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GLOBEMED UNIVERSITY of TEXAS-AUSTIN Austin, TX

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 TEXAS-AUSTIN

Friends of GlobeMed at UT-Austin:

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

MISSION STATEMENT

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2010 – 2011 AT A GLANCE

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ABOUT US

4

OUR PARTNER

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OUR PROJECT

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CAMPAIGNS

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GLOBALHEALTHU

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COMMUNITY BUILDING

10 GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP 11 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 13 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 14 OUR FUTURE 15 FINANCES 16 STAY CONNECTED

It has been a great privilege to oversee the incredible transformation and maturation of GlobeMed at UTAustin over the span of our first year. What started as an idea sparked by passion has grown into a highlymotivated and effective group of over thirty students working tirelessly to create a more just, healthy, and equitable world. In reflection of our first year, this report details our amazing activities and achievements, including: raising over $9,500 for our partner in El Salvador, sending a small group of students to work alongside our partner, and educating one another to better understand and combat the social injustices in existence today. Our fellow GlobeMedders along with ourselves, dream about the future of GlobeMed and its impact on the inequities throughout the globe. Although the world is faced with so many ills, we’ve come with a secret weapon—the solidarity of this great network and our community. Whether categorized as a philanthropic organization, a group of passionate students, a team of grassroots leaders, or a group of families driven to see a brighter future for their children, we are all one fueled by the same dream. With the hard work of our members in conjunction with your support, we have tremendously excelled this past academic year, and we have no doubt that our future will take us even further. Thank you for all you do, and we look forward to continue working as a community to deliver health and social justice to the world.

17 THANK YOU

With hope and gratitude, Olivia Koshy and Audrey Sampson 2010-2011 Co-Presidents

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE


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 Texas-Austin

Nov. 10, 2010

Feb. 7, 2011

Feb. 20, 2010

Executive Retreat @ Zilker Park Learning, reflecting, and goalsetting with the first Executive Board of the UT GlobeMed chapter

First Chapter Meeting

World Day of Social Justice

The first meeting of our inaugural semester on UT's campus.

March 8-10, 2010

March 10, 2011

World Dance Lessons

Human Rights Fair

Raising awareness about human rights and social justice while drawing attention through our unconventional guerrilla marketing tactics. GlobeMed at UT asked students and faculty, "which injustice would you flush down the toilet?" and received over 100 responses.

Three days of fun dance lessons, including hip-hop, salsa, and bellydancing, to raise money for our partner organization and spread the word about GlobeMed’s role in the fight for social justice.

Along with other human rights organizations on campus, GlobeMed at UT joined the dialogue regarding the fight for social justice across the world. Members helped raise awareness about our mission and the broader movement for global health equity, all while selling some delicious baked goods..

April 2, 2011

April 16, 2011

April 29, 2011

April 25-28, 2011

Staff Retreat @ Zilker Park

Mocktail Hour

Silent Auction

A day devoted to strengthening the relationships between all the members of our chapter and immersing ourselves in what it means to be a part of the movement for global health equity. .

A celebration of our efforts over the past year and how far we have come in strengthening the movement for global health equity. Complete with good food, good music, and good company, all while raising money for a good cause!

A three-day long auction featuring themed-baskets and other various items from local and commercial businesses to raise funds and awareness about our project.

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2010 – 2011 AT A GLANCE

UT Forty Acres Fest Spreading the word about GlobeMed at UT and the movement for global health equity, all while selling some delicious cake balls and fashionable hair clips.


ABOUT US

GlobeMed at University of Texas-Austin In 2010, GlobeMed at UTAustin was launched by a small group of undergraduates from diverse backgrounds with a common goal to spur the movement for global health equity. That same year, GlobeMed at UT-Austin established a partnership with Clinica Ana Manganaro, a primary health center located in Guarjila, El Salvador. In its first year, the chapter successfully raised over $9,500 with 34 members strong. The majority of the funds will go towards the construction and restoration of 47 latrines, helping to improve sanitation and hygiene within the Guarjila community.

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

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[CLINICA ANA MANGANARO] [WORKS IN GUARJILA, EL SALVADOR] POPULATION: 1,800 Guarjila was one of the first settlements to be re-populated by refugees who had been driven away by government bombing during the early 1980s. In 1987, in defiance of the military, the civilian population returned to reconstruct the village. This was part of a campaign by a number of towns throughout northern El Salvador to resist the militarization of the area and prevent continued bombing during the war. As of 2010, the government has begun to take an active role in promoting a healthy living for those living in villages like Guarjila.

