Meet Jenny Huang
Yu Qing (Jenny) Huang is a second year medical student from McGill
University who was awarded the summer student PGS scholarship to study the humanitarian consequences of a nuclear weapon strike on the city of Montreal. She has recently conducted research at the Allan Memorial Institute, the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and at INRS-Armand-Frappier Research Institute. She was also the student representative and public health coordinator for the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA-Quebec) at McGill University in 2012. As her mentor in this current project, I hope that we can shed light on how our city’s health structures and first responders would be affected by a nuclear weapon detonation in their attempts to assist victims and survivors. This research will add itself to the data used by various organizations to address the issue of catastrophic harm threatened by these weapons in today’s world.
“Since my first meeting with Dr. Chirgwin, I consider my involvement with the abolition of nuclear weapons a responsibility of a health-professional in training. I am more and more interested investigating this subject everyday. ”
PGS hopes to send Jenny to the upcoming ICAN conference in Vienna, Austria, this December to present her findings.