From March, 2013

Immersion Experience: My Practicum with ICAP in Mozambique

by Jonathan Platt, MPH ’13 in Epidemiology When I arrived in Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, in July 2012, I was immediately delivered to the doorstep of a colleague who had been gracious enough to offer her spare bedroom. Her house was filled with children fully engaged in a game involving balloons and screaming, as well as several women cooking dinner, tending to children, and chatting too rapidly for me to follow. Armed with the Portuguese capacity of a 2-year-old (that was my limit; I tried and failed to chat with 3-year-olds), I attempted to introduce myself to my…

Food and Drink in the Heights

by Grace Lee, MPH ’14 in Sociomedical Sciences Whether we live in Washington Heights or somewhere else, we students spend most of our time in either the Hammer Health Sciences Building, or the Rosenfield Building, the Mailman School’s main facility. As a resident of lower Washington Heights, I’ve come to be familiar with what this community has to offer. (Read Life in the Heights.) Classmates who don’t live near the medical campus get to know the neighborhood anyway, at least by way of food. I have a few favorites that are just a hop, skip and a jump away from…