International Healthcare Fellowship

TkachukFirst Lady of Ukraine Kateryna Yushchenko served as Honorary Chair of CAAU Ball 2007 to highlight the importance of the International Healthcare Fellowship (formerly Children’s Hospital of the Future in Kyiv). In her role as Chair of the Supervisory Committee for the International Charitable Fund – Ukraine 3000, the First Lady has articulated her vision to build a state-of-the-art institution that will be a central source of medical assistance to critically ill infants and children in all regions of Ukraine. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has responded through its interest in international collaboration and technology transfer to develop the CSMC International Fellowship Program in conjunction with Ukraine 3000 and support from CAAU. Following a pilot 2-week session with senior Ukrainian physicians who helped to develop the curricula, the first regular session with 4 participants was held in August 2009, with the next session planned for February 2010.