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Conducting her dissertation research in the highlands of western Kenya on factors affecting contraction of malaria gave Kacey Ernst insight into why spending time with a community is critical to improving public health.
More health professionals, including volunteers and members of the West African diaspora, are urgently needed on the ground, experts told a AAAS audience.
An award ceremony at the AAAS Annual Meeting celebrated the accomplishments of early-career women scientists in the developing world, but a symposium the next day highlighted the challenges they are likely to face in advancing to leadership positions.