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Rita Ismail selected as Chester A. Fritz and Boeing International Fellow

Rita Ismail, PhD student, was recently selected as a Chester A. Fritz and Boeing Graduate School International Scholars for 2013-2014. This fellowship will allow Ismail to conduct her dissertation project in Indonesia in Winter 2014, focused on HIV Awareness campaign programs in housewives in Jakarta, Indonesia. Joachim Voss, professor, BNHS, will chair her committee.

Ismail notes that the results of this study will provide invaluable information to further guide the Indonesia government in designing HIV awareness campaign programs for local housewives.Once she has completed her doctoral degree, She will return to Indonesia and initiate a more interventional approach for reducing the risk of housewives and their exposure to HIV within the Indonesian Ministry of Health.

Read more about the fellowship here.