Sarah Taylor ’14, a GEPN psychiatric NP student, has been awarded the competitive Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Award.
Her fellowship will be for the 2012-2013 academic year, and will require her to take one year of formal coursework for credit at Yale University in an approved language as well as to engage in coursework related to the Middle East. Taylor has chosen to focus on Arabic.
She will integrate Arabic language study into her curriculum for the fall semester and will also plan a trip to Jordan to study mental healthcare in Amman during the summer of 2013. Taylor will be working with psychiatrists who have clinics with Iraqi refugees who will eventually be settled in the United States.
In addition, another YSN student, Psyche Philips ’13, has been awarded the Downs Fellowship for this coming summer. She will be studying the symptoms among people at the end of their life who are dying at home and not in a hospital in Gaborone, Botswana.