Alumna, Dr Melanie Etti (BSc 2010, MBChB 2013), has received The Fulbright Nursten Award in Medical Studies, one of the most well-regarded scholarship programmes in the world.
Melanie was selected from a strong applicant pool to complete a Master of Public Health at Harvard University with a focus on global health. Her interest in health and disease developed during her time as junior doctor and while studying Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Bristol.
Commenting on receiving the Award, Melanie said: “I was truly honoured to have received the Fulbright Award this year after what has been a challenging year for many of us. I have always had a passion for global health and hope that my time studying in the US will enable me to gain a better understanding of key strategies for overcoming challenges in healthcare provision in resource-limited areas.
“I look forward to commencing my degree at Harvard University this autumn and feel humbled to be able to do so under the auspices of the US-UK Fulbright Commission.”
Maria Balinska, Executive Director, US-UK Fulbright Commission said: “Our vision is a world where there are no obstacles to learning, understanding and collaboration. Today there are many global challenges to overcome, and the world needs compassionate leaders to tackle them.
“This cohort of postgraduate awardees will be placing cultural engagement at the heart of their experiences as they undertake ambitious study and research programmes in the US. I am filled with hope for the wonderful collaborations that will ensue.”