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PHR Mourns the Untimely Passing of Student Advisory Board Member Sujal Parikh
PHR has sadly received word of the untimely death of?Student Advisory Board Member Sujal Parikh.Sujal, a student at the University of Michigan Medical School, was spending a year in Kampala, Uganda, as a Fogarty Fellow doing long-term research with children with HIV, after which he would have returned to UM for his 4th year. His death is a great loss for the health and human rights movement.UM's Center for Global Health says: "We are heartbroken as we inform you of the passing of our dear friend Sujal Parikh, an exemplary human being and colleague. Among other accomplishments and honors, Sujal was a member of our internal advisory committee and a CGH awardee for several initiatives. All of us at CGH benefited immensely from his advice and from his example of humble service to global health. Although his life was cut so short, his achievements were many and he touched and enlightened many lives."Sujal was the 2009 recipient of PHR's Emerging Leader Award, presented at the 2009 National Student Conference, in recognition of his dedication to human rights advocacy. Sujal's untimely death is a loss not only for those who knew and loved him but for the thousands whose lives his work would have doubtless touched as a leading human rights activist.>?We invite you to learn more about Sujal and offer your own comments and remembrances on our tribute page.