SOM Student Selected as NIH Fogarty Research Scholar
School of Osteopathic Medicine student Daria Szkwarko ’10 was recently selected as one of fifty Fogarty International Center (FIC) Research Scholars globally. She is only the third osteopathic medical student in the history of this prestigious program to be selected. The FIC program offers one year of mentored clinical research training in a developing country. Szkwarko will be assigned to the Academic Model for the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (AMPATH) in western Kenya. In December 2001, AMPATH opened its first HIV care clinic with an intention to treat 50 HIV patients, using supplies and medications funded through philanthropy. Over the last five years, AMPATH has grown to operate 18 HIV clinics across western Kenya; enrollment averages 2,000 new patients per month.