Dedicated to addressing the social determinants of health
Every year, the Navin Narayan Student Achievement Award is granted by Physicians for Human Rights to a student who has demonstrated great leadership, commitment and dedication to health and human rights activism. We seek your nomination for the next recipient.
The award is given in memory of Navin Narayan, an outstanding student humbly dedicated to serving the disadvantaged in India, Texas and Boston. While working as an intern with PHR, Narayan became a driving force behind the initiation of PHR’s India Child Labor Project. Some of Narayan’s achievements include: chairing the Red Cross National Advisory Committee on Youth Involvement, co-founding the Harvard Cancer Society’s Pediatric Oncology Program, graduating summa cum laude from Harvard University, gaining acceptance to Harvard Medical School and winning a Rhodes scholarship. Narayan passed away in 1999 from a rare form of cancer. The Navin Narayan Award was created by PHR in his honor.
- 2004 – Christine Curry, MD/PhD student at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
- 2005 – Brandon Kohrt, MD/PhD student at Emory University Department of Anthropology
- 2006 – Douglas Paul Olson, MD student at George Washington University School of Medicine
- 2009 – Ali Khan, MD/MPP student at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and the Harvard Kennedy School
- 2010 – Justin List, MD student at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
- 2011 – Sujal Parikh, MD student at University of Michigan Medical School
Only students are eligible for nomination. Please submit your nominations by the end of the day on Monday, February 15th, 2012. PHR leadership will consider the nominations and announce the recipient at the 2012 National Conference. This is a great opportunity to acknowledge how students can, as Gandhi reminded us, be the change they wish to see in the world.
Award nomination is now closed. Thank you for your interest!