Who we are
We are students passionate about working with dentistry on a global scale! We join forces with our innovative mentor, Dr. Seminario, in the development of the Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health here at the University of Washington. We have many students and staff who have existing projects and interests abroad, ranging from health system development in Kenya, clinical research training in Thailand, health disparity research in Peru, and access to care for refugees in Seattle. Our roles are not only to participate in these projects as research assistants, but also to get the word out about the importance of global oral health. We believe that it is important to advocate for and learn from communities around the world, and that it strengthens us as future clinicians, researchers, educators, and leaders.
Why we’re blogging
We hope for the DeRouen Center to be a fun and interactive program, and want to keep everyone up to date in an open and honest platform. Here, we will write about our trips, interests, goals, and current events related to global health.
How you can get involved
Feel free to reach out to any of us! We enjoy speaking about our many projects and sharing our enthusiasm for global health with others. We’d love to hear your thoughts, ideas, and aspirations for the future of our center. Also, look forward to our upcoming blog entry series of team member introductions to hear more about our individual interests.