KEY FACT: Average life expectancy is 65.3 years. KEY FACT: Infant mortality rate is 40.7 per thousand births.

[About Clinca Ana Manganaro] FOUNDED IN 1987

GlobeMed at UT-Austin has been partnered with Clinica Ana Manganaro since September of 2010. The clinic was first established in 1987 as a primary care clinic to care for refugees who had been driven away by government bombing during the Salvadoran Civil War. Clinica Ana Manganaro is committed to the health of its constituents and, like the GlobeMed network, believes in collaboration to provide health for all. The clinic employs a truly holistic approach in providing health care through education, active participation, and collective decisionmaking. Following its establishment, Clinica Ana Manganaro has offered a wide range of services including: primary health care, physical therapy, educational outreach, and water sanitation projects. Clinic staff members make home visits to citizens in the community to ensure healthy living practices, promote environmental health, and help provide clean water.

Partner Contacts: Dr. Dagoberto Menjivar, Marlene Cruz, Telma ChĂĄvez

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OUR PARTNER


CLINICA ANA MANGANARO

&

GlobeMed at University of Texas-Austin

[Why Sanitation and Hygiene?] Diarrheal diseases and helminthiasis are two of the most common sanitation related diseases which take the lives of countless children across the world today. The problem many families face in Guarjila is their lack of access to a latrine, which often leads to the serious issues of contaminated drinking water and harmful bacteria that later cause fatal diseases.

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OUR PROJECT

Our latrine project will help tackle some of these sanitation issues by providing newly-built latrines for numerous families, which is ultimately a key step for our partner clinic in eliminating many of the disease cases and fatalities seen today.

235 INHABITANTS' LIVES WILL BE CHANGED.

$7,750 TO PURCHASE MATERIALS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND RESTORATION OF 47 LATRINES

Supporting the construction of 47 latrines to improve the health of those in Guarjila, El Salvador. GlobeMed at UT--Austin is collaborating with Clinica Ana Manganaro to support the construction and restoration of 47 latrines in the Guarjila community. GlobeMed at UT-Austin promised to raise a minimum of $3,500 to support the project; however, after much hard work and determination, the chapter raised the complete $7,750 to finance the entire project. The funds raised will be used towards purchasing all the raw materials necessary to construct and rebuild 47 latrines. If given proper maintenance, these latrines will have a usable lifespan of 15 to 17 years. The improved sanitation within the community is a direct result of the latrines, which will ultimately help to further lower the rate of helminthiasis and diarrheal diseases for about 235 inhabitants.


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

EVENTS TITLE

EVENT DESCRIPTION

$ MONEY RAISED 481.50

Global Dance Lessons

We held 3 days of dance lessons the week before spring break. Tuesday: Hip-Hop, Wednesday: Salsa, Thursday: Belly Dancing.

Silent Auction

We sold items donated by various businesses around the Austin area to students on campus.

653

Mocktail Hour

We hosted a classy night of ―mocktail drinks‖ and desserts for students on campus.

620

Bagel Sales

In the morning, we sold bagels in the three high traffic areas on campus.

106

Ten-forTen/Corporate Matching

Our individual giving campaign, in which we asked each our eboard members to find 10 people who would be willing to donate $10

4,524

Princeton Review Course

We auctioned off a review course for students who were looking to take the MCAT, LSAT or GRE.

1,825

Kaplan Review Course

We auctioned off a review course for students who were looking to take the MCAT, LSAT or GRE.

1,000

Plucker’s Fundraiser

We had a profit share night dinner at a popular wings place on campus.

30.40

Human Rights Fair

As a supplement to our display about our GlobeMed chapter, we had a bake sale.

22.22

T-Shirt sales

We sold our GlobeMed t-shirt to chapter members

TOTAL FUNDS RAISED FOR CLINCA ANA MANGANARO IN 2010 – 2011:

393

$9,650

Since 2010, GlobeMed at UT-Austin has raised a total of over $9,500 to help improve the sanitation and hygiene of those who live in the Guarjila community.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR

“It was great to have a chance to dress up and listen to great music . . . all while knowing all the proceeds are going towards a good cause.”

Mocktail Hour FEBRUARY 14, 2011 We hosted a classy night of mocktail drinks served by our ―bartender‖ and a variety of desserts for students to enjoy. We also invited a local Austin band to come perform music for the night. Another attraction at our mocktail hour was Joe Villafranca who volunteered to take professional photographs of all of the attendees..

