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Ambar Mehta
Ambar graduated from MIT in 2012, double majoring in Biology, and Materials Science and Engineering. The following year, he worked in India at Ummeed Child Development Center on an AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship. He currently attends Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where his interests lie in becoming a physician-researcher who improves access to health and education for underserved individuals.

Entries by Ambar Mehta

Medicine: Finding Meaning Outside the Classroom

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 12:33 PM

Within the first week of medical school, we dissected real human hearts from our cadavers. Facts presented in lecture streamed through our minds as we held this organ in our bare hands: coronary arteries supply the heart, semilunar valves prevent backflow of blood and trabeculae carneae muscles line the ventricle...

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A Mother's Journey of Empowerment in India

(2) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 1:09 PM

When she was 18, Arthi became pregnant. Soon after, her husband lost his 10-year-old shop, their only source of income. His mental distress fueled by alcoholism prevented him from finding employment. Arthi started giving private lessons in her second trimester of pregnancy to earn money. A few months later, Sameer...

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An Over-worked Scientist and a Sweaty Social Worker

(3) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 11:40 AM

On a Tuesday night, precisely at 10:45 p.m., my brother rushes to his air-conditioned immunology laboratory at Caltech. He puts on his gloves, walks over to the tissue culture hood, and refills the nutrient media in five petri dishes that hold several thousand bone marrow cells. Afterwards, he records observations...

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