Anthropology student Walsh Lang honored for HIV work in Uganda

Colleen Walsh Lang (left) on a recent trip to Uganda.
Colleen Walsh Lang (left) on a recent trip to Uganda.

Colleen Walsh Lang, a graduate student in sociocultural anthropology in Arts & Sciences, has been selected to receive the HIVMA student award in recognition of her research on HIV-infected children in Uganda.

The program awards stipends of $3,500 for up to three years to medical student/mentor pairs to support a longitudinal HIV-related clinical learning and/or research project and mentor relationship during medical school.

Walsh Lang is a student in Washington University in St. Louis’ MD-PHD program. Her research explores the role of children in Uganda as social actors as they live with a highly stigmatized lifelong illness (HIV/AIDS) and as they negotiate the process of reintegration in their local communities after prolonged institutional treatment.


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