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GLOBEMED at UNIVERSITY of ROCHESTER Rochester, NY

students fighting for global health equity

2010 – 2011 ANNUAL REPORT


Bucknell University Columbia University Cornell University CU-Boulder Depaul University Duke University Florida State University GWU

Georgetown University Indiana University Lawrence University Loyola University Middlebury College Northeastern University Northwestern University

Penn State University Princeton University Rhodes College Truman State University University of Chicago UCLA University of Michigan UMKC UNC-Chapel Hill University of Rochester USC

Pastoral

San Salvador, El Salvador

CCC-UNSCH

Ayacucho, Peru

KIHEFO

Kabale, Uganda

GWED-G

Gulu, Uganda

CEPAIPA

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Himalyan Healthcare

Jawalakhel, Nepal

ASOSAP Salud San Limite ARM Rwanda Village Concept Project

Minga Peru CEMOPLAF-Cajabamba FUNPRONID La Primavera Africa 2000 Network

Alta Verapaz, Guatemala Siuna, Nicaragua Orissa, India Huye District, Rwanda

Iquitos, Peru Cajabamba, Ecuador Riobamba, Ecuador La Primavera, Guatemala Tororo, Uganda

Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization

Masaka, Uganda

The HOPE Center

Ho, Ghana

EAPSEC Jambi Hwasi AMOS Maison de Naissance ASPAT Amuru Youth Center

Chiapas, Mexico Otavalo, Ecuador Managua, Nicaragua Torbeck, Haiti Lima, Peru Anaka, Uganda

Tiyatien Health Joy-Southfield Development Corp

Zwedru, Liberia Detroit, Michigan

KCRC

Bushenyi District, Uganda

Health-Alert Uganda Kallpa Iquitos Care Net Ghana

University of Texas-Austin

Clinica Ana Manganaro

Vanderbilt University

Dios es Amor

WashU in St. Louis

to improve the health of people living in poverty.

Boston College

partner with grassroots organizations around the world

GlobeMed is a network of university students that

Amherst College

UDHA

Gulu, Uganda Iquitos, Peru Hohoe, Ghana Guarjila, El Salvador Lima, Peru Iganga, Uganda


GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

To Our Supporters, Friends, and Extended GlobeMed Family,

It is absolutely incredible to see what GlobeMed at the University of Rochester has become this past year. We started with a few motivated individuals, and as word spread of our mission and purpose, we developed into a cohort of committed students.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

MISSION STATEMENT

2

2010 – 2011 AT A GLANCE

3

ABOUT US

4

OUR PARTNER

5

OUR PROJECT

6

CAMPAIGNS

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GLOBALHEALTHU

10 COMMUNITY BUILDING 11 GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP 12 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 15 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 16 OUR FUTURE 17 FINANCES 18 STAY CONNECTED 19 THANK YOU

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

After our first full meeting at the Flying Squirrell Community Center, our new chapter bonded over a common passion to work towards global health awareness, education, and change. We delved ourselves into silly games that helped us to grow closer, and challenged ourselves through discussions that probed at issues like defining the word 'impoverished.' As the year progressed, we discovered roadblocks and uphill battles. The logistics of all of our creative brainstorming may not have panned out and the overwhelming response from students wasn't always so overwhelming. But with each Sunday night meeting, our resolve grew stronger. When our WDSJ photo project was featured on the Rochester homepage, we could not stop smiling. As our resolve in Rochester grew, our relationship with Kallpa Iquitos did as well. We were fortunate to have two of our members visit Iquitos this summer and learn from the organization's innovation. Over the span of a semester, we raised over $4,000 to help meet the needs and creative vision of our partner. This year we hope to incorporate the lessons from Kallpa and emphasize the importance of having a communal space in which to promote healthy living and education. We want to thank all of you for the incredible support you have provided to our organization this past year. Every step we take can be taken because of your belief in the ability of student's to make a change. We are so excited to continue spreading awareness and building solidarity by strengthening our presence on campus and our relationship with Kallpa Iquitos this year. In Solidarity, Rohini Bhatia and Anupa Gewali 2010-2011 Co-Presidents


