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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. 44,000+ student leaders from 3,300+ campuses across 170+ nations applied to join the Class of 2023. 260+ campuses worldwide (just 9%) in 38 countries were selected to host 4,000+ Millennium Fellows for the Class of 2023.



Duke Kunshan University | Kunshan, China | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 6 | Emerging Technologist


Millennium Fellowship Project: Runway Medical: The Health Connection Learning Tool

This project is aiming to reduce and resolve gender and racial disparities in the health care system. In order to do so, a "live" database is being created to serve as a platform for medical students and researchers to post and extract specic information and studies pertaining to old and new diagnosis and treatment tools. To elaborate, sections for research fundraising, real-time Q&A, surgical live streams, and instant research updates and papers, will all be led and organized to facilitate patient care. The goal is to have accurate tranlations for over 10 languages and to virtualize training and information. This "hub" should essentially provide medical students and doctors all around the globe with a supplemental crash course in minority and female related diseases until they are fruitfully integrated into curricula and hospital/emergency response protocols all around the world. It is our reality that medical school programs and curricula (especially in the West) were written by and for white males, due to the historical obstacles that hinder female and minority's educational opportunities, so there are major gaps in health care systems to treat women and racial minorities of certain countries. Just as well, funding and awareness would be utilized in order to promote research surrounding safe and qualied studies for female-centered diseases. The knowledge gap in this area was initated by the lack of technology to test women wihout saricing their fetility, but in this day and age we now have safe technology in order to gather more information; therefore, there is no longer a valid excuse for this knowledge gap, and this project, as a whole, aims to ll it. Diseases present and must be treated differently for patients with different genetic background. It is unexcusable for a neglect in patient care just because doctors/health care workers are only trained for the majority (race and gender). Once more, this project will heavily redcue inequality for diagnosis.

About the Millennium Fellow

Kate Lynn Elosta is sophomore Global Health and Biology student at Duke Kunshan University in Suzhou, China. Kate is passionate about improving the quality of health care for racial and gender minorities around the world. As a Lebanese - American, much of her education focused on social determinants of health, along with both political and scientific ways to reduce disparities in the medical field. Through her project, she hopes to help resolve the medical knowledge gap for patient treatment as it has been catalyzed throughout the past decade, revealing to be detrimental to racial minority and female survival rates. After she graduates, Kate plans to attend medical school in the US and implement these enhanced patient care procedures in order to become an orthopedic trauma physician.

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