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Rutstein receives PEO Scholar Award for women in higher education

Sarah Rutstein

Sarah Rutstein

Sarah Rutstein, a doctoral and medical student in the department of health policy and management at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and at the UNC School of Medicine, is one of 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) Sisterhood.

“As a health services researcher and physician, Sarah has enormous potential for making a significant contribution to improving care for vulnerable patients with HIV disease,” said Morris Weinberger, PhD, Virgil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of health policy and management at the Gillings School. “Her enthusiasm for making a difference in this world by bettering the health of its citizens is palpable.”


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