MISSION STATEMENT

GLOBEMED AIMS TO STRENGTHEN THE MOVEMENT FOR GLOBAL HEALTH EQUITY BY EMPOWERING STUDENTS AND COMMUNITIES TO WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE IMPOVERISHED

AROUND THE WORLD.

our vision ONE BILLION PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD LACK ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS*. EACH DAY, MORE THAN 36,000 PEOPLE DIE PREVENTABLE DEATHS. W ITHOUT ADDRESSING POVERTY AND POOR HEALTH, WE CANNOT BREAK THIS CYCLE OF SUFFERING. UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HAVE THE PASSION AND ENERGY TO HELP TACKLE THIS CHALLENGE. GLOBEMED AIMS TO MEET THIS CHALLENGE BY ENGAGING AND TRAINING STUDENTS TO WORK WITH GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE WORLD TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE IMPOVERISHED. BY PARTNERING STUDENTS AND COMMUNITIES TO COMBAT POVERTY AND POOR HEALTH, WE IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF IMPOVERISHED PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD TODAY AND SHAPE TOMORROW ’S LEADERS ACROSS ALL PROFESSIONS WHO WILL SHARE A DEEP COMMITMENT TO HEALTH EQUITY AND SOCIAL

JUSTICE. *World Bank, World Development Report 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).


GlobeMed at University of Rochester

2010 – 2011 Annual Report

2010 – 2011 AT A GLANCE

Dec. 3, 2010

Feb. 21, 2011

April 18-22, 2011

World AIDS Day

World Day of Social Justice

Mind the Gap Week

In collaboration with the Public Health Committee at Rochester, among other health-oriented organizations, an interactive panel was established to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. Panelists from Victory Alliance, HIV Vaccine Trials, AIDS Care, and the Monroe County STD Clinic came together with the student body to discuss social and health-related issues relating to HIV/AIDS transmission and prejudice.

To mark the annual celebration on February 20, we asked members of the Rochester community to take part in a photo project based on the concept "Every human deserves___." This photo project was then displayed at our "What is JUST Enough" Fair. We recruited student leaders from various humanitarian and awareness organizations and encouraged collaboration and discussion between groups, all the while spreading knowledge about social injustices and steps to changes in different global arenas..

Each day of the week, we focused on different gaps that existed between our society and the Iquitos community. Through student panels, silent auctions, film screenings and other events, we demonstrated how these gaps impacted both our communities negatively, in terms of ill health and a lack of social cohesion. Our goal was to show how through awareness, students can begin to narrow the gaps.

Once A Month Health Brigades and Hand Grenades: Film Screening and Lecture Series Series was designed to cover the struggle to maintain health amidst conflict and violence. Doctors Without Borders' documentary "Living in Emergency," and lectures discussing the status of delivering healthcare in refugee camps were some of the topics introduced in this series. Local speakers from the adjacent Medical Center, a refugee panel, and a student body came together as one.


ABOUT US

GlobeMed at University of Rochester GlobeMed at the University of Rochester began by garnering interest in fellow students passionate about social justice and global health equity in the Fall of 2010. As interest in the prospect of forming a relationship with a grassroots partner organization and advancing the growth of global health knowledge in the Rochester and a partner community grew, so did the number of our members. Our partnership with Kallpa Iquitos was established that fall and became increasingly significant as different members of the group were able to Skype and contact Zully, the community health director at the organization, strengthening our connection. The Chapter was officially put on preliminary recognition status in April 2011. With 32 chapter members, over $4,000 raised for Kallpa, and 2 remarkable members learning about the impact of community cohesion and education through a GROW trip to Iquitos in our first year, we cannot wait to see what next year will bring.

since our founding in August 2010 , our chapter has grown from to members.

