Congratulations to Deepa Galaiya, daughter of Jayanti and Vijya Galaiya of Long Valley, NJ, on winning a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
via SiliconIndia News:
Established in 1997, the Soros awards are given to 30 students each year with a trust of $50 million. The motive behind the awards is to highlight the contributions of new immigrants to the country. The fellowships are given to students pursuing graduate degrees, irrespective of field or university. This year, 30 fellows were chosen from more than 1,000 applicants.
24 years old Deepa Galaiya has completed two years at Stanford Medical School and is currently on a Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship. At Stanford, in her research to date, Galaiya has constructed a lead biosensor and a transcription amplifier; designed a walker that minimizes the chances of patient falls, and worked on development and regeneration of inner ear hair cells in models of deafness. She will use her Soros Fellowship to support the remainder of her medical school education.
Her story is also featured in the April 1, 2011, edition of India Abroad (linked below).
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