HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR
GlobeMed Fall Gala November 18, 2011 The GlobeMed Gala is an event held twice each year serving as a formal opportunity for chapter members and their friends to mingle. Each GlobeMed member is encouraged to invite his or her friends to learn more about the organization and our work. The Gala is a great platform for more relaxed discussion about global health and to get to know each other better. Of course, the event features delicious food and drink as well. This fall, the Gala was held at a Midtown apartment where all of the attendees enjoyed a home-cooked meal and good company!
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
World AIDS Week Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2011 For World AIDS Week, and in particular, World AIDS Day, our GlobeMed chapter partnered with the Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC) and other student orgs to educate and engage the Columbia community. The week was devoted to the theme “30 In, 30 Out,” a byline illustrating how society has reached a turning point in the AIDS epidemic: it began 30 years before World AIDS Day 2011, and, with the right dedication, can be ended 30 years in the future. Throughout the week leading up to World AIDS Day, GlobeMed members sold tiles to contribute to a public art project, talking to passersby to share awareness about GlobeMed's mission. The art project was a mosaic representation of the HIV genome, in which each tile represented a different nucleotide base pair. The week culminated in the large-scale World AIDS Day benefit at which development economist, Jeffrey Sachs, shared his thoughts on ending the epidemic and two GlobeMed members were able to share a story of change from GWED-G HIV prevention project.
GlobeMed at Columbia Annual Report 2011-2012