Sarah Sherman awarded a Fulbright to study cancer in Botswana

Sarah Sherman ’17, points to her CaNCURE co-op at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2015 as a seminal moment in her Northeastern experience. Not only did she receive her first hands-on experience in cancer research—which has become her passion—but she also learned of the hospital’s work to enhance cancer care in Botswana, where she says poor access to pathology has hindered timely diagnoses.

Sarah was recently named a Fulbright Scholar. After graduating in May, she plans to travel to Botswana to begin her eight-month Fulbright research project focused on evaluating whether recent improvements to the country’s pathology labs have affected the processing time for samples to generate timely cancer diagnoses.

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posted in: News Sunday, April 18, 2021 3:57 AM