32

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KALLPA IQUITOS [WORKS IN IQUITOS, PERU] POPULATION: 406,340

KEY FACT: 38.7% of El Porvenir's inhabitants do not have access to water in their houses. KEY FACT: 46.7% of the population in El Porvenir is under 20 years old.

Iquitos is the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon. It was once a booming town in the early 20th century at the peak of the rubber industry, until rubber seeds were smuggled out of the country and the industry collapsed. It is an ethnically and ecologically diverse city that sits beside the Amazon, Nanay, and Itaya rivers. Our partner works in the San Juan Bautista and Pampa Chica neighborhoods of Iquitos. These neighborhoods are rapidly growing, but many residents suffer from a lack of access to running water, electricity, education, and health care.

[About Kallpa, Iquitos] FOUNDED IN 1991 Kallpa is a national organization in Peru that works in the Lima, Cusco, Loreto, and Ayacucho regions. Kallpa aims to improve the quality of life for children and adolescents from underprivileged backgrounds through strengthening healthcare and social skills with creative solutions. They strive for family and community participation, sustainable strategies, and the ability to propose policy changes in health and education. Their mission is that they are "An organization committed to human development and the overall health of children, adolescents, and disadvantaged youth of our country." Their partnership with GlobeMed began in 2010.

Partner Contact: Sandra Robilliard director of Kallpa Iquitos

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OUR PARTNER


KALLPA IQUITOS

&

GlobeMed at University of Rochester

[Why community health & education?] Our project focused on funding and implementing educational workshops in the El Porvenir neighborhood of Pampa Chica at a cultural youth center. In this community the youth center is a place where the community can gather and focus on improving the lives of the youth and their over-all well being.

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OUR PROJECT

We funded recycling, business, and school re-enforcement workshops to educate the youth, leading to a stronger and healthier community and future.

119 FAMILIES WILL BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED.

$5,170 TO PURCHASE MATERIALS FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE YOUTH CENTER

To fund the implementation of activities and structural improvement of a youth center in El Porvenir. Kallpa has been working in the neighborhood of El Porvenir in the surrounding Pampachica area since July 2007 working on a project entitled “Youth and Adults Making Communities Healthy in Pampachica.” From the work that Kallpa has done in this community, an organization of youth and adults has formed, called “Youth in Progress.” The group continues to organize and develop programs to educate about and discouraging risky behaviors such as alcoholism and drug addiction. Our project centered on enhancing the inter-generational work between youth and adults. The project raises the possibility of continuing this work with adolescents in this community, using youth as a cultural center for comprehensive care and service. Specifically, GlobeMed at the University of Rochester was able to help with the following: 1) Organizational Youth Activities .- We helped to fund youth activities including neighborhood clean ups, painting murals, placement of garbage bins, placement of recycling workshops, workshops on making cloth bags to avoid plastic, and strengthening small business and vocational or micro business training, among others. 2) Youth Center Facilities: Improving the security of the youth center, improving water services, and basic space requirements for the activities.


CAMPAIGNS Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.

EVENTS TITLE

EVENT DESCRIPTION

$ MONEY RAISED

Individual Giving Campaign (via Razoo.com Account)

Razoo.com was used to streamline the giving process. Publicized through social networking sites and by word of mouth

1,600

Individual Giving Campaign (via Paper)

Individual donations were collected from peers and the university community. Minimum requirement of $50.00/member was set.

1,100

Drunkin' Donuts Sale

Donuts (obtained for reduced price from local franchise of chain restaurant) were sold on the Fraternity Quad on select Saturday nights.

130

Mind the Gap Week

Week-long series of global health inequity awareness events with a fundraising component were held on campus.

900

Kaplan Course Sale

As part of MtGW, a Kaplan Course was auctioned off. The course was donated by Kaplan.

