Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine

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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 thus 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 the cause of traveler’s diarrhea 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 and 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. Read Frequently Asked Questions about this fellowship. Read more about the recipients of this fellowship.

2017
Mustafa Abid, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, United States
Precious Anyaoha, Morehouse School of Medicine, United States 
Brandon Berger, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, United States
Nicholas Brazeau, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, United States
Catherine Castro, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, United States
Shilpa Darivemula, Albany Medical College, United States
Jessica Dawson, University of Washington, United States
John Diehl, Emory University School of Medicine, United States
Celia Fung, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, United States
Paris Hantzidiamantis, SUNY Upstate Medical University, United States
Megan Harris, SUNY Upstate Medical University, United States
Monalisa Hassan, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, United States
Justin Hills, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, United States
John Kahler, SUNY Upstate Medical University, United States
Matthew Matson, Marshall University, United States
Qaasim Mian, University of Alberta, Canada
Courtney Pedersen, Stanford University School of Medicine, United States
Julia Ramos, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
Margaret Robinson, Stanford University School of Medicine, United States
Tu Tran, University of Minnesota, United States
Hannah Wild, Stanford University School of Medicine, United States

2016
Meagan Barry, Baylor College of MedicineUnited States
Michael Clark, Indiana University School of MedicineUnited States
Jessica Eby, University of PennsylaniaUnited States
Zachary Enumah, Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineUnited States
Elizabeth DuPont, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
United States 
Max Feinstein, Case Western Reserve UniversityUnited States
Michael Harper, University of Colorado School of MedicineUnited States
Adam Kley, University of Texas Medical BranchUnited States
Christine Kley, University of Texas Medical BranchUnited States
Vinay Krupadev, Northeast Ohio Medical UniversityUnited States
Daniel Liauw, University of North CarolinaUnited States
Andrew Mullin, Wake Forest School of MedicineUnited States
Ryan Nightingale, SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityUnited States
Brady Page, Tulane University School of MedicineUnited States
Anthony Puthumana, SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityUnited States
Kristi Ray, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic MedicineUnited States
David (Allen) Roberts, University of WashingtonUnited States
Katherine RykenUniversity of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, United States
Gurmeet Sohi, University of ManitobaUnited States
Brenna Stanczyk, University of North CarolinaUnited States
Tiange (Philip) Zhang, Loyola University, Stritch School of MedicineUnited States

2015
Britt Andersen, Washington University School of Medicine, United States
Ashley Appiagyei, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, United States
Neima Briggs, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, United States
Ignacio Cerdena, Yale School of Medicine, United States
Madison Cornwell, University of California San Diego School of Medicine (in memoriam), United States
James Cotton, University of Calgary, Canada
Andrew Flynn, University of Colorado School of Medicine, United States
David Guernsey, New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine, United States
Bryna Harrington, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Jo Henderson-Frost, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, United States
Brenden Jenks, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, United States
Brandon Kuang, University of California Los Angeles, United States
Amos Lichtman, University of Massachusetts, Harvard School of Public Health, United States
Nathan Lo, Stanford University School of Medicine, United States
Erica Ludi, Emory University, United States
Haiyan Ramirez Batlle, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, United States
Kelsey Ripp, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, United States
David Sanchez, Howard University College of Medicine, United States
Milan Satcher, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, United States
David Schaffer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Adrianna Stanley, Dartmouth Medical School, United States

2014
Michelle Beam, Oregon Health & Science University, United States
Richard Broadhurst, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, United States
William Bruno, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, United States
Katrina Ciraldo, Boston University, United States
Amelia Cline, University of North Carolina School Of Medicine, United States
Alex Cortez, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, United States
Ian Eisenhauer, University of Colorado School of Medicine, United States
Shekinah Elmore, Harvard Medical School, United States
Kimberly Faldetta, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, United States
Morgan Goheen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Jill Hagey, University of California San Francisco, United States
Seth Hoffman, Medical School for International Health
    (Ben-Gurion University in affiliation with Columbia University), United States
June-Ho Kim. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
Chelsea McCullough. Emory University School of Medicine, United States
Erika Phelps, Michigan State University, United States
Nathaniel Rogers, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, United States
Jonathan Schultz, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, United States
Stephen Selinsky, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, United States
Daniel Silva, Boston University School of Medicine, United States
Bianca Stifani, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, United States
Austin Wesevich, Washington University School of Medicine, United States
Ya Zhou, University of Maryland School of Medicine, United States

