Awardees & Updates – 2013

2013 Anita Mandl Women’s Health Fellowship Award

Roelof Bekendam, is a MD student with honors at the University of Groningen and a research assistant at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Roelof is assisting in research on a potential treatment for preventing blood clots, a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, which is the number one cause of death in women. His supervisor wrote “Roelof is a motivated, enthusiastic and talented student…this award allows him to pursue his educational and career goals [in academic medicine].”


The research study that FWW fellowship awardee Roelof Bekendam assisted in concerning clotting and heart disease was published in one of medicine’s most prestigious publications the Journal of Clinical Investigations.

Awardees & Updates

FWW is proud of the successful track record of fellowship award recipients and their successful dedication and pursuits in fields related to women’s health.