Rotary International has just approved Gaelen Stanford‐Moore for a Global Grant Scholarship. She graduated from South Pasadena High School in 2008, and from the University of California Berkeley in 2012. She majored in Molecular and Cell Biology, with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice, focused on healthcare delivery in third‐world countries. She graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Stanford‐Moore has completed her third year of medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and will take one year off from medical school to pursue a Masters in Public Health, before returning to UCSF to complete her medical degree and start residency training in the field of women’s health as an obstetrician gynecologist. She plans a career as a physician dedicated to global health research and medical care for the underserved. Her scholarship is worth more than $60,000.
Her area of focus, limited by Rotary to be one or more of six, is Disease Prevention and Treatment. During the summer of 2014, she lived in Kisumu, Kenya, coordinating the implementation of her qualitative study, interviewing 50 couples about their views on HIV therapy and prevention. During this year abroad, she plans to collaborate on the study treatment options for Kenyan children with severe febrile illness.
She is the second Global Scholar to be so named in the entire Rotary District 5300 (comprised of 62 Clubs). The Rotary Club of San Marino has had 23 of its candidates accepted by District 5300 and Rotary International under the former Ambassadorial Scholar program.
Ms. Stanford‐Moore has host sponsors in the Rotary Club of Sawston, in Cambridge.
Stanford‐Moore was aided in the application and interview process by local Rotarian Bill Payne, and with the Rotary International online Global Grant Record by Club president Mike Driebe, and Marilyn Diaz, of the Rotary Club of Sierra Madre (the District 5300 Global Grants Scholar chair).
Classes begin October 1, 2016. He program is for a term of one year.
Stanford‐Moore joins an elite group of Rotary‐sponsored Scholars who have matriculated to Italy, Australia, Spain, Hong Kong, Belgium, Scotland, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Chile and South Africa.
For more information about this Global Scholar opportunity, contact local Rotary Global Grant Scholar
Chair Bill Payne at email@example.com or 626.252.9505.