I have recently returned from Banda Aceh, Indonesia, where as part of my sabbatical I volunteered with the faculty of the medical school of Syiah Kuala University to develop a project to reduce maternal deaths in rural Aceh.
Dr. Kenya Bracken is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. In addition to a busy clinical schedule including full care obstetrics, she is actively involved in teaching and is Undergraduate Director Family Medicine and Enhanced Skills Program Director in her Department. She has worked internationally with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada teaching emergency obstetrical skills in Tanzania and in other developing countries in various capacity building projects. Keyna is currently involved in medical education research looking at the uses of social power in clinical learning environments. She has been recognized for excellence in clinical practice by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and has received numerous teaching awards. Keyna is a fellow of the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation.