BRAZILIAN STUDENT RECEIVES NEUROSCIENCE AWARD IN THE U.S.

Brazilian medical student Gustavo Cândido headed to the Unites States in 2014, after receiving a scholarship from the Brazilian government to study abroad. For two years, he studied at the University of Wisconsin and Harvard, as part of a federal program called Science Without Borders that was created to stimulate exchange between Brazilian university students and foreign institutions. For his efforts, Cândido was awarded the Medical Student Prize for Excellence by the American Academy of Neurology. The annual prize is awarded to students enrolled in American and Canadian universities, and takes into account the students’ global academic performance: grades, recommendation letters, and personal trajectory. Besides the required disciplines, Cândido took part in the research of a recovering technique for patients with spinal chord damage, and sudden death caused by epilepsy.…


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