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Project L/EARN News and Events » Musunga Mulenga receives Award

Musunga Mulenga receives 2010 Guarnaccia Award
The 2010 “Intern of the Year” Award was given to intern Musunga Mulenga, a public health and pre-medical major at Rutgers University. Ms. Mulenga worked under the guidance of Dr. Derek DeLia of the Center for State Health Policy on a paper analyzing hospital readmission for congestive heart failure.


Dr. Guarnaccia with award winners (L to R) Karen Hidalgo (L/EARN class of 2009), Musunga Mulenga (’10), and Samia Ortiz-Hernandez (’08).
The award was created to honor Dr. Peter Guarnaccia for his dedication to developing and overseeing Project L/EARN. Each summer’s recipient is chosen by vote of his/her peers, based on their rankings of all interns in terms of dedication, passion, tenacity and work ethic – characteristics that Dr. Guarnaccia has brought to the program and modeled to the interns in his role as director, guest lecturer, writing workshop teacher, and mentor.
Click here for more on the Dr. Guarnaccia is a medical anthropologist at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, and the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University. He stepped down as Faculty Director of Project L/EARN in 2008, after 12 years in that role under funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health.

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