2018 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship
Chris Wong graduated in May 2018 with a bachelor’s in liberal studies and French and a bachelor’s in biology. Having served as student coordinator of Medicine & Society for three years, he credits the program for encouraging him to engage both scientific and humanistic aspects of medicine. In 2017, he conducted research at Yale School of Medicine to investigate molecular pathways of epithelial inflammation and presented his findings at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. In conjunction with the Medicine & the Arts series, he debuted a piece titled “Fortune” at the Texas Medical Center's “Off Script: Stories from the Heart of Medicine” narrative medicine event, reflecting on his experiences as a clinic volunteer at Healthcare for the Homeless. On campus, he has regularly taught organic chemistry workshops for the Scholar Enrichment Program and has helped direct humanitarian relief trips to Italy and Greece for the Global Humanitarian Student Initiative. In July 2018, he will begin the doctoral program at Baylor College of Medicine in preparation for a career in academic medicine, global health, or health equity.