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Healthy Cause

At health clinics in rural India, student Supriya Kumar spent her summer listening to ideas and suggestions from employees of an Indian government health care program. A student in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, she analyzed the collective responses and then made recommendations on ways to improve the system. Her research trip was partially supported by Pitt’s new Student Global Travel Grants program, which covers international travel expenses for graduate students researching global health disparities. This year, 22 students from many schools across the University of Pittsburgh used the funds to travel to more than a dozen countries and pursue research.