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Recent Graduates on how they are transforming communities

Arend Voorman

Arend Voorman

PhD, Biostatistics '14
Statistician, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

"The potential for polio eradication in the next few years is very motivating."

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2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

Robert Newman, MPH 98

Rober Newman

When he was a medical student, Robert Newman (MPH, Epidemiology '98) spent a year in Brazil. The Portuguese language skills he picked up came in handy when he later went to Mozambique with Health Alliance International. That led to a career as a global malaria expert with the CDC and WHO. Now he's a managing director at GAVI Alliance. Newman's advice?   "Don't be afraid to take some risks."  
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