Keervani Kandala who has completed third year of Integrated MSc Systems Biology from the School of Life Sciences, will join Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for an MS in Public Health- Health Informatics this August. She has also been offered admission into MS in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences at Dartmouth University.

Both ivy league universities, Yale and Dartmouth, are home to academic excellence, historical legacy and a wealth of knowledge. Yale University is one of the most prestigious and illustrious schools in the world, ranked at #18 by QS globally. Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is the oldest graduate school in the United States, and the Public Health programme is ranked at #6 in the world.

Each year, only about 15 students are selected from all over the world for this program. She will have an opportunity to choose her coursework from the prestigious Yale Schools of Management, Law and Medical Science along with Public Health.

In addition to her bachelor’s studies at the University of Hyderabad, Ms. Keervani has extensively pursued research opportunities from the School of Life Sciences, ACTREC, IIIT Nagpur, IIPE Visakhapatnam and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (remote-work) and attended numerous workshops from many prestigious institutions. She has also worked with non-profit organisations such as the American Lung Cancer Screening Initiative, Neuromatch Academy and Scienspur.

She believes that her multidisciplinary training and experience at the University of Hyderabad have helped immensely in getting into Yale and pursuing this career. Ms. Keervani is among the few people admitted to Yale with a 3-year BSc degree. She aims to improve healthcare accessibility and build better gender-equitable education systems through research, outreach, advocacy, and becoming a scientist.