Throughout his life, Dr. Thomas Durant, former MGH Associate General Director, exemplified how one could incorporate humanitarian service to refugees and other victims of war and disasters within one's professional career. The Thomas S. Durant Fellowship honors his spirit of dedication and service through sponsoring health care professionals to serve refugee populations and victims of complex humanitarian disasters. This fellowship fosters in its recipients a sense of commitment to populations in distress and to provide education to aid in the prevention and treatment of disease in refugee populations. The initial Durant fellowships will be designed to address and aid the needs of refugee populations.
Specifically, the fellowship will provide a stipend and expenses for either an MGH nurse or physician to allow:
- a three-, six-, or nine-month fellowship in refugee health; recipients will interact with existing organizations serving refugee populations;
- health care professionals to respond to acute humanitarian disasters.
The Fellowship accepts applications on a rolling basis. For more information about application process, please contact us.