Alumni (Scholar)

Esther Chang

Farish Family Jefferson Scholar
Virginia Beach, Virginia
M.D. Harvard Medical School
B.S. University of Virginia (2002)
B.A. University of Virginia (2002)
Other (Graduate) Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins Hospital (2010)


Madison House, Medical Services, Head Program director, Operations Program director; Independent hypertension research at U.Va. Medical Center; Undergraduate Research Network, Executive Board; Inkstone literary magazine, co-editor in chief, art editor; Arts & Sciences Council; Chinese Christian Fellowship; International Christian Fellowship, pianist; Vital Signs newsletter, literary and classifieds editor, writer; Corks and Curls, staff writer; University Programs Council, greeter; Primary and co-author of papers published in Hypertension; USA Today All-Academic Team, third team; Barry M. Goldwater Scholar; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Lawn resident; Raven Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Award; David A. Harrison III Research Award; Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Fellowship; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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