Kaufman '08 wins Marshall

By Kevin Xiao | 12/1/09 1:43pm



Zachary Kauf­man ’08 has been awarded a 2010 Mar­shall Schol­ar­ship to pur­sue a mas­ter’s and a Ph.D in epi­demi­ol­ogy at the Lon­don School of Hy­giene and Trop­i­cal Med­i­cine.
A Tru­man Scholar, Kauf­man first de­vel­oped an in­ter­est in pub­lic health as an un­der­grad­u­ate while work­ing as a med­ical trans­la­tor on a Tucker Foun­da­tion trip to Siuna, Nicaragua, ac­cord­ing to a Col­lege press re­lease. Through this ex­pe­ri­ence, Kauf­man re­al­ized that “med­i­cine alone can­not cure suf­fer­ing in the de­vel­op­ing world,” he said in the re­lease.
Dur­ing his se­nior year, Kauf­man eval­u­ated an HIV pre­ven­tion pro­gram in the Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic for seven months and pre­sented his re­search in 2008 at the 27th In­ter­na­tional AIDS con­fer­ence held in Mex­ico City.
Kauf­man over­saw re­search and eval­u­a­tion for Grass­roots Soc­cer in Cape Town, South Africa, after grad­u­at­ing from Dart­mouth.
Mar­shall Schol­ar­ships are given to up to 40 Amer­i­cans each year.

Kevin Xiao