Perhaps the most inspiring event of the conference was the call to activism.
It was very rewarding to share my research with others who feel as passionately as I do about improving the provision of pharmacy services to patients with a mental illness.
I was just excited to be able to spend a week in the Virgin Islands National Park located on the island of St. John. But this trip far exceeded any expectations.
It taught me that people from all different backgrounds have something to offer to a difficult situation, and it has made me very interested in joining the rescue service for a future career.
By taking the unique service-learning model and applying it to a science class, the students learned skills such as communication and leadership while benefiting the community.
Being assigned to help prosecute child exploitation offenses certainly isn’t easy. The defendants we bring to justice prey on the innocent. It is heartbreaking – and incredibly rewarding.
When I was confronted by the color palate of browns, reds, and oranges, it took some time for my eyes to adjust from their usual New England green setting.
Rarely are university students challenged to integrate research into policy proposals, defend their positions, and negotiate with their peers, as they are in Model United Nations, Model NATO, and Model Arab League.
Strips of red, orange, beige, and brown rock stretched down to the canyon floor, with the azure Colorado River twisting through rock below. It was breathtakingly beautiful.
For me, the Global Health & Innovation Conference was an affirmation that there are thousands of people rallying around improving health worldwide.