28/03/2022

Undergraduates

  • First undergraduate Student Research Training (SRT) Program (four students) commenced in June 2013 with Caritas SED Galle and ended in July 2013.
 
  • Sean Donahue, a Johns Hopkins undergraduate student joined the Febrile illness study in May 2013 to assist in GIS-mapping and collection of quality data as needed under the mentorship of Megan Reller and Champica Bodinayake.
 
  • Elizabeth Ginalis, Saffan Humeira and Thao Nguyen, three undergraduates from DGHI, joined the “Sri Lanka Road Traffic Injury” Research Team from May to June 2014 to perform validation of the data collection method of the built environment analysis of road traffic injury hotspots under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Lynch and Dr. Vijitha De Silva.
 
  • Scott Paul Boisvert, an undergraduate student of Duke University joined the “Sri Lanka Emerging Acute Respiratory infection and Febrile illness Characterization” Study from May to August 2014 to assist the study with dengue serology and molecular testing of samples under the mentorship of Dr. Chris Woods and Dr. Ajith Nagahawatte and contributed significantly to setup the new molecular laboratory under the department of Microbiology.
 
  • Thilini Weerakkody, an undergraduate student who came through the Duke-Ruhuna Link joined the research study: “Multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae among antenatal women and infants in southern Sri Lanka” as a supporting research student from 01 November 2016 to 31 December 2016 (two months) and supported the study sample collection, processing and testing under the supervision of Gayani Tillekeratne, Prof. Christoper Woods and Dr. Ajith Nagahawatte.