Elizabeth Dzeng, MD/PhD Student, Named Gates Cambridge
Elizabeth Dzeng, an MD/PhD student at Johns Hopkins
from Timonium, Md., has been named a Gates Cambridge
Scholar for 2007. Dzeng is one of 48 recipients selected
from about 600 nominated candidates from the United States
for the prestigious program, established in 2000 by the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with a donation to the
University of Cambridge of $210 million as an endowment for
the Gates Cambridge Trust.
The purpose of the trust is to award scholarships to
enable outstanding young men and women from outside the
United Kingdom to study as graduate students at the
University of Cambridge. The trustees award scholarships on
the basis of a person's capacity for leadership,
intellectual ability and desire to use their knowledge to
contribute to the well-being of society. Since the start of
program, 621 Gates Scholars from 78 countries have taken up
their awards, 265 of them from the United States.
Dzeng will pursue a master of philosophy degree in
social anthropological analysis.
A graduate of Stanford University with a bachelor's
degree in biology and a master's in chemical engineering,
Dzeng returned to Baltimore to pursue a medical degree at
Johns Hopkins. She is currently a fourth-year
medical student taking a year off to pursue a master of
public health degree at the Bloomberg School.
She has been working with the Johns Hopkins Center
for Refugee and Disaster Response on projects
estimating mortality in Iraq, and developing a Women's and
Child Health initiative for North Korean refugees in
Northern China. She intends to pursue a career in internal
medicine from a public health perspective focusing on
international and refugee health.
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