ROCHESTER, N.Y. — University of Rochester student Anaise Williams, of Belgrade, has been awarded a 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to advance her studies, perform research and teach English abroad while serving as young ambassadors to her host country.

Williams, a 2013 University of Rochester graduate, is an honors anthropology major who also minored in biology. She plans to travel to Bangladesh on the grant. Under the guidance of her mentor, Professor Malabika Sarker, a public health researcher at the James P. Grant School of Public Health in Dhaka. She will conduct an ethnographic study of why low-income, urban women who recently gave birth may not make use of the low-cost delivery centers available to them. She hopes her research can contribute to a reduction in the alarming incidence of maternal mortality and postpartum morbidity in Bangladesh.

Fulbright Grants, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, offer opportunities to college graduates and current graduate students.

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