Father’s Illness Powers College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Research
WASHINGTON – Richard Kajim, a Trinidad & Tobago native and senior in the Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, is seeing his professional dreams come to fruition in the field of e-health.
Kajim had been on a path to pursue a career in international business but made the difficult decision to change his trajectory after experiencing the impact of chronic diseases on his father.
Over the summer, Kajim interned at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization. In the internship, he contributed to projects that supported the effective delivery of health care within the Americas and the Caribbean. He provided project assistance with drafting and editing of the PAHO Correspondence Manual.
Kajim said his research at Howard University has opened doors. At the annual conference of the National Society of Allied Health in March 2015, Kajim presented research on ways to meet the needs of rural communities through tele-health and tele-medicine.
Upon completion of his degree at Howard University, Kajim plans to further his education through graduate studies. He said his father’s health has deeply influenced his career path.
“My father had chronic illnesses that all stemmed from diabetes. It caused me to rethink my career plans. I asked myself, ‘What can I do to make a difference?’" Kajim said. “I decided that I wanted to use my education to address the health concerns of our community.”
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