel in order to develop and distribute nutrition education materials.
470Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)AtlantaGAUnited StatesLocalProgram Branch of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity activities included: providing Technical Assistance to a cooperative agreement granted to Auburn University, particularly product development; evaluation of facilitators and barriers to success among REACH and PICH awardees; investigating use of grant money used by states toward promoting breastfeeding
471UNCChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe practicum included team meetings, video scripting, survey design, data coding and analysis, and presentation of evidence, in hopes of assisting physicians in achieving higher rates of HPV vaccination.
472Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services ResearchCuenca, Ecuador & San Miguel de Allende, MexicoEcuador & MexicoGlobalThe student helped to conducted 79 in-depth interviews with a stratified sample of native stakeholders in two Spanish colonial cities that have been targets of significant retirement migration: Cuenca, Ecuador, and San Miguel de Allende (SMA), Mexico.
473Carolina Population CenterChapel HillNCUnited States
474Durham's Partnership for Children Burlington VTUnited StatesLocalCall It Out Together
477FHI 360DurhamNCUnited StatesGlobalIn order to evaluate demand for and experience with the LNG-IUS in Nigeria, a mixed-methods study was conducted. Project activities include: (1) a prospective longitudinal phone survey with LNG-IUS acceptors and rejecters; (2) in-depth interviews (IDIs) with acceptors and rejecters; (3) focus group discussions (FGDs) with youth; (4) IDIs with key informants from service delivery organizations in Nigeria; (5) IDIs with healthcare providers who are providing the LNG-IUS at their clinics; and (6) a costing and cost-effectiveness analysis.

478Brunswick County DHHSBoliviaNCUnited StatesLocalThrough the Quality Improvement Team, the student worked on a continuous project with Environmental Health aimed at increasing efficiency of the Food and Lodging permitting project. The team looked closely at the specific steps in the inspection and permitting process and looking for ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness, with an eventual goal to decrease steps in the process, resulting in new a Environmental Health policy. Another goal was to increase customer and staff satisfaction, which will be assessed via survey both before and after any process change and implementation.
479Live and Learn InternationalPort Vila VanuatuGlobalWASH and Climate Change in Vanuatu: The student's responsibilities included interviewing key government and NGO WASH stakeholders; preparing a short brief of the macro/government level WASH coordination mechanism in place in Vanuatu; drafting a training module to be used for training community based sanitation enterprise members on environment, climate change and disaster risk resilience topics relevant to the sanitation businesses; working with WASH team to build capacity for future trainings; visiting various project sites around Efate.
480Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC)CarrboroNCUnited StatesLocalThe student's role was both administrative and in patient care. Each week they worked with the mental health volunteers to screen patients for mental health needs, and discuss the available services with those who screen positive. They followed up with patients that were missed by phone, and managed the clinic's schedule. The student also coordinated and assisted our resident volunteers the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
481UNC School of MedicineChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with the School of Medicine Wellness Coach to design and deliver a needs assessment of the mental health of UNC medical students. During their practicum, they assisted with the qualitative evaluation of the mental health of UNC medical students by conducting focus groups. They learned how to conduct focus groups and analyze the data collected from interviews, along with working with the Wellness Coach to identify, design, and implement potential interventions based off gaps identified in the needs assessment, aimed at improving the mental health of UNC students
482Wilkes Diabetes and Nutrition Center - Wilkes County Health DepartmentNorth WilkesboroNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with the Diabetes Center, WIC, and MNT. They observed meetings and consultations with patients, spent time learning about the center's partnerships with local agencies such as food banks, summer meal sites (school feeding programs), women's shelters, etc., and how to operate software for the WIC program (crossroads) and perform presentations for partner agencies.
483Life for a Child (sub-program of the International Diabetes Federation)CochabambaBoliviaGlobalLa Vida Normal: Strengthening Support for Youth with Type 1 Diabetes in Bolivia
484FHI 360DurhamNCUnited StatesGlobalFHI 360 Fellowship- UNC Public health Fellow
485Alaska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health

AnchorageAKUnited StatesLocalAlaska Statewide Perinatal Analysis
(Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Graduate Student Epidemiology Program)
489Center of Hope Homeless ShelterDallasTXUnited StatesLocalChild Development Among the Homeless: The student assessed the health, developmental, and educational disparities among homeless children at Union Gospel Mission Homeless Ministry in Dallas, Texas, and planned a program for improvement.
490Guilford County Health DepartmentGreensboroNCUnited StatesLocalProjects included promoting and assisting in the management of farmer's markets, developing and implementing corner-store initiatives, doing cooking demonstrations, and executing Food Corps summer camps. They developed and executed nutrition presentationsto stakeholders (i.e. groups of children, Health Department employees, community members etc.) In addition, they attended meetings with the Dietitian and other health professionals to better understand the Health Department. Finally, the student worked in the WIC office where they shadowed the WIC Dietitian and then led counseling sessions with WIC participants.
491Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago CLOCCChicagoILUnited StatesLocalAt CLOCC, the student undertook childhood obesity prevention work in two arenas: schools systems and policy and advocacy. The schools system work included compiling relevant resources, mapping, working with partner organizations to build capacity, attending meetings and planning events. The policy and advocacy work predominantly included research to inform a campaign, as well as attending relevant meetings.
499East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI)
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student's practicum work focused on collecting, cleaning and analyzing data for a baseline outcome evaluation of the Coalition. The student worked closely with high-level stakeholders from across UNC, the Town of Chapel Hill, and Orange County to acquire the data. The student worked with leadership and stakeholders within the Coalition to prioritize the indicators that would be most valuable for the organization and revised the evaluation plan.
500Durham Public Schools, Child Nutrition ServicesPittsboroNCUnited StatesGlobalRefugee Wellness
502UNC Center for Women's Health Research
AshevilleNCUnited StatesLocalAdapting Transportation Service to Medicare Patients: A Qualitative Assessment of Transportation Needs in Asheville, NC
508Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC) - UNC Center for School Leadership Development
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalSystematic review and data analysis
511National Health Law ProgramCarrboroNCUnited StatesLocal
513Maternity Care Coalition (MCC)
DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalMPH/MSW Practica
515UNC Hospital Department of SurgeryChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum focused on understanding risk factors for the development of appendiceal cancer. The student's activities included: completing a literature review; IRB creation; and database creation, management, and interpretation.
516UNC Sudden ProjectChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum focused on creating a prevention program/intervention that would focus on socially isolated individuals. Previously collected data was analyzed to determine what prevention program/intervention would be most efficacious for individuals who are disengaged within the community. The student created a written report (i.e. a program plan) outlining findings, program steps, and resources needed. At the end of the practicum, the student presented to the SUDDEN Project an overview of what is in the report, and all findings.
518CDC-Maternal and Infant Health Branch, Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
ChambleeGAUnited StatesLocalSudden, Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Sudden Death in the Young (SDY) Case Registries Summer Intern
519Planned Parenthood Global

MiamiFLUnited StatesGlobalBaseline survey on sexual and reproductive rights among University students in Peru
520Durham ConnectsDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalCenter for Child and Family Health and Durham Connects Field Placement
522UNC Center for Health Equity ResearchChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalEthical Considerations in Community Engaged Research: Developing Recommendations for Engaged Scholarship
523U.S. Coast GuardWashington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesLocalProviding community outreach on PDES Process to victims of sexual assault in the U.S. Coast Guard: The student's practicum experience included working (mainly) with the Office of Coast Guard Physical Disability Evaluation System (PDES).
526UNCChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalAsssessment of the Relationship between Parental Reports of Role Overload and Youth Report of Transition Readiness
527Duke UniversityDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalAssessment of Associations Between Self-Regulation, Hopeful Future Expectations, and Resilience Against Transition Readiness Among Youth with Chronic Illness.

The student completed a secondary data analysis of survey data from 170 youth with chronic illness.
528North Carolina Division of Public HealthRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalLyme Disease Surveillance in North Carolina
529Community Care of North CarolinaRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe student's role within the Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) Pregnancy Medical Home Program (PMH) was to contribute to the Impactability Program. Practicum activities included: gathering information to better understand the perspective of the regional pregnancy care managers regarding facilitators and barriers to communication; developing a 28 question survey distributed to over 400 case managers, conducting semi structured interviews with 12 care managers in five North Carolina counties; compiling, analyzing and sharing results with the program director and coordinators.
531BCLChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with a team at UNC School of Nursing to analyze the data for a study that looked at an intervention to decrease depression scores in low-income, low English proficiency Latina mothers. They also wrote and edited a manuscript from these analyses.
