Patel co-founded and is chief executive officer of Cents of Relief, that has raised nearly $15,000 to help AIDS victims in India

Published: June 24th, 2008

Category: Spotlights

Anup Patel

Anup Patel

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Economics, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

Anup Patel, from Altamonte Springs, is one of two UF students among 20 selected nationwide to USA Today’s top-tier All-USA College Academic Team.

Patel, 22, is a senior with three majors: Economics, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics. He has a 4.0 GPA, is a 2003 Goldwater Scholar and spent the summer of 2003 volunteering with AIDS-infected children in India. As a result of his overseas efforts, Patel co-founded and is chief executive officer of Cents of Relief, www.centsofrelief.org that has raised nearly $15,000 to help AIDS victims in red-light districts of India.

In addition, Patel participated in the University Scholars Program to conduct genetic research on irregular outgrowth of blood vessels in the eye, and as an intern researched public health-care policy for U.S. Sen. Bob Graham from Florida.

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