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Teddy Cai

April 22, 2019

Teddy Cai Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Congratulations to ChemE/BME senior Teddy Cai, who has been awarded a 2019 National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholarship. Each year, this NIH scholars program selects only an elite group of students nationwide, and offers the opportunity to earn an accelerated doctoral degree over the course of four years, with full tuition support. Cai will spend two years performing research at the NIH, and two years in pursuit of a doctorate degree from either the University of Cambridge, or the University of Oxford.

Having interned at the NIH in the summer of 2018, Cai was first author on a paper published in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance, titled “Rapid Detection of the Presence of Diffusion Exchange,” research he intends to continue as he pursues his doctoral degree. This work uses diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) techniques, which could prove vital in detecting cancer, Alzheimers, or other degenerative disorders.

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