Kevin Shenderov, a senior in NYU’s College of Arts and Science, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for 2007. An immigrant from the Ukraine and a resident of Brooklyn since 1990, he is a biochemistry major who has conducted immunology research at Oxford, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and the NYU Medical Center.
Mr. Shenderov recently co-organized a global health conference at NYU which drew 700 participants from across the US to discuss health disparities in the developing world and what actions need to be taken to alleviate these challenges.
Mr. Shenderov said, “I am extraordinarily honored and excited to be named a Rhodes Scholar; it seems almost surreal. I very much look forward to returning to Oxford - where I studied two years ago while on the NYU study abroad program in London - and resuming my research on cancer vaccines. I have a long list of people to thank, beginning with my family, and including many of my professors at NYU, the scientists I worked for at Oxford, at Memorial Sloan-Ketttering, and at the NYU Medical Center, and the dean’s office at the College of Arts and Science, to name just a few.”
NYU President John Sexton said, “On behalf of the entire NYU community, I want to extend my congratulations to Kevin and his family. He exemplifies the kind of extraordinary talent and leadership that NYU draws to its classrooms from around the world. I know his achievements will make the world a better place, and we are very proud of him. And, I might add, it’s a special thrill to see the Rhodes go to someone who is not only of person of great talent but one of the nicest people on campus.”