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Celebrating Success: Vith Ketheeswaranathan

22nd July 2020

Congratulations to Medicine student Vith Ketheeswaranathan (2018) who has just been awarded the Ayres Evans Prize ahead of his third year at Pembroke.

The prize, worth £250 and open to any Pembroke undergraduate studying medicine or physiological sciences, is awarded following the submission of a 3,000-word essay on a choice of topics decided by the Medicine Tutors.

Vith’s essay focused on whether viral diagnostics and treatment should be fast-tracked, with reference to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the previous Ebola pandemic. In particular, the essay looked at treatment drugs such as Remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine, as well as the trialling of COVID-19 antibody tests.

Reflecting on his achievement, Vith commented: “I am incredibly grateful to receive this award - thank you to the judges and my tutors for their support this year!”

Vith Ketheeswaranathan
Vith Ketheeswaranathan