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Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program Winners

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program Winners
The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program is pleased to announce the inaugural class of awardees who will be going overseas to conduct research or study in the field of biomedical engineering.

The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program was created by IIE with a grant from the Whitaker Foundation and opened September, 2005, with a mission to promote international collaboration in the growing field of biomedical engineering. Whitaker International Fellows are those who have received a degree in biomedical engineering, but have not yet obtained a PhD. Whitaker International Scholars are biomedical engineers who have already received a PhD within two years of application.

The first class of winners consists of eleven Fellows and four Scholars, from thirteen U.S institutions, going to six countries.

Whitaker International Fellows
Richard Bouchard (Duke Univ.) – Netherlands
Brett Byram (Duke Univ.) - Denmark
Sean Cheng (Johns Hopkins Univ.) – United Kingdom
Sean Coyer (Georgia Institute of Technology) – Switzerland
Andrew Franklin (Univ. of Pennsylvania) – United Kingdom
Elaine Hillenmeyer (Case Western Reserve Univ.) – United Kingdom
Matthew Major (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) – United Kingdom
David Nordsletten (Univ. of Minnesota) – United Kingdom
Samuel Pickerill (Northwestern Univ.) – South Africa
Lucas Timmins (Texas A&M Univ.) – United Kingdom
Virginia Woods (Cornell Univ.) – United Kingdom
Whitaker International Scholars
Alaa Ahmed (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor) – United Kingdom
J. Brandon Dixon (Texas A&M Univ.) - Switzerland
Travis Klein (Univ. of California, San Diego) - Australia
Adrien Shieh (Rice Univ.) – Switzerland
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