School of Health Sciences & Practice
In May 2012, Susan Blakeney landed in New Delhi, India, to begin six months as a Pfizer Global Health Fellow, working with Project HOPE’s India Diabetes Educator Project. Armed with a master’s in biochemistry and molecular biology from New York Medical College, she built a career in molecular biology, working on the development of vaccines for polio, Norwalk virus, rotavirus and herpes simplex virus at companies like Lederle, Wyeth and Pfizer. She is also a world traveler, trekking to Bhutan, Thailand, and Nepal, visiting remote villages where health care was virtually nonexistent. “The experience really changed me,” she says.
Page updated: August 15, 2012