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Jul 26, 2011

The Econ Experience

Hello everyone!  Before I begin my post this week, I would like to reintroduce myself.  I am a rising sophomore at Columbia University studying economics and political science, two fields I believe will enhance my understanding of global health.  However, I have discovered that economics has its risks.  This spring, I had an incredibly moving experience.  On the last day of class, my economics professor walked into the room and […]

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Jul 25, 2011

Partner Selection Process

Back at GlobeMed HQ in Evanston, Evan R and I are hard at work evaluating the Partnership Proposals we received from 27 local health organizations we found through our Partner Search Fellowship.

We have also had the opportunity to talk with GlobeMed’s current class of Chapter Founders. As this blog has highlighted, they are an incredible group of individuals.

Many of the founders have asked […]

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Jul 22, 2011

GlobeMed celebrates Jon Shaffer’s leadership and begins the search for its next Executive Director

Jon Shaffer has announced that he will step down as Executive Director of GlobeMed on July 31st. “I feel privileged and honored to have been a part of this amazing organization and to have worked with incredible students, grassroots health organizations, and leaders in the field to make a difference in people’s health and lives and contributing to development of young people into lifelong leaders […]

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Jul 19, 2011

Value at Every Tier of Leadership

GlobeMed’s organizational structure is based on a partnership model in which university chapters are paired with a grassroots organization internationally or domestically. To better understand how value is being added to each component of this non-profit, I have revised a preexisting diagram shown in my Marketing 337 class (taught by Dr. Walls) and reapplied the concepts to the structure of GlobeMed.

In the original diagram […]

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Jul 14, 2011

The Partnership Perspective

One of the most common responses from any GlobeMedder about why they are attracted to GlobeMed is hearing them enthusiastically ramble on about the inspiring, passionate, and caring people that they meet. This influential list most often includes the young students at various universities across the nation, the awesome alumni in graduate school or working in non-profit organizations, the crazy-cool staff members at the National […]

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Jul 13, 2011

Nut-rients Foundation, directed by GlobeMed Alum Mark Arnoldy, hosts Peanut Butter Ball in Boulder

Peanut butter = Delicious. Nutritious. Effective solution to severe pediatric malnutrition.

Mark Arnoldy, GlobeMed alumni and founder of the CU Boulder chapter, is hoping to harness this equation to create change in the lives of thousands of Nepal’s children. All while being allergic to peanut butter.

His mission started with a severe allergic reaction to peanut butter while in Nepal. Unable to access the necessary […]

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Jul 12, 2011

What Can I Bring to the Table?

As a business major (Marketing) at the McCombs School of Business, there are certain concepts that are reinstated in every course that I have taken. These concepts revolve around maximizing profit potential, decreasing expenses and increasing revenue for a firm. As supposed future CEO’s and CFO’s, we are trained to analyze how we can yield high earnings for our respective companies. Generally, product and service based […]

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Jul 8, 2011

Welcome our Newest Intern, Meghan Kennedy!

Meghan Kennedy from UCLA is the last intern to arrive here in Evanston, and we are so excited to welcome her to the National Office!! It will be great having all of the incredible summer interns working together at last. Here’s her official introduction…

My name is Meghan Kennedy and I am a rising senior at UCLA, studying biology and anthropology. I have been involved […]

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Jul 7, 2011

The Idea of Agency

Accidents happen.  As someone with no balance whatsoever, I know this more than anyone.  But accidents do not always have the negative outcomes they are commonly associated with.  I think in those instances, the accidents turn into luck.

I joined GlobeMed by accident.  And I mean it, a complete accident.  It was the first month of freshman year and, like Nick, I was looking for a good pre-med club.  I saw […]

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Jul 5, 2011

Why Would I Care?

About a year ago, that was my response to the idea of volunteering my time to help other people. All throughout high school, my motivations for volunteering were not necessarily sincere. I was involved with numerous volunteer organizations, but I did not find any underlying purpose for helping those in my community.

Moreover, I wondered why I would ever want to help or donate […]

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