Alumni (Scholar)

John Burns

Elizabeth M. Forsyth Jefferson Scholar
Forest, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2015)
M.P.H. University of Virginia (2015)


Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development, project director, project leader; Center for Global Health Student Advisory Board, representative; Jefferson Scholars Public Service Fellow; Relay for Life, committee chair; Pancakes for Parkinson's, vice president development and finance, treasurer; Operation Smile, executive board; Camp Kesem, volunteer; Lake Monticello Water Rescue Squad, public safety diver, EMT; Annex Laboratory, undergraduate lab technician; U.Va. Waterski and Wakeboard Team; Sigma Chi, treasurer; Center for Global Health Scholar Award; Harrison Undergraduate Research Award; Institute for Practical Ethics Research Award; Department of International Health Research Award; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Distinction in Health Policy Research; Raven Society; Dean's List; Echols Scholar

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