ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT RYAN JOHN BEERLING DOLOVAC, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Griffith University | Brisbane, Australia | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

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" We choose to go the moon… not because it is easy, but because it is hard”. This quote is an excerpt from President JFK’s moonshot speech and reflects the essence of why I’m so excited to be a Millennium Fellow. Much like space in the 1960’s, today Artificial Intelligence is an equally nebulous pandora’s box of opportunity for humanity. However, AI is unique in that how widespread and accessible it has become- magnifying its potential benefit even further!

As someone streaming into medicine, AI has the potential to bridge many existing inequities in healthcare and my project serves as a way to explore the nuances of this tech that will form the core of medical practice going forward. It’s a privilege to be one of the few Millennium Fellows working with Artificial Intelligence and I can’t wait to see what insights my fellow Fellow’s can provide! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: OpenDerma

Using Artificial Intelligence to enable better skin-cancer diagnostics for patients with highly pigmented skin tones. Here, as AI-based skin cancer diagnostics are revolutionising dermatology, people with dark skin tones are being left behind by the contrast-based systems heavily in use today.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ryan Beerling Dolovac is currently studying a bachelor of biomedical science at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.
As a student of the medical sciences, he has made it his mission to address health inequity within society by leveraging emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence to eliminate such inequity
As Australia is the melanoma capital of the world, Ryan has decided to centre his project, OpenDerma, around making AI Based Skin Cancer diagnostics more accurate for people of colour.
This will be achieved through data augmentation and will expose the nuance of diagnostic bias which plagues many AI systems in healthcare!