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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Celina Yong, 2003

MD, Stanford University

Celina Yong is a New American

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at Stanford University

CELINA YONG is an internal medicine resident at University of California at San Francisco.

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Celina is the child of ethnically Chinese parents who had left their homes in Singapore to study in Manitoba.

Under a British Marshall Scholarship, Celina completed an MBA degree at Oxford University and an MSc degree in health policy, planning and financing at the London School of Economics. She graduated from University of California at Berkeley in 2001 with honors in molecular environmental biology.

As a junior, Celina was named a Truman Scholar and one of Glamour Magazine's top ten college women. Celina founded Promise America, a program that encourages disadvantaged students to set and achieve academic life goals. She is the former co-editor-in-chief of the Issues Berkeley Medical Journal and has worked at the White House and USAID. She spent the summer of 2004 doing a Stanford University program called Traveling Scholars, for which she traveled to India for a month to pursue an independent research project in collaboration with The World Bank. She also serves as Co-Director of the Roosevelt Institution's Center for Health and Human Services at Stanford University.�

Celina is married to Freddy Abnousi. Celina and Freddy founded a medical device company called Sense Therapeutics, with the goal of creating cost-effective devices for critical medical needs.