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The Cardea Fellows Program is a four-year, undergraduate fellowship committed to helping students who are underrepresented in health-related careers. Our goal is to enhance the competitive success and help establish a critical foundation in the natural sciences of students from diverse backgrounds who have otherwise been historically marginalized in medical communities.  Through targeted programming, SAGE learning communities, extensive prehealth advising, as well as a robust living-learning community, we strive to create a sense of belonging and success for our fellows on their journeys into medicine and other health careers.

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Richlands, North Carolina

Psychology & Chemistry I hope to be genuine and vulnerable in whatever work I find myself in. I admire the power of healthcare – bringing people from all walks of life together in their most vulnerable state to work towards a common goal. My name is Allison Falls, and I am a junior at Duke… read more »about Allison Falls

Durham, North Carolina

Sociology, Chemistry, & Biology Mecou! I am Gianni Lacey-Howard. I attend Duke as a Questbridge Scholar and Benjamin N.Duke Scholar. I was born in Chapel Hill, NC, but was raised in Durham all of my life. Although Durham is already quite small, I am from an even smaller indigenous community (… read more »about Gianni Lacey-Howard

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Biology, Psychology, & Chemistry My name is Ariella Ruiz and I’m from Wake Forest, North Carolina. I’m interested in majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology on the pre-med track. Science has always been my favorite subject at school and as I grew up I became more interested in biology… read more »about Ariella Ruiz


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