2000-2001 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows

The 2002-2003 Humphrey Fellows
The Rollins School of Public Health welcomes these Humphrey Fellows:

Corina Ioana Bretin, MD


Public Health Reform & Management

Photo of Corina Ioana Bretin For the past four years, Dr. Corina Bretin has served as a medical inspector for the Arges Public Health Authority. In this capacity, she assesses health needs at the local level; implements health programs, both local and national; administers and organizes health facilities at the local level; and implements national health reform locally. During her Humphrey Fellowship year, she intends to improve her knowledge in health services reform, health insurance, and US health models. Dr. Bretin has a medical degree from the University of Medicine "Carol Davila" Bucharest with a medical specialty in public health.

Fabio Patrus Mundim Pena


Masters, Hospital Administration
Hospital and Health Care Administration

Mr. Fabio Patrus is the Administrative Supervisor of the Critical Care Unit of the Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and an Masters of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis on hospital administration, from the School of Business Administration of São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation. His objectives for the Humphrey Fellowship program are to improve his expertise in hospital and health care management with an emphasis on strategic planning, leadership and the decision-making process. In addition, Mr. Patrus wants to benchmark different initiatives on quality and performance improvement, cost control and managerial development through either an internship or research in acute care hospitals.

Sawsan Ghanem, MD


Preventive Medicine & Public Health

Photo of Sawsan Ghanem Dr. Sawsan Ghanem has been an instructor in the Faculty of Nursing at Tishreen University in Lattakia since 1995. In this position, she supervises the practical training of nurses in the university and the hospital, including public health, health education, and the area of maternal and child health. During her Humphrey Fellowship year, she wants to develop a curriculum in preventive medicine and public health for nursing students. Her focus is in the areas of maternal health and the prevention of childhood mortality and morbidity caused essentially by infectious diseases. Dr.Ghanem received her medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine in 1991 and a Masters degree in pediatrics from University Hospital in 1996.

Cecelia Aletha Morris, BSc, MSN


Curriculum Development for Nursing

Since 1987, Ms Cecelia Morris has served as the Dean of the Nursing Division and the Director of Nursing Education in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Liberia. She is secunded to Cuttington University College where she oversees the day-to-day activities for nursing education. She also serves as a member of the Board of Nursing and Midwifery and Chairman of the Accreditation Committee. Ms. Morris wants to devote her Humphrey Fellowship year to developing skills for the design and implementation of a nursing curriculum for various nursing diploma and degree programs in Liberia. Her end goal is to improve nursing education in Liberia and West Africa as a member of the West African College of Nursing. Ms. Morris received her BSc in Nursing from Cuttington University College in 1970 and her MSN from Boston University in 1978.

Joseph Patrick Kwaw-Quaidoo


MD, DIP Ophthalmology
Blindness Prevention Programs

As a senior medical officer and ophthalmologist, Dr Joseph Patrick Kwaw-Quaidoo is in charge of the Eye Clinic at Ridge Hospital in Accra, Ghana of which he is the founder. In this position, Dr. Kwaw-Quaidoo, apart from his clinical duties, devotes the majority of his time to the areas of advocacy, fund-raising and priority-setting with the goal of creating a model eye center in Ghana. In this capacity, he and his staff render outreach eye services to the deprived communities of the region. Dr. Kwaw-Quaidoo also serves as the regional ophthalmologist for the Greater Accra Region in Ghana. He coordinates all eye care activities in the region, organizes technical support for the districts and subdistricts, and develops training programs for eye care staff. As a Humphrey Fellow, Dr. Kwaw-Quaidoo is interested in academic training and professional development in public health to assist the planning and implementation of programs for the prevention of avoidable causes of blindness in Ghana. Dr. Kwaw-Quaidoo received his MD from Minsk State Medical Institute (CIS) in 1989 and a diploma in ophthalmology in 1996 from the West African Postgraduate Medical College in Lagos, Nigeria.

Vladimir Ilyich Shalnev, MD, PhD


Emergency Medicine

Dr. Vladimir Shalnev is an Associate Professor at St. Petersburg Postgraduate Medical Academy. In this capacity, he teaches emergency care providers, holds training sessions, and consults and treats drug abusers with heart disease, cardiovascular complications and infectious endocarditis. As a cardiologist, Dr. Shalnev wants to use his Humphrey Fellowship to upgrade his knowledge of computer usage in medicine, as well as expand his skills in emergency medicine, especially concerning the treatment, prevention and diagnosis of cardiovascular complications related to drug abuse. Dr. Shalnev received his MD from Vozonej State Medical Institute in 1974 and a diploma in cardiology from St Petersburg Postgraduate Medical Academy in 1980, and he received his PhD degree from State Institute of Physiology named after Pavlov in 1988 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Nguyen Thanh Son, MD


International Health Management and Leadership

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Son is a lecturer in the Department of Community Health at the University Training Center for Health Care Professionals (UTC) and the Department Deputy Head for the Department of Research and Training at UTC in Hochiminh City, Vietnam. On a part-time basis, he works as the Program Officer of the AIDS Committee Hochinminh City. Dr. Son plans to devote his Humphrey Fellowship year to enhancing his knowledge, skills and capability in teaching and working in the areas of international health management and leadership, particularly in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention. He has an MD from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Hochiminh City with a diploma in public health.

San Shway Wynn, M.B., B.S, M.Med.Sc(P&TM)


Health Planning and Management

Dr. Wynn is a Deputy Director of Administration for the Ministry of Health in Burma, where he has served for more than 20 years. He has experience in patient care, prevention and control of disease outbreaks, training of health personnel and planning and management of health programs in cooperation with international agencies. As a Humphrey Fellow, he would like to broaden his knowledge in international health management with a special interest in HIV/AIDS programs. He would also like to upgrade his knowledge, skills and leadership responsibilities in health and development. Dr. Wynn received his Bachelors degree in Medicine in 1975 and a Master of Medical Sciences (Preventive and Tropical Medicine) in 1993. He also earned a Certificate in Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996. Dr. Wynn is a member of the Burma Medical Association and he is also a council member of the Red Cross Society in Burma.

Dongzi Yang, MD, PhD


Health Care of Women

Dr. Dongzi Yang is a professor and director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences in Guangzhou. During her Humphrey year, Dr. Yang wants to enhance her managerial skills, leadership abilities and gain knowledge and insight into the management and organization of health care for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Dr.Yang received her MD in 1982 and her PhD in 1990 from Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences.