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Name: Grace Wanjiku
Fellowship (program name, 1 or 2 yr?): Yale University 2 yr fellowship earning an MPH
Residency: Brown Emergency Medicine Program
Twitter Handle: @gw_wanjiku
Research Contributions and Interests:
- Point of Care Ultrasound in resource limited settings specifically in Kenya
- International Public Health
- Zaver F, Boniface K, Shokoohi, H, Wanjiku G. International scope of Emergency Ultrasound: barriers to utilizing ultrasound to guide central venous catheter placement by providers in Kenya. Canadian journal of Emergency Medicine 18 (S1): S127. May 2016
- Janeway, H., Modi, P., Wanjiku, G., Millan, R., Kato, K.. Foggle, J., Partridge, R. Training the trainers in emergency medicine: an advanced trauma training course in Rwanda’s medical simulation center. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2015;20:242
Education Contributions and Interests:
- Faculty, Point of Care ultrasound pilot program for Yale University School of Medicine students
- Organizer and Lecturer, Trauma course for Kenyan Medical Students- Eldoret, Kenya
- Lecturer, New England Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Course
- Lecturer, Yale Caribbean Island Point–of-Care Ultrasound course
- Faculty Instructor for small-group longitudinal ultrasound at Yale
Why I’m doing a fellowship and my career goals:
I am combining an ultrasound fellowship with an MPH in global public health. My goals are to develop point of care ultrasound programs in resource limited areas. I am gaining skills in implementation science, critical evaluation of ultrasound training programs, and outcomes research in the developing world.
Awards or Featured Spotlights:
- ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section Fellow’s spotlight 2016
- Global Health Impact Award, Brown University Emergency Residency Program 2015
- Global Health Initiative Award, EMRA 2014
What I do for fun:
- Travel- I love travelling in rural Kenya on my Ultrasound safari projects: getting lost, asking the villagers for directions, figuring out which roads are passable in the rainy season, trying new foods on the road. I enjoy learning new languages and cultures as much as I can.
Why I joined AEUS: AEUS gives me the unique opportunity to network with like-minded people. I am particularly interested in learning how others have navigated the world of ultrasound and global health. Bringing this amazing tool to the frontiers- where no other reliable imaging methods exist- is my passion and I’m glad to cultivate it and share it on this forum.