Dr. Catherine deVries, President and Founder of IVUmed, said, "Verathon has made a contribution that goes well beyond the monetary value of their generous grants. The medical instruments they donate bring a new level of care to patients in underserved areas. The residents they sponsor gain experience in new surgical environments. And as world citizens, the local and visiting doctors gain mutual understanding and lifelong partnerships in patient care."
In 2010 Verathon sponsored Christopher Welty, MD (University of Washington) who traveled to India and Jim Hotaling, MD (University of Washington) who traveled to Uganda.
"My trip to Kampala, Uganda, to work with Dr. Stephen Watya was life-altering in a number of ways," said Dr. James Hotaling, who was sponsored by Verathon. "Nothing really prepared me for my experience at the Mulago Hospital. I was able to get an excellent sense of what life and work are like and some of the limitations there. I would highly recommend this experience to any of my colleagues."
In 2011, IVUmed will send teams to Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Mozambique, Vietnam, the Palestinian West Bank, and more. In 2010, IVUmed sent teams to countries including India, Mozambique Swaziland, Senegal, Uganda and Vietnam.
NOTE: If you are a Urology resident and are interested in applying for a Traveling Resident Scholarship, please visit the IVUmed Web site, www.ivumed.org and contact IVUