Physicians for Haiti is proud to introduce the newest members of the intern team! These outstanding young professionals come from a variety of backgrounds, each bringing a truly remarkable set of skills and experiences to P4H. Our interns have traveled the world, worked in diverse medical settings, and shown remarkable leadership in their communities. They are doctors, dentists, students, and activists with a shared interest in rebuilding Haiti. We are excited to welcome them to Physicians for Haiti!
Get involved! Physicians for Haiti is accepting internship applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. To find out more, click here,
Safira Amazan: Medical Education Logistics Intern- A recent graduate of The University of Rochester, Safira comes to P4H with a wealth of languages (fluent in English, Spanish, French and Creole), as well as a passion for medicine. With experience working both in labs and as a tutor for other students, Safira is using her talents this summer to work on P4H’s medical education programs.
Leanne Demery: French Medical Education Intern- Leanne is a 2011 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a B.S. in the History of Science and French, as well as a certificate in Global Health. Leanne spent a semester abroad in Paris and plans on attending medical school to become a primary care physician. We are thrilled to welcome her back this year as our new French Medical Education Intern!
Roxane Handal: Haitian Instruction Intern- Having grown up in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Roxane brings her language and cultural experiences to P4H as a Creole instructor. She completed her undergraduate degree at Boston College, received her MA/MPH from Boston University, and is currently in her fourth year of medical school.
Taiwo Odusanya: Outreach and Development Intern- A 2011 graduate of the University of Virginia, Taiwo is currently an MPH student at Boston University, concentrating in International Health and Human Law, as well as Bioethics and Human Rights. Her energy, enthusiasm and extensive leadership experience in activities ranging from medical research to the Young Women Leadership Program make her a valuable member of our Outreach and Development team!
Mary Carol Jennings: Curriculum Development Oversight- Mary Carol earned her M.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2010, where she was actively involved in issues of health and social justice, successfully campaigning for $3 million from the state of South Carolina to provide AIDS drugs to uninsured patients and also acting as the national Legislative Director for the American Medical Student Association. Mary Carol brings a unique international perspective to P4H, having spent a year teaching basic health principles in the Philippines, as well as completing an infectious disease clinical rotation in Kenya.
Vicky Koski-Karell: Advocacy Intern- A 2012 graduate of Harvard University with a BA in social anthropology, Vicky brings an extensive knowledge of Cholera to P4H. Her senior honors thesis, entitled “Coping with Kolera: Encountering the Unknown in North Haiti,” received several awards. She has volunteered in Haitian clinics since 2008 and plans to expand upon her already extensive resume with an MD/PhD in medical anthropology.
Linda Lubin: Curriculum Development- Dr. Linda Lubin comes to P4H after spending years operating her private practice in oral medicine in Port-au-Prince, where she also worked as a professor at the School of Odontology of the National University of Haiti. Having received a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Suffolk University in 2011, Linda brings her extensive medical and cultural knowledge to P4H as the next step in her goal to help the Haitian community rebuild after the 2010 earthquake.
Ingrid Maurice: French Translation Intern- Born in Haiti, raised in France and educated at Harvard, Ingrid brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to P4H. Since graduating, Ingrid has worked at the Division on Addictions, focusing on substance abuse, as well as with the Clinton Foundation as part of the Haiti Initiative, where she traveled to Haiti with former President Bush, acting as a translator and liaison. These experiences and an investment in the sustainable rebuilding of Haiti brought her to P4H as a French Translation Intern.
Matt Wilson: French Translation Intern- A recent graduate of Arizona State University where he received a dual degree in French and Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology. Matt comes to P4H with several years of clinical research experience at the Sonoran Spine Center, in addition to serving as the Secretary of the France Toulouse Mission for two years. His combination of language and medical skills make him a valuable addition to the P4H team as a French Translation Intern.
Linda Xia: French Translation Intern- An outstanding student entering her final year at Harvard University, Linda is currently studying Molecular and Cell Biology and Global Health. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards, and is the founder and president of Harvard University Project SWIM, a non-profit which teaches swimming to handicapped children. Linda is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and French, and P4H is excited to welcome her as a French Translation Intern.