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May 18 – Miami based Yale alum Jude Alawa awarded fellowship to study at Cambridge
May 18, 2019
Jude Alawa, a Global Health Scholar majoring in global affairs and molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, has been awarded the Rotary Global Grant and the Fox International Fellowship to earn his M.Phil. in public health at Cambridge University.
Alawa is from Miami, Florida by way of Damascus, Syria and is interested in the intersection between medicine and public policy, specifically with respect to humanitarian assistance and access to healthcare among marginalized populations. He has worked for the National Health Service in London evaluating and implementing new models of community healthcare, for the Council on Foreign Relations researching domestic and global health policy, and for Pharos Global Health devising appropriate interventions to address international health disparities. Alawa’s current work focuses on providing water purification devices to Syrian refugee camps and addressing interventions to improve chronic disease care among refugees. In the future, he hopes to study and craft effective measures to improve clinical standards and increase access to healthcare in under-resourced communities at home and abroad. At Yale, Alawa is active in the Yale Rotaract Club, the Yale International Relations Association, Instrumental Connection, and as a research assistant at the Yale Medical School. He plans eventually to attend medical school.