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Jennifer A. Sidari, MD ’13 global health awards

Jennifer Sidari
Jennifer A. Sidari MD '13

The legacy of a life well-lived, serving others at home and abroad

Jennifer Sidari’s love of travel and learning took her to many places around the world, seeking knowledge and fulfilling her goal to help others. Just weeks after Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine celebrated its first MD commencement ceremony, Jennifer passed away unexpectedly. A tremendous void was left where her extraordinary talent, passion and ambition should have been.

Locally, Jennifer volunteered at clinics in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and at the Care and Concern Clinic in Pittston, Pennsylvania. Nationally and internationally, she participated as a medical volunteer at a pediatric clinic in Haiti in the spring of 2013 and had also taken trips to South Africa and Oakland, CA, to work with HIV infected children and study pediatric infectious diseases. She was set to begin her residency training in pediatrics at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania, in June 2013.
 
The Jennifer A. Sidari, MD ’13 Global Health Scholarship Award and The Jennifer A. Sidari, MD ’13 Global Health Enrichment Award were established in her memory to provide an educational stipend to students interested in serving as medical volunteers abroad.

The Jennifer A. Sidari, MD ’13 Global Health Scholarship Award

Eligibility guidelines

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) rising MD4 students in good standing who are completing a rotation abroad for credit are eligible to apply for this award. Students should have the rotation determined by the time the application is submitted.
 
The trip site and location must be approved by the faculty advisor for the Global Health Society (GHS). 

Application process

Deadline for applications is Oct. 31, 2021. Submit a completed application and CV to Global Health. Scholarship awards will be determined by a selection committee based on available funds and granted to applicants on a rolling basis through the end of October 2021.
 
The educational stipend awarded will be determined by the selection committee and based on available funds.

All travel must be approved and selected through the VSLO application

The Jennifer A. Sidari, MD ’13 Global Health Enrichment Award

Eligibility guidelines

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) rising MD2 students in good standing are eligible to apply for this award. Students should have the rotation determined by the time the application is submitted.

The trip site and location must be approved by the faculty advisor for the Global Health Society (GHS).

Application process

Deadline for applications is Mar. 5, 2021. Submit a completed application and CV to Global Health. The educational stipend awarded will be determined by the selection committee and based on available funds.

All travel must be approved and selected through the VSLO application.

 

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Contact

Sonia Lobo, PhD, RYT
Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship
GHS Faculty Advisor
570-504-9629
slobo@som.geisinger.edu
 
Michele “Shelly” Lemoncelli
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship
570-504-9662
mlemoncelli@som.geisinger.edu