The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships announced the appointment of the 2013–2014 Class of White House Fellows on Aug. 27. The White House Fellows Program was created in 1964. Three of the 11 fellows are Asian or Pacific Islanders.
Charina Choi is a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry at Stanford University. Her work focuses on the design of nanomaterials with unique optical and electronic properties and their development for biomedical, electronics, and energy applications. Choi is also the founder of Sciimpact, an annual science conference for students and teachers from underserved Bay Area high schools. Choi received a B.S. in chemistry with honors from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.
Kapil Parakh is a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins. He is also the director of heart failure at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior & Society. Parakh received a B.S. and M.D. from the University of Zambia with honors, as well as a M.P.H. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Victor Wu is a primary care physician and most recently served as chief medical resident at Grady Memorial Hospital for the Emory University Internal Medicine Residency program.
He helped oversee daily training of resident physicians and coordinated medical student and resident education. Wu earned his M.D. from Emory University, his M.P.H. in health policy and management from Rollins School of Public Health, and graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.E. in Biomedical Engineering. (end)