Archive - May 8, 2014

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RPCV Women to be recruited for Breast Cancer Study
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Talking With Marty Ganzglass (Somalia 1966-68)

RPCV Women to be recruited for Breast Cancer Study

Baylor  University has received a grant from the Congressional Directed Medical Research Project and administered by the U.S. Department of Defense. to study the potential of chloroquine to reduce the risk of breast cancer. (Corrected: July 2015)Chloroquine was taken to guard against malaria. Aralen is the name I knew for the the drug. This study group at Baylor has partnered with the National Peace Corps Association to locate women who served in the Peace Corps between 1961 and 1990.  This is not an official study of the United States Peace Corps. Here are  the important links to learn more about the study. National Peace Corps Association cancer study page is now live: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/2014/05/rpcvs-and-breast-cancer-prevention-study/ National Peace Corps Association  also have a blog post on it: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/cancerstudy/ The Baylor study will use an innovative sampling method, Respondent Driven Sampling, that requires each respondent to name and refer more respondents to the study. Here is . . .

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Talking With Marty Ganzglass (Somalia 1966-68)

Cannons for the Cause, is an historical novel about the struggle to bring heavy cannons from Fort Ticonderoga, NY to Cambridge, Massachusetts, a distance of more than 300 miles, in the brutal winter of 1775-1776. It is the first in a series of novels that Marty is planning to write about the American Revolution. Cannons for the Cause has recently been published by Peace Corps Writers. Marty, what is your background? Where did you to go college? I am a graduate of C.C.N.Y, (B.A., 1961) and Harvard Law School, (LL.B, 1964). And your Peace Corps history? I served in Somalia from 1966-1968 (Somali IV), as legal adviser to the Somali National Police Force.  I taught the penal and criminal procedure codes at the Police Academy, provided general advice to the Police Commandant, specific advice to Police Officers who prosecuted criminal cases, drafted some legislation, and wrote a casebook on the Somali . . .

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