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Indian-American appointed as White House fellow

An emerging Indian-American leader in California has been selected for the prestigious White House Fellow for the year 2009-2010.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2009 10:36 IST

An emerging Indian-American leader in California has been selected for the prestigious White House Fellow for the year 2009-2010.

Anish Mahajan, 34, is the only Indian-American to figure in the list of 15 outstanding young men and women selected from across the US for this prestigious White House fellowship.

CNN's chief medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, was the other Indian-American to have bagged this fellowship earlier.

An internist and health services researcher, Mahajan, was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and completed a Master of Science in Health Services at UCLA.

Mahajan has led innovative research collaborations between academic, government, and relevant stakeholder organizations on an array of domestic and international health policy issues.

"We are thrilled that these exceptional men and women will be joining us here in Washington for the next year," said First Lady Michelle Obama in a statement announcing the White House Fellow.

"The programme not only allows for a variety of perspectives to come together, offering expertise and experience to benefit the administration's efforts, but these Fellows in turn carry what they've learned to their own communities to benefit Americans far beyond the walls of the White House," she said.