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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Eva Luo, 2012

MBA, Harvard University

Eva Luo is the child of immigrants from China

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MBA in Business at Harvard University

EVA LUO was born in Florida to parents who had only the year before reached this country in the aftermath of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Their struggles against adversity and successful transition in the United States inspired Eva's commitment to medicine and improving health care systems. She graduated in 2008 with honors in biochemical sciences from Harvard, where she worked for three years on Alzheimer-related research in the lab of Cynthia Lemere and co-captained Harvard's Asian American Dance Troupe. Before beginning work on her MD at the University of Michigan, she worked for a year as Special Assistant to Dr. Donald Berwick, the CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Her work focused on national health reform where she identified innovative health systems that provide high quality care at low costs and developing a new student initiative: The IHI Open School for Health Professions. During the summer following her matriculation in medical school, Eva served a Global Impact Internship in rural Ghana as a Fellow of the William Davidson Institute. Over a period of 2 months, she assessed the quality and effectiveness of a program that trained obstetricians for rural service in Ghana. She completed her MBA at Harvard Business School in 2014 where she worked on several projects studying health care systems and health care delivery innovation with Professors Robert Kaplan and Clay Christensen. She founded a startup, Carewrite, in the space of improving communication among family members caring for a loved one that went on to win best startup among her entire Harvard Business School class. She graduated from medical school at the University of Michigan in 2015 and is now an OB/GYN resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she will continue to explore the ways in which medicine and business can interact to accelerate innovation in women's health care. 

Education
  • MD Medicine | University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 2015
  • MBA Business | Harvard University 2014
  • BA Biochemical Sciences | Harvard University 2008
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