Rimland is 2014-2015 Gates Cambridge Scholar

Medical student, Casey Allison Rimland, has been named the second Gates Cambridge Scholar.

Rimland, daughter of Randy and Melodee Rimland of Charlotte, is a medical and doctoral student in the UNC School of Medicine. She is part of both the National Institutes of Health Cambridge Scholars Program (http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/) and the UNC Medical Scientist Training Program (https://www.med.unc.edu/mdphd).

Rimland plans to pursue a doctorate in the department of surgery at Cambridge. Her doctoral research will focus on developing stem cell therapies for liver fibrosis. She ultimately plans to work at an academic hospital as a physician scientist. The NIH Cambridge Scholars program will pay for her medical school tuition and her fourth year of doctoral work while the Gates Cambridge award will fund her doctoral work for three years, with full tuition and fees at Cambridge University and living expenses for those three years.

Read the full release at the University's website