1,450

TOTAL FUNDS RAISED FOR KALLPA IQUITOS IN 2010 – 2011:

$5,180

In its inaugural year, GlobeMed at the University of Rochester has raised over $5,000 for Kallpa Iquitos to support a Youth Center in the community of Iquitos, Peru.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR LATE NIGHT DONUTS

The total amount raised in one week was $2350! Yowza yowza!

FEBRUARY 26, 2011 APRIL 16, 2011 We ran this event twice, and it revolved around selling donuts on the fraternity quad on weekend nights while people were out. We were able to get donuts for 1/2 price from a Tim Hortons, and we then sold them for a dollar each. As one of our first campaigns, our primary goal was to establish a name for ourselves on campus.We received a lot of positive feedback and the event totaled around 100 visitors over the two dates.

MIND THE GAP WEEK APRIL 18-22, 2011 Fundraising and awareness events were held on campus, but concentrated during the time frame of one week to have a maximum impact and increase awareness of GlobeMed's mission and role among students and faculty members. With the motto of 'Mind the Gap', each day's events were designed to fit into the theme of a certain 'gap' that exists between Rochester and Iquitos. Gaps addressed included environmental, safety, literacy, and awareness. Events included auctioning 'dates' with professors, bottle recycling, a Refugee Panel Discussion, and a silent auction featuring a Kaplan Course.

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CAMPAIGNS


GLOBALHEALTHU globalhealthU is a GlobeMed designed curriculum that enables students to develop a critical understanding of issues in global health and apply this knowledge to their work with communities around the world

by the numbers

15 DISCUSSIONS

04

EVENTS

07 TOPICS This year the students of University of Rochester GlobeMed strengthened their global health knowledge through weekly discussions and interactive activities while simultaneously building the U of R GlobeMed family. A large focus was placed on creating an comfortable environment for the members of the group to support and challenge each others ideas and opinions relating to the globalhalthU curriculum. This included the tactical approach of featuring a GlobeMedder of the week who could share a thought or a story and asking for feedback, both activities which emphasized the point that in our group we all can take the role of teacher and student.

PHILOSOPHICAL FRAMEWORKS OF GLOBAL HEALTH INFECTIOUS DISEASES CONFLICT AND GLOBAL HEALTH FOOD AND NUTRITION LGBTQ AND GLOBAL HEALTH GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH

RELIGION AND GLOBAL HEALTH


GLOBALHEALTHU

Health, Brigades, and Hand Grenades; The Struggle to Maintain Health Amidst Violence and Conflict February 1, 2011 March 1, 2011 April 5, 2011 April 19, 2011 Fill this in with a description of the event. You may include the number of attendees, the connection of the globalhealthU event to your partner/project, a list of cosponsoring organizations, or just a simple and brief summary of the event. Fill this in with a description of the event. You may include the number of attendees, the connection of the globalhealthU event to your partner/project, a list of cosponsoring organizations, or just a simple and brief summary of the event.

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ON – CAMPUS EVENTS


COMMUNITY BUILDING Through service and team-building events, community and camaraderie is fostered around global health and social justice within GlobeMed chapters, the GlobeMed network and surrounding communities.

32 # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS: 03 TOTAL # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:

Community Building events allowed GlobeMed at the University of Rochester to realize that it was both our common goal and our different perspectives that strengthened our community. The first staff retreat served as a successful introduction to the organization and its model as well as a chance to build trust and a sense of belonging within the chapter. Later in the year, community builders planned a campus wide scavenger hunt. The event brought out the silliness in us while strengthening friendships. And most importantly it was a blast! We certainly have a lot to look forward to next year.


[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK] Through Grassroots On-site Work (GROW) internships, students make a positive impact in the community by working alongside their partner organization to further ongoing and new projects.

