Medical Student Gabrielle LaBove Selected as Inaugural Recipient of Haile T. Debas Diversity Fellowship Award
Gabrielle LaBove, a 4th year medical student from Howard University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Haile T. Debas Diversity Fellowship. As part of her fellowship, she will be taking an elective course and doing a rotation in Plastic Surgery in September 2017.
The UCSF Department of Surgery established the Haile T. Debas Diversity Fellowship to foster its goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minority academic surgeons. The namesake of the award, Dr. Haile T. Debas, is Professor Emeritus of Surgery, a former Department of Surgery Chair, and Director Emeritus of the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI). Dr. Debas is world-renowned for his contributions to academic medicine and for a storied career spanning decades as a physician, researcher, professor, and academic leader.
The Haile T. Debas Diversity Fellowship is offered to fourth year medical students as a sub-internship, providing the opportunity to experience first-hand the Department's multi-faceted environment of clinical excellence, inquiry and investigation. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $2,500.00 to defray the cost of tuition, transportation, housing, and incidental expenses.