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Jennifer Mark, MPH

PhD Student in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health


Jennifer Mark was the recipient of a summer 2013 Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship. This is a second FLAS fellowship award for Jennifer, granted by the University of Pittsburgh. It enabled Jennifer to acquire intensive 140 hour intermediate Portuguese language training in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil that she plans to apply in future global health research in Africa and Latin America regions.

Additionally, Jennifer also received a 2013-2014 Boren Awards Fellowship for graduate students to add a modern language component to graduate education studies. This fellowship will allow study 140+ hours of Swahili. Further, she will conduct research work around implementation opportunities of pregnant women’s male-partner syphilis screening in Kenya.

Combining Boren and FLAS opportunities, Jennifer is building skills that enable her to work in Eastern and South Eastern Africa in the spirit of the US Government African Languages Initiative.

Posted on September 4, 2013