Two Brown School students have been awarded a Distinguished Cancer Epidemiology Education in a Special Population (CEESP) Fellowship from the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Medicine.
CEESP is a research training program funded since 2006 by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is intended to develop the careers of public health students from all US public health schools and programs in the fields of cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention and control. The CEESP program provides funding for students to conduct mentored cancer research in minority settings worldwide and in the United States.
Breana Wayne is a first-year master’s student at the Brown School with a public health degree with a specialization in global health. Her study, “Evaluating the Use of Radiotherapy Administered to Childhood Brain Tumor Patients in Egypt and Jordan,” will be conducted in Cairo.
Isaac Ngang Che is a first-year master’s student at the Brown School and a McDonnell Scholar pursuing a public health degree with a specialization in epidemiology and biostatistics. His study is titled ‘Predictors of major depressive disorder and complex grief among bereaved families of childhood cancer patients who died in Cameroon’.