Stepheni Uh, a clinical research assistant at the Center for Autism Research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), was recently awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which funds graduate study at the University in Cambridge in England. The scholarship, established with a $210 million gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, covers tuition and expenses for students who demonstrate outstanding intellectual ability, leadership, and a commitment to helping others. Uh is one of only 35 people to be chosen as a recipient for the scholarship.
“This is an amazing opportunity, and I’m extremely grateful for this scholarship,” says Uh. “My continuing education will help me get closer to my goal of promoting well-being.”
Uh currently works with patients and is also helping develop a centralized database for various biomarkers of autism, which could one day lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment.
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