Elena Cutting, BA

U.S. Scholar

Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, Leon
Research Topic: Characterization of arboviruses as causes of acute febrile illness in adults in Western Nicaragua

Ms. Cutting will spend her fellowship year at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN) in Leon under the mentorship of Megan Reller, MD, PhD and Armando Matute, MD, PhD, MPH. Her research will focus on the characterization of flaviviruses as causes of acute febrile illness in adults in Western Nicaragua.

Ms. Cutting is a medical student at Duke University School of Medicine. For her bachelor of arts she attended Middlebury College where she studied molecular biology and Spanish. Following college graduation, she incorporated these two passions on a year long Fulbright Research Fellowship in Madrid.

Ms. Cutting is excited to continue to pursue her passion for bilingual medicine in the coming year in Nicaragua. She expects to pursue a residency in internal medicine.