RIPS Student Wins Fox International Fellowship Award At Yale

Mr. Reuben Tete Larbi, a PhD student at the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana, has won the Fox International Fellowship Program for the 2014/2015 academic year. The Fellowship is a direct two-way student exchange partnership between Yale University and thirteen of the world's leading universities in Russia, England, Germany, China, Japan, France, India, Mexico, Turkey, Israel, Brazil, South Africa, and Ghana.


The Fellowship is aimed at identifying and supporting talented individuals who will be future leaders in their respective fields and will contribute to decisions affecting global policies and international relations.


Mr. Larbi has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering (University of Ghana), a Master of Philosophy in Population Studies, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Population Studies at RIPS. His research interest is climate change and vector-borne disease transmission nexus, with special focus on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).  Mr. Larbi’s PhD thesis is titled: Climate Change and Schistosomiasis Transmission in Three Endemic Communities in Ghana: Investigating the Effect of Risk Perceptions.


He will be spending ten months at the Yale University as a Visiting International Exchange Student at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.


Hearty Congratulations to Mr. Larbi and we wish him well.