UNH IROP Program

UNH Students Awarded International Research Grants

By Sharon Keeler
UNH News Bureau

December 11, 2000

DURHAM, N.H. -- Four juniors have been selected as recipients of prestigious grants for undergraduate research abroad as part of the University of New Hampshire's International Research Opportunities Program (IROP).

IROP students spend the junior year preparing for their foreign research by working with a UNH faculty mentor and completing culture and language study. During the summer following the junior year, they spend nine weeks working on a research project with a faculty mentor abroad.

Grants were awarded to Elizabeth Gagnon, a zoology and English major from Manchester, who will travel to Tanzania for a research project that examines the use of Western and traditional medicine in the treatment of malaria. Gagnon is working with Joe Lugalla, UNH associate professor of anthropology.

Kristen Overman, a major in animal and nutritional sciences (bio-science and technology) from Plainfield, will conduct research in Denmark on how diet and exercise influence fat. She is working with Gale Carey, UNH associate professor of animal and nutritional sciences.

Stephen Bugno, a geography and Russian major from Clarks Summit, Pa., will travel to Russia to complete research on a case study. He is working with Lawrence Hamilton, UNH professor of sociology.

Molly Melvin, a major in heath management and policy from Herndon, Va., will travel to Spain to complete a project on the Spanish organ procurement system. She is working with Jeffrey Salloway, UNH professor of health management and policy.

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