Daniel Ting - Dissertation du lauréat, 2011

Daniel Ting

My career goal is to practice medicine in the developing world, specifically to reduce mortality and morbidity from infectious diseases.

As an undergraduate student at McGill University, I completed a B.Sc. in Microbiology and Immunology. My thesis work has been submitted to the Journal of Bacteriology and could inspire novel pharmaceuticals against pathogenic E. coli bacteria, which has killed millions in the developing world. Numerous scholarships, including the prestigious Sigma Xi Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award, helped encourage my studies in microbiology. In addition to my studies, I campaigned for campus awareness of global health issues and interned at the nonprofit Unite For Sight, where I developed best-practice recommendations for healthcare workers abroad.

My upcoming challenge is to apply my scientific and global health knowledge to reducing communicable disease death. To this end, I am currently pursuing an M.D. at Queen’s University and have ambitions to specialize in Infectious Diseases and practice abroad.

This upcoming April (2011), I have been invited to moderate an international conference in Connecticut, where I will learn further how physicians can engage in sustainable, grassroots projects. Over the upcoming summer, I plan to volunteer in a rural Ontario hospital for a month to familiarize myself with remote healthcare delivery, and I envisage applying these lessons later in the summer when I plan to volunteer at a hospital in Malaysia for six weeks. These experiences will help springboard a career in reducing preventable disease death.