534East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI)

AshevilleNCUnited StatesLocalPracticum activiies included; compiling NC BRFSS data on ACEs; creating fact sheets; and resiliency training
535UNC HospitalsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocal
539FHI 360
DurhamNCUnited StatesGlobalContraceptive Product Development
540International Lead AssociationDurhamNCUnited StatesGlobalThe practicum has two main parts: the first centered around an administrative project answering questions about the organizational structure of the Mack Truck organization and writing a paper about that portion. The second part involved writing a guidance document for the International Lead Association for their members to follow when considering using Nanotechnology in their processes. This is a new technology for most of the Lead industry so this document served to help guide safety and health initiatives.
542East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI)
DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalOutcome Evaluation of Senior PharmAssist: The overall goal of this practicum experience at Senior PharmAssist was to perform an outcome evaluation of the program.
546Wise Guys: The Next Level Randomized Trial, Injury and Prevention Research CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe purpose of this practicum was to provide support to Phase I activities of the randomized trial of Wise Guys: The Next Level (WGNL) evaluation. During the practicum, the student supported the WGNL curriculum sub-team and formative research activities including developing IRB application materials, developing a demographic questionnaire and a rough skeleton of a cognitive interview guide, and facilitating cognitive interviews with young men with similar backgrounds to the teen boys who will be participating in the WGNL trial.
548North Carolina State Health LabRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe student performed a systematic evaluation of the outbreak to determine the primary issue(s) leading to continuous outbreaks, summarized the outbreak and measures that have been used to date to attempt to contain it, and determined what else needs to be done to make progress on containing it. To gain programmatic exposure, the student also observed their preceptor at the state TB Clinic, as well as, attend monthly TB medical board meetings.
552NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina
DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalWhere Have You Been All My Life?: Connecting Public Health, Abortion Access, Reproductive Health, and Community Organizing
553NYC Department of Health and Mental HygieneLong Island CityNYUnited StatesLocalHealth Bucks in NYC Farmers' Markets: Baseline Evaluation to Inform Year-round Expansion
555Henderson County Department of Public HealthHendersonvilleNCUnited StatesLocalHenderson County Department of Public Health WIC/Nutrition Intern: The student observed and worked directly with WIC clients, and also observed MNT for Kidfit and gestational diabetic clients. They also maintained the community garden and promote healthy samples to clients.
558UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and JournalismChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student was responsible for drafting designated portions of an R21 research grant proposal for a study that will test the feasibility and acceptability of different design features of an interactive, peer-to-peer social support app targeting members of the AYA cancer community.
560Honduran Health AllianceCholutecaHondurasGlobalThe student served as the co-public health leader for the Honduran Health Alliance. They co-led a spring semester class for first year medical students. They, along with their co-leader, taught the students how to conduct effective health chats. They also traveled to Honduras in the spring to meet with key stakeholders and prepare for the summer. Over the summer, they led health chats with the medical students, supervised the group, and helped check in patients during clinic.
563Honduran Health AllianceChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalHonduran Health Alliance
565East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI)
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobal"Context Matters: Understanding the influence of context on quality improvement and implementation in Low and Middle Income Countries": One the the main practicum activities was to create an open-ended, narrative-style interview template under the guidance of the primary investigators of the research project.
566MAHECAshevilleNCUnited StatesLocalImmediate Postpartum LARC Distribution Program Development at Mission Hospital: The student helped MAHEC physicians to develop a program to provide LARC postpartum prior to hospital discharge at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.
567UNC School of Medicine Center for BioethicsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with their preceptor to interpret women's responses to an open-ended question from the Childbirth Connection's recent Listening to Mothers III survey. They worked with this data set to process and code women's responses, identify themes, investigate connections to respondents' quantitative responses, and produce a publishable manuscript.
568Wake County Human ServicesRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalPublic Health Nutrition Experience
569NC DHHS, School Health UnitRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum focused on developing an educational presentation for school and/or child health nurses that supports their promotion of healthy weight-related behaviors in children and youth.
570Call It Out TogetherChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPracticum activities included: formative research on the characteristics of sexual harassment in our communities, and preferred methods of reporting; a review of the literature on sexual harassment reporting was entered into a matrix; an environmental scan of existing platforms; and interviews with over 50 people whose varied lens' lend their expertise to the development and implementation of an online platform for recording sexual harassment and assault.
571National Association of Community Health CentersWashington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesLocalGrassroots Advocacy Internship
572Southern Oral History ProgramChapel Hill & DunnNCUnited StatesLocalThe student traveled to Dunn, NC, in partnership with CommWell Health, and interviewed 22 patients and providers using oral history methodology.
573Planned Parenthood Advocated of VARichmond VAUnited StatesLocalCommunity Organization and Outreach, Community Health Education
575North Carolina Farmworker Health Program (NCFHP)RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalFor their practicum, the student coordinated and conducted an original research project, which eventually became their masters paper, investigating the prevalence of hypertension in farmworkers in North Carolina. Activities focused on learning quantitative epidemiological research methods, investigating the prevalence of hypertension in migrant farmworkers in the state, gaining a greater understanding of the social determinants of health influencing migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the state, and learning how qualitative research methods can be used to understand what interventions could be used to increase compliance of medication usage and/or referrals for hypertensive farmworkers.
576UNC Gillings School of Global Public HealthChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalQuitNowNC: A social Media FB Interventional program For Tobacco Prevention in NC
577MDB, IncDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalAs an environmental researcher, this strudent worked on deciphering and coding research articles to be added to online database, updated websites, HTML coding, and prepared and coded other materials for use.
581UNC Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery DepartmeChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalSurgical management of Choanal atresia: retrospective review: The activities of this practicum worked towards creating a one institution retrospective study of choanal atresia repairs over the past 15 years. The student worked on drafting the IRB application and background limited review of the subject, along with other activities specified under this research study.
582Division of General Medicine and Clinical EpidemioChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalImproving Coordination of Care: Lessons From the European Border Regions: This practicum aimed to see what are the successes/failures of coordination within European border regions through primarily systematic review. Working with the library resources, all forms of publications that pertain to the topic were first identified. Then the publications were screened through pre-determined inclusion/exclusion criteria.
583Wake Human ServicesRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalPracticum actrivities included assisting at the WIC clinic, helping with the summer feeding program, and leading nutrition classes.
584Pan Atlantic Health Organization (PAHO)/WHO Collaborating CenterMontevideoUruguayGlobalSafe Abortion and Miscarriage Management in Latin America and the Caribbean
585Orange County Head Start and Early Head Start, Orange County Head Start/Early Head Start
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalMaternal and Child Health Intern
586Kenji Nashiro OkinawaJapanGlobalOkinawa Maternal and Child Mental Health Program
587Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services ResearchChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalSystematic Review on Intimate Partner Violence and Elder Abuse
588Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalCoronary Artery Calcifications in Low Risk Populations: activities included performing a systematic review of published literature to determine the connection between coronary artery calcifications and cardiovascular disease; developing a formula in Excel to calculate the Framingham Risk Score of a population of patients; learning to use STATA to analyze a database of patients such as mean age, race distribution and gender distribution; and determining the percentage of low-risk people (Framingham Risk Score <7.5%) with CAC and advanced CAC
589Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services ResearchChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalSystematic Review of Intimate Partner Violence and Elder Abuse: activities included attending weekly meetings with research team, work with team members on the topic refinement stage of a systematic review focused on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV); creating a table of synthesized recommendations of IPV from other organizations such as the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American College of Pediatrics (AAP); synthesizing and summarizing published studies pertaining to IPV; receive feedback from team members; participating in critically appraising published literature on IPV.
590WakeMed Outpatient Nutrition DepartmentRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalDeveloping competencies in Communication, Diversity and Leadership, Communication and Informatics: Practicum activities included developing and providing nutrition education presentations at WakeMed Live Well program for WakeMed employees, setting up a nutrition education stall and organizing healthy snack tasting experience at the farmer's market at WakeMed hospital to educate participants about dietary fiber, participating in the WakeMed Health Fair to assist with the interpretation of results for bone density scanning and educating participants about the impact of nutrition and exercise on results of bone density scans, designing nutrition education handouts for patient education on GERD.
592UNC Physicians - PQI Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocal
597Duke Healthy Lifestyles clinicDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalPracticum activities included: developing research questions and outcome measures for a retrospective study of a community intervention created to alleviate childhood obesity in Durham; acquiring consent from patients for involvement in a prospective study of the same intervention; establishing the framework for data storage and organization (using REDCap); attending and completing various training workshops/seminars required for human subjects research; acquiring training in the Duke Enterprise Data Unified Content Explorer (DEDUCE); gathering relevant literature to inform upcoming studies at the Clinic.
598MiracleFeetChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalThe student was responsible for supporting curriculum development and project management. They worked with MiracleFeet staff to adapt a pre-existing in-person training into an online format, including developing storyboards, reviewing content created by OpenPediatrics, and organizing work across MiracleFeet's various partners in this project.
