Joel Rosenberg- 2018 Climb4KC Scholar
Hailing from Lino Lakes, MN, Joel has traveled the world. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison to major in Biology and obtained a minor in Global Health. He took a year off after college to help develop a community health program in Uganda, where he taught women and children how to make soap. He then spent 6 months backpacking in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, before returning to Minnesota to start his career in medicine at the University of Minnesota.
He was inspired by the passion of experts like Dr. Weight in seeking new ways to cure kidney cancer. He got involved in the machine learning project (mentioned above) and hopes that with the large amount of data that the team is gathering, the computer program will be able to make predictions on how cancer will behave, the best surgical approach for this cancer, and how to manage the cancer long-term.
Joel also created surgical videos that have been presented at national and international meetings detailing unique surgical approaches for kidney cancer.
Joel has a busy life as a medical student, but C4KC funding allowed him to work over the summer and commit his full time and energy into this project.” In his words, “I want to thank all of the donors for their gratitude, and I want them to know their donations are well worth it. They are helping maximize the survival of patients with kidney cancer and helping jumpstart the career of medical students who want to spend their career fight this cancer.”