2013
Ameer Abutaleb, University of Maryland, United States
Rachel Blake, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Ethan Bornstein, Emory University School of Medicine, United States
Sarah Boudova, University of Maryland, United States
Chelsea Canon, Wake Forest School of Medicine, United States
Mark Carlberg, SUNY Upstate Medical University, United States
Aubri Carman, University of Arizona College of Medicine, United States
Seth Congdon, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, United States
Melvin Donaldson, University of Minnesota, United States
Sam Du, University of Maryland School of Medicine, United States
Ahmar Hashmi, University of Texas Medical Branch, United States
Marguerite Hoyler, Harvard Medical School, United States
Daniel Huck, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, United States
Genna Jerrard, University of Maryland School of Medicine, United States
Christian Parobek, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, United States
Nina Prasanphanich, Emory University School of Medicine, United States
Julia Rosenberg, Weill Cornell Medical College, United States
Nicholas Sausen, University of Minnesota, United States
Leah Wibecan, Harvard Medical School, United States
Joshua Wong, Harvard Medical School, United States

2012 
Jasmine Beria, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Geoffrey Buckle, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeffery Campbell, Harvard Medical School
Jamie Carter, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Shama Cash-Goldwasser, McGill University
Jennifer Emberger, University of Maryland School of Medicine
William Garneau, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Maria Kincaid, Tufts University School of Medicine
Christian Larsen, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Elyse LeeVan, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Blair Murphy, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Karen Ocweija, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Juliana Odetunde, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Samuel Porter, Mayo Medical School
Duncan Reid, Yale University
Jared Rowe, University of Minnesota
Sarah Schaffer DeRoo, Univeristy of Maryland School of Medicine
Tarak Trivedi, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Eric Wohlford, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Sandra Zaeh, Emory University School of Medicine

2011
Jonathan Abelson, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Jonathan Abraham, Harvard University School of Medicine
Andrew Bouley, Duke University School of Medicine 
Nicholas Carter, Brown University
Whitney E. Harrington, University of Washington
Nick Janusz, University of Manitoba
Brian Long, University of Virginia 
Micah Manary, University of California-San Diego 
Emma Mohr, University of Iowa 
Connor O'Brien, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 
Jennifer Spicer, Emory University School of Medicine
Carla Valenzuela, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 
Sarah Ventre, SUNY Upstate Medical University 
Emily Wilkinson, University of Arizona College of Medicine

2010
Malika Atmakuri
Regan Bergmark
Brian Bergmark
Andrew Brookens
Katharine Burns
Nicole Cooper
Benjamin Cunningham
Marianna Freudzon
Eric Kalivoda
Charles Langelier
Jennifer Manne
Jonathan Merola
Juliana Minak
Aaloke Mody
Tafadzwa Muguwe
Scott Nabity
Heyman Oo
Adi Price
Joanne Smucker
Ailis Tweed-Kent

2009
Sara Janne Aarsland
Byron Berenger
Rachel Bystritsky
Youngjee Choi
L. Emily Cotter
Dylan Davey
Qyana Griffith
Jenny Hsu
Alexis Kearney
Kristina Krohn
Rodwell Mabaera
Tracy Mak
Marilyn Michelow
Grace Milad
Molly Paras
Barclay Stewart
Scott Tolan
Aaron Tustin
Richard Waters
April Wilhelm

2008
Rushina Cholera
Cassidy Claassen
Jeffrey Collins
Ryan Dare
William Hahn
Alison Han
Anna Yasmine Kirkorian
Rebecca Lawniczak
Fiona Lonegrove
Anna Minta
Kimberly Rutherford
Meaghann Weaver

2007
Cullen Carter
Heidi Hillesland
Atis Muehlenbachs
Sean Murphy
Eugene Richardson

2006
Luisa Maria Stamm
Kara Goss
Douglas Olson
Alyssa Lovell
Heather Strah
Karl Bezak
Louise Vaz
Victoria Kuohung

2005
Sarah Atunah-Jay
Kathryn Duphik
Megan Leo
Sarah Meyer
Megan Morsheimer
Amy Oyler
Irene Sarantakos
Alexander Tsai
Michael Westerhaus
Christine Zink

2004
Zongqi Xia
Ben Andrews
Daniel Leung
Kevin Lunney
Heidi Sandige

2003
Sujeet Acharya
Supinda Bunyavanich
David Edwards
Jeanne Noble

2002
David B. Blossom
Katrina Gray
Ingrid Lundgren
Mehret Mandefro
Sean Moore

2001
Peter Crompton
Amy Dechet
Meg Doherty
William Fischer
Danny Milner
Tuan Tran

2000
Sona Aggarwal
Annie-Claude Labbe
Nina Lin
Iyesatta Massquoi
Katrina McPherson
Holly Murphy
Tina Rutar
David Walton

1999
Rachel Ash-Bernal
Richard Brantley
Carol McLaughlin, MPH
Rebecca Plank
Paul Robben
Amil Shah

1998
Stephen Altmin
Michele Morse
Dylan Pillai
Allison Portnoy