This year, I completed my fifteenth year in the United States of America. Yes, you read it right, 15 years! This is the time of the year I usually look back over the years and reminiscence my time in this country. It is also the time I evaluate my decisions and what I want to do next. So, for me it is kind of my new year with new resolutions in place.
It was June of 2005 when I received the letter from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health congratulating me for receiving the International Post-Doctoral fellowship from the Malaria Research Institute. I was elated! They give only one award per year and my proposal was selected that year. I couldn’t been happier! A few weeks (days?) later I received an email from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) (Prof. Helen Benes who had interviewed me a few days ago) to let me know that I was hired. Two amazing opportunities within a span of few days! It was a hard decision but I chose to go to UAMS.Continue reading “A journey of thousand miles- my 15 years in the USA!”