Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health

by GlobeMed
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health
GlobeMed at Morehouse co-president, Antony Jackson
GlobeMed at Morehouse co-president, Antony Jackson

Over the past few months, GlobeMed has undergone some exciting transitions in its approach to the mission and the team behind the work.

Re-configuring the team and programs

At the beginning of September, GlobeMed Global Headquarters transformed to welcome Priya Fremerman as the new Executive Director (previously the Director of Operational Systems) and Elizabeth White as the Managing Director. Together, they will work to advance GlobeMed's mission and strengthen our global network through innovative programming, active fundraising, and thought leadership.

Under the leadership of Carolina Escobar, now Program Manager, the team is implementing a new advising model consisting of six regional advisors. They are Sricharan Navuluri, Lydia Stump, Bhavana Suvarna, Gloria Wowolo, Kavita Athalye, and Deepika Khanna and are all recent alumni of GlobeMed chapters. These new chapter advisors will oversee and support clusters of GlobeMed chapters in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest & Southwest, and West regions of the United States, plus Rwanda. Learn more about GlobeMed's new advising model.

Continuing to develop a pipeline of global health leaders

It has long been GlobeMed's hope to help develop a pipeline of leaders who will excel in the field of global health. This manifests through programs such as the annual Leadership Institute (the most recent iteration took place on August 9-11). This year, co-presidents from 60 chapters in the US and Rwanda participated in the training event, sponsored, in part, by the Public Health Institute and USAID's Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II.

It is through our partnership with GHFP-II that GlobeMed has, especially over the past seven years, ramped up efforts to engage students early and often, with the understanding that relevant knowledge and skills are gained over time and through sustained engagement. We believe that part of our success as an organization will lie in developing even more opportunities for engagement, as we have done for former chapter leaders such as Deepika, Bhavana, Sri, and other chapter advisors to transfer their knowledge and share their experiences with the next cohort of chapter leaders.

Maintaining our engagement with you!

We are still deeply committed to furthering alumni engagement and look forward to connecting with more alumni to re-launch alumni-specific programs. Email info@globemed.org if you’d like to get involved. Plus, if you haven't already done so, take a look at GlobeMed's new website, which launched at the end of August! GlobeMed's new branding encompasses a simpler color palette, new fonts that are clean, modern and youthful, and greater emphasis on hi-res imagery that reflects the GlobeMed brand's core DNA: health equity, students and communities, inclusion, optimism, and above all, collaboration. And don't forget to follow GlobeMed’s new blog.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to sharing more news and updates as we plan for the 2019 GlobeMed Summit!

Delegates at recent Leadership Institute (LI)
Delegates at recent Leadership Institute (LI)
GHFP-II's Angelina Gordon shares with LI delegates
GHFP-II's Angelina Gordon shares with LI delegates
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GlobeMed at TSU & MCODE distribute menstrual kits
GlobeMed at TSU & MCODE distribute menstrual kits

This summer, we are sharing stories of our Grassroots On-site Work (GROW) interns who are working with their partner organizations in communities throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Social media is a powerful tool to capture stories, so we have asked our chapters and partners to share their experiences using #GlobeMedStories. Check out a few of our favorite stories below.

GlobeMed at Truman State & MCODE distribute menstrual kits

Truman State is currently in Buikwe, Uganda working with their partner organization Mission for Community Development (MCODE). This summer, the GROW team is supporting MCODE’s community education work by visiting primary schools and educating young girls about menstrual health hygiene. Pictured is Truman’s GROW team with menstrual kits that they made and administered to 240 girls! Follow their journey on instagram at @globemed_tsu.

GlobeMed at Cornell & AMMID install ecological water filters

Cornell University just returned from San Marcos, Guatemala, where they were working with their partner organization Asociación Maya-Mam de Investigación y Desarrollo Comitancillo (AMMID). Together, they installed ecological water filters in the community. The team also supported water filtration workshops, aided in dental hygiene lessons, and participated in an animal vaccine clinic! Learn more about their experience on instagram @globemedatcornell.

These are two examples of how GlobeMed’s university chapters and partner organizations are growing together this summer. But our work to learn and grow together does not end at graduation! GlobeMed alumni continue to inspire us with their commitment to working collaboratively to advance global health equity. Dr. Matthew Goers, an alumnus from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, shares his story in a Khan Academy video series here. Look for the GlobeMed shout out (hint: it’s at 0:32).

GlobeMed alumni play an essential role in keeping the community strong. They have come together to raise money to support training and provide resources for future GROW interns and help our community continue to thrive. Learn more and contribute to the alumni campaign here.

Can’t get enough of GlobeMed? Follow GlobeMed on Facebook and Instagram for more #GlobeMedStories.  

GlobeMed at Cornell & AMMID install a water filter
GlobeMed at Cornell & AMMID install a water filter

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Delegates, staff share a laugh at GROW Institute
Delegates, staff share a laugh at GROW Institute

Is it already April? Time flies when you’re changing the world! Here are some highlights from the past quarter:

  • We awarded $152,500 in GROW Grants to 130 students who will go on GROW this summer, and hosted the 7th annual GROW Institute in Chicago to prepare GROW teams from GlobeMed's 60 chapters.
  • We visited 8 GlobeMed chapters, including Arizona State University, St Edward's University, and UC Berkeley!
  • We celebrated the World Day of Social Justice with our first ever digital gallery.

