Archive for May, 2014

Proverbs 11:11 & The People In My World

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 |

  Today the INMED office is bustling just seven days before the 9th annual Exploring Medical Missions Conference. Micah Flint is  online diligently designing the evaluation form for feedback from Conference participants. Cindy Obenhaus and Liz Burgos are printing the name tags of conference participants, including each person’s personalized event schedule. All day long our […]

Hayley Stolzle: 2014 INMED HIV Leadership Award Winner

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 |

  My dear friend and respected colleague 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, […]

Abigail Rattin, 2014 INMED International Medicine Award Recipient

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 |

  At the 2014 Exploring Medical Missions Conference next week it’s my honor to present the 2014 International Medicine Award. 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 […]

INMED & Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 |

  I was on hand at it’s national meeting today when 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 […]

What If I Just Go Unvaccinated?

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 |

  This week I 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 […]