MD-PhD student awarded Fulbright fellowship to conduct research in Ghana

Katelyn Flaherty

For one medical student in the M.D.-Ph.D. Training Program at the UF College of Medicine, a prestigious grant will enable her to conduct research some 5,500 miles away from Gainesville in west Africa, beginning in the spring.

Katelyn Flaherty, a fourth-year M.D.-Ph.D. student, was recently awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship from the competitive Fulbright-Hays Program, which will allow her to conduct a medical needs assessment and pilot a telemedicine and medication delivery service in Ghana, aimed at improving the services available in low- and middle-income countries.