600United Nations HeadquartersNew York CitzNYUnited StatesLocalThe main component of this practicum was conducting a staff health risk assessment. Activities included: supporting the activities of the Staff Counsellor's Office; reviewing Mental Health Strategy; assisting the pilot Global Staff Health Risk Assessment Projectl creating the survey for the Mental Health Risk Assessment.
601Alamance County Health DepartmentBurlingtonNCUnited StatesLocalThe student completed their practicum in a public health nutrition setting focused on WIC clients
602Nutrition Health Institute San Francisco UniversitQuitoEcuadorGlobalThe main goal of this practicum was to propose and develop a public health intervention to target obesity in the Galapagos Islands
603Henderson County Department of Public HealthHendersonvilleNCUnited StatesLocalWIC Department intern: Activities included counseling/educating WIC clients on nutrition-related issues, including prenatal nutrition, breastfeeding, infant feeding, and toddler nutrition; planning and teaching 1 hour nutrition lessons for child care centers; consulting local child care centers on how to achieve the breastfeeding-friendly child care designation; planning and performing 5-10 minute cooking demonstrations at the local farmers market; planning and making daily snacks for WIC clients; and maintaining community garden plots.
604Human Impact PartnersOaklandCAUnited StatesLocalUsing literature review and interviewing methods, five case studies were completed to demonstrate the impact of collecting health and equity indicators including health insurance access, social norms, mental health services, and suicide rates among incarcerated populations.
606Children in ConflictNew YorkNYUnited StatesGlobalFundraising Intern
609Alamance County Health DepartmentBurlingtonNCUnited StatesLocalPracticum activities supported projects in the WIC clinic dealing with outreach, communications, nutrition education, and support.
612Division of Public Health, Children's EnvironmentaRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum focused on data management of blood lead leveles in children.
613Orange County Department on AgingChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalBreaking Ground: Using Focus Groups to Understand the Housing Needs of Seniors and Inform Habitat for Humanity on the Development of Affordable Senior Housing in Orange County, NC
614Duke Raleigh HospitalRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThrough this practicum, the student was able to become familiar with the role of an Occupational Health Nurse (OHN). Activities included familiarization with managerial function of OHN, participation in policy and decision making, understanding of budgeting process in OHN clinic, and understanding of OHN interaction with interacting departments, governing bodies, and community partners.
616Blue Cross / Blue ShieldDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalUnder the direction of Senior Medical Director of BCBS, the student completed an in-depth cost-benefit analysis of the HEDIS measures. The analysis included monetary value as well as intangible values of patient, provider, insurance company, and employer.
617N.C. Department of Health and Human ServicesRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe student completed their practicum using data from the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). The student performed data validation activities to assess performance characteristics. They also identified common reasons for misreporting of laboratory identified Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia (labID MRSA) events among select reporting facilities.
619North Carolina Research Campus/UNC Nurition Research Institute KannapolisNCUnited StatesLocalThe Influence of Gene-by-Diet Interactions on Maternal & Child Vitamin D Metabolism and Deficiency Disparities
621Mecklenberg Department of HealthCharlotteNCUnited StatesLocalPracticum activities focused on supporting the initial capacity-building efforts of a newly formed faith-based organizational (FBO) network of Black church sub-networks across the state of North Carolina.
622North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual AssaultRaleigh NCUnited StatesLocalMSW/ MPH NCCSA
625Population Council Guatemala CityGuatemalaGlobalPopulation Council Intern
626100 Million Healthier Lives (IHCI)BostonMAUnited StatesLocalProject #1 - Identifying and addressing challenges to measuring health, wellbeing and equity outcomes.
Project # 2 - Identifying replicable bright spots to disrupt the School to Prison Pipeline.
628UNC School of Medicine Division of Hospital MedicineChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum supported an existing QI project titled: Using "Measure-Vention" to Reduce Hospital-Associated Thromboembolism: Activities included conducting reviews of daily Epic reports to determine whether patients are receiving appropriately prophylaxis; communicating with providers regarding VTE prophylaxis for individual patients; collecting data for why prophylaxis was not prescribed patients; conducting RCAs for care omissions, leading to PDSAs to improve the process of VTE prophylaxis at admission, during the hospital stay, and at discharge; designing portions of the research design, including its implementation within the hospital as well as future PDSAs.
629Appalachian District Health DepartmentBooneNCUnited StatesLocalAppalachian District Health Department - Nutrition Services: direct counseling with WIC clients, breastfeeding programming and support, outreach for the WIC Farmer's Market Nutrition Program, shadowing of DSME MNT, nutrition education at a senior center.
630Universidad del Valle de GuatemalaGuatemala CityGuatemalaGlobalThe student supported the qualitative arm of an intervention study by summarizing base line interviews and creating the mid line interview guide to understand how the decentralization of HIV care from highly centralized Roosevelt Hospital could improve quality of care and access to care for HIV positive MSM in Guatemala. The study includes several other aspects such as health navigation, mHealth initiatives, and an emotional well being intervention with newly diagnosed participants.
631Save the ChildrenWashington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesGlobalThe student supported the team in the area of knowledge management, specifically in the production of the annual 'Program Update' report, which documents Save the Children's accomplishments in School Health and Nutrition. Tasks included data entry, drafting issue briefs, editing the Program Update text, and coordinating inputs from School Health and Nutrition staff to ensure timely completion of the Program Update.
632Orange County Department on AgingChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe primary focus of the practicum was developing a comprehensive program plan, which informs the newly formed Orange County Older Adult Employment Collaborative and the Orange County Department on Aging on best practices and action steps for older adult and employment.
633Orange County Department of Public HealthHillsboroughNCUnited StatesLocalAs a dietetic intern, the student focused on the development of skills in nutrition assessment, counseling for behavior change, program planning, communicating information orally and in writing, and conducting outreach efforts to promote nutrition services. Projects and activities included: observing and eventually conducting medical nutrition therapy sessions with clients, observing all components of Diabetes Self Management Education, participating in the design of an EMR and the creation of a jail menu, contributing to revisions of internal referral processes.
634Brenner Children's HospitalWinston-SalemNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum was a clinical internship in outpatient pediatrics with a focus on gastrointestinal disorders, food allergies, and celiac disease.
635Pro Mujer
New YorkNYUnited StatesGlobalPro Mujer Internship
636UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocal17P
637UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPreconception Health Summit
639Save the Children
Washington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesGlobalReproductive Health Fellowship
642East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI)
RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe student completed activities focused on community nutrition and local food systems through two programs designed by Wake County Cooperative Extension in collaboration with other Wake County organizations--Farm It Forward and Farm to Childcare.
645New York City Department of Health and Mental HygieneNew York CityNYUnited StatesLocalThe student's practicum involved collecting over 453 post-surveys of SNAP customers at 8 different farmers' markets in all 5 boroughs of New York City. It's focus was on the evaluation of the year-round expansion of Health Bucks, a nutrition incentive program that offers a $2 coupon for every $5 SNAP benefit redeemed at farmer's markets to be spent on fruits and vegetables.
646CignaBloomfieldCTUnited StatesLocalThe student conducted formative research on Opioid/Substance Use Disorder and overdose incidence, successful programs and policies, and gaps in current services in the targeted areas. Community-based organizations and initiatives were identified and documented in a database. Prioritization criteria were developed and applied to assess the potential reach, impact and overall fit of community-based organizations as potential partners. A community engagement strategy was developed based on the findings and tailored recommendations for community partners and partnership dynamics were provided for each geographic location.
647UNC School of Dentistry - Department of Pediatric DentistChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThey assessed the food environment and learn about food and nutrition policies of the Head Start program sites. The student developed a research question related to nutritional influences on early childhood overweight/obesity and early childhood oral health in a multi-ethnic community-based sample of 2,300 preschool children in NC, and investigated it using qualitative and quantitative methods.
648Department of Public InstructionRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with the NC Healthy Schools program staff to create and implement a needs assessment. This involved research of best practices, coordination with multiple stakeholders, and utilizing technology for dissemination. The student also created an implementation and sustainability plan for the 5-year period, which should result in connecting these districts with needed resources and stakeholders.
650UNC School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public HealthChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe practicum used focused qualitative interviews to characterize contraception deserts across North Carolina. The student then used the data to write a qualitative description further characterizing contraception deserts.
651Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP)
MaharashtraIndiaGlobalComprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP)
652E-filing Study at UNC Health Behavior Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalE-filing for Domestic Violence Protective Order Study
654UNC Center for Health Equity Research Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with Project GRACE, a community-based participatory research collaboration between community members in eastern NC and CHER, where they assisted with the implementation and evaluation of the Heart Matters intervention. The Heart Matters project consists of an adapted evidence-based intervention designed to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among African-Americans in Nash and Edgecombe counties.