- Michelle Mathew

“I have always wanted to take dance classes and this was a perfect opportunity to have a sampling of a various styles of dance.” - Jessica Jose

Global Dance Lessons March 6-8, 2011 Right before Spring Break, we hosted a three day event called Global Dance Lessons. We contacted the presidents and/or choreographers of various dance groups around campus to see if they would be willing to donate some of the their time for GlobeMed. Our line up for the week was as follows: Tuesday-Hip Hop, Wednesday-Salsa, and Thursday-Belly Dancing.

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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

12 DISCUSSIONS

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EVENTS

07 TOPICS "As a new chapter, globalhealthU was a learning experience for all of us. Our initial struggle was trying to make it more engaging so regardless of whether or not the chapter had read the articles, everyone would gain something from the content. We started off the year with PowerPoints that summarized the readings and went through various questions. However, this approach was too lecture-style to truly engage our chapter members. We quickly decided to change our approach and make the content entirely interactive, incorporating games like "candy pong" and "mafia" with a globalhealthU spin. We realized that the group was too large to have a single game or discussion, so we broke everyone into smaller groups which was a more comfortable environment for most. This change to our approach made it much more engaging and allowed everyone to participate in discussion rather than a select few. Chapter members were able to challenge one another more and employ more critical thinking in regards to the hardhitting global health issues of today. The impact of globalhealthU has been an incredibly positive one and we look forward to seeing what next year holds in store." -Jeevitha Patil, GlobalHealthU Coordinator 2010- 2011

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


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.

34 # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS: 08 # OF HOURS VOLUNTEERED 34 TOTAL # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:

The camaraderie between our chapter's members after just one semester together was undeniable. Through community-building events like, chapter-wide trips to the Austin's Kite Festival or Cathedral of Junk to a simple craft night at a member's apartment, that staff got to know one another better and create the strong bonds we aim to strengthen with our partner, Clinica Ana Manganaro. At our first bi-annual staff retreat, members enjoyed fun games along with in-depth discussions, leaving everyone with a better sense of his or her place in the broader movement for global health equity. Throughout the semester, staff played an integral role in the organization through their involvement in one of four committees: communications, globalhealthU, community building, and campaigns. The structure employed by our chapter is what has allowed for all staff members to not only actively contribute to the organization but also develop a personal relationship with those who share the same passions as themselves.


[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.

July 11, 2011– August 8, 2011

“GROW exceeded all my expectations and within just the first week, was already a transformative experience. Being a GROW intern allowed me to connect with an entirely different culture but through this, I was able to see just how much solidarity there is and how much we could achieve together. ” -- Michelle Truong, c/o 2013

04 LENGTH OF STAY: 4 weeks # OF GLOBEMED GROW INTERNS:

WORK DESCRIPTION: Four students are spending a month in Guarjila, a village located 50 miles from the capital of El Salvador, working alongside Clinica Ana Managnaro to assess the needs of the community. The needs assessment will serve to help the chapter and clinic identify potential projects that GlobeMed at UT-Austin can support in the coming academic year. The students will also work alongside clinic staff to help educate the community about how to maintain the newly built or restored latrines and also about important health and hygiene practices. Throughout their stay, the students will document their journey and collect stories from Clinica Ana Manganaro to bring back to the chapter.

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GROW INTERNSHIP


WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-AUSTIN 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: Which injustice would you flush down the toilet?

Which injustice would you flush down the toilet?

BEHIND THE SCENES: For our chapter’s WDSJ project, we asked a very basic question in an extremely unique way. We set up around campus and engaged our fellow students in discussing what they believed to be the biggest injustice in the world today. The catch: we asked them to write their answer on a piece of toilet paper and pose with it next to a mold resembling a giant pile of feces. We explained how our unorthodox way of asking this question tied to our project: raising money to build latrines with our partner organization in Guarjila, El Salvador. Ultimately, an injustice we are directly trying to combat is the lack of access to basic sanitation that many people experience today.

WE ASKED OVER 87 PEOPLE AT UT - AUSTIN.

HERE’S HOW THEY RESPONDED >>


WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE GlobeMed at University of Texas-Austin asked 87 people to answer the question,

Which injustice would you flush down the toilet?

