We are delighted to announce the recipient of the 2019/20 Global Health & Social Medicine Postgraduate Scholarship.
Llona graduated from Barry University, Miami, FL, at a Stamps Scholar with a double major in Biology and Philosophy. While an undergraduate, she joined the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement programme in 2017 and worked as a research assistant in a cell signalling cancer biology laboratory, and as Amgen Scholars summer intern in an infectious disease laboratory at the Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine. She has pursued her passion for bioethics by participating in Barry’s Ethics Bowl team for four consecutive years. With the team she has competed in two national championships, and placed as national semi-finalists in 2017, and southeast regional finalist in 2018. Furthermore, Llona has interned at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Centre for Biomedical Ethics where she undertook a project on the role and approach of transplant ethics committees in the assessment of living organ donors under the mentorship of Dr. Voo Teck Chuan. She later presented this project at her university’s annual STEM symposium poster competition and was awarded first place in her division. Llona has also served as University Sacristan for the department of Campus Ministry, and has nourished her passion to empower youth through education by serving as a tutor for children from underserved communities. She spent her first two summers of undergrad as a teaching fellow for Breakthrough college-bound, and the EXPLO summer enrichment programme where she taught courses in biology, cultural awareness, and ethics. Llona recently graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was awarded the Outstanding Biology Major Award, the Dean’s Award in Mathematics and Sciences, and the St. Catherine’s Medal for leadership and service.
About the scholarship:
GHSM awards one Postgraduate Scholarship a year covering full home fees for a total of £ 9,000. All candidates who have applied by March 31st in a given year for any of our Master’s programmes are eligible for the scholarship. No separate application is needed to be considered eligible for the GHSM Postgraduate Scholarship, and both home/EU and overseas candidates will be considered (however please note that the scholarship covers only home fees).
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and about the GHSM Postgraduate scholarship here: