Tarub Mabud, LSM '13
What are you doing currently?
After graduating from LSM, I spent a year in Londing earning my MSc in Epidemiology at Imperial College through the generosity of the Thouron fellowship. I applied to medical school while abroad, and am currently a student at the Stanford School of Medicine.
How did LSM help prepare you for life after college?
LSM provided me with experiences that have given me the confidence to tackle many academic, professional and personal challenges. Through research at Penn, I found myself rummaging through Peruvian households, searching for the insect vectors of the insidious neglected tropical disease, Chagas disease. As part of the Wharton Business Developement center, I helped biotechnology startup founders commercialize novel drugs and medical devices. LSM has also helped me find internships at a globar health NGO, a cancer institute, and a biotechnology venture capital firm. These diverse expereinces, in addition to LSM's rigorous curriculum, have given me the skills to quickly adapt to new situaions and make an impact.
What was your favorite aspect of the LSM program?
I made lifelong friends in the LSM program who will undoubtedly go on to do incredible things. While we have since spread out across the country (and globe) since graduating, I look forward to staying in touch with my former classmates both as friends and as colleagues.
What do you think you'll be doing 5 years from now?
In five years, I will most likely be in the midst of, or finishing up, a medical residency program. Regardless of the residency I enter, I plan to contribute to the fields of global health and epidemiology -interests I developed while exploring opportunities at Penn, and have continued to pursue since graduating.