OXFORD, UK – The Atlantic Institute has awarded the inaugural Atlantic Senior Fellows Awards to two projects that advance its mission to create fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies.
This year’s Atlantic Senior Fellows awards, worth £50 000 each and open to Fellows who have graduated their programs, were presented to two teams for their impactful work:
Both awards were presented at a ceremony at Rhodes House in Oxford where the Atlantic Institute is based and which was attended by more than 130 Fellows from the seven global Atlantic Fellows programs. Next year will see four Atlantic Senior Fellow Awards presented, each worth £50 000 to align with the year on year increase in the number of Fellows.
The Atlantic Fellows is supported by Atlantic Philanthropies.
Elaine holds a master’s of science in dementia from Trinity College Dublin. Working in both the private and NGO health care sectors, her expertise lies in developing and implementing personalized care for people with dementia, facilitating changes in practice, and sharing that knowledge to enable practice and policy change across the wider sector. She also has extensive experience in operational management and service model development and implementation within the financial services sector.
Hany is a geriatrician in the Geriatric and Gerontology Department, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt. He completed his residency in both geriatric medicine and internal medicine at Ain Shams University Hospital with clinical experience in a variety of elderly care programs, such as acute, sub-acute, long term care, home care, and critical care management. He holds a master’s of science degree in late onset depression and a doctorate degree in geriatric medicine from Ain Shams University. He also holds a diploma in hospital management. Currently, Ibrahim is a lecturer in geriatric medicine and director of the Geriatric Intensive Care Unit at Ain Shams University Hospital.
Stelios is a neuropsychologist focusing on computerized cognitive testing and specializing in the use of serious games for cognitive screening. He created the first serious game-based cognitive screen and participated in the design and translation into Greek of various computerized cognitive tests. He is a PhD candidate in a joint program at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Network Aging Research at the University of Heidelberg, with a scholarship from the Robert Bosch Foundation Stuttgart. His PhD project focuses on the use of longitudinal performance data on a self-administered serious game to detect mild cognitive impairment.
Beverly is Health Research Division Chief at the Philippines Department of Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau. She works on providing the Department of Health with evidence needed to support health systems reforms to improve the health of Filipinos equitably and efficiently.
Somporn is a Community Health Impact Assessment Practitioner based in Udon Thani, Thailand. She works with rights litigators and academics to facilitate community health impact assessment learning in Thailand and Myanmar.
There are currently almost 400 Atlantic Fellows from 61 countries and that number is expected to rise to almost 3000 over the next decade.
The Atlantic Institute, based at Rhodes House, University of Oxford, supports the global network of Atlantic Fellows to learn and work across programs, borders and disciplines to advance fairer, healthier more inclusive societies. It supports a lifelong community of action among Atlantic Fellows by providing them with access to long-term resources, wider networks and opportunities to connect, learn and collaborate to tackle inequities.
The Atlantic Philanthropies have committed over $660M, alongside other partner organizations and governments, to support the work of a global network of thousands of Atlantic Fellows over the next two decades, and beyond.
This investment – in both the Atlantic Fellows and the institutions that will support and nurture them – is the foundation’s biggest bet ever. It is the culmination of Atlantic’s long history of investing in people and in their vision, opportunity and ability to realize a better world.
Fionnuala Sweeney, Director of Communications, Atlantic Institute firstname.lastname@example.org
For pictures of the winners: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JCGP1CW5vB8i5NZoY5lEnUQpje6-R2Jh