MHC Student Named Fulbright Fellow

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 16:53

Posted: April 12, 2006

Lindsay Chura '06 of Slingerlands, New York, will spend next year studying in the reproductive clinic at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, South Australia, on a Fulbright scholarship.

Chura, a double major in biology and psychology, will conduct research in a groundbreaking field, investigating the role of diet in relation to female infertility. Her research is an outgrowth of her senior thesis under the direction of Sarah Bacon, associate professor of biology. "One objective of my Fulbright study is to better understand how simple nutritional and lifestyle modifications influence female reproductive health so that women can make informed lifestyle choices that enable the healthiest start for future generations," she said. "My thesis research at Mount Holyoke has equipped me with the analytical and surgical skills that will be a great asset to this type of translational "bench to bedside" science."

The U.S. Congress established the program in 1946 in honor of the late Senator J. William Fulbright to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." Applications for Fulbrights in Australia are among the most competitive in the program, according to Katya King, assistant director of fellowships at the CDC.

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