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May 12, 2016

Pitt junior wins Udall

Ying Chen “Bailey” Lien has been selected as a 2016 Udall Scholar. A junior, Lien is majoring in neuroscience in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

The Udall Foundation awards its undergraduate scholarships to sophomores and juniors in recognition of their leadership, public service and commitment to careers related to environmental well-being or the advancement of American Indian nations.

Lien is the University’s ninth Udall recipient since 1995.

She is among 60 students from 49 colleges and universities selected in 2016 from 482 candidates nominated by 227 colleges and universities.

Each scholarship provides up to $7,000 for the scholar’s junior or senior year.

Initially established in 1992 to honor Morris K. Udall’s three decades of service in the House of Representatives, the Udall Foundation now also recognizes his brother Stewart L. Udall’s service in the House and as Secretary of Interior under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.


An aspiring physician, Lien plans to focus her career on issues related to public health and environmental affairs. She also would like to conduct scholarly research on neurodevelopmental disorders caused by air pollutants or on chronic allergy and respiratory illnesses.


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