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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...

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...

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.”

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.”

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...

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...

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...

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....