Christina Kirchner is a second-year graduate student in the Health & Medical Journalism program at the University of Georgia, focusing on health and the business side of medicine. She also has an interest in health insurance and medical writing. She is currently a graduate assistant in Grady Sports Media, but manages a few projects along with her teaching assistant role. Christina earned her BA in journalism and German from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.
A new assay for detecting schistosomiasis is forcing international experts to reassess progress toward eliminating this disease, which afflicts people in some of the world’s most impoverished places.