David Shaye '02 Awarded Fulbright
Will Study HIV/AIDS in Dominica
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
Contact: Ginny Doscsh 315-859-4467
May 3, 2002
David Shaye, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton College, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship to study the growth of HIV/AIDS in Dominica, an independent Caribbean country. The purpose of the Fulbright program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries through educational exchange.
Shaye's project is titled "HIV/AIDS in Dominca: An Evaluation and Strategic Plan." He will work with the Dominican Ministry of Health in evaluating the HIV/AIDS situation and collaborate with them in forming a national strategic plan of action for this epidemic. Shaye plans to study the country's culture and health care system, and spend time in hospitals and health care centers to observe the structure of the health care system.
Upon completion of his year of study in Dominca, Shaye will enroll in Albany Medical College, where he was accepted under the early decision program. He ultimately hopes to work in the field of international medical relief and health care development.
Shaye, a physics major at Hamilton, is a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School. While at Hamilton he has been named to the Dean's List every semester, has served as a campus emergency medical technician, and as an officer of the service. In 1999-2000 he observed and studied the health care system in rural Malawi in southern Africa as part of a Hamilton College independent study project, and he was among contributors to a paper that was published in the Journal of Luminescence. A graduate of Bethlehem Central High School, he is the son of Christine Schade of Delmar, NY.