3 In Pennsylvania Selected As Rhodes Scholars

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Among the Rhodes Scholar selections announced Sunday were a recent western Pennsylvania university graduate hoping to study medical anthropology, a Bryn Mawr student interested in political theory and an Air Force Academy senior from outside Philadelphia aiming to study global governance and diplomacy.

“I’m really pretty ecstatic and trying to take this all in,” said Cory Rodgers, 22, of Somerset, Pa. “It was really a surprise.”
Rodgers, 22, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with majors in Africana studies, biology, and the history and philosophy of science, and plans to study medical anthropology at Oxford.

“I’m specifically interested in some of the cultural aspects of health programs, international health programs such as those started by the World Health Organization,” said Rodgers, who was in Tanzania last year working on a community development project.

After studying at Oxford, he intends to go to medical school, then work as a public health worker and field clinician.

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