Gates scholar scoops prestigious fellowship

  • March 15, 2012
Gates scholar scoops prestigious fellowship

Victor Roy has been awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

A Gates Cambridge scholar has been awarded a prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship.

Victor Roy has been offered a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans which will fund part of his medical school education.

He did his MPhil in Modern Societies and Global Transformations in 2009 with the support of a Gates Cambridge scholarship and is due to return as a Gates Cambridge scholar to do his PhD in Sociology.

Victor, who is in medical training at Northwestern University, is one of 30 Fellows selected for the Fellowship out of over 850 applicants. The Fellowship aims “to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields” and to recognise the contributions New Americans have made to American life.

Victor says taking up the Fellowship in 2012 will allow him to solidify the clinical skills he will need for his PhD which will focus on how to mobilise community health workers.

Victor’s long-term goal is to combine the skills of a social scientist with those of a clinician ” to lead systemic change aimed at realising global health equity”. In addition to his studies, he has helped build GlobeMed, a national network of university students advancing a movement for global health equity, since it was set up in 2006.

 

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