655IntraHealth InternationalChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalDigital Health in the Real World
656SHIFT NCDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalAll Together Now
657Wake County Cooperative ExtensionRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalPublic Health Nutrition Intern: The student worked under the local foods coordinator in multiple capacities. Their primary project focus was on food security.
658Cook Children'sFt WorthTXUnited StatesLocalCook Children's Metabolic Genetics: The student observed counseling sessions and duties of the metabolic dietitians as they provide care for people with inborn errors of metabolism. They completed various special projects, for example, creating hospital menu for inpatient metabolic children.
659UNC Chapel Hill Department of EpidemiologyChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPracticum activities included: reading relevant literature on environmental exposure to arsenic and impact of race on exposure, the biology of detoxification of arsenic exposure, biomonitoring and measurements of arsenic exposure, and prostate cancer outcomes; participating in the measures of urine specific gravity and by observing the mass spectrometry measures of total and arsenic species; participating in data analysis and interpretation of arsenic measures and prostate cancer outcomes; meeting with their preceptor to discuss evidence requirements and public policy efforts to bring affordable monitoring and purification systems to all residents of NC; and a poster presentation of the findings at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Fest. During their practicum, the student also began work on a manuscript.
660Los Angeles Department of Public HealthLos AngelesCAUnited StatesLocalThe first purpose of the practicum was to present 2014 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Project follow-up survey data in an infographic in order to increase the accessibility of the data for the general public. The second purpose was to use qualitative methods to analyze mothers' written comments to the LAMB follow-up survey in order to guide future program planning and survey design.
662Durham County Health DepartmentDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalDietetic Intern: The student created materials for teachers to implement the fresh fruit and vegetable program in the classroom. They also assisted with nutrition summer camp lessons and school nutrition program review and participated in a racial equity training during two days over the summer.
664Camden Coalition of Healthcare ProvidersCamdenNJUnited StatesLocalThe main purpose of this practicum was to provide research and quantitative support for the Camden Coalition's convening and engagement of the Camden region's five major health systems, united under the South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovations Collaborative (SJBHIC).
665Research & Evaluation Group at Public Health Management CorporationPhiladelphiaPAUnited StatesLocalThe student, along with the Research and Evaluation Group, conducted qualitative thematic analyses and produced a key informant interview report and infographic to share with external clients.
666Somali Family Safety Task Force
SeattleWAUnited StatesLocalWhite Center Mother-to-Daughter Intergenerational Communication Improvement Project
667Kenan Institute AsiaBangkokThailandGlobalThe student was partnered with a Thai PhD student in Health Behavior to conduct a literature review and original qualitative research in order to produce a report on recommendations to improve the monitoring elements of the program and to scale the program in new locations throughout Thailand and South East Asia.
668UNC Center for Heatlh Equity ResearchChapel HillNCUnited StatesClinical Scholars Program
669UNC HospitalChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalReducing Narcotics Use and Misuse
671NYC Department of Health and Mental HygieneNew YorkNYUnited StatesLocalHIV Prevention: Measuring Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Outcomes using Unique Data Sources: The student looked at PrEP awareness and use in 2016 and investigated associations between sociodemographic and behavioral characteristics and awareness of or use of PrEP. These analyses will be performed using the NYC Community Health Survey from 2016.
672RHI-RCPChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalThis student supported a pilot program between Refugee Health Initiative (RHI) and Refugee Community Partners (RCP). They assisted families navigate the healthcare system by using critical and systems thinking to identify barriers to care and research potential resources to overcome these barriers, many of which are common among different families of refugees in this ares.
673TABLECarrboroNCUnited StatesLocalIntern assisting with establishing relationship with families & involved in nutritional education for children.
675Centering Health Care Institute - Durham Department of HealthDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalCentering Pregnancy Program
676Duke Outpatient ClinicDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalDuke Student Hot-spotting Initiative: The student worked with the Duke Outpatient Clinic and Duke Medical School to implement a high-utilizer care management program involving medical students. The students visited these patients in their homes to assess their needs, help identify and work toward health goals, and help coordinate care for patients. The student worked with their patient for six months, when each patient graduates from the program. The student also worked with the Duke Outpatient Clinic on a quality improvement project they were undertaking to increase access to primary care for high utilizer patients.
677HAC - HaitiCroix des BouquetsHaitiGlobalConducting a Needs Assessment for School Children in the Community
678Washington Sate Public Health AssociationSeattleWAUnited StatesLocalThis practicum centered around data analysis and evaluation of a live conference. Practicum activities included: conducting online research to identify a suitable live evaluation; implementing the evaluation program; conducting a live evaluation; analyzing the collected data; and writing and presenting a final report
679UNC CHER & Community Enrichment OrganizationRocky MountNCUnited StatesLocalMeasuring the Impact of Hurricane Matthew on Rocky Mount, NC Businesses
680Immigrant and Family Health, Inc.Chapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalThe student created a health program through Immigrant and Family Health, Inc. and assessed immigrant community's health needs and perceived health barriers through IRB approved research.
682NCCASA- North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual AssualtRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalNCCASA- North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Internship
683UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Department of Health BehaviorComedero AbajoDominican RepublicGlobalThe purpose of this practicum was to further assess gaps and opportunities for integrating patient emotional support into the existing clinical care model. The student helped conduct 20 semi-structured interviews with CHWs and clinic providers in 2 rural diabetes clinics in the DR. Additionally, 3 workshops were conducted with each clinic with the goal of disseminating prior research findings, increasing emotional support skills, and gathering feedback.
686New Hanover Regional Medical CenterWilmingtonNCUnited StatesLocalClinical Integration Intern: The student worked under the Executive Director of Clinical Integration and Executive Director of Physician Quality Partners, and a team of experts at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) to develop a plan for medical outreach. Research was completed on successful medical outreach implementation. The end result was a written project plan describing the stakeholders involvement, budget, staffing, timeline and a general guide to implementation. Additionally, a project proposal was completed for Community Health Workers.
687San Francisco Fire DepartmentSan Francisco CAUnited StatesLocalThe student developed and implemented a plan, including schedule, locations and times, and coordinating with stakeholders, for the administration of mobile audiometric and tuberculosis screenings for SFFD uniformed members. In collaboration with the Department Industrial Hygienist, they updated the Department's Hearing Conservation Program.
688FIMRCAlajuelitaCosta RicaGlobalProject Alajuelita: A Deeper Look into the Latin American Refugee Crisis: The purpose of this exploratory effort is to develop a better understanding of the causes and consequences of forced displacement on uninsured, adult Nicaraguan refugee women residing in Alajuelita, Costa Rica. This investigation looked to deepen understanding of the Latin American refugee crisis through the immersion of the student/Principal Investigator into the culture, traditions, and daily patterns of Nicaraguan refugees living in Costa Rica.
689OSHAWashington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesLocalReview of OSHA Workplace Violence Enforcement Cases in Health Care: The student reviewed Workplace Violence Cases resulting in citations and/or Hazard Alert Letters via phone interviews with field inspectors. The findings were summarized and recommendations were created to provide further guidance to field inspectors in WPV enforcement.
690Appalachian District Health DepartmentBooneNCUnited StatesLocalAppalachian District Health Department - Nutrition Services: Activities included direct counseling with WIC clients, breastfeeding programming and support, outreach for the WIC Farmer's Market Nutrition Program, shadowing of DSME MNT, nutrition education at a senior center, and exploring other potential programs with cooperative extension.
692Kangaroo Mother Care Internship
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Cleveland OhioUnited StatesGlobalKangaroo Mother Care Internship: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in MA
696World Vision InternationalAmmanJordanGlobalThe student evaluated the sustainability of World Vision Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) and waste management projects in Azraq refugee camp. They conducted qualitative interviews in order to gain a holistic understanding of how programs are being implemented and which factors facilitate long-term sustainability of WaSH services. Purpose: to learn about program evaluation, WaSH program implementation, and WV operations; and to collect data that led to their Master's technical report, as well as a report with results and recommendations for World Vision.
697Office of Minorty HealthAustinTXUnited StatesLocalIdentifying HIV/AIDS Retention in Care Disparities among African-American People Living With HIV or AIDS in Central Texas
698Institut Mere Enfants de KaolackDakarSenegalLocalFormative Program Evaluation; Business Plan Development for Institut Mere-Enfant de Kaolack (IMEK): Practicum activities focused on developing business plan for an IMEK expansion to include a community rehabilitation facility providing rehabilitative services and injury prevention programs under IMEKs affordable, community based care model.
701NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina
DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalPublic Health Intern
702Center for Maternal and Infant Health and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Dept. of Maternal and Child Health
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPerinatal Incarceration Learning Summit
Family Planning National Training Center
704Campus and Community Coalition - CHDPChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked closely with high-level stakeholders from across the University of North Carolina, the Town of Chapel Hill, and Orange County to acquire data from various sources and stakeholders. Using the acquired datasets, the student developed a database to host, track and manipulate the data. Finally, the student completed the preparations for a community-wide social norming campaign, and a 'back to school' media advocacy campaign to educate parents about alcohol harm.
705MiracleFeetChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalThe goal of this practicum was to enable MiracleFeet to support their country-level program partners in conducting CAST training through the provision of standardized best practices and training materials. MiracleFeet had several versions of training materials from the piloting phase and requested that these be enhanced, gaps identified, and new resources created for train-the-trainer (TTT) and end-user training courses. The remaining time was spent developing a course manual to be used during future TTT trainings. This manual and best practice guidance, will be integrated into future trainings as MiracleFeet continues to rollout the CAST app worldwide.
706Lee County Cooperative ExtensionSanfordNCUnited StatesLocalDietetic Intern: Activities included leading cooking camps for teens and planning curriculum; conducting food demonstrations at multiple sites around the county; and writing newspaper articles and radio spotlights for local news.
707Craven County Health DepartmentNew BernNCUnited StatesLocalDietetic Intern: The student's time was split between WIC, the High-Risk Maternity Clinic, and other community-based projects. In WIC, they began shadowing visits and auditing chart notes and eventually progressing to participation in counseling. In the Maternity clinic, the student shadowed the dietitian and participated in patient visits. Other community-based projects included conducting a nutrition education class for the senior center, watching a Minority Diabetes Prevention class, and working on other projects as available.
708UNC Childrens HospitalChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalDietetic Intern: The student completed their pediatric clinical rotation with the final two weeks being spent in the metabolic and genetics clinic following the metabolic RDs.
709UNC School of MedicineChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum involved a secondary data analysis of survey and audiotape data completed by patients with congestive heart failure, their companions to their medical appointments, and the providers for these patients. The activities included: development of the secondary research question, meeting several times a week with a statistician at the Odum Institute for analysis assistance, a literature review of pertinent studies for background information pertaining to the identified research question, weekly preceptor meetings to ensure the goals of the previous week were achieved.
710Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)AtlantaGAUnited StatesLocalSpecific activities included: working with the Division of Viral Hepatitis and the Office of Minority Health to identify paper priorities, discuss ongoing work, and identify key questions; participating in ICD-9 and Medicare data trainings to give a greater understanding of the available dataset and how it has been used to date; and drafting a paper proposal including a literature review and suggested fields for future data analysis.
711Agincourt, MRC/Wits Rural Health and Health TransAgincourtSouth AfricaLocalTsima Community Mobilization Intervention: Practicum activities involved coordinating tasks for: 1) the Mystery Client project, 2) Facility Inventory Assessment study, 3) Clinic Quality Assessment project, and 4) Tsima Endline survey. Specific daily tasks included quality control, data entry, field staff recruitment, conducting interviews, facilitating the questionnaire back-translation, development of training materials and involvement in training.
712UNC Department of Psychiatry
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPerinatal Psychiatry Research Internship
716UNC Hospitals Epidemiology DepartmentChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student's practicum activities included: reviewing infections in hospitalized patients; categorizing infections as hospital or community acquired based on CDC and National Healthcare Safety Network definitions; assessing trends in rates of hospital acquired infections (HAI) by pathogen and hospital location; developing and evaluating programs to decrease HAI rates; and attending meetings with hospital epidemiology staff.
718NHCL, Health Promotions & WellnessCamp LejeuneNCUnited StatesLocalPlanning the Establishment of a Diabetes Prevention Program Aboard a Military Installation: Activities included determining if the CDC's Diabetes Prevention Program has ever been offered on a DoD installation; documenting the need in the community and the scope of the health issue; determining what program is a good fit to prevent onset of diabetes; recruiting partners and gaining stakeholder support; developing policy/procedures to set parameters for program; completing the Organizational Capacity Assessment; developing a list of educational items to be used to accompany and reinforce lessons; ensuring course materials were available; determining if changes were needed based on different target audiences; determining metrics that could be captured and analyzed to evaluate program efficacy; developing a marketing plan; creating messaging; and educating providers about program.
719Chatham County Health DepartmentSiler City - PittsboroNCUnited StatesLocalThe student gained experience and skills in providing individual MNT to adults. They developed and lead group sessions for the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. They also worked with the Health Promotion team to plan/conduct events and programs, learned about the different nutrition-related services in the community and the role of management teams/boards.
720Levine Children's Hospital CharlotteNCUnited StatesLocalThe student completed clinical rotations in in- and out-patient settings to include the nutritional care of patients aged neonate to adolescent on the General Medicine, Progressive Care, and Critical Care units.
722Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental PhysiologyDurhamNCUnited StatesLocal
723UNC Division of CardiologyChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalInvestigating Utilization and In-Hospital Outcomes of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) using the National Inpatient Sample (NIS): This project compared utilization and in-hospital outcomes after TAVR vs SAVR among octogenarians using a nationally representative database. Through this experience,the student helped formulate a research question, designed a study, and wrote a manuscript based on the results.
724Durham County Department of Public HealthDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThe student with the Partnership for a Healthy Durham, within the Durham County Department of Public Health, to assist with research activities and partnership work as needed.
725Family Planning Country Action Process Evaluation Chapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalFP CAPE Practicum
726UNC-Chapel Hill Department of OphthalmologyChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student conducted the final program evaluation for the North Carolina Diabetic Retinopathy Telemedicine Network (NCDRTN). Activities:The student conducted final site visits at each of our primary care clinics; interviewed all physicians, nurses, staff, and administrative personnel who worked on this project; worked closely with biostatistics colleagues at NC TraCS to conduct the final statistical analysis for program evaluation; worked closely with a GIS consultant at Davis Library to conduct a GIS-mapping study of the program data; learned how to utilize GIS software to visualize and present health data in a meaningful way.
727Girls' Education Research Project in NepalKathmanduNepalGlobalFocus groups were conducted with female students between 6th-10th grade in three different schools across rural Nepal. Additionally, a focus group was also conducted with first-year private college students in Kathmandu to assess differences across the education systems. Results of the research were analyzed and compiled into suggestions for future program modifications. In conjunction with the focus groups, a series of one-on-one interviews were also held with local women, and their stories of resilience were captured into short "role model stories" for dissemination.
728Community Health Coalition & UNC Famly PlanningDurhamNCUnited StatesGlobal1-Obesity and reproductive health program planning in adolescent girls
2- Anaylsis of pre-existing dataset on women's contraceptive preferences in Haiti AND Qualitative assessment of reproductive life planning in women with complex medical problems
731Guilford County Health DepartmentHigh PointNCUnited StatesLocalGuilford County Community Health Needs Assessment: The student underwent training on surveying with Epi Info, and then surveyed residents of High Point, NC over two days as part of a team of interdisciplinary community health professionals and volunteers. They conducted descriptive analyses of the survey data, and compiled their findings in a written report.
732Wake County Cooperative ExtensionRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalIntern to Local Food Coordinator at Wake Cooperative Extension: Practicum activities included working with Breakfast in the Classroom, Farm it Forward, and Farm to Childcare programs.
734Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Research Triangle ParkNCUnited StatesLocalThe purpose of the project was to quantify fine and coarse fractions of PM10 as a function of location and season.
735Kybele, IncWinston-SalemNCUnited StatesGlobalData Driven Experience in Maternal and Newborn Facility Preparedness in Ghana Regional Hospitals: Their practicum experience focused on the data analysis and dissemination of health facility capacity data collected from regional hospitals in Ghana. Data collected previously was transcribed to electronic formats and analyzed in Excel.
736Exchange Family Center
DurhamNCUnited StatesLocalSummer Internship
737North Carolina Institute for Public HealthChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe specific activities of this practicum included: collection of primary data; cleaning and completion of a descriptive analysis of primary data; creating written materials for TCPHC working groups; and completing a secondary analysis using a variety of state and national publically available data sources.
RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalKIRAN
739Carolina Population CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalFamily Planning Country Action Process Evaluation (FP CAPE)
740UNC School of MedicineChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalAs a T-32 NIH research fellow in UNC's Program on Integrative Medicine (PIM) the student spent their practicum working on the Nutrition for Migraine Prevention (NMP) trial, a three-arm, single blind randomized controlled trial in which participants are randomized to one of three diets with varying fatty acid profiles. Practicum activities included: study monitoring, statistical analysis, literature review, and manuscript preparation.
742UNC Chapel Hill School of Social WorkChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student assisted in the implementation of a study that investigated different approaches states are taking to supervising adults with mental illness. The goal was to report and compare approaches and hopefully promote collaboration across states.
743Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP)
JamkhedIndiaGlobalThe student, through the completion of their practicum, learned about one process of SBC from the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamkhed, Maharashtra, India. Their role was to document this process, which has been conducted intuitively by community members and CRHP staff, but has not been fully formalized.
