Archive for May, 2014

Paul Larson, 2014 INMED International Healthcare Preceptor Award Recipient

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 |

  Following formal training in family medicine and tropical diseases, Paul Larson, MD, practiced for two years at Kapsowar Hospital in Kenya in association with the Africa Inland Church. Returning to the USA, he completed graduate studies in medical education and a fellowship in faculty development. Today Dr. Larson is director of Global Health Education […]

Oscar Paulo, 2014 INMED National Healthcare Service Award Recipient

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 |

  At the 2014 Exploring Medical Missions Conference next week we will honor Oscar Paulo, a physician in his home nation of Angola, located in southern Africa. Following a forty-year civil war, Angola has the lowest health status on the entire continent. In 1989 in cooperation with the Angola Baptist Convention, Dr. Paulo founded a […]

Hayley Stolzle: 2014 INMED HIV Leadership Award Winner

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 |

  Hayley Stolzle, MPH, a graduate of the Kansas University School of Public Health, in 2011 took her skills to the southern African nation of Botswana. In concert with the Peace Corp, she began serving the Botswana Ministry of Health in delivering to 12 villages health education on teenage pregnancy, sexual abuse, HIV prevention, and […]

Abigail Rattin, 2014 INMED International Medicine Award Recipient

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 |

  Abigail Rattin, MD, MPH, is Medical Coordinator of Action International Ministries. A family physician with public health training at University of Massachusetts Amherst, since 2010 Dr. Rattin as been living and serving in the nation of Uganda, eastern Africa. From her particular experience as mother of a special needs child, she provides direct clinical care, […]

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Awards INMED

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 |

  At its national meeting in May 2014, the Group on Global Health of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine recognized INMED with the Gabriel Smilkstein Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Growth and Development of Family Medicine Education Throughout the World. The intent of the Award, named for an academic physician with service in Vietnam, […]

Measles – Only One Airline Flight Away

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 |

  This week we have been approached by a number of well-meaning parents and travelers over the hazards associated with various routine vaccinations. Indeed, no vaccine is 100 percent effective nor 100 percent safe. But let us pause a moment and consider the alternative: measles – the disease afflicting the child in this photo. Measles […]

The Life You’ve Always Wanted

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 |

  Isn’t it time you start living out your greatest dreams? James Fyffe, an Emergency Department nurse at North Kansas City Hospital, felt such a sentiment. Two years ago he took action, participating in the Exploring Medical Missions Conference. “There I met inspiring people,” says James. “They serve at Bach Christian Hospital in Asia, providing medical […]