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Jul 23, 2014

GROW Blogs: White People (Columbia)

Helen Zhou, GROW intern from GlobeMed at Columbia University, talks about her experience as a “muzungu” in Gulu, Uganda.

In the famously diverse city where I go to school, I will feel at any given time just like another person on the street. I can be “one of them” (on campus) or just “somebody” (in a museum, a store) or just “me” (in a city full [...]

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Jul 18, 2014

Welcoming our Summer Intern!

We are thrilled to welcome our summer intern, Bryana Schoen!

As a former Director of Communications, Bryana will spend her 10-week internship plugging in on the 2014 Leadership Institute and a variety of exciting projects. She is working closely with globalhealth U this summer, helping to develop tools, resources and a variety of new media for our 2014-2015 ghU Coordinators.

Want to know more? Take [...]

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Jul 16, 2014

Letter from Our New Chief Operating Officer: Alina Kostreba

Dear GlobeMedders,

I am honored to join the GlobeMed family as the Chief Operating Officer at the National Office! My background is in global health and operations and I am eager to use these skills as we continue to strengthen the GlobeMed National Office and our ability to support the GlobeMed network at large.

Originally, I’m from Washington, D.C. I completed my undergraduate degree in [...]

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Jul 15, 2014

GROW Blogs: Motivations and Executions (Rutgers)

Dan Torres, GROW intern from GlobeMed at Rutgers University, shares his thoughts on the motivation behind and execution of community based work.

As critical as I am regarding people doing service for self-gratification and to have that happy feeling like maybe they made a difference, it really doesn’t matter too much. Someone with the best intentions could have an awful plan with an awful execution, only [...]

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Jul 1, 2014

GROW Blogs: On Safety and Security (Brown)

Meygan Lackey, GROW Coordinator from GlobeMed at Brown, writes out her thoughts on safety and security in Kenya. (This post was originally written in June 2014.)

Last year before traveling to Nairobi as an intern on the 2013 GROW team, I was incredibly nervous — Kenya was on the US State Department’s Travel Warning List and the Google search I had performed after accepting [...]

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Jun 30, 2014

GlobeMed Voices: Many Lenses, One Dream

Hannah Thomas, Co-President at GlobeMed at Bethel University, discusses the impact of religious faith in her participation in the global health movement.

I am a Person of Faith who works for social change through the avenue of global health. I am choosing to raise my voice concerning this identity as a way of bringing to light the beauty that I see in the collection of [...]

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Jun 25, 2014

GROW Blogs: Continuing CommCare (MIT)

Kristen Finney, a GROW Intern from GlobeMed at MIT, describes this summer’s projects with their partner organization, Hope Through Health, in Togo.

After arriving in Togo last Thursday and spending the weekend getting acquainted with the clinic, this week we began working on our CommCare project at Association Éspoir Pour Demain (AED)! To begin, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Kristen [...]

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Jun 4, 2014

GlobeMed Voices: On Being a Soloist

Paul Vergara, GlobeMed alum from the University of Rochester, reflects on how his experience studying World Music & Dance shaped his interdisciplinary approach to global health.

I am a walking billboard for diversity. I’m talking “cover of a college admissions brochure” diverse. I can claim a long list of “diversity points” as a gay, immigrant, Asian male from a working-class family living in [...]

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Jun 2, 2014

A Story of Mentorship: Jared & Hannah

In 2011, GlobeMed launched its mentorship program, pairing recent graduates with current students to build personal relationships, develop career goals, and strengthen the network of leaders advancing the movement for global health equity.

In this alumni spotlight, we catch up with Jared Lowe, the 2010-2011 GlobeMed at UNC Co-President, and Hannah Chen, the founder of GlobeMed at Emory. Since their pairing in 2011, [...]

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May 15, 2014

GlobeMed Voices: De-centering Myself and Dismantling Privilege

Nick Majie, Former Co-President of GlobeMed at the University of Michigan and GlobeMed Diversity & Inclusion Working Group member, reflects on white identity in the GlobeMed network and the field of global health.

To learn more about GlobeMed’s Diversity & Inclusion commitment and the Working Group, check out www.globemed.org/reimagining-our-network.

White Privilege

My name is Nick, and I am a white [...]

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