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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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AUA News Features IVU’s Work

AUA News Features IVU’s Work

IVU board members Drs. Scott Eggener and Christina Ching wrote an article entitled "Urologists' Perspectives on Global Volunteerism" for AUA News. The pair began their work with IVU as Resident Scholars. Since then, they've led many workshops around the globe and...

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IVU Supports & Fosters Equity

IVU Supports & Fosters Equity

The core mission of IVU is grounded in respect for all people regardless of race, nationality, or beliefs. Humanitarian missions designed to teach one, reach many reflect efforts to help develop local capabilities to treat under-served populations and people in need....

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IVU Volunteers’ Dedication to Service

IVU Volunteers’ Dedication to Service

IVU volunteers never cease to amaze us! Gwen & Tim Hutchings, who volunteered at an IVU female urology workshop in Senegal a couple years ago, have created and donated more than 1,100 face masks since the beginning of the pandemic! Their service has drawn national...

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Update: COVID-19

Update: COVID-19

Our work is international by nature. Our dedicated volunteers travel all over the world to provide expert surgical training. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, IVU has postponed all upcoming workshops. We are monitoring the situation and stay in regular contact with our...

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Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

The generous support of the Southeast Section of the American Urological Association made it possible for Dr. Elizabeth Traore to serve as an IVU Resident Scholar in Dakar, Senegal under the mentorship of Dr. Susan Kalota. Dr. Traore shares her experience: "I had been...

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Resident Scholar Re-Inspired During Two Weeks in Uganda

Resident Scholar Re-Inspired During Two Weeks in Uganda

“My two weeks in Uganda flew by, and by the time I got to the airport, my mind was already spinning trying to plan a future trip! I was re-inspired in the field of urology and medicine, which is sometimes forgotten in the trenches of residency. I made lifelong friends and memories with this trip, and cannot thank IVU enough for sponsoring me as a resident scholar, and my program at Thomas Jefferson University for not only allowing but encouraging such an experience.”

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Resident Scholar Fulfill’s Lifelong Dream

Resident Scholar Fulfill’s Lifelong Dream

“Early in my career I always envisioned providing free medical care in an international setting to disadvantaged populations who need it most. It is my intention to continue to give back internationally in my career where I can provide quality urologic care to patients around the globe. I am deeply grateful to the Bhopal staff and volunteers, IVU Med and its donors, and most importantly the gracious patients I worked with, for giving me the opportunity to take part in something I will remember forever.”

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Get to Know Dr. Joe Costa

Get to Know Dr. Joe Costa

Dr. Joseph Costa has volunteered with IVUmed for almost ten years and has focused his service on teaching urologists in Haiti. Dr. Costa says that over the course of six years he watched surgeons in Haiti progress to skill levels equal to fellowship trained surgeons...

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Countdown to Norfolk!

Countdown to Norfolk!

Our 4th Annual Norfolk Benefit is just around the corner! Have you RSVPed? We would love to see you on September 21st! What to Expect A charitable and fun evening complimented by dinner & drinks, a live auction, and a silent auction. Attire Business. How to Join...

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IVUmed Featured in Local Newspaper

IVUmed Featured in Local Newspaper

A community newspaper, The Sandy Journal, recently published a focus piece on IVUmed. We are incredibly grateful for this coverage and appreciate the opportunity to share our work and the generous contributions of our volunteers and donors. You can read Heather...

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Healthcare in its Purest Form

Healthcare in its Purest Form

Today, we’re honoring Scott Eggener, MD. Dr. Eggener specializes in caring for patients with prostate, kidney, and testicular cancer. His research, focused on urologic cancers, has resulted in more than 200 publications. Beyond this, he’s a dedicated IVUmed volunteer...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Kalota, MD

Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Kalota, MD

IVUmed is proud to feature Susan Kalota, MD on our blog today. Dr. Kalota was the first woman to become a Board certified urologist in Arizona. Beyond being one of IVUmed’s most dedicated volunteers, Dr. Kalota currently serves as the organization’s Board Treasurer....

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Kurt McCammon

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Kurt McCammon

Today, we are featuring Dr. Kurt McCammon, who has volunteered with IVUmed for nearly 15 years and currently serves as our Board Chair. Dr. McCammon is a reconstructive urologist at Urology of Virginia. He was appointed Chairman of the Department of Urology of Eastern...

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Dr. Jeremy Myers Leads Recon Workshop in Rwanda

Dr. Jeremy Myers Leads Recon Workshop in Rwanda

An enthusiastic IVUmed team conducted a reconstructive urology workshop in Kigali, Rwanda from June 1-8, 2019. Dr. Jeremy Myers, former IVUmed Board Member and committed volunteer, led the workshop and was joined by Drs. Hadley Wood, Philip Cheng, & Yooni Ann Yi....

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Jeremy Myers

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Jeremy Myers

Dr. Jeremy Myers, a reconstructive urologist and long-time IVUmed volunteer, is leading a workshop in Kigali, Rwanda this June. Dr. Myers is dedicated to IVUmed’s mission of increasing access to quality urological care. Dr. Myers served on IVUmed’s Board for a number...

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Resident Scholar Kathryn Scott’s Experience in Senegal

Resident Scholar Kathryn Scott’s Experience in Senegal

The week taught me many things and left me wanting to learn even more! I was moved by the extreme gratefulness of not just the patients, but the hospital staff and doctors as well. This is an area in which you can easily see the huge difference being made in the lives of many by just volunteering your time and skills…

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“Amazing Opportunity” in Uganda

“Amazing Opportunity” in Uganda

Drs. Eric Richter (urologist) and Edward Cobb (anesthesiologist) led general urology workshops at Fort Portal Government Regional Hospital and Mount Elgon Hospital in Uganda from October 26-November 10, 2018. Dr. Richter has led several IVUmed teams before and served...

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Resident Scholar Report:  Dr. Heckman in Vietnam

Resident Scholar Report: Dr. Heckman in Vietnam

IVUmed Traveling Resident Scholar Report Jennifer Heckman, MD University of Wisconsin Hue, Vietnam March 11 – 19, 2016 Mentor: Steven Kahan, MD Sponsored by:  North Central Section of the AUA Hue is a city in central Vietnam on the banks of the Perfume River, where I...

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Resident Report: Dr. Geolani Dy in Ghana

Resident Report: Dr. Geolani Dy in Ghana

IVUmed Traveling Resident Scholar Report Geolani Dy, MD University of Washington Kumasi, Ghana February 27 – March 6, 2016 Mentor: Venkata Rama Jayanthi, MD Sponsored by:  Allergan Foundation   Allergan Foundation’s generous support made possible Dr. Geolani Dy’s...

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Resident Scholar Dr. Tan Travels to Senegal

Resident Scholar Dr. Tan Travels to Senegal

Dr. James Tan’s IVUmed scholarship experience in Dakar, Senegal was made possible by the generous support of the South Central Section of the AUA. During his time in Senegal, Dr. Tan was accompanied by mentor, Francis Schneck, MD. Dr. Tan, reflecting on his...

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The Latest from Rwanda

The Latest from Rwanda

As our IVUmed team wrapped up their week in Rwanda, Dr. Alli Greening reported, "I'm now finishing up about 40 hours of air travel in a little over a week, am confused as to what time it is, and exhausted from a busy OR and teaching schedlue. I am also really excited...

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Reporting from Rwanda

Reporting from Rwanda

Dr. Alli Greening reported the following regarding work by the IVUmed currently in Rwanda for a week-long pediatric workshop: "Where to start... the first day in the theater at the military hospital in Kigali was today. Rather than a hospital for military personell...

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