Young Hazara girl gets into Harvard on PD Soros fellowship

A young woman from the Hazara community in Quetta, Sana Batool, has landed a spot at the prestigious Harvard Medical School after being awarded the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for new Americans.

According to HMS news, Batool plans to pursue an MD at HMS with hopes to making lasting contributions for her community and to work with refugees as a health professional.

Sana Batool and her family migrated to the United States in 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from William E. Macaulay Honors College, New York.

During her undergrad years, she conducted cancer research at Prabodhika Mallikaratchy’s lab.

Post-graduation she conducted research resulting in five peer-reviewed publications.

The PD Sorors Fellowship for new Americans program is for immigrants and children of immigrants.

Sana Batool and 30 others were selected among a pool of 1,767 applicants. Each recipient of the fellowship will receive up to $90,000 in funding for the graduate program of their choice.

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