Congratulations to SOM student Ahmar Hashmi for being named a Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellow in Tropical Medicine!
Ahmar is a 4th year medical student, is enrolled in the Global Health Track, and is Scholar in the PMCH Primary Care Plus (PC+) Program. Primary Care Plus is a HRSA funded training grant that provides opportunities for integrating public health and primary care in research and practice experiences. The current group of PC+ Scholars includes 14 medical students and 13 PA students.
Hashmi named travel fellow in tropical medicine
Medical student Ahmar Hashmi has been named one of the 2013 Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellows in Tropical Medicine. He is one of 20 fellows from 12 medical schools selected for the award from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
The fellowship is the only medical student award dedicated to nurturing a career path for physician-scientists in tropical medicine. The award provides students with the opportunity for a clinical training or research project that takes place in an area where tropical diseases are endemic. For more on the program and Hashmi, go to www.astmh.org.
Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine
The Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine is awarded annually to support medical students involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas. The Fellowship is designed to encourage young people to continue their work in tropical medicine and hygiene and recognize their achievements so far.
The Fellowship is named after Benjamin H. Kean (1912-1993), the founder of the tropical medical program and a renowned professor of clinical tropical diseases and public health at Cornell University. In addition to being one of the most respected and admired educators at Cornell, Dr. Kean is known for his work in discovering travelers' disease and for being a physician to many of the best-known personalities of the 20th Century, ranging from artist Salvador Dali to Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II to writer Sherwood Anderson to the Shah of Iran.
ASTMH presents the Ben Kean Fellowships to strengthen the link between the past accomplishments of the clinicians and researchers in tropical medicine and hygiene and the next generation of leaders in the field.
This fellowship is designed to support medical students involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas.