Maggie Ryan Endowed Fellowship in Global Health

The Maggie Ryan Endowed Fellowship was created in memory of Maggie Ryan, a remarkable young woman (and former intern of the Global Health Program) whose life was tragically cut short in an automobile accident as Maggie drove home after her college graduation. Out of this tragedy, as a tribute to Maggie, her family, parents Ann and Tony and brothers Matthew, William and Thomas created the Maggie Ryan Endowed Fellowship in Global Health.

This fellowship allows for an annual fellow who is unconstrained by the requirements attached to a hospital clinical position.

The 2018 Maggie Ryan Fellow, ER Nurse and Nurse Practitioner, Alexis Schmid, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC/AC, CPEN, CCRN, represents the kind of dedicated and skilled professional who will help advance maternal and child health worldwide.

In 2018, Lexie was able to leverage the flexibility and funding that come with the Maggie Ryan Fellowship to participate in projects, trainings, and clinical care around the globe, including:

  • Travel to Greece, Bangladesh and Lebanon to assist in refugee care and training of medical Personnel;
  • Hospital systems strengthening and partnership in Laos, Lebanon, and Ghana;
  • Disaster response as part of the federal medical disaster team in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.