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New Berman Institute of Bioethics postdoctoral fellowships and graduate and undergraduate scholarships are needed to help more students become leaders in bioethics and health policy
Posted June 26, 2016
Newsholme Scholarship recipient Leila Jamal, ScM (SPH ’12), right, and Holly Taylor, PhD (SPH ’99), associate professor of health policy and management Newsholme Scholarship recipient Leila Jamal, ScM (SPH ’12), right, and Holly Taylor, PhD (SPH ’99), associate professor of health policy and management

Leila Jamal, ScM (SPH '12), is already making her mark as an interdisciplinary scholar.

A bioethics and health policy doctoral student at the Berman Institute of Bioethics who holds a master of science in genetic counseling from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Jamal has worked in pediatric and cancer clinics, helping patients understand and adapt to their risk of genetic disease.

Inspired by that experience, her dissertation work explores the roles that parents of children with genetic diseases have played in research and science policy. Understanding their experiences and views will help researchers design studies that are more relevant and respectful to families with genetic conditions. In addition to her dissertation work, she collaborates with colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School on a study examining the outcomes of using whole-genome sequencing in clinical medicine. 

Jamal will graduate from our program with the credentials to extend her influence on science policy.

Yet to recruit more rising stars like Jamal, who received the Sir Arthur Newsholme Scholarship — the only scholarship available to students at the Berman Institute of Bioethics — we need your support. Making a gift to fund scholarships and fellowships at any level will ensure we continue to produce outstanding bioethics and health policy leaders. 

Help Us Make a Bioethics Education More Accessible for Our Students

You can play an essential part in helping us attract exemplary candidates, including underrepresented minorities and rising leaders from developing countries. Your support for doctoral scholarships will ensure that we continue to attract and educate the brightest minds at the national and international levels — outstanding scholars like Leila Jamal.

To learn how to establish a term or endowed scholarship or fellowship, contact Greg Bowden at the Berman Institute of Bioethics.