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Nine MIT students awarded 2021 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Fellowship recipients include 6 from HST and IMES—the awards fund graduate studies for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants. An MIT senior and eight MIT graduate students are among the 30 recipients of this year’s P.D. Soros Fellowships for New Americans. In addition to senior Fiona Chen, MIT’s newest Soros…

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The physicist and the hospital

Associate Professor Thomas Heldt finds inspiration where fundamental physical principles intersect with human health. It’s hard to say that Thomas Heldt has had just one career. He’s assisted with open heart surgery. He’s studied the physiology of human space travel. Most recently, he’s designed medical devices to help patients with…

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Future Founders Initiative aims to increase female entrepreneurship in biotech

MIT faculty, including an IMES faculty member, collaborate with members of the Boston-area biotech community to commercialize women’s discoveries and promote female entrepreneurship. The gender disparity in biotech really got Sangeeta Bhatia’s attention while she was on sabbatical. Bhatia had taken a year to focus on her startup biotech company,…

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