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2020 INMED Award Winners!


The history of healthcare for the forgotten is highlighted by professionals who inspire their colleagues toward similar service. The Institute for International Medicine is honored to continue this effective tradition by announcing annual recipients of the INMED Awards. Browse their bios, read of their achievements, and be encouraged to follow their examples!


INMED International Medicine Award


The 2020 recipient is Jeff Colyer. A plastic surgeon and the 47th Governor of Kansas, Dr. Colyer’s international service experience has been both executive and front lines in Afghanistan. Read more.


INMED National Healthcare Service Award


Our 2020 recipient is Glenn Talboy. Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Chairman of Surgery at Truman Medical Center, for decades he’s provided care for Kansas City’s most vulnerable. Read more.


INMED Cross-Cultural Healthcare Service Award


The 2020 recipient is Kimberly Connelly. Since 2013, she has served at Kansas University Medical Center – known worldwide as a hub for research and innovation, and also renowned for her leadership of its Office of International Programs. Read more.


INMED International Healthcare Preceptor Award


Our 2020 recipient is Gautam Desai. A professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at Kansas City University, Dr. Desai oversees the Honors Track in Global Medicine and mentors KCU learners at locations around the globe including Guatemala. Read more.


INMED Humanitarian Crisis Response Award


The 2020 recipient is Charles Inboriboon. An Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Inboriboon leads the international emergency medicine tract which includes observerships for emergency medicine physicians from Thailand. Read more.


Comninellis Award For Compassionate Service To Humanity


Our esteemed 2020 recipient is James Fyffe and Family. James completed nursing school at St. Luke’s College of Health Sciences and moved to Pakistan where James taught nursing school for four years and completed his INMED International Medicine Fellowship. Read more.


Please join INMED at the 2021 Humanitarian Health Conference on June 11-12, where we will announce the winners of next year’s INMED awards!

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