|HPM student receives Royster Society fellowship|
|June 13, 2012|
Kimberley Geissler, doctoral student in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected for a Royster Society of Fellows' 2012-2013 dissertation completion fellowship.
Geissler's dissertation examines the effect of violence on health care access and utilization in Mexico towns and cities near the U.S. border. More specifically, she is analyzing the impact of homicides in Mexican border municipalities on access to health care providers, preventable hospitalizations and emergency department use in the U.S.
The Royster Society of Fellows, founded in 1996, is an interdisciplinary, university-wide fellowship program that allows Carolina to recruit the most promising doctoral students from across the nation and support them in reaching their highest potential.
Geissler's award will provide tuition, fees and health insurance for the academic year, as well as a $20,000 stipend and $1,000 toward travel to professional meetings or conferences.
In addition to the financial award, the Society supports and nurtures fellows through mentoring by senior faculty, interdisciplinary learning and leadership development opportunities.
"I am excited for the opportunity to continue working full-time on my dissertation research next year," Geissler said. "I am planning to graduate in May 2013, and the fellowship will be very helpful in reaching that goal."
Read more about the Royster Society of Fellows.
|Last updated June 14, 2012|