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April 12, 2006

International Health Student Named NSF Fellow

David Sintasath, MScDavid Sintasath, MSc, a PhD-student in the Bloomberg School’s Department of International Health, has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He will be awarded $40,000 per year for three years, which will support his research into cross-species transmission of retroviruses in Cameroon.

The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees, according to the NSF webpage. The purpose of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program is to ensure the vitality of the scientific and technological workforce in the United States and to reinforce its diversity.

Fellows are expected to become knowledge experts who can significantly contribute to research, teaching and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals will be crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation’s technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well being of society at large.

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