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News Item Guatemala project inspires and motivates Stanford medical student

“Vic-TOR-ia!” Fátima cried, a grin lighting up her face. The 5-year-old had become fast friends with Stanford medical student Tori Bawel almost instantly after Bawel arrived in San Lucas Tolimán. After giving piggy-back rides to Fátima, a career in global pediatrics changed from a distant wish to a developing reality for Bawel.

News Item Stanford launches Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Stanford University announced today the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, a graduate-level scholarship to prepare a new generation of global leaders with the skills to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world.

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News Item Drug addiction, violence and poverty in Mexico

Once considered as a mere pathway to smuggle drugs to the U.S., Mexico is now suffering from rapid increase in drug addiction. The National Addiction Survey in 2008 reported that the number of people who had used drugs increased by a million between 2002 and 2008 – from 3.5 million to 4.5 million.* At the intersection of social sciences, the humanities and public health, Angela Garcia, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology tells how drug addiction, violence and poverty are related and where she sees hopes for a better future in the region.

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