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Research & Development

Pammla Petrucka
Passionate about Nursing: Pammla Petrucka's Story

I am passionate about nursing. I began my career by training for a nursing diploma and went on to earn a B.Sc. and then a Ph.D. I wanted to put my skills to work in the part of the world that most needed them, so I went to work in East Africa. While working there in 2011 I became a volunteer with Academics Without Borders, under whose auspices I worked with the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery. Our goal was to improve the school’s program so that it could offer a B.Sc. in Nursing to nurses who already had a diploma in the profession. I worked with the AKU faculty and administration at their Kenyan, Ugandan, and Tanzanian campuses.

Tanzanian nurses

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International Graduate Student Research

Getahun Lombamo

Getahun Lombamo is a PhD candidate under the co-supervision of Drs. Carol Henry and Gordon Zello in the division of Nutrition. He received his BSc in Rural Development and Family Sciences (2005) and MSc in Applied Human Nutrition (2009) from Hawassa University, Ethiopia.

Getahun’s research looks into the nutritional health of mothers and young children in pulse- or cereal-based agricultural communities in Ethiopia. His research links agriculture and nutrition and explores whether production and/or consumption of pulses (legumes low in fat and high in protein and micronutrients) have translated to nutritional health, as measured by a combination of dietary and anthropometric assessments. Full story...

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