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@moreheadplanetarium, soaking up the sunlight. 😎 #unc #targram #chapelhill #sun #☀️
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July 20, 2017
I try to end most of my days reading a book on the beach and enjoying the sunset. This summer has been a steady reminder of just how fortunate I am to be a scholar, to be at a great university, and to have people from so many aspects of my life that are invested in my success. I certainly get nostalgic when I think of all the growth I’ve experienced in each of my SEP summers, but I know they have well-prepared me for whatever adventures lie ahead. Thanks for rocking with me! Be easy. #takeovertuesday 📷: Norman Archer '18
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Of course, there are hella animals in the Galapagos. It’s like walking through a BBC documentary, I honestly keep expecting David Attenborough to pop up out of nowhere. #evolution #is #real #takeovertuesday 📷: Norman Archer '18
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Oh we talking (research) teams??? Meeting this afternoon to discuss how my focus group went and to make a plan for qualitative analysis. Going clockwise we have Dr. Amanda Thompson, Dr. Jaime Ocampo, Dr. Margaret Bentley, and PhD-student Hannah Jahnke! Dr. Bentley and Dr. Thompson are my two research advisors and both have been incredible mentors to me this past year. Dr. Ocampo is the Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of San Francisco Quito and is the primary reason why anyone in Ecuador has let me interview them. Hannah has been kind enough to let me follow her around this year/summer and assist with her dissertation research on maternal and infant stress. I’m so #blessed to have such an amazing group of people to work with. #whatatimetobeanundergrad #takeovertuesday 📷: Norman Archer '18
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One of a my favorite spots for lunch is a hole-in-wall place most people refer to as “the good ceviche place”. Aptly named, their pescado ceviche is amazing, and it comes with homemade popcorn and plantain chips on the side. ¡buen provecho! #takeovertuesday 📷: Norman Archer '18
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July 18, 2017
Listening back through the audio from my focus group and taking notes on reoccurring themes. My project this summer focuses on the intersection of maternal health, nutrition, and birth practices, specifically c-section birth vs. vaginal birth. I’ve spent the past couple weeks interviewing doctors and nurses about their perceptions of birth and maternal health here in San Cristobal, and I've learned a lot about how pregnant women make decisions about their healthcare. This project is a continuation of research I am doing at @uncpublichealth and I'm hoping to write my honors thesis on the work I'm doing this summer. #takeovertuesday 📷: Norman Archer '18
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The hospital in San Cristobal has been an invaluable ally to me while I’m here, first and foremost because they let me live here! The Director of the Hospital, Dr. Byron Tobar, was kind enough to let me stay in one of the apartments that are adjacent to the hospital and he has helped set up many interviews. It certainly made getting to my focus group with a some of the hospital's nurses this morning very easy! PC: @uncresearch #takeovertuesday 📷: Norman Archer '18
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July 18, 2017
¡Buenos días! My name is Norman Archer and I’m a rising senior studying public health, nutrition, and anthropology. This summer I’m in the Galapagos conducting independent research on a very interesting species…humans! There are actually tens of thousands of people that live on the islands here, and like any community, they face their own unique set of health challenges. My summer has been wonderful so far, and I’m looking forward to sharing my day with y’all. #takeovertuesday 📷: Norman Archer '18
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July 18, 2017
Wrapping up this #takeovertuesday on a sweet note. Thanks for following along today!! 📸: Mary Selzer '19
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July 12, 2017
Hanging out at the end of a long day!! This summer I've been working on my #physicalvigor via @classpass. Tonight I gave AntiGravity AIRbarre a try. 📸: Mary Selzer '19 #takeovertuesday
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