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BU: PhD Student Receives Philanthropic Scholar Award

Boston University School of Public Health doctoral student Ms. Takara Stanley has won a PEO Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Educational Organization, an international women’s organization that provides educational opportunities for female students. Ms. Stanley will receive a $15,000 scholarship, which will support tuition and enable her to attend conferences on leadership and communication during the 2019–2020 academic year.

The PEO Scholar Awards provide merit-based awards for women in the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree at an accredited college or university. Recipients are chosen for their “high level of academic achievement and potential for having a positive impact on society.” Ms. Stanley is in her third year of the doctoral program, with a focus on epidemiology, and she works as a pediatric endocrinologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

“I’m truly honored to receive this award,” Ms. Stanley says. “I’m looking forward to using the funding to build skills that will help me better communicate research findings and better advocate for underserved populations.”

Ms. Stanley also serves as the program director for the Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Program at MGH, and is the chair of the Drug and Therapeutics committee for the Pediatric Endocrine Society. Her dissertation at SPH will focus on pediatric obesity.

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