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Institute for Women's Health and Leadership Current Woman One Scholars


Elizabeth Centurion

Elizabeth Centurion (2022)
Elizabeth was born in Philadelphia and raised by parents originally from Paraguay in South America. She received her undergraduate degree from Drexel University, becoming the first college graduate in her family, and later earned a master’s degree from Temple University. Now entering her final year of medical school, Elizabeth is looking forward to applying her knowledge to the many patients she serves during clinical rotations. Elizabeth was the co-chair of the student-run Health Outreach Clinics in Philadelphia. She also volunteered at the Eliza Shirley House in Philadelphia, serving homeless women and children. She is committed to becoming a physician advocate who will work with patients in underserved communities, improving quality of life and reducing health disparities. Elizabeth’s Woman One scholarship is sponsored by the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust.


Woman One Scholarship recipient Christianah Alli

Christianah Alli (2025)
Christianah was born and raised in the Bronx (New York City). She attended the University of Hartford, earning a BS in health sciences, followed by a master’s degree in biomedical science at Drexel University. She has been involved in many extracurricular and community organizations during her undergrad and postgrad years, including the nonprofit Mentoring in Medicine, Inc. (MIM). As a future physician, Christianah plans to work in medically underserved communities, providing quality health care, improving her patients’ health and inspiring change in their lives. Christianah’s Woman One Scholarship is sponsored by the Philadelphia Foundation.*

Woman One Scholarship recipient Michelle Ehiriodo

Michelle Ehiriodo (2025)
Michelle was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She attended the University of Maryland – College Park, earning a BS in biochemistry on a pre-medical track and a master’s degree in biomedical sciences at Rutgers University. As a student, Michelle participated in many volunteer community outreach, research and clinical activities, including a medical mission trip to Nigeria that solidified her dream of becoming a doctor. As a future physician, Michelle’s goal is to improve the health of vulnerable and marginalized communities by increasing health literacy, minimizing economic and social barriers, and providing needed representation. Michelle’s Woman One Scholarship is sponsored by the Otto Haas Charitable Trust.*

*These scholarships are made possible by donations from generous sponsors and matching funds provided by the Dean of Drexel University College of Medicine.

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