GO Fellowships

Four nursing scholars receive GO Fellowships

This year, four exceptional nursing students were named Global Opportunities (GO) fellows and awarded funding between $2,000 and $3,000 each to conduct research and quality improvement projects around the world.

Global Opportunities Fellows

Minhui Liu

Minhui Liu, a third-year Ph.D. candidate, has been working with Professor Basia Belza on evidence-based exercise programs for older adults. This summer, he’s using his GO fellowship to travel to China to assess community readiness for an exercise program. China, like the United States, is facing a wave of aging adults, many of whom are far less active than previous generations. Liu said even those that are active aren’t necessarily following evidence-based exercise guidelines. He’s headed to lay the groundwork for an exercise program that he began researching three years ago. Liu is originally from Changsha, China, and has been living and studying in Seattle for three years.

Minhui Lui

Rubee Dev

Rubee Dev, a first-year Ph.D. candidate, has always had a passion for preventing unintended pregnancy, a problem her research has uncovered in both wealthy and poor nations. She will use her GO fellowship to travel to Kenya in August under the mentorship of Center for Global Health Nursing Co-director Pam Kohler with the goal of implementing a mobile app-based family planning decision-aid targeted at post-partum Kenyan women. The app is currently in development and the pilot project will aim to engage post-partum adolescent (ages 14 to 21 years) and adult (older than 21 years) women. Dev hails from Biratnagar, Nepal, and first came to the UW as a Fulbright Scholar in 2012.

Rubee Dev

Erin Stoy

Erin Stoy, a second-year DNP student, will return to Naivasha, Kenya, on her GO fellowship. She unearthed a passion for global health traveling on the 2015 Kenya Exploration Seminar, led by Clinical Assistant Professor Kristen Hosey. She also realized her experience in trauma and triage, gained from years as an emergency department nurse in different parts of the United States, could be put to work for the nascent emergent care system in Kenya. Now she sees that emergency and primary care can work together, especially in low-resource countries. Stoy is originally from Pennsylvania but has lived in Seattle since 2001 and received her BSN from the UW in 2006.

Erin Stoy

 Jillian Pintye

Jillian Pintye, a second-year PhD candidate, will be the third nursing student to use her GO award to travel to Kenya. Pintye has worked with the UW Kenya Research and Training Center, in the Department of Global Health, for over three years. Her research focus is HIV and women’s health; specifically, her GO project aims to identify barriers and facilitators of family planning for women living with HIV. In Kenya, Pintye will train field teams for a national-level study of 3000 women from over 100 healthcare facilities across the country. Pintye received her Masters in Epidemiology in the Global Health Track from the UW, and said, “lots of people with global health experience are going into nursing. They see the immense need and potential nursing offers around the world. At least three of the MPH students from my cohort went on to study nursing!” Jillian is originally from New Jersey and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana before moving to Seattle for graduate school in 2012.

Jill Pintye GO Scholar