P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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William Hwang, 2008

Executive Director, InnoWorks

William Hwang is the child of immigrants from China and Taiwan

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

WILLIAM HWANG was born in the United States. His parents emigrated from Taiwan and Hong Kong and became naturalized US citizens. The family resides in Potomac, Maryland.

William completed his Ph.D. in Biophysics at Harvard University. He earned a MSc in chemical biology at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His undergraduate majors at Duke University were in biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and physics with a minor in chemistry. He graduated summa cum laude with election to Tau Beta Pi and Phi Beta Kappa. He held a Goldwater scholarship, the A.B. Duke 4-year merit scholarship, several awards for outstanding research and service, and was a member of the 2006 All-USA College Academic First Team.

William is the Founder and Executive Director of United InnoWorks Academy, a nonprofit organization that delivers free, innovative educational programs in science and engineering for middle school children from disadvantaged backgrounds. InnoWorks is run entirely by more than 200 passionate college volunteers at nine campuses and was a winner of the 2007 BR!CK Award. It has produced ten summer programs for over 300 students, developed three curricula, and published two books.

In July of 2022 the Hwang Lab launched in the Simches Research Building on the main campus of MGH as part of the Center for Systems Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, and Center for Cancer Research.

Education
  • MD Medicine | Harvard University 2015
  • PhD Biophysics | Harvard University 2013
  • MSc Chemical Biology | Oxford University 2008
  • AB Biomedical Engineering | Duke University 2006
Work History
  • InnoWorks, Executive Director | January 2003 - PRESENT
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