Dr. Kristin Schroeder, a GHP alumnus and current Duke Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Global Health, was recently nominated as a finalist for the Opus Prize, one of the globe’s most significant faith-inspired recognitions for social entrepreneurship. “I was in shock and deeply honored, as someone had learned about what we do in Tanzania and was deeply moved and decided to put us forward for this award,” says Schroeder, an associate professor of pediatrics and global health who has been working for nearly a decade to improve pediatric cancer survival rates in Tanzania. The Opus Prize is an annual accolade that acknowledges individuals or groups advocating for transformative change infused with faith. It aims to support the humanitarian initiatives of the awardee but also to motivate others to embrace a life dedicated to service. The top awardee receives a $1 million prize. As a finalist, Schroeder is guaranteed a $100,000 award to invest in her cancer initiatives. Schroeder was nominated for her efforts to improve survival rates among pediatric cancer patients at the Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza, Tanzania.
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