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Bonny Chan receives Fulbright to study schizophrenia in Taiwan

Grad will look at cultural attributions of the disease

May 22, 2008

Bonny Chan graduates this year with a bachleor's degree in biological sciences. She also has a minor in cultural competence in medicine. She will spend a year in Taiwan examining the cultural attributions of schizophrenia through
family intervention and education programs in Taipei. Chan is specially interested in the relationship between the perception of mental illness and the traditional beliefs and values of the Taiwanese people.

Chan's selection brings to fifteen the number of USC students selected for the highly competitive Fulbright grants. The fifteen awards shatters the record of nine such awards, achieved in 2007. Jack Tseng's award to study in China was announced earlier.