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MRIC 2014/15

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The Early Years of Academic Computing

Patricia Carrick
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Vandal Ballroom, Bruce Pitman Center

This is the 68 th consecutive annual Borah Symposium, sponsored by the Borah Foundation


Patricia Carrick comes from a ranching family in rural, southwestern Montana, where she works as a Family Nurse Practitioner in public health. After her daughter went to college and her mother no longer needed her, she began to work intermittently with MSF. Her first assignment was in Malawi on a large HIV project. Later, she worked on two different malnutrition projects in South Sudan, both near the contested Abyei region of northern South Sudan: one was hospital-based and one involved outreach clinics. Her assignments in Sierra Leone, near the Guinea/Liberia borders in September-October 2014 and again in January-February 2015, constitute her first experience with Ebola.
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