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Alumna Yende Anderson Receives Bush Fellowship

March 27, 2018

Portrait of Yende Anderson.

Portrait of Yende Anderson.
Curtesy of the Bush Foundation.

Yende Anderson (BA '95, economics and political science; JD '00) has been named one of the 24 fellows of the Bush Foundation for 2018. She has been recognized for her bold vision to address the shortage of primary care physicians in the region and the lack of diversity in the profession. In her work to integrate international medical graduates into the health workforce, she sees the under-utilization of highly skilled immigrants and the systemic barriers they face.

Anderson wants to lead a movement that creates alternative pathways for them to work as physicians in the US. To achieve change of this magnitude, she will grow her capacity to build and sustain coalitions. She will also earn her master’s degree in health care administration, research countries that have created alternative licensure and work with mentors to improve her change management skills.