Rose Fellows: Isabel Fulcher & Sara Sauer

Congratulations to Isabel Fulcher and Sarah Sauer who have each received a spring 2017 Rose Traveling Fellowship!

The Rose Traveling Fellowship Program at the Harvard Chan School provides critical financial support for students or post-doctoral scholars traveling abroad for internships, research work, or any other academically-related projects related to chronic disease epidemiology and/or biostatistics.

Isabel Fulcher

This summer, I will be working in Zanzibar, Tanzania with D-tree International, an organization that specializes in developing and supporting electronic clinical protocols that enable health workers worldwide to deliver high quality healthcare. In conjunction with the Ministry of Health, D-tree International has recently started implementing a maternal health program called Safer Deliveries, which aims to increase the number of health facility deliveries in order to reduce rates of maternal and neonatal mortality in Zanzibar. This summer, my role at D-tree will be two-fold: 1) I will aid in research/evaluation question development, analysis planning, and application of statistical methods to assess the effectiveness of the Safer Deliveries program. 2) I will provide formal training and one-on-one statistical mentorship to individuals from D-tree and the Ministry of Health to allow future analyses to be performed in-house.

Sara Sauer

The All Babies Count (ABC) Initiative is a joint effort by Partners In Health (PIH) and the Rwandan Ministry of Health to eliminate the preventable neonatal deaths in Rwanda. Based on the successful results of the preliminary pilot, beginning in 2017, the ABC Initiative will be expanded within Rwanda over the next three years. I will spend the summer in Kigali, Rwanda, providing statistical support in the design of the evaluation of the ABC scale-up, and contributing to the implementation of the baseline data collection.