SEPTEMBER IS NEW GENERATIONS MONTH and we have much to celebrate with our scholars who are making a difference in the world.
 
Update on District 5450 Scholar - James Terhune
 
James was a recipient of the 2017-2018 District 5450 Scholarship.  Through his Scholarship, James Received a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at the University College London.
 
He is now working at McLean Hospital, which is Harvard's psychiatric teaching hospital. Here, he works as a Mental Health Specialist on their Short-Term inpatient unit. This unit treats a variety of mental health patients, facing complex cases of anxiety, depression, and personality disorders, who often present at high risk for suicide or self-harm. McLean has offered James an incredible opportunity to gain more in-depth clinical experience and learn about the intricacies involved in inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. 
 
James has also accepted a spot at for this Fall at Rutgers University's clinical PsyD (Doctor of Psychology) program. The PsyD degree is the professional degree for clinical psychologists, as opposed to the PhD which is more focused on research and academia. Rutgers has one of the most well respected and competitive PsyD programs in the country and James is looking forward to getting this next challenge underway. 
 
James told Steve Baroch, Chair of District 5450’s Scholarship Committee, “It is clear to me the powerful role that Rotary and this Scholarship have played in propelling me towards my goals. I believe that the comparative global perspective I gained in London gave me a unique advantage as an applicant for doctorate programs and will continue to serve me as a student and clinician by being able to place my experiences in an international context.”
 
Update on our Global Grants Scholar, Brian Adams
 
Brian was awarded our District’s Global Grants Scholarship for the 2018/19 Academic year and is studying at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
 
Brian is a born leader and has, in addition to his studies, perfected the role of Rotary Ambassador.  He has participated in the following in just the few short months since September:
 
  • Attended a Rotary orientation and day away in the midlands
  • Attended a Rotary retreat weekend in the seaside town of Bournemouth
  • Spoke at the Rotary clubs of London and Radlett
  • Worked with the Lord Mayor of Westminster (Ms. Lindsay Hall) to coordinate mental health initiatives amongst youth
  • Traveled to Norway to visit family
  • Qualified for the (London School of Economics) LSE funded trip to Israel to study medical technology
  • Will be giving a TED talk in March on my role bringing paid internships to the World Health Organization
  • Authored two manuscripts on Tuberculosis
  • Represented the World Health Organization at a LBGTQ business conference
  • Performed on piano before members of parliament/the commonwealth in February