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Recap: IVUmed at AUA 2022 in New Orleans

IVUmed attended the American Urological Association Meeting (AUA 2022) in New Orleans on May 13-17, 2022. It was the first time we could all be together in person since 2019. IVUmed board members presented four moderated poster abstracts in the MP 30: Global Health /...

IVUmed at AUA 2022 in New Orleans

Come See us at AUA 2022 New Orleans Booth #1328 (Between Cook Medical and Janssen Biotech Booths)   We will have some fun giveaways, a raffle, and more. Come learn about the work we do or just say "Hi"! We are also presenting! Session MP30: Global Health /...

Congratulations, Dr. Ian Metzler!

Congratulations, Dr. Ian Metzler!

Congratulations to our very own, Dr. Ian Metzler, the 2022 Recipient of the Endourological Society / Urology Care Foundation Humanitarian Grant Award. Through his work with IVUmed, Dr. Metzler recognized the need for a low-cost, reproducible teaching model for...

Remembering Dr. Paul Farmer – A Global Health Visionary

We at IVUmed are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of global health visionary, Dr. Paul Farmer. Dr. Farmer changed the way health care is delivered in the most impoverished places on the globe. He believed strongly that the location and circumstances of your...

IVUMED at AUA 2021

IVUMED at AUA 2021

The Global Health/ Humanitarian Section IVUmed is excited to announce 2 abstracts presented at the AUA 2021 Annual Meeting in the moderated poster Global Health/Humanitarian section. The Global Health/ Humanitarian Section starts at 4 pm Eastern | 3 pm Central | 2 pm...

Introducing IVU’s New Program Director

Introducing IVU’s New Program Director

IVUmed is pleased to introduce our new program director, Ashely Van Loozen. We are looking forward to the enthusiasm and experience she brings to our team. Ashley Van Loozen, PA-CProgram DirectorIVUmed  Ashley Van Loozen is a native Texan and calls Austin, TX...

Welcoming a New Program Director at IVUmed

Welcoming a New Program Director at IVUmed

I’m excited to announce that I’m starting law school at the University of California Davis later this month. My last day at IVUmed will be August 6th, 2021. This will be my first step towards a career practicing human rights law.

How to Help COVID Patients in India

How to Help COVID Patients in India

Given IVU’s longstanding partnership with medical providers and nonprofit organizations in India, we’re deeply concerned about the country’s medical capacity as it struggles to battle COVID-19. Fortunately, those of us in high-income countries are in a remarkable...

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

We are very grateful for your continued support, volunteerism, and involvement with IVU through the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to promote the safety of our volunteers and global partners, our in-person workshops are currently on hold. As soon as vaccines are...

IVU Celebrates 25 Years

IVU Celebrates 25 Years

As we look forward, we thought it would be a good time to reflect upon IVU’s mission, our impact, and the relationships we have made.

RUN for IVU Virtual Challenge

RUN for IVU Virtual Challenge

The Run for IVU is a 25 mile virtual challenge held in celebration of the 25th anniversary of International Volunteers in Urology (IVU).  The challenge will take place over a 7 day period from October 24-31. Participants can run or walk as individuals or participate...

Message from IVU’s Interim Executive Director

Message from IVU’s Interim Executive Director

As IVU’s new interim Executive Director, I am thrilled and honored to join the IVU team that has been providing quality urologic care and education worldwide for over 25 years.  My first involvement with IVU was in 2008 when I went on a trip to Kumasi, Ghana as a...

Innovations Born out of COVID-19

Innovations Born out of COVID-19

IVU board member and volunteer Dr. Heidi Stephany was featured in the July 2020 edition of The Journal of Urology, the official journal of the American Urological Association. Dr. Stephany’s article, entitled “Trends in Medicine: Virtual Visits, Now and in the...