ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“All people deserve good health. It is not a matter of those who have and have not, but a matter of human rights. We are working to provide that one patient at a time.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program
According to the World Health Organization, over 70% of all deaths on Earth are due to preventable chronic diseases. The Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP) works to reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease through free and accessible screenings and educational events for the most medically-underserved in our community.
Between August through November of 2019, KDSAP will:
Organize two health screenings, having all patients' medically history, blood pressure, BMI, blood glucose, and urinalysis screened by our volunteers and reviewed by our nephrologists.
Organize a community 5K in support of kidney disease charities.
Organize a renal health symposium featuring local patients' and doctors' experiences.
Educational and fundraising initiatives to raise awareness and improve the quality and quantity of life for those most vulnerable in our communities.
About the Millennium Fellow
Andrew Rosenblatt will be a fourth year undergraduate at Cornell University where he studies biology and public policy. Andrew is the president of the University’s KDSAP chapter, vice-chairman of the Cornell University Student Assembly Health and Wellness Committee, voting member of the University Hearing and Review Boards and the Student Library Advising Council, and conducts basic scientific research on antibiotic resistance in cholera bacteria. Andrew has completed several public health and medical internships including at Weill Cornell Medicine and UCSF. He was a Millennium Fellow in the Class of 2018.