The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is pleased to announce three recipients of the 2016 Marshall Scholarships.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level in any field of study. This year, only 32 applicants were selected by the eight regional committees of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. As a result, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is delighted to represent ten percent of the awarded 2016 Marshall Scholarships recipients.
Samuel Boland – University of Chicago
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine – PhD Public Health and Policy
“I’m thrilled to study for a PhD in Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. I worked for a year in Sierra Leone’s Ebola response: the work was fascinating, in particular for the immediate appreciation of novel and effective disease surveillance techniques, but also an awareness of acutely ineffective and inefficient solutions, policy, and organisational structure. The chance to dig deeper into what worked and what did not, to better understand both what happened and what can be done better in the future, is an incredible opportunity. I have no doubt that the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is the best place to do so, and I thoroughly look forward to matriculating this September.”
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine – MSc Epidemiology
“As a person interested in infectious diseases and the ways in which they spread, I am thrilled to receive the opportunity to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Some of the most influential people in my decision to pursue a career in global health have attended the School. I am excited to become part of this community – a community with an incredibly rich history and global network of educators and collaborators. I very much look forward to learning and working alongside other passionate, engaging, and multidisciplinary peers and professors to seek solutions to some of the greatest challenges in the field of health.”
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine – MSc Public Health
“I am originally from the San Francisco Bay area, graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in neuroscience and philosophy and am pursing a medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. I am interested in medical anthropology and health systems, with a focus on refugees and migrant populations. I am looking forward to my time at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to develop my understanding of health care systems and build partnerships with fellow students and faculty to empower undeserved communities worldwide.”
As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American people, their governments and institutions. Marshall Scholarships enhance intellectual and personal growth as well as provide direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes, contributing to their ultimate personal success.
We are honoured to continue partnering with Marshall Scholarships and look forward to further educating students to improve health worldwide.