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.