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Congrats to HPHY Adjunct Research Assistant Pedro Abdala!

Pedro Abdala, 2014 Human Physiology Graduate and current Adjunct Research Assistant has been awarded a highly competitive award from OHSU and the Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative (SHOI). Pedro will start at OHSU School of Medicine Fall 2016.

SHOI provides eligible students with a unique opportunity to help address healthcare disparity in the state of Oregon. In return, funding recipients agree to practice as a healthcare practitioner in a rural or underserved community in Oregon for a minimum of one year longer than the total years of funding received.

Pedro Abdala graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Oregon in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology and a Minor in Biochemisty. He has been working as the Adjunct Research Assistant under John Halliwill in the Exercise & Environmental Physiology lab since July 2014.

Congratulations Pedro!

More information about the Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative can be found here.