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GW: Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health Announces Schiffer Fellows

The Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, based at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, announced four students as recipients of the 2019 Clara Schiffer Fellowship for Women’s Health.

The fellowship enables students to work on projects that address different aspects of women’s health, including the relationship between personal care products and uterine fibroids; contraceptive use and teen pregnancies; gender norms and maternal anemia in rural India; and breastfeeding norms among African-American women.

The four fellows are Mr. Dan Dinh, Ms. Kayla Thompson, Ms. Erica Sedlander, and Ms. Aubrey Van Kirk Villalobos.

The Clara Schiffer Fellowship honors the legacy of social justice advocate and GW Milken Institute SPH supporter Clara Schiffer by supporting graduate students who participate in student- and faculty-directed research designed to improve women’s health and facilitate communication around women’s health issues.

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