Maxwell Wang Named to 2020 Hertz Fellowship Class

Maxwell Wang, an MD/PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, was recently named to the 2020 Hertz Fellowship class, the first from Pitt.

The fellowship is offered by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the most promising innovators in science and technology. One of the most prestigious awards of its kind, the fellowship supports five years of graduate research and the freedom to pursue innovative ideas, wherever they may lead.

Wang was named to the 2020 class for his research in Pitt and Carnegie Mellon’s Medical Scientist Training Program, jointly offered by both universities. His research aims to understand how brain networks change during neuro-interventions, such as deep brain stimulation, and to link these changes to end-points such as symptom improvement and adverse side-effect profiles.