Knake Receives Stanley Grant for International Research

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

<p>Lindsey Knake, a sophomore in biomedical engineering from Bellevue, IA, is one of nine University of Iowa undergraduate students that have been granted the Stanley Undergraduate Awards for International Research. The awards, ranging from $2,000 to $3,000, are awarded to outstanding UI undergraduates who conduct small-scale research or fieldwork projects on international topics.</p><p>Knake is traveling to Spain this summer to compare and contrast Spain's universal health care system to the health care system currently in affect in the United States.&nbsp; Knake will focus on the quality, availability and affordability of Spain's health care compared to the U.S.&nbsp; Her research proposal is titled &quot;Universal Health are in Spain.&quot;&nbsp; Knake's project adviser is Karim Abdel-Malek, a UI professor of biomedical engineering.</p><p>The awards are made possible by the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and are the UI's premier awards for international study.</p>