Alumnus Phillip Cohen to study in Ireland as Mitchell Scholar
Phillip Cohen ’10 has received a Mitchell Scholarship for study in Ireland.
Cohen is currently pursuing his M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. His time spent as a volunteer in Tanzania inspired him to pursue a medical career, and his work on a pilot program to improve pediatric cancer care in Ethiopia influenced his decision to focus his career on creating pediatric oncology programs abroad. Cohen will study global health at Trinity College Dublin.
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, is named in honor of the former U.S. senator who made a pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process. It is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.