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Jeff Eaton awarded Marshall Scholarship

Submitted by Rose Choi on November 1, 2007 - 5:00am
Jeffrey Eaton and Graham Griffiths
Jeffrey Eaton, right, has won a Marshall Scholarship; Graham Griffiths was a finalist for the award.

Jeff Eaton has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship to pursue a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College in London. For his PhD he plans to develop mathematical models to understand the spread of infectious disease epidemics such as the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jeff entered the UW through the Academy for Young Scholars at age 16. His freshman year he was named the outstanding student in the Math 134/5/6 Honors Calculus course. He has participated in the Department's summer REU program, participated twice in the Mathematical Modeling Contest, and has been a facilitator the Math Fair program the Department runs at local elementary schools. He was a Gates Fellow during 2006-07, and spent the academic year working at a Demographic Surveillance Site in South Africa. Jeff plans to graduate in June 2008 with Bachelor's Degrees in Mathematics and Sociology, a Master's Degree in Statistics, and a minor in Music. See the UW Today article for further information.