We are also extremely excited about ramping up our support for GlobeMed alumni - young professionals who belonged to a GlobeMed chapter during college - who are committed to leading in global health. We're proud to feature two brilliant alumni: Desi Hartman and Cameron Clarke.

  • Desi Hartman, an alumna of GlobeMed at Colorado College, shared her powerful personal story, and how her identity and lived experience has empowered her to serve as a global health champion. She also learned about amplifying voices of community partners during her GROW experience in Mumias, Kenya.
  • Cameron Clarke, a GlobeMed at Howard University alumnus currently enrolled at Oxford, shared about how he discovered his passion for global health. “When you walk through the communities that I’ve come from and worked in, you see a lot of health issues" he said. "It’s so important to have Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and people of color, in particular, at the heart of the global health movement."

Over the next quarter, we'll be hard at work to bring you more stories that highlight the students, alumni, and community partners that work hard every single day to advance health equity.

We also want to hear from you, our supporters, who make all of this work possible. Say hi to us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Partnerships Team on the road visiting chapters!
Partnerships Team on the road visiting chapters!
Featured alumna Desi Hartman during GROW in Kenya
Featured alumna Desi Hartman during GROW in Kenya
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Ines Siepmann and Edwin Wetoyi during GROW 2017!
Ines Siepmann and Edwin Wetoyi during GROW 2017!

Happy New Year! 2017 proved to be an exciting year, and we are incredibly proud of all that we have accomplished.

"GlobeMed is a network of people who work together. We are bound by the promise to ask what's possible with imagination, rather than what is possible within the bounds of what has already been imagined." - Kaleigh Post, GlobeMed at Lawrence University

As we head into 2018, our network comprises: 

  • Over 2,000 active members at 60 university chapters across the United States, and our newest pilot chapter at the University of Rwanda in Kigali.
  • A robust network of over 4,000 alumni. These courageous and values-driven individuals lead from every sector, position, and corner of the world.
  • Over 50 grassroots organizations partnered with us to improve health outcomes in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
  • Our staff and fellows at Global Headquarters in Evanston, IL who provide strategy, continuity, and stability so that GlobeMed continues to grow and prosper.
  • Our highly skilled, and insightful Board of Directors and a Global Advisory Council, who guide the organization with commitment.
  • YOU, our supporters, who have provided over $10 million to support our programs and help develop the next generation of global health leaders!

Our annual report highlights the stories of our network, and gives insight into the variety of programs we can offer because of your support.

Thank you, once again, for another incredible year. As we look towards 2018, we will continue to lean into our Leadership Practices and develop stronger partnerships in the pursuit of health equity. 

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GROW Interns Elena & Ifeoma with Sumaiya in Uganda
GROW Interns Elena & Ifeoma with Sumaiya in Uganda
Students & alum of Northwestern, our first chapter
Students & alum of Northwestern, our first chapter
Our awesome board members Paurvi (chair) and Roopa
Our awesome board members Paurvi (chair) and Roopa

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Leaders from our newest chapter, GlobeMed at UIC!
Leaders from our newest chapter, GlobeMed at UIC!

Since our last update, we have been working hard to plan the new academic year, and develop a new five-year strategy. As we evolve, and the answers to challenging questions sometimes elude us, we have remained grounded by one of six GlobeMed Leadership Practices: SEE POSSIBILITY.

SEE POSSIBILITY is a reminder that in all people and situations, we [must] see the ability to learn, connect, and contribute to positive change. Here are some reflections.

Learn

In August, we hosted the Leadership Institute, which brought together over 120 students from 59 chapters. Every year, LI serves as an opportunity to connect with chapter leaders who sustain powerful partnerships with grassroots organizations all over the world.

GlobeMed’s success, or at least part of it, lies in our emphasis on reflective listening and responsive leadership. As we see our network expand every year, LI is an opportunity to reflect on our legacy and the lessons we have learned along the way, so that we can be better informed to build a stronger network of global health leaders. 

Connect

A sign of GlobeMed’s progress is increasing alumni engagement. GlobeMed was born because a group of students decided to challenge the status quo in the field of global health in 2006. Similarly, a larger group of students has decided to continue that work - even after graduating - a decade later.

The inaugural Alumni Digital Retreat, hosted in September, put the spotlight on an Alumni Association settling into its next mission, and taking practical steps to work together towards a common vision. We are incredibly excited to support their efforts and see GlobeMed leadership in practice through them.

Contribute

GlobeMed's next decade is bound to bring new challenges, but we believe that communication and collaboration will bring bountiful new possibilities. In anticipation of the upcoming Giving Season, stay tuned for stories from students, alumni, and partners about how GlobeMed has helped them become conscious and courageous leaders.

If you want to act now, please forward this update to a friend and encourage them to give to GlobeMed. Every new monthly donation made tomorrow, October 5th, will be matched 100%.

We are excited about the new year, and thank you for continuing to be a champion for global health leadership! 

Abim, photo by the GlobeMed at USC GROW team
Abim, photo by the GlobeMed at USC GROW team
"What does having a GOOD conversation feel like?"
"What does having a GOOD conversation feel like?"

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