744Mecklenburg County Health DepartmentCharlotteNCUnited StatesLocalDietetic Intern: Working with a registered dietitian at the WIC clinic and working within the Office of Policy and Prevention, the student learned how to complete WIC Nutrition Assessments, Counseling, and Food Package assignments.They also worked with Breastfeeding Promotion and Peer Counselor staff and the Regional Breastfeeding Consultant, participating in programs including the Farmer's Market at one of the Health Departments, and involvement with Corner Store project on healthy food choices. The student also worked with Policy and Prevention teams to implement or follow-up on current or new strategies focusing on healthy behaviors.
745NC Department Health and Human Services (NC DHHS)RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalAnalysis of animal rabies cases in North Carolina from 2008-2017 as they relate to human population distribution. Practicum activities included communications with the state epidemiologists to accomplish analysis of animal rabies surveillance data for the state of North Carolina for 2008-2016.
746Henderson County Health DepartmentHendersonvilleNCUnited StatesLocalAs the Nutrition Intern, the student assisted the WIC Registered Dietitians in seeing and counseling clients. They also assisted with their specialty areas of childhood obesity, nutrition education, and community gardens. The student also coordinated staff work in the demonstration garden, planning, preparing, and educating about sample recipes using WIC foods, and offering nutrition education at summer feeding sites.
747King & SpaldingAtlantaGAUnited States
748Blue Ridge HealthHendersonvilleNCUnited StatesLocalDietetic Internship at Blue Ridge Health: Blue Ridge Health (BRH) is a federally qualified health center that serves 7 counties in southwestern NC. The student shadowed RDs and conducted nutrition counseling in English and Spanish. BRH serves 41% Hispanic patients and 10% migrant or seasonal agricultural workers, so this experience offered the student a chance to grow as a culturally competent nutrition professional.
753Guilford County - WIC GreensboroNCUnited StatesLocalPublic Health Nutrition Experience Competencies
754Duke University Medical CenterDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum focused on the analysis of a hospital interdisciplinary collaboration that implemented a stewardship allergy assessment team that evaluates inpatients who are listed as having a penicillin allergy. The student collected and organized data in a stream-lined approach for analysis, learned how to critically review data and look for outcomes as they relate to a particular patient population, and worked to determine if program implemented, penicillin skin testing, and education regarding drug allergy improves patient care.
755NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center
RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalNC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center – Assessment of Medication in Child Care
756UNC Department of Internal MedicineChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked directly with patients to coordinate care, helped screen patients for enrollment in the program, designed forms for data collection, organized data, and helped coordinate program volunteers. Volunteer coordination involved training students, providing resources to aid in care coordination, and helping with feedback sessions to improve student experience and care coordination.
758Wilkes County Health DepartmentNorth WilkesboroNCUnited StatesLocalThe student interned in the Wilkes County Health Department to gain skills and experience related to nutrition in a public health setting.
759UNC HospitalChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe focus of this internship was to gain knowledge and skills in the implementation of the Nutrition Care Process (ADIME) in the hospital critical care setting. The student worked with and rotated among 4 dietitians who are all on TPN team and cover the following services: SICU, GI, MICU and BICU. Other regular activities included daily TPN rounds, weekly walking rounds and independent study on various topics.
760UNC Project-MalawiLilongweMalawiGlobalThe student completed their practicum at the UNC Project-Malawi (UNCPM) in Lilongwe, Malawi, where they worked on a study called 'Mother Infant Retention-Promoting Mother Infant Retention along the HIV Care Continuum: A Comparative Effectiveness Evaluation of Three Models for Community Facility Linkage'. As a member of the team, the student worked closely with my primary and secondary preceptors, study staff, and UNCPM faculty and investigators.
761NYC Department of Health and Mental HygieneNew YorkNYUnited StatesLocalDetermining Characteristics of Tuberculosis Exposures in Non-household Settings in New York City (NYC)
763UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Office of Research and Innovations Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocal
764Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalIdentifying and implementing steps toward increasing understanding of sleep and affective symptoms in the setting of Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS): The student conducted a new systematic literature search and appraisal to identify key unanswered research questions that a prospective, longitudinal study design might be well-equipped to answer. The student built a REDCap project with standardized intake and acute visit forms (pending IRB approval). Additionally, data was collected in 2015 to measure the correlation and consistency of certain self-reported and objective measurements of sleep quality in healthy patients. The student constructed a script in R to score the results of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) results from this prior study.
765North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI)RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to conduct a policy analysis of bullying in middle schools. This work supported the Whole Child Model, focuses on the child, the school and the community. Practicum activities included a policy analysis of bullying across 11 pilot districts in NC to understand what policies are already in place in each location. The student also conducted a Needs Assessment using aggregated data and created strategies and recommendations to improve policies in middle schools
766Laboratory of Aravinda de Silva, UNC Chapel HillChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThis project reviewed historical and current vaccine policies for yellow fever and the clinical and epidemiological data on which they are based. The research team then hoped to design a study to assess long-term immunological response to vaccination and quantify how immunity wanes over time. The goal of the study is to inform updates to current vaccine policy for travelers or residents of endemic areas who may have lost immunity over time.
767Refugee Wellness
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalRefugee Wellness
770Enterprise Analytics & Data SciencesChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalAs a part of this practicum, the student assisted the team in examining the feasibility of the implementation of bundled payment plans for care episodes within several different fields of medicine. Their work focused primarily on maternity care packages. In addition, the student reviewed the available literature regarding alternative payment models and their relative successes and shortcomings. This practicum also focused on the inner workings of the health care systems and how programs can be efficiently and successfully planned and implemented.
771North Carolina AIDS Action NetworkChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalExpanding Access: Tools and Advocacy for Creating HIV/AIDS Policy Change
772MiracleFeetChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalMiracleFeet Brace: The First Six Months; Quantitative Analysis of Patient and Practitioner Feedback Surveys
773FDASilver SpringMDUnited StatesLocal
774NC Child RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe Role of CDSAs for Children with Special Health Care Needs in North Carolina
775IntraHealth International
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalAfghanistan Health Resiliency (HSR) Project: Building Capacity in Human Resources for Health
776Carolina Population Center
Chapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalThe Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project and Full Access, Full Choice (FAFC) Project
778Volunteer for the VisayansTaclobanPhilippinesGlobalImplementation of Nutrition Education and Feeding Project to Battle Malnutrition and Food Insecurity in Tacloban: Activities included working closely with local mothers and children enrolled in the program to educate them on the importance of nutrition via workshops; providing meals to children on a daily basis and taking into account the nutritional deficiencies that need to be addressed; purchasing local ingredients at the market to supplement the nutritional needs of the children; and providing a nutrition lecture that includes basic hygiene to parents of children enrolled in the program at least once over the three week period.
779North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical ExamineRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalNaloxone Administration in Deaths Investigated by the North Carolina Medical Examiner System: The student utilized data collected by the NC OCME on the 2017 - 2018 decedent population. They abstracted qualitative and quantitative data from these cases to create a behavioral analysis profile associated with substance use and evaluate the efficacy of Naloxone distribution efforts. During this process the student also identified gaps in the NC OCME data collection processes. The gaps identified will aid in quality improvement/assurance within the medical examiner system. .
780Peers for Progress & NC Cancer HospitalChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum sought to integrate peer support methodology and public health program planning to design a Peer Mentoring program meant to evolve for use across UNC Healthcare and piloted with the breast and prostate cancer clinics in the NC Cancer Hospital. Materials developed included: program and monitoring plans, clinician summary, patient and caregiver advertisement material, mentor handbook, training slides and agenda.
782North Carolina Division of Public Health (NCDHHS)RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked with the Division of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch on their work pertaining to opioid overdose. They wrote policy briefs on relevant aspects of opioid overdose, and used their clinical knowledge to advise the projects already underway. The student assessed the current first responder, EMS, and law enforcement policies for overdose and Naloxone use, worked with stakeholders to see what works and what the needs are, and looked for innovative ways to address opioid misuse and overdose.
783Orange County Health DepartmentHillsboroughNCUnited StatesLocal
784Durham County Health DepartmentDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalPre-implementation and implementation of the Chexout text messaging protocol to improve sexually transmitted infection result notification, decrease duration to treatment, and provide easier partner notification
785National Health Law Program, Network for Public Health LawCarrboroNCUnited StatesLocal
789UNC Center for BioethicsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalClinical Ethics Research
790Triangle Interprofessional Partners for PreventionChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked in pairs of inter-professional graduate students to reach out and interview patients who have been admitted to the hospital and identified as "high risk" for re-admission. With patient permission, they conducted at-home interviews to establish a relationship with the patient, identify barriers which place the patient at high risk, and connect patients with community resources. They also met as a large group for regular didactic sessions to share and develop strategies which effectively improve health and quality of life for patients. The student analyzed and interpreted the data collected during patient interviews and learned methods to evaluate program effectiveness.
791Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services ResearchChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalUSPSTF Systematic Review on Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Elder Abuse
MelbourneAustralia GlobalValidation of mHealth/Shifra
796UNC Center for Maternal and Infant HealthChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalUNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health
798National Head Start Association
AlexandriaVAUnited StatesLocalCenter for Quality Improvement Fellow
799NC ChildRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalBuilding Assets and Opportunity for NC Children
801NCEJNChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalAssessing Health Related Quality of Life in CAFO Communities
804UNC Cardiology- Electrophysiology SectionChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum focused on the engagement of community health workers in chronic disease management. Activities included: participation in surveillance and identification of communities with high chronic disease burden; participation in the identification and re-recruitment of community health workers; acquisition of skills required to carry out successful prevention of chronic disease in the community; assessment and data collection of both quantitative and qualitative data for analysis; and engaging in the storage, modification and retrieval of information from databases.
805NC Quality CenterCaryNCUnited StatesLocalReview of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs and Sepsis Protocols in North Carolina Hospitals: The student was directly involved with data collection via surveys and phone interviews to hospital contacts to obtain information necessary to determine the implementation status and progress of their hospitals stewardship programs and sepsis protocols. Upon completion of the data collection phase, they assisted their preceptor with the development of an evaluation summary report that will be published and utilized within the NC Quality Centers publications. The student also evaluated and assembled summary reports for individual hospitals and health systems. Lastly, they participated in healthcare associated infection leadership team strategy meetings and other advisory groups.
807UNC Mother Infant Research Students with Dr. StubeChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalLactation Effects on Endothelial Function and Vascular Inflammation
809Counter ToolsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPlans and Policies: Empowering Youth and Assessing Political Landscapes to Create Healthy Communities
810Family Success AllianceHillsboroughNCUnited StatesLocalImproving Health Outcomes of Children in Poverty: The student worked with the other partners and stakeholders on program planning to improve the health outcomes of children enrolled in the Family Success Alliance.
811Agency for Healtcare Research and Quality
RockvilleMDUnited StatesLocalEvaluating Preventive Services Recommendations: The student's practicum activities included critically appraising evidence to inform recommendations on clinical preventive services. Additionally,they helped identify critical gaps in the evidence on clinical preventive services, benefits and harms of providing clinical preventive services, and assessed the overall balance of benefits and harms.
813UNCChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThis experience was a continuation of an independent study utilizing photovoice research methodology to assess health and quality of life concerns of a controlled animal feeding operation (CAFO) community in Sampson County, NC. Practicum activities included conducting the photovoice sessions and transcribing the recording from these sessions to be used in analyses. The student worked with the community organizer to strategize the development of this assessment conducted in Fall 2017. Another component of the practicum included drafting a manuscript on the photovoice methodology used for this project, so that it can be used in future projects by the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network.
814UC Davis Medical CenterSacramentoCAUnited StatesLocal
815CELAHChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalBurn and Injury Prevention Campaign for the Latino Population: Over the course of this practicum, the student learned how to develop age appropriate and culturally relevant health information, effectively do health outreach to a target population and form collaborative efforts, and learned how to conduct an educational campaign on a small budget. Practicum activities included: developing a series of presentations focusing on burn prevention, burn treatment and burn aftercare in Spanish, developing partnerships with various local organizations serving the Latinx population, and disseminating various Spanish language presentations.
816NC Child Treatment Program - Duke Center for Child and Family HealthChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalStakeholder Engagement Across Systems of Care
817GeisingerDanvillePAUnited StatesLocalSystematic review and meta-analysis in healthcare research
818UNC Lineberger Cancer CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe student completed a qualitative analysis of office visit transcripts and audio recordings that were conducted to evaluate how lung cancer screening is discussed in practice. Using the qualitative analysis data, gaps in shared decision making were identified and used to enhance the applicability and relevance of a lung cancer screening patient decision aid. Using existing frameworks, the student and other team members analyzed patient-provider interactions to identify particular gaps. The student then created recommendations to incorporate findings from the qualitative analyses to update the prototype multi-media decision aid and address these communication gaps.
820University of North CarolinaChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalLactation Policy at UNC School of Medicine
821IHQIChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalNeeds Assessment and Resource Documentation for Quality Improvement Education Development of UNC Residency Training Programs
822Lee County Cooperative ExtensionSanfordNCUnited StatesLocalDietetic Intern: The student instructed and led cooking camps, food demonstrations, surveyed the community, and wrote newspaper articles
824DC Department of Health
Washington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesLocalMaternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Risk Analysis Project
826North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalGender Norms and the Prevention of Multiple Forms of Violence Perpetration
827Mecklenburg County Health DepartmentCharlotteNCUnited StatesLocalThe student worked within the Food and Facilities Sanitation Program to create a one day Regional Food Safety Summit. As part of their practicum, the student developed marketing strategies to promote the Summit, recruited Summit session presenters and keynote speakers, surveyed food establishments owners as to topics of interest, researched NC food rules as well as the Federal Food Code, and constructed outcome measures and evaluation methods for the Summit in order to determine effectiveness.
829UNC School of Social WorkChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalRefugee Mental Health and Wellness Initiative
830American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Helath Research and Policy centerChicagoILUnited StatesLocal
831WakeMed ENERGIZERaleighNCUnited StatesLocalThe student completed their practicum at WakeMed Energize and Outpatient Nutrition. They gained experience in the following: nutrition counseling for both pediatrics and adults, diabetes management, weight management; nutrition education presentations for LiveWell employee wellness program and WakeMed Farmer's market; creating handouts for nutrition education; exposure to WIC, Food Bank, Farm it Forward, summer feeding programs and summer camps through the Poe Center, Interfaith Food Shuttle, and Wake County School nutrition.
832NC Justice CenterRaleigh NCUnited StatesLocalMCH Policy and Advocacy Internship
833UNC Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Research GroupChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalUNC CICU Research Group
834IntraHealth InternationalDushanbeTajikistanGlobalIntraHealth: Tajikistan
835WakeMed Healthworks (ENERGIZE!)RaleighNCUnited StatesLocalAs an intern at Wakemed Healthworks in the ENERGIZE! program, the student conducted counseling sessions for individuals and families based on their nutrition and health needs; were involved in the physical activity portion of the program as well as the cooking classes; provided nutrition education in the form of presentations, classes, and counseling sessions; supported the new corporate wellness program and health screening for new employees program; worked at and gave presentations at the farmer's market; worked with cardiac rehab patients, WIC clients, and in school food service.
836EXOSPensacolaFLUnited StatesLocalThe student served as a sports dietetic intern. Practicum activities included: observing athlete counseling sessions; conducting intern counseling sessions and athlete counseling sessions; nutrition research; teaching college-prep group; creating educational boards; developing new recipes each week; putting together menus for athletes; collecting athlete readiness data; performing hydration tests, and compiling athlete exit materials.
837UNC Center for Women's Mood DisordersChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum supported a study that examines the usability, functionality, and validity of a mobile phone application in diagnosing postpartum depression. The student's goal was to ensure the validity of the gPACT app in identifying women who have experienced postpartum depression or postpartum psychosis.
838Chatham County Health DepartmentSiler CityNCUnited StatesLocalThe goal of this practicum was to explore the key elements for the Chatham County Health Department to establish a telepsychiatry program for perinatal depression. Practicum activities included: performing a literature review on the implementation of telepsychiatry programs in low-income, outpatient settings; conducting interviews with key stakeholders at the health department, PHS, UNC-CH, and other institutions; gathering existing data from the health department and PHS on the prevalence of positive perinatal depression screen and follow-up rates; and summarizing findings in a written report which also contributed to the student's master's paper.
840Aycock Family Practice CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalPrimary Care Outcomes at One Year in an Office-Based Buprenorphine-Naloxone Program: The student developed appropriate research questions and the best strategies to answer them, with the main objective being to observe patient-physician interactions in the buprenorphine-naloxone clinic and attending Controlled Medication Meetings when possible.
841Alaska Dept of Health & Social ServicesAnchorageAKUnited StatesLocalCrafting an Airborne Infectious Diseases Concept of Operations Plan for the State of Alaska: The project involved creating and conducting a survey of healthcare facilities throughout Alaska in order to assess their readiness to deal with highly contagious infectious diseases (such as TB, SARS, MERS, influenza) transmitted via the airborne route. The project also involved the crafting of a plan to assist these facilities based on this needs assessment survey.
842Kenan Institute AsiaBangkokThailandGlobalWe analyzed how these policies affected older persons health, human resource challenges in private companies, and worker health literacy using interviews with key informants such as HR managers from large Thai companies, government officials, and academics, and surveys with Thai sugarcane farmers and factory workers. Findings culminated in a report detailing study findings to be shared by Kenan Institute- Asia.
