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Supporting UCLA public health students and making an investment in the global community
Claudia Gilmore’s life changed in 2009, when she learned from a cancer prevention screening that she carried a gene that greatly increases her chances for developing breast or ovarian cancer — or maybe both — at some time in her life.
She came to the Fielding School of Public Health to learn how to achieve her dream of preventing needless suffering and death by other women facing similar threats. As part of her education, she traveled to Zambia, which has one of the highest cervical cancer rates in the world, to help local women understand the importance of cervical cancer screening and prevention. Here’s her story in her words:
The international field experience was as valuable to Gilmore as the hours she spent in the classroom. It is for all students, yet most cannot afford the costly international travel and housing on top of their regular tuition and living expenses.
Please help students participate in global fieldwork by making your gift today. For many students the experience will impact the course of their careers. In Gilmore’s case, it also impacted the lives of countless women in Zambia, where her work helped to launch a national screening and prevention program.
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