Medical student Chris Danford receives Fulbright ScholarshipChris Danford has seen barriers to health care.
During outreach work with the Student Alliance for Global Health, Danford worked in Nicaragua where he met people who walked several miles to receive care in makeshift clinics in abandoned buildings.
In August, Danford will again turn his focus to barriers to care as he heads to Brazil on a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.
The Fulbright program is an international educational exchange program designed to solve shared international issues.
Thanks to the scholarship, Danford will spend the next academic year exploring the barriers to care that exist in Brazil, where a system of universal health care has existed for about 20 years.
"People often say that a lack of insurance is the biggest obstacle to care so it will be interesting to see what the major barriers are in a place where everyone has coverage," said Danford, who will resume his medical school training when he returns from Brazil next spring.
The College of Medicine is VERY proud of Chris and wish him well in the upcoming year!