We’re happy to announce our 3rd Avery Fellow, Aarti Rao! Aarti comes to the Clinic from Swarthmore College with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Honors Sociology, Anthropology, and Biology. We were impressed by Aarti’s public health research within fifteen villages of Chura, Rajastan, a desert region in northern India. Aarti assessed the utilization of maternal and newborn health services, then developed and distributed “Emergency Birth Plans” for women in villages with high rates of infant mortality. Expanding on her work in public health, Aarti will help CSC to develop new measures of efficacy and educational tools for the children and families we serve.
The Avery Fellowship program is a vital component to the Clinic’s mission. By integrating talented students into our team for a yearlong program, we are sharing 25 years of advancements with the clinician-scientists of the future. In turn, talented students like Aarti are helping the Clinic to maintain a culture of innovation and growth. To learn more about the program, visit our research page: https://clinicforspecialchildren.org/research.
We are grateful for the many individuals and private foundations who have supported the Avery Fellowship. If you are interested in learning how you can support this program, please contact Matthew Sware at 717.687.9407.