Monthly Archives: September 2010

Low cost ultrasound technology

About a year ago I got an email from a colleague in radiology about a project he was beginning that was designed to trained midwives in Uganda to use ultrasound to try to reduce maternal mortality. The premise of his … Continue reading

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What’s that picture of a band printed on cardboard doing there?

I’ve spent most of the summer working, to my dismay. I went camping for one night, and that’s been it for vacation. However, I have a new house that I love, and so I’ve been holding meetings here which is … Continue reading

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Bishkek

The purpose of the upcoming trip to Kyrgyzstan trip isn’t closely tied to the questions in the last post. Instead, this is my last scheduled trip to Central Asia, after nine years of travel to and fro, a Fulbright, 2 … Continue reading

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Post-election violence

A few years ago, after the Kenyan elections in 08, I traveled to Nairobi with a colleague to ask the question of whether electronic media (SMS; Internet, etc.) played a role in inciting ethnic violence after the national elections. On … Continue reading

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