Turkey fellowships give HSPH postdocs chance to teach, collaborate

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Three Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) postdoctoral researchers spent a week at Kocaeli University in Turkey in May 2013 under a fellowship program offering them opportunities to lecture, learn, and establish collaborations with fellow academics.

The Kocaeli University School of Medicine International Travel Award, now in its second year, provides postdocs with professional opportunities at one of the renowned medical schools of Turkey. The award was established through the efforts of Mehmet Furkan Burak, a research fellow in the HSPH Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases and an alumnus of Kocaeli University.

The postdocs who traveled to Turkey in May included Myriam Afeiche, research fellow, Department of Nutrition; Jennifer Erdrich, research fellow, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Cherie Ramirez, research fellow, Center for Health Decision Science, and curriculum fellow, Harvard Global Health Institute.