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Honzel Fellowship in Health Care Ethics

The Honzel Fellowship in Health Care Ethics is awarded to an outstanding (rising) senior in the Health Care Ethics Internship, with a passion for ethics as it relates to health care. The Fellow serves as a peer mentor to students in the Health Care Ethics Internship and develops an ethics project with particular relevance to students and alumni.

Miyuki Dougherty, SCU ‘18
2017-18 Honzel Fellow

Miyuki Dougherty

Amanda “Miyuki” Dougherty was a 2016-17 Health Care Ethics Intern and will return this year as the Honzel Fellow in Health Care Ethics.

Miyuki, who is from San Jose, is in her senior year at SCU, and is pre-med, majoring in Biology. During her time at SCU, she has participated in two immersion trips with the Ignatian Center – to Cholula, Mexico and to the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. She has also been a volunteer at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, and spent this past summer working at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, as a Science Writing Intern. At SLAC, Miyuki worked with the Communications Department to report on the visoinary science going on at this national research lab and created web content (news stories and social media posts).

As the Honzel Fellow, Miyuki will serve as a peer mentor for the 2017-18 interns and will help pilot new sites for the internship. Additionally, Miyuki will take on a larger research project at the Center, through which she plans to focus on palliative care and on end-of-life decision making.

After completing her undergraduate education, Miyuki plans to take a year off, during which she’ll work, volunteer, and apply to medical school. Miyuki dreams of becoming a physician, and although she is not yet set on a specialty, is particularly interested in oncology and infectious disease.