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Doku Named Fulbright Scholar

Stesha DokuStesha Doku, a biomedical engineering student who graduated in the spring, has been named as a Fulbright Scholar, making her the second Pratt student to receive this award this year. The program supports one year of research at an institution outside the United States.

Doku, a Charlotte, N.C. native, will begin her Fulbright research at the University of New South Wales, Australia, in the summer of 2009, after completing her first year of medical school at Stanford. Her research in Australia will focus on using geographical information systems (GIS) to better understand the health status of immigrants and the aboriginal populations in New South Wales. During her time at Pratt, Doku used GIS technology at Duke’s Children’s Environmental Health Initiative to study the health status of Durham neighborhoods. She plans to pursue a career in public and global health.

Kerry Costello, also a graduating biomedical engineering senior, was Pratt’s second Fulbright Scholar.