Queen Elizabeth Scholars in Strengthening Health and Social Systems

The McMaster Health Forum is pleased to announce the first recipients of our Queen Elizabeth Scholarships in Strengthening Health and Social Systems: Ahmad Firas Khalid and Tatiana Alexandra Montoya González.

Firas will be traveling to Beirut (Lebanon) this fall to undertake an internship with one of the McMaster Health Forum’s key partners: Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center at the American University of Beirut (Lebanon). His research will examine Lebanon’s health-system response to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Our first incoming Queen Elizabeth Scholar is Tatiana Alexandra Montoya González; a medical student in her last year at the University of Antioquia, Colombia. As part of her internship at the Forum, Alex is identifying, selecting, rating the quality of, and extracting policy-relevant information from health systems-focused systematic reviews and economic evaluations contained in the Latin American health research database, LILACS, for inclusion in Health Systems Evidence.

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