P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Colette Shen, 2006

MD/PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Colette Shen is the child of immigrants from Taiwan

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD/PhD in Medicine and Bioengineering at University of Pennsylvania

COLETTE SHEN is currently a Radiation Oncology Residents at Johns Hopkins. 

Colette was born to parents from Taiwan who now live in Houston, TX.

Colette completed an MD/PhD in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University in 2004 with a BA in engineering sciences.

Colette has conducted lab research on tissue engineering and stem cells at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research has led to several journal publications and was honored by the National Inventors Hall of Fame. She served as an undergraduate representative on the Harvard University Curricular Review, was director of the Harvard University-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Hippocratic Society promoting issues in healthcare, and was vice-president of Women in Science at Harvard-Radcliffe..

Colette looks forward to a career as a physician-scientist-educator, pursuing research that bridges engineering tools with problems in medicine, while also making science accessible to the general public.

  • BA Engineering Sciences | Harvard University 2004
  • MD Medicine | University of Pennsylvania
  • PhD Bioengineering | University of Pennsylvania
Work History
  • Johns Hopkins, Radiation Oncology Resident
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