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Africa Table - CAS Summer Research Award Recipients Present on Apparel Manufacturing and Job Creation in Sub-Saharan Africa & Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies against Parasitic Worms

Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series for presentations by 2 CAS summer research award recipients.
Apparel Manufacturing and Job Creation: Opportunities and Challenges in Sub-Saharan AfricaLeora Kelman, JD-MBA Candidate, Stanford School of Business & Yale School of Law; 2015 CAS Summer Research Award Recipient
Leora is currently in the final year of pursuing a JD-MBA between Stanford Graduate School of Business and Yale Law School, where her research and work has focused on economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa from a private sector perspective. Prior to graduate school, she worked at Boston Consulting Group, focusing primarily on public sector and consumer projects. During her JD-MBA, she has done work in Kenya, Ethiopia, Benin, and Ghana with SMEs and apparel manufacturers. Her previous research looked at formal and informal methods of contract enforcement outside of the national court systems in East Africa.
Re-thinking Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies against Parasitic WormsNathan Lo, MD Candidate, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine; 2015 CAS Summer Research Award Recipient
Nathan Lo is a medical student at Stanford University with an interest in applying mathematical modeling of infectious diseases and health economics towards improving treatment of neglected tropical diseases. He hopes to combine his interest in medicine, infectious diseases, and global health policy as an academic physician. He is currently taking a research year during medical school as a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation grantee to study the challenges and interventions for elimination of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. His work has resulted in multiple peer-reviewed publications and has been featured in the New York Times and the BBC. He has worked in health policy topics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and World Health Organization and advocacy through the END7 campaign. He has conducted international health work in Côte d'Ivoire as a Stanford CAS Graduate Fellow, Ecuador, Honduras, and Liberia. He is a 2013 graduate from Rice University, where he studied Bioengineering and global health technologies.



Wednesday, February 17, 2016. 12:00PM


Encina Hall West, Room 219, 417 Galvez Mall


Center for African Studies




Lunch will be served.