Fogarty Scholar dies in Uganda traffic accident

October 2010 | Volume 9, Issue 5

Sujal Parikh points to a mounted conference poster, four peers, all wearing conference badges, look on
Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt University

Fogarty Scholar Sujal Parikh has died following a traffic
accident in Uganda. Above, he gave a scientific
presentation during orientation at NIH in July.

Fogarty Scholar Sujal Parikh has died of injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Kampala, Uganda. The University of Michigan medical student was in the country on a yearlong clinical research fellowship to study HIV/AIDS.

The Dallas native had previously volunteered with a public health and development organization in rural Uganda. He had also been involved in advocacy efforts focused on health and human rights, access to medicines, medical education and infectious disease issues. He served on student advisory boards for Physicians for Human Rights, the Committee for Global Health Education Consortium, the American Medical Student Association and on the board of the Uganda Village Project.

Tributes and photos are being posted on the Sujal Parikh Online Guestbook.

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