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Kapil Parakh Selected for White House Fellowship 2013-14

Aug 28, 2013 18:00 IST

Kapil Parakh (Person of Indian Origin), a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins has been selected for the prestigious White House Fellowship for the year 2013-14 along with 11 others.

Kapil Parakh is a co-founder of Health for America, a non-profit organisation that mobilises youth to improve the health of communities through innovation while shaping the next generation of leaders. He was selected in a national competition based on a record of professional achievement, evidence of leadership potential, and a proved commitment to public service.

Kapil Parakh is the Director of Heart Failure Programs at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Centre and holds Assistant Professor's post in the Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Behaviour & Society at the Johns Hopkins.

About the Fellowship

The White House Fellows Program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. Founded in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the program offers exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government.

Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an Education Program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally.

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