Djavad Mowafaghian Fellows
On September 15, 2016, AWB issued its first Call for Proposals to academics at universities in AWB’s new Network of universities. The academics were asked to submit proposals for projects at developing world universities in which they were involved that fall under AWB’s mission and which originated from the universities with which they were working. If a project met these two conditions, AWB was committed to support it operationally and economically. The Call resulted in three projects being accepted. They will be supported by a grant from the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation and will take place throughout 2017. The volunteers for the projects will be designated as Djavad Mowafaghian Fellows. The three fellows are Scott Venners from Simon Fraser University, who will conduct a need assessment for a public health program at the University of Liberia; Dr. Kenya Bracken from McMaster University, who will offer emergency obstetrics training at Syiah Kuala University in Sumatra; and Dr. Lindsay Bridgland from the University of Alberta, who will provide clinical training in the internal medical residency program at Aga Khan University in Tanzania.