Photo Response from your WDSJ Q&A, here

View more responses: www.imagine2030.org/wdsj

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PHOTO RESPONSES


2011 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT

2011 DELEGATES: Olivia Koshy, Jeevitha Patil, Maddie Klim, Isha Kaul, Christine Carcano

―I came away from Summit with the knowledge and reassurance that empowered communities are growing globally as are the engaged college students. With this growth come new and equally passionate allies in the drive for global health equity. Summit essentially introduced me to my future colleagues. As individuals, we each have diverse skill sets. As a network, these combined skills transfer to a powerful movement capable of enormous effective and sustainable change. Listening to speakers and panelists recount their work towards social justice, they each enforced that this career is a voluntary lifelong commitment. The work may not cease, but this life and career will undoubtedly be endlessly rewarding.‖

-- Christine Carcano, c/o 2011

April 7 – 10 in Evanston, IL Featuring Honorary Keynote

DR. JOIA MUKHERJEE Chief Medical Officer, Partners in Health


―With GlobeMed's help, I have realized how all students can make a tangible impact on the lives of others across the world and be a part of the movement for global health equity, regardless of age, major, occupation, culture, or ethnic background. The understanding that all human beings have the right to basic health care transcends all boundaries.‖ – Shalini Koshy, c/o 2011

During the summer of 2011, GlobeMed at UT will send its inaugural group of GROW interns to Guarjila, El Salvador for four weeks. Our interns will work to strengthen the bond between our chapter and our partner, Clinica Ana Manganaro while also building relationships with clinic staff and community members. Some of our broad goals for the 2011-2012 school year include: hosting two large-scale globalhealthU events on campus, continuing to differentiate ourselves from other health and human rights organizations while also understanding the value of collaboration, volunteering with Austin-area health organizations and non-profits, and fundraising $10,000 for Clinica Ana Manganaro's health projects.

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OUR FUTURE


CHAPTER FINANCES In 2010 – 2011, GlobeMed at University of Texas-Austin raised $9631.99 for Clinca Ana Manganaro to support projects in Guarjila, El Salvador. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

OPERATIONS

TOTAL REVENUE

Revenue Events

$4,720.25

$4720.25

Individual Giving

$2,657.32

$2657.32

University Funding

$200

$200

GlobeMed National Office

$1000

$1000

Corporations

$2,000

$2,000

Foundations

$1,000

$1,000

SUBTOTAL

$10,377.57

CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

$1,200

OPERATIONS & GRANTS

$11,577.57

TOTAL

Current Finances Cash Reserves

$800.01

2011-2012 University Funding EXISTING BALANCE

$800.01

$500

$1,300.01

$400

$400

$900

$1,700.01


Read more about our partner and project, and the GlobeMed network. [http://www.globemed.org/ut-austin]

―Like‖ us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events. http://www.facebook.com/GlobeMedUTAustin

Follow our blog and chime in on the discussion. http://globemedaustin.blogspot.com/

Check out our photos on http://globemed.smugmug.com/GlobeMed-at-UTAustin

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

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

WANT TO REACH US IN 2011 2012?

CONTACT: Olivia Koshy E-MAIL: austin@globemed.org

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STAY CONNECTED


EXECUTIVE BOARD Co-Presidents

Olivia Koshy • okoshy9@gmail.com Audrey Sampson • audreymsampson@gmail.com

Directors of globalhealthU

Jeevitha Patil • jeevitha2008@gmail.com Maddie Klim • klim.madison@gmail.com

Campaign Coordinators

Jessica Jose • jessica.jose12@gmail.com Isha Kaul • ishkkl@gmail.com

Director of Community Building

Amy Vasquez• amyvasqueztx@gmail.com

Director of Finances

Ryan Thomas • thomas.ryan9@gmail.com

Director of GROW Director of Communications

Ruby Ramirez • rramirez31291@gmail.com Cheyanda Onuoha • cheyonuoha@gmail.com

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

ORGANIZATIONS

Silent auction:

The Princeton Review and Kaplan, Plucker's, Chili's, Whataburger, Amy's Ice Cream, Polkadots, Freebird's, Abuelo's, Electric Avenue, Snap Kitchen, Hopdoddy's, Mama Fu's Kitchen, Rasta Pasta, Cheesecake Factory, Vulcan Video, Waterloo Records, Whole Earth Provision Co., Dominican Joe's, C.Jane, Whichwich, Potbelly's, Burger King, Starbucks, Guero's Taco Bar, Fitness 360

UT police officer William Peiper; Individual Giving Campaign: Tribocor Technologies, Inc, Friends and Family of Chapter Staff and Executives


GlobeMed | National Office MAIL P.O. Box 292 Evanston, IL 60204

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.


UT-Austin 2011 Annual Report