US-UK Fulbrighter Laiba Husain on BBC Radio 4's Four Thought

May 10, 2018

Current US grantee Laiba Husain will be giving a talk on BBC Radio 4's Four Thought on May 16th. 

Laiba Husain (Fulbright-University of Birmingham Postgraduate Award 2017-18recently graduated from the University of Michigan, where she majored in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience and minored in Business Administration. Her passion for the field of healthcare and medicine has led her to volunteer at a Women’s Healthcare Clinic in India, work at the Ecology centre during her undergrad to bring about local changes in public health policy, work as a research associate at the University of Michigan Health Center, and assist new refugees in the resettlement process with required medical attention.

As a Fulbright Award postgraduate student, she will pursue an MSc Public Health Administration at the University of Birmingham where she will study global public health disparities and explore English administrative patterns of healthcare and how they impact Syrian refugees in Birmingham. After attending medical school back in the US, Laiba hopes to establish strong connections between communities and health sectors at home and in war-torn countries like Syria and enable them to achieve better physical, mental and social health. 

Her talk "Married Life" discusses life before, and after, marriage. The episode is due to air at 8:45pm on May 16th on BBC Radio 4, and online shortly afterwards https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b2kpm8


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