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DMD Class of 2014 member wins Fullbright U.S. Student Award

Published: May 12th, 2014

Category: Alumni, Features, News

Portrait - Danny Kalash.jpg(1)Danny Kalash, who graduates on May 16 with his doctor of dental medicine degree, was recently selected for a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Jordan.

The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program; Kalash will represent the United States as a cultural ambassador while he is overseas, helping to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and the people in Jordan. Kalash is one of more than 100,000 Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni who have undertaken grants since the program began in 1948.

Kalash was accepted into a pediatric dental residency program at the University of California Los Angeles where he plans to also pursue a master’s in public health and earn a certificate in non-profit management. He hopes to defer his Fulbright year until after he’s completed his residency however he does plan to spend six weeks after graduating from dental school in Jordan to lay the groundwork for his work there.