The Roland Longevity Fellowship, offered in partnership with the Stanford Center on Longevity and other programs on campus, was established in 2013 to support Stanford students who provide service to older adults and/or conduct research on issues of aging, in order to enhance the quality of life and participation in the community for this population. Three Roland Longevity Fellowships have been awarded in 2016:
- · Michelle Zhao, a Biomedical Informatics student, will be working as a part of a team led by Professor Jayanta Bhattacharya to begin to develop a Future Elderly Model for the aging population in South Korea.
- · Vivian Lam, a Human Biology major, will be working with a local start up, CoPilots in Care, to develop a narrative-based system to aid patients in reflecting and documenting their values and goals, and to facilitate communication of their wishes with their loved ones and medical providers.
- · Alina Luk, a Science, Technology and Society major, will be focused on creating an app to help family and friends of older adults in Hong Kong capture memories, moments, and experiences of older adults through audio recordings and photos in a meaningful way, called “Project Memori”.