Uttara Partap '13, Biology

Uttara Partap, Williams College, Biology major and Honors student, collaborated with David R Hill, MD, Professor of Medical Sciences, Director of Global Public Health, Frank H. Netter MD, School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, on two recently published Global Health research papers. Uttara’s interest in Global Health issues started with a Winter Studies course taught at Williams College by Dr. Hill in 2010, “Global Health, Why We Should Care.” Uttara’s final paper was of the highest quality and at Dr. Hill’s urging she continued her research and wrote “The Maoist insurgency (1996–2006) and child health indicators in Nepal,” by Uttara Partapa, David R. Hill, MD in August 2011; it was published in May, 2012 in International Health, a Lancet-affiliated journal (International Health 4 (2012) 135– 142). In addition, Uttara and Dr. Hill published a second paper: “Teaching Global Public Health in the Undergraduate Liberal Arts: A Survey of 50 Colleges,” in The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 87(1), 2012, pp. 11–15). This summer, Uttara won a fellowship from the American Physiological Society to work with Steven Swoap, Chair and professor of Biology. Congratulations, Uttara!