Posted on Jul 2, 2014

USF Nursing PhD student to represent U.S. in Ghana

USF Nursing PhD student to represent U.S. in Ghana

USF Nursing PhD student, Marilyn Alouch, MSN, MPH, ARNP, FNP-BC, ANC-BC, has been selected for the 2014-2015 Fullbright U.S. Student Award to Ghana.

Alouch will represent the country as a cultural ambassador to help develop relationships with the people of Ghana through research and community work. She will begin her Fullbright experience in Jan. 2015 and will remain there for nine months.

During this trip, Alouch will conduct research on Kumasi and Accra Project to Prevent AIDS (KAPPA), a project that studies the HIV prevention in most-at-risk populations in Africa. She will also participate in health-related community service projects.

“This opportunity will allow me to collect data for my dissertation,” Alouch said. “My goal is to also organize a health fair in a remote part of Ghana and volunteer in a local clinic or hospital.”

The Fullbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States Department of State, which is designed to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and the people of other countries. Alouch will join more than 100,000 Fullbright U.S. student alumni who have been awarded these grants since 1948.

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