This past summer you traveled to Rwanda to perform research and immerse yourself in global health. Tell us about the project you worked on there.
Selden: I was in Kigali, Rwanda conducting research as a 2023 Center for Global Health Equity University Scholar on one of three Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) in the country of Rwanda, which serves 5.4+ million children. The purpose of our descriptive study was to understand reasons for admission, common diseases, and factors related to resource utilization. We hoped to situate this understanding in the context of Rwanda's three-tiered healthcare system which would allow the study to inform the allocation of resources with the hope of decreasing mortality rates in the three-bed PICU at CHUK.