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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Shelli Farhadian, 2007

Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Yale School of Medicine

Shelli Farhadian is the child of immigrants from Iran

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD/PhD in Medicine and Molecular Biology at Cornell University and Rockefeller University

Shelli Farhadian is a fellow in Infectious Diseases at Yale School of Medicine.

Shelli's parents fled Iran after the Shah's fall and reside in New York City.

Shelli was awarded a Soros fellowship to support her MD/Ph.D studies at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Rockefeller University. She earned a BS in mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to India to conduct genetics research.

 Shelli founded the Cornell Center for Human Rights, a medical clinic that evaluates asylum applicants for physical and psychological signs of torture. She continues this work at the Yale Center for Asylum Medicine.

  • MD Medicine | Cornell University 2012
  • PhD Molecular Biology | Rockefeller University 2012
  • BS Mathematics | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2003
  • Fulbright US Student Program recipient
Work History
  • Yale School of Medicine, Fellow in Infectious Diseases