As a recipient of the Hay Foundation External Training Travel Award, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to donors who sponsor students like me in our efforts to complement our graduate studies with training opportunities that are both academically and culturally enriching.
Over the course of my studies, I have had the immense privilege of profiting from inspiring environments abroad. Being originally from Colombia, where the field of neuroscience is still quite small, I decided early on to seek the best educational and training opportunities available, even if it implied long journeys overseas.
With this award, I took part in the Functional and Structural Brain Image Analysis Course offered by the FMRIB Centre at the University of Oxford. Attending a workshop on the exciting techniques of neuroimaging provided me with pivotal technical and analytical skills that will determine the development of my PhD project and will ultimately translate into a contribution to our understanding of the little-known cognitive impairment disorder that affects persons living with the human immunodeficiency virus. Thank you for making this possible!