Graduate Student Pritesh Desai wins a 2016 Outstanding International Student Award.

Published: October 28th, 2016

Category: Department News

International students are an essential part of our university and graduate programs. They enrich our culture and extend our presence around the world. [We are] pleased to announce that the following students from the College of Medicine [that were] recognized for their accomplishments in research, teaching and/or service at the annual International Student Awards Banquet on Tuesday, November 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Reitz Union Auditorium:

Alec Courtelis Award

Rosha Poudyal (mentor Michael Kladde, Ph.D.) will receive the Alec Courtelis Award for academic excellence and service to the university and community.

Outstanding International Student Award



Pritesh Desai


Shahram Salek-Ardakani, Ph.D.
Mir Hossain      Jorg Bungert, Ph.D.
Yuan Lu Steve Ghivizzani, Ph.D.        
Rosha Poudyal    Michael Kladde, Ph.D.
Nicola Rutherford    Ben Giasson, Ph.D.      

Please join [us] in congratulating [Pritesh and the other winners] for their outstanding accomplishments.

For further information on these awards, please visit the website for the UF International Center.


This post was adapted from the UF International Student Award Announcement authored by Thomas C. Rowe, Ph.D., on October 29, 2016.