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Sunita Puri: In the Borderlands Between Life & Death

2004 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Sunita Puri's memoir, “That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour" chronicles her life as the child of immigrants and her training and work as a palliative care doctor, Sunita is medical director for...

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Social Entrepreneur Andres Idarraga: Founder of Creci & Mentel

2009 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow and Colombian immigrant Andres Idarraga is promoting investment in Latin America through his two new companies. Andres, who was incarcerated for six and a half years, believed in the power of education to transform his...

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Roxana Daneshjou Begins Chairship of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans' Fellows Association (PDSFA)

Roxana Daneshjou has begun her term as the new chair of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows Association (the PDSFA), the alumni organization of the fellowship program. Roxana will not only lead alumni activities for all 625 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows, she...

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1999 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Nadine Burke-Harris Appointed As First-Ever California Surgeon General

In January of 2019, 1999 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Nadine Burke-Harris was appointed by the governor of California as the state's first surgeon general. Nadine and her family immigrated to the Untied States when she was four.

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Harvard Medical School Celebrates 2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows

In honor of the 20th anniversary of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, Harvard Medical School highlighted the three 2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows who attend the school. Find their Autumn 2018 magazine story here.

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Jazz Speaks Interviews 2017 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow David Adewumi

2017 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow David Adewumi spoke to Jazz Speaks about life as a trumpet player and some of his newest work. Find the interview here.

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Chitra Akileswaran's Startup, Cleo, Announced A $10.5 Million Series A Round

2009 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Chitra Akileswaran is putting her MBA and MD to work in Cleo, the startup she cofounded with Shannon Spanhake. The company, which supports working parents as they transition back to the workforce, announced a $10.5...

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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows: A Map of Emigration & Immigration

Explore where Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows and their families are from around the world, as well as the towns and cities that they have called home in the United States.

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Charlotte Agenda: 22 Questions With Alexandra Villarreal O’Rourke

The Charlottee Agenda interviews 2004 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Alexandra Villarreal O'Rourke, a partner in the Financial Services group at McGuireWoods LLP where she is focusing on state and federal regulatory advising and FinTech issues. Previously...

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Q&A: Akbar Hossain Looks Back At The Fellowship

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides two years of funding for outstanding graduate students who are immigrants and children of immigrants. After two years the Fellows join a lifelong community of past Fellows. Akbar Hossain...

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