Azan Virji

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About

Azan is a first-generation, low-income African at Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate B.S in Biology from Yale College. During his time in college, Azan was a voting member on the Yale College Council and sang in the Yale Russian Chorus. Most of Azan’s time was spent in the lab where he researched novel drug treatments for Human Babesiosis and worked on annotating the genome of a new species of Babesia Following his undergraduate degree, Azan interned at the WHO in Geneva working on malaria surveillance tools. He also spent the next 6 months as an Associate Consultant for Dalberg in Tanzania. He returned to Yale to complete his Masters in Public Health in the epidemiology of microbial diseases. Azan is the recipient of the HMS REACH Award, the Coca World Fund, the David C. DeForest Prize for best public speaking and the Atlantis Pre-Medical Leadership Fellowship. Talk to Azan if you have questions about financial aid at medical schools, medical shadowing abroad and being an only child in the US!