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Santander Universities/Fordham Ethics and Society Scholarship

2013 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship recipients enroll in Ethics and Society courses and participate in a broad range of the Center for Ethics Education events, including sponsored lectures, faculty ethics seminars, and other Center events. Below are brief biographies of our 2013 Santander Universities/Fordham Ethics and Society Scholarship recipients.

Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics Intensive Workshop  |  Spring 2013

Andreana Marchi traveled from her hometown Salete, Santa Catarina, Brazil to attend the Center for Ethics Education’s interdisciplinary intensive workshop Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics held in May, 2013. Ms. Marchi holds a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from Federal University of Santa Catarina and a B.A. in English and Portuguese languages and literatures from UNIDAVI, Brazil. She also lived in the United States from 2007-2009, where she attended classes in a college in Pennsylvania. Ms. Marchi is currently applying to doctoral programs to study linguistics.

As a linguist, discourse analyst, teacher and instructor of English and Brazilian Portuguese languages, her research interests focus on the interdisciplinary study of language, culture and society.  Ms. Marchi first became interested in the relationship between language and politics during the 2008 U.S. presidential election and continued this line of study throughout her master’s program, focusing on the interdisciplinary features of discourse analysis. Ms. Marchi wrote her M.A. thesis on the political speeches of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama.  She has previously taught at Federal University of Santa Catarina and currently teaches English for Specific Purposes at Leonardo da Vinci University Center.  Ms. Marchi’s scholarly interests are well aligned with the topics of this year’s Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics workshop, which will, in part, focus on understanding ethics across cultures and the cultural determinants of morality and ethical judgments.  Her final paper will be mentored by social theorist and Professor of Sociology, Dr. Doyle McCarthy, whose scholarship focuses on interdisciplinary studies of culture, language, and emotions.

HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute |  Summer 2013

Dr. Stella Njuguna will travel from Nairobi, Kenya to attend the 2013 Fordham HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training in July, 2013.  Dr. Njuguna is a Research Officer at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). She earned her pharmacy degree from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a MPH in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her main research interests include: HIV prevention care and treatment as well as socio-behavioral research especially within HIV discordant couples.  

Currently, Dr. Njuguna is a co-Investigator for the HIV- Neurology in Kenya Study 2 (THINK-2) and a pharmacist and epidemiologist for Sustainable East Africa in Community Health (SEARCH) study. THINK-2 is a longitudinal study that aims to assess the impact of cognitive impairment on adherence to anti-retroviral therapy (ART). SEARCH project is a cluster-randomized multi-site clinical trial which aims to quantify the health, economic and education impact of early diagnosis and immediate ART treatment using a streamlined care delivery system in rural communities in East Africa. Furthermore, she has a keen interest in research ethics and currently provides technical support to KEMRI’s Ethics Review Committee. Dr. Njuguna is also a member of the ADILI Taskforce Secretariat which has been mandated by the Director of KEMRI to restructure the Institute’s research and regulatory review system. She is also a production editor for KEMRI’s quarterly bioethics newsletter.

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