aging http://wkyufm.org en While Researching Geriatric Health in Kenya, WKU Student Meets Grandmother of President Obama http://wkyufm.org/post/while-researching-geriatric-health-kenya-wku-student-meets-grandmother-president-obama <p></p><p></p><p>It&#39;s not unusual for a college student to travel overseas as part of a study abroad program or research effort. What <em>is</em> unusual, however, is meeting the grandmother of the sitting U.S. president.</p><p>That&#39;s exactly what happened to Amy Correll, a Somerset native and WKU student who recently traveled to Kenya to conduct research for her honor&#39;s thesis on geriatric health studies.</p><p>Amy spoke to WKU Public Radio Thursday about her research and how she came to meet Sarah Obama. Here are some excerpts from our interview:</p><p><strong>Tell us about what you were researching while in Kenya.</strong></p><p>&quot;We recognized a lot of needs, even in the hospital setting. And I was curious to know how elders there were functioning outside of that. I visited some very rural areas, did home visits, and did a survey through a translator with residents ages 60 and above.&quot; Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:05:46 +0000 Kevin Willis 38287 at http://wkyufm.org While Researching Geriatric Health in Kenya, WKU Student Meets Grandmother of President Obama