The United Nations Foundation has selected four University of Florida College of Pharmacy students as members of its inaugural class of Global Health Fellows. The four are among 100 fellows selected from universities across the United States to participate in a seven-week online program that promotes advocacy for global health programs.
The UF College of Pharmacy students selected are all from the Gainesville campus: Clara-Jessica Rances, a fourth-year student; Marry Vuong, a fourth-year student; Joseph Washington, a first-year student; and Rubaiyat Zinat, a fourth-year student.
Students completing the fellowship will develop grassroots advocacy skills that will empower them to work alongside legislative officials and influence policy. The program will expand knowledge of ongoing global health issues to encourage elected officials to support lifesaving programs sponsored by organizations such as the World Health Organization. Fellows will be invited to work with the U.N. Foundation team in Washington, D.C. in Leadership Advocacy Trainings, where they will meet global health experts and a network of advocates. — Matt Splett