Burkat Mentors Medical Student Research at Shroff's in India

Medical student, Vimal Swarup Konduri receives a SHAPIRO scholarship to conduct research at. UW Medical student, Vimal Konduri participated in a 10-week UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Shapiro Summer Research Program at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital in New Delhi, India. While abroad, he explored the efficacy of their Certified Ophthalmic Paramedic Program (COP). The COP program trains young women to become mid-level professionals and perform similar functions to traditional ophthalmologists. Konduri presented at various conferences including the UW Global Health Symposium and American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, UW DOVS grand rounds and in total two international and three national meetings. For his research, Konduri was the recipient of financial awards from the following sources:

    • Shapiro Summer Research Program Award
    • Albert Memorial Fund (McPherson Eye Research Institute) Award
    • Bose Scholarship (collaboration between the Government of India and WINStepForward, as well as UW-Madison)