Carl Lawrence, a Cultural Anthropology major, was awarded a Fulbright Student Research Grant

Friday, May 1, 2015

Carl is one of only two Duke undergraduates to be awarded a Fulbright undergraduate student research grant his year. 

His project "Engaging Alternatives in South African Medical Education: A Study of the Hidden Curriculum" will examine the informal messages conveyed at South African medical schools surrounding traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines. Stigmatization of these alternatives has been shown to have negative consequences on patient care, and it is thus essential we explore both formal and informal educational practices that preserve respect for these medicines used by almost 80% of the population.