843National Center for Global Health and MedicineTokyoJapanGlobalImproving the annual health check-up among work places in Japan: The team set and analyzed five important issues regarding the annual health check-up in Japan; reviewing the objective of the annual health check-up from the view point of occupational health, the effectiveness and evidence of the health check-up, the predictability of non- communicable diseases, the effectiveness and objectives of cancer screenings, and the accuracy control of the health check-up. Problems and solutions were then identified through small group discussion. The team summarized suggestions and submitted them to an occupational health journal in Japan.
844National Center for Child Health and DevelopmentTokyoJapanGlobalThe student worked as part of a research team, to analyze and summarize the apps data. Findings from the analyses were summarized and communicated to improve understanding of child growth patterns in Japan.
845Alameda County Department of Public HealthOaklandCAUnited StatesLocalHIV Epidemiology and Surveillance, Alameda County Public Health Department: The student gained experience in applied epidemiology and surveillance at a county health department. Practicum activities included: shadowing and assisting staff to learn how to conduct case investigations, and surveillance data management; generating research questions and designing analysis to capture relevant data; and contributing to other research projects (i.e. estimating size of county transgender or MSM population, estimating uptake of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis.)
846National Institute on Drug Dependence, Peking University Chapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalYouth Drug Use in Guangdong Province
848TN Dept. of Health - Office of Health PolicyNashvilleTNUnited StatesLocalThe student assisted in Tennessee's first County Health Assessment Guide. They developed RAD-HITS (Rapid Assimilation Document-Highly Interesting Topics) and other presentations for the Commissioner of Health. They also developed worksheets and logic models revolving around concepts like TN's Vital Signs and other metrics/indicators to support the new CHA process. Conduct evidence-based research to support these tools.
849UNC Center for Infectious DiseasesCarrboroNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum focused on NC TraCS statewide health priority setting and stakeholder feedback.
850Counter ToolsChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocal
851Triangle Interprofessional Partners for PreventionChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalHotspotting project: The student, with the research team, identified patients with preventable ED utilization or hospitalization, usually as a result of complex social situations, and worked with them to identify patient-centered goals with the aim of reducing unnecessary healthcare utilization and improving patient's health. The team conducted home assessments and helped coordinate patients' care in order to ultimately improve their health.
853Morehouse School of MedicineAtlantaGAUnited StatesLocalThis practicum sought to enhance leadership skills (including planning, management and evaluation of conferences and other global health projects, developing interpersonal network and managing resources, and understanding of policy development), strengthen oral and communicable skills for managing global health projects/initiatives, and enhance understanding of grant writing and strategies for funding global health initiatives.
854UNC Chapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalTriangle Interprofessional Partners for Prevention: Along with an interdisciplinary team of nurses and social workers, the student engaged in home visits in the Chapel Hill community with high users of the health care system to understand the causes of their utilization. They worked as part of a team to address these causes and find solutions through regular didactic meetings with the interdisciplinary team. In addition, the student contributed to creating and refining the process by which the team selects and reaches out to these patients and participated in measuring the outcomes of this project.
855UNCChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalThe student completed secondary data analysis using data from the UNC Malawi Trauma database that has nearly 100,000 patients, which they used to write their manuscript. Additionally, the student began developing a tool that can be used to predict mortality from different fracture patterns.
856Camden Coalition of Healthcare ProvidersCamdenNJUnited StatesLocalMetric and scorecard development for behavioral health monitoring and assessment in South Jersey: Activities included conducting an environmental scan of existing behavioral health metrics and scorecards that apply to the acute care setting; working with the Collaborative members to identify which measures are most salient to the goals of the Collaborative and developing common reporting definitions across health systems; developing a tableau dashboard template to visualize metrics; and additional ad hoc quantitative analyses to guide the conversation around related SJBHIC efforts.
857Puentes Proyecto de SaludSan Miguel de AllendeMexicoGlobalPuentes Proyecto de Salud Internship
858Population Health Improvement PartnersMorrisvilleNCUnited StatesLocalThe student conducted a literature review for an upcoming Health People, Health Carolinas' paper. This paper sought to explain the organization's approach to help participating coalitions achieve health improvement within their communities. The writers also sought to share lessons learned over the past 3 years. The student worked primarily with members of the organization to conduct a literature review to summarize others' efforts in using coalitions/multi sector partnerships to improve community health, their results and any lessons learned.
860Jackson CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum through the Jackson Center and the Partnerships in Aging Program focused on exploring possibilities for intergenerational housing in the Northside community in order to help older adults age in community and create a more age-ready neighborhood. As part of the exploration, the student compiled a literature review, collected community input and interest, and conducted focus groups about intergenerational housing and experience of aging in Northside. In addition, they worked on collecting data for the neighborhood census and assisted with other tasks as needed.
861Curamericas Global
Raleigh NCUnited StatesGlobalQuality Data Analysis for Guatemala Program
862APLICN/ANCUnited StatesLocalThe student support the development of the APLIC Strategic Plan and utilized the Strategic Doing process. Practicum activities included: developing and submitting a scope of work and budget narrative for this project; conducting and analyzing qualitative interviews with the APLIC Board of Directors; developing and executing a day-and-a-half-long seminar for the APLIC annual conference; continual coaching with specific subcommittees created at the annual conference; completion of a webinar on Strategic Doing for the entire APLIC membership; distribution and analysis of a survey for distribution to the APLIC organization; developing and executing a day-and-a-half-long APLIC Board meeting focused on governance and sustainability of the organization; and completion of a final written summary report.
863MiracleFeetChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalThe student supported the global health monitoring and evaluation of MiraceFeet's programs
864MEASURE EvaluationChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalConducting Baseline Assessments of Routine Health Information System Performance in Five African Countries
865Alamance County Health DepartmentBurlingtonNCUnited StatesLocalDiatetic intern: They shadowed the Nutrition Director during counseling sessions in the WIC Clinic, and assisting with assessing and plotting growth and completing the certification process. The student also worked with the breastfeeding support team to assist with breastfeeding group education, as well as hospital and home visits. The student was also able to observe MNT sessions, assisting with cooking classes for low-income populations, and working with the health promotion nurse on community health promotion efforts, such as local farmers markets.
866UCSD Moores Cancer Center Healing Foods ProgramSan DiegoCAUnited StatesLocalDietetic Internship at the Healing Foods Program at UCSD Moores Cancer Center
867New Dawn AfricaNairobiKenyaGlobal The student worked with their preceptor and a community health worker to assess the need for a maternal child health facility in the slums of Dandora Nairobi, Kenya.
868Duke Clinical Research InstituteDurhamNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum focused on developing clinical research and writing skills by working with a research group from UNC and the Duke Clinical Research Institute which has successfully completed numerous observational studies and clinical trials.
869International Organization for MigrationGenevaSwitzerlandGlobalMigration Health: A Framework for a Unified Agenda
871Privia HealthArlingtonVAUnited StatesLocalPopulation Health Management / Executive Shadowing & Mentoring
873Caldwell County Health DepartmentLenoirNCUnited StatesLocalThis practicum explored in detail the relationship between the assessment of community health needs (with particular concern for mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs) in a local public health department and the development of policy recommendations for that community. The student assisted with the development of the community health needs for this county for the upcoming year and worked with various departments of this local health department.
875Alzheimer's Association of Greater CincinnatiCincinnatiOHUnited StatesLocalThe student helped the Multicultural and Community Outreach department by representing the Alzheimer's Association in a local coalition to improve community health. The student worked with multicultural outreach at a local health information convention. They also worked with the Clinical Outreach Director and contributed to a mailer to be sent out to physicians in the area. They compiled and organized participant contact information and helped in the distribution of information and recruitment materials to various companies, organizations, and families within the community. The student also helped facilitate two of the programs offered by the association for those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease
878UNC Injury Prevention Research CenterChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalThe research team planned to conduct an ecologic state-level study using National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) to evaluate deaths by legal intervention in 16 states from 2010 through 2015. Firearm safety data from the State Firearm Law Database (SFLD) will be used to model the effect of exposure (categorically and continuously) on the rate of deaths by legal intervention. They also used the SLFD to evaluate the effect of the presence of "stand your ground" laws on the rate of deaths by legal intervention.
879UNC-Chapel Hil Division of Plastic and ReconstructChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobalPracticum for Malawi Breast Cancer Cohort Study
881IntraHealth InternationalChapel HillNCUnited StatesGlobal
882North Carolina Institute for Public HealthChapel HillNCUnited StatesLocalTwin Counties Partnership Health Survey
883NC Child Care Health and Saftey Resource CenterRaleighNCUnited StatesLocalNC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center

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