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'Talent from All Corners' Event Honors the Contribution of Immigrants to American Science

Speakers from Duke Engineering included Ravi Bellamkonda, Samira Musah, Guillermo Sapiro, Nimmi Ramanujam and Larry Carin

On Monday, November 4, 2019, the Duke Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke Research, Duke Faculty Advancement, and Duke Science and Society put on an event titled, "Talent from All Corners: How Immigration Helps Shape American Scientific Leadership.” The brainchild of Nobel Laureate Robert Lefkowitz, MD, the event featured nine Duke faculty members who shared their stories about how immigration has impacted them personally and professionally. 

Speakers from Duke Engineering included Ravi Bellamkonda, Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering; Samira Musah, assistant professor of biomedical engineering; Guillermo Sapiro, the James B. Duke Professor of Engineering; Nimmi Ramanujam, the Robert W. Carr, Jr, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; and Larry Carin, the James L. Meriam Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Duke's vice president for research.