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Angelina “Angie” Aduke Toluhi, MBBS, MPH, a doctoral student in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health, was awarded an American Association of University Women International Fellowship.

Toluhi’s $20,000 fellowship award will help fund her doctoral education at UAB. Recipients for this highly competitive award are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients are non-U.S. citizens who plan to return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts or scientific fields.

Prior to coming to the United States to study at UAB, Toluhi worked as a physician in her home country of Nigeria. Toluhi has added significantly to public health and health development in Nigeria, specifically in the areas of health systems strengthening, strategy development, technical assistance and program management of health projects; HIV care, support and treatment; public health promotion; and maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition.

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