Dr. Rakesh P. S., Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, has been invited by Harvard University as a visiting scientist in the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, USA, effective July 1st, 2017.
He has also received the prestigious Bernard Lown Scholarship in Cardiovascular Health which is designed to create an international cadre of talented health professionals who will use public health tools and strategies to prevent cardiovascular diseases and promote cardiovascular health in developing countries. He will also be developing a research proposal jointly with researchers from Harvard.
Dr. Rakesh is the sixth South Asian receiving this scholarship till date and the only Indian this year. He will also be able to recommend and guide prospective researchers from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for this scholarship.