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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...