MAY 9, 2011– JUNE 2, 2011

I went in expecting to help the people of El Porvenir. In reality they were the ones who helped me. I had never in my life met such friendly, strong, and hospitable people. It made me realize that GlobeMed is much more than a club; rather it is a life-changing experience. -- Sarah Milligan, c/o 2013

02 3 weeks

# OF GLOBEMED GROW INTERNS: LENGTH OF STAY:

WORK DESCRIPTION: While in Iquitos, Peru our GROW interns worked on a theater of the oppressed workshop with Kallpa and the youth center. They visited the youth center during classes, workshops, and youth group meetings. The interns presented at the town meeting in El Porvenir to explain the partnership between UR GlobeMed, Kallpa, and the community in El Porvenir. Their daily interactions with the enthusiastic team at the Kallpa office, and evenings spent interacting with the people of El Porvenir, allowed them to understand in a broader sense what the people there valued and how to strengthen their relationship in the future.

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GROW INTERNSHIP


WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER joined 31 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 3rd Annual World Day of Social Justice on February 20, 2011, by asking students, professors, and community members on campus an open-ended, thought provoking question relating to social justice. OUR QUESTION: What does every human deserve?

What does every human deserve?

BEHIND THE SCENES: We viewed the network wide photo project as an opportunity for to engage with a large number of students, faculty, staff, and community members. While brainstorming, our staff felt it necessary that in order to achieve this diversity, the question needed to be broad enough so that everyone felt they could relate. We also put special emphasis on using the word human, as it alluded to our overal theme of humanity as a unit (or of course, as 'the only nation') A question of this depth encourages the person answering to reflect on why they believe in their answer, what values are behind those thoughts, and finally, how they are responsible for ensuring those core values for humanity. Our staff was determined to engage a large majority of our campus to really call attention to this question-- one memorable moment included staff member Paul Vergara approaching our president Joel Seligman in the midst of a benefit dinner. The question blossomed into a real life "1 minute elevator speech" about what GlobeMed was and what our movement meant to the University of Rochester.

WE ASKED OVER 314 PEOPLE AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER.

HERE’S HOW THEY RESPONDED >>


WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE GlobeMed at University of Rochester asked 314 people to answer the question,

What does every human deserve? MORE WDSJ ACTION ----------------------------What is JUST enough?: We held two events as a culmination of our WDSJ festivities. The first was an intimate discussion: we as a GlobeMed staff invited 2-3 representatives from several humanitarian groups on campus to tackle a few compelling questions, allowing us to reflect upon our goals and values as individuals and as members of different organizations. This honest atmosphere was an attempt to foster genuine collaboration and create a strong sense of common purpose. At the end of our discussion, we came to an understanding of how each group manifests our good intentions through different venues. After knowing a little bit more about what other groups did, about what jarred them and how they viewed social justice we brainstormed together as to what the most effective way to display this collaboration to the public. We ended up holding a 'fair' of sorts, with an emphasis on each group bringing forward their own WDSJ question and exhibiting their cause in an interactive way.

View more responses: www.imagine2030.org/wdsj

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PHOTO RESPONSES


WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE GlobeMed at University of Rochester asked 314 people to answer the question,

What does every human deserve?

View more responses: www.imagine2030.org/wdsj

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PHOTO RESPONSES


2011 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT

2011 DELEGATES: Rohini Bhatia, Emma Caldwell, Anupa Gewali, Anisha Gundewar, Jeremy Harding, Shouling Zhang, Sara Lever, Ria Pal

“Approaching the 2011 GlobeMed Summit was like approaching a distant fire in a cold-stricken mass. While slightly intimidating at first, the GlobeMed Summit proved exceptional in every way. Memories of colorful post-its, inspirational speakers, and new friendships rooted in solidarity and common purpose will remain with me for eternity. I will never forget Dr. Joia Mukerjee’s powerful keynote, emphasizing not quantity, but quality of efforts made to improve health. Even a couple of us can make a tremendous difference! The power of collaboration, exchanging ideas, and continued communication cannot be underestimated. Truly understanding the passion and success behind a network full of partnership, both nationally and abroad, brought this to light.”

-- Shouling Zhang, c/o 2013

April 7 – 10 in Evanston, IL Featuring Honorary Keynote

DR. JOIA MUKHERJEE Chief Medical Officer, Partners in Health


As we solidify the role that our chapter plays on the University campus, our vision for the future becomes ever more exciting. This summer, we have begun the process of Fall Campaign Planning. We hope to take full advantage of the resources that reside within the University and the greater Rochester community. From drawing parrallels between our community and Iquitos to taking the skills learned by our GROW interns in Peru and applying them to Rochester organizations, we hope to further integrate Partner and Chapter this coming year, bringing the work of Kallpa to the forefront of our campaigns. Through organized approaches of reaching out to companies to stronger collaborations with other University student groups, we hope to recognize this vision, and maybe even exceed our own expectations.

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OUR FUTURE


CHAPTER FINANCES In 2010 – 2011, GlobeMed at University of Rochester raised $5,180 for Kallpa Iquitos to support projects in Iquitos, Peru.

CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

OPERATIONS

TOTAL REVENUE

Revenue Events

$2,480

$2,480

Individual Giving

$2,700

$2,700

GlobeMed National Office SUBTOTAL

$5,180

CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

$2,750

$2,750

$2,750

$7,930

OPERATIONS & GRANTS

TOTAL

Current Finances Cash Reserves

$700

$700

$700

$700

2011-2012 University Funding EXISTING BALANCE


Read more about our partner and project, and the GlobeMed network. http://globemed.org/rochester

“Like” us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events. http://www.facebook.com/pages/GlobeMed-at-University-ofRochester/149969351706800

Follow our blog and chime in on the discussion. http://rochesterglobemed.wordpress.com/

Check out our photos on http://globemed.smugmug.com/GlobeMed-atUniversity-of-2

Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/URGlobemed

Find our chapter on http://www.razoo.com/story/Globe-Med-AtRochester and make a donation to support our partner and project today.

WANT TO REACH US IN 2011 2012?

CONTACT: Rohini Bhatia E-MAIL: rochester@globemed.org

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STAY CONNECTED


EXECUTIVE BOARD Co-Presidents

Rohini Bhatia • rbhatia2@u.rochester.edu Anupa Gewali • agewali@u.rochester.edu

Directors of globalhealthU

Emma Caldwell • ecaldwe2@u.rochester.edu Sara Lever • slever@u.rochester.edu

Campaign Coordinators Director of Community Building Director of Finances Director of GROW Director of Communications

Ariel Chez • ariel.chez@gmail.com Maryam Mohammed • mmohamme@u.rochester.edu Anisha Gundewar • kbgutier@gmail.com Jeremy Harding• kbgutier@gmail.com Ria Pal• riagpal@gmail.com Sarah Milligan • smilliga@u.rochester.edu Karishma Dara • anahi.casillas@gmail.com Shouling Zhang • shouling.zhang@rochester.edu

A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2010 – 2011 year a great success: INDIVIDUALS

ORGANIZATIONS

Nancy P. Chin

Delta Upsilon Fraternity,

James Farrar

La Tea Da, Ashby and Madison Salon,

Abbott's Frozen Custard, Mount Hope Diner, Piranha's, Flying Squirrel Community Center [park ave businesses]


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WEBSITE www.globemed.org

PHONE 847.467.2143

E-MAIL info@globemed.org

GlobeMed 2010 – 2011 Board of Directors Marjorie Craig Benton Paurvi Bhatt Jobi Cates David W. Cromer, MD Lee Greenhouse (Treasurer) Brian T. Hanson (Chair) Ken Lehman Erin Linville Peter Luckow Jenny Merdinger Victor Roy Keith Sarpolis, MD (Secretary) GlobeMed is a 501(c)(3) independent non-profit based in Evanston, Illinois, with chapters at 32 universities across the United States.

Rochester 2011 Annual Report  

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