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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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Urology Residents – Apply Now!

Applications are now being accepted for our Traveling Resident Scholar program for the 2016-2017 academic year.  North American urology residents and fellows who will be PGY-3 or above during the next academic year are eligible to apply.  For applications, please...

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IVUmed Mongolia Workshop in the News – ABC4 News

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - IVUmed, located in Salt Lake City, sends surgeons to developing countries to not only perform surgeries, but to teach and train local surgeons on specialized techniques.  Featuring:  Dr. Jeremy Myers, University of Utah and Josh Wood,...

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Dr. Modh, IVUmed Resident Scholar, Travels to Haiti

Dr. Rishi Modh’s IVUmed scholarship experience in Leogane, Haiti was made possible by the generous support of the Southeast Section of the American Urological Association.  Dr. Modh was accompanied by mentor, Dr. Martin Dineen a practicing urologist in Daytona Beach,...

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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

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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IVUmed Teamwork in Rwanda

Regarding her current work in Rwanda, anesthesiologist Dr. Greening reported, "Well, it's a lot of fun, though sometimes very frustrating,  which makes for great stories and strong bonds between the team members, who usually have never met before the trip. And really,...

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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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Josh Wood, IVUmed’s Executive Director, on Nepal

Our deepest condolences go out to our friends and colleagues in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and others affected by Saturday’s earthquake. IVUmed has worked with doctors and nurses in Nepal and in nearby countries for many years, building surgical capacity to help in...

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Dr. Eric Richter Shares Ugandan IVUmed Experience

Dr. Richter writes:  "I recently traveled to Uganda for a two week urology camp at three hospitals in the Mbale region. The focus was on general urology where nearly 40 surgeries were performed, among them TURPs, TURBTs, urethroplasties, and VVF repairs. This was my...

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Exciting Announcement: IVUmed Adds New Team Member

On April 1, 2015 Matt Gardner joined the IVUmed team as the new Program Manager. Matt, his wife Sara Marie, and their 9-month old daughter Georgiana recently relocated from Alexandria, Virginia. Matt brings several years of experience managing international volunteer...

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Dr. Andrew Leone Travels to Vietnam With IVUmed

In March 2015 Andrew Leone, MD participated in IVUmed’s Resident Scholar Program, traveling to Hue, Vietnam. Dr. Leone was accompanied by a mentor, Lance Hampton, MD, an associate professor and the Director of Robotic Urology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)....

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IVUmed Ghana 2015 – Moments – by Michael Felber

(This was written by dedicated nurse volunteer Michael Felber, in Ghana where he is participating in an IVUmed medical trip.) Moments March 24, 2015 You get moments that remind you where you are. This morning was when I walked downstairs to breakfast and felt the warm...

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Dr. Amanda Saltzman, MD – IVUmed Report From Zambia

Through the generous sponsorship provided by the Southeastern Section of the AUA, Amanda Saltzman, MD traveled to Lusaka, Zambia with mentor Francis Schneck, MD to assist during a pediatric urology workshop. During her visit, Dr. Saltzman was able to provide...

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IVUmed’s Work Helps Combat Global Poverty

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2 billion people lack access to basic surgical care. Access to specialized care like urology is even more restricted with critical shortages of trained personnel. The United Nations cites the unavailability of...

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The Year Was 1995…Look How Far We’ve Come!

Twenty years ago, IVUmed was incorporated by its award-winning founder, Catherine deVries, MD, to address the enormous need for patient care and professional training in urology in resource-poor areas of the world. From common congenital malformations to pelvic floor...

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