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Student & Alumni Achievements

Iowa Student Receives International Research Award

Mr. Kiran Sapkota, PhD candidate in epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, has received a Stanley Award for International Research. Mr. Sapkota’s research will take him to Chitwan, Nepal, to study the risk factors associated with oral cancer in the Nepalese population. The Stanley Awards for International Research are used to conduct research abroad or pursue learning activities in international studies that are not available on the Iowa campus. Each student receives $2,500 toward their research project. The Stanley Awards for International Research are funded by the Stanley-University of Iowa Foundation Support Organization. Recipients are expected to spend a minimum of four weeks abroad and must plan to return to the UI for at least one semester after the period abroad and before graduation.