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Gantenbein Medical Fund Recipient 2012-2014

rmediratta Rishi was selected by the Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) to interview with DACOR along with two other applicants from competing institutions. He was chosen, by DACOR, from the final applicants as the recipient of this fund.

Rishi Mediratta intends a career as a community physician providing health care to the underprivileged. He is a first-year medical student at Stanford Medical School. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Johns Hopkins University in 2008 with a BA in public health studies.

As a British Marshall Scholar, he studied medical anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies and public health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Since 2005, he has spent four summers in Ethiopia researching community-based strategies to prevent and treat child and adolescent illnesses.

As the founder of the Ethiopian Orphan Health Foundation, he has partnered with organizations to provide community-based health care to vulnerable children, helped to design and implement a nutrition program for Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health, and conducted fieldwork in India and Bangladesh. He has has worked for the Michigan Department of Community Health, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank, where he contributed to a book about malnutrition in Ethiopia. In 2010, he completed the Rome Marathon.

In December 2011, Rishi was selected as the 2012-2013 Gantenbein Medical Fund Recipient. DACOR was impressed with Rishi's work and as of January 2013, DACOR decided to extend Rishi's scholarship by an additional year. This is great news and speaks to the global health work Rishi has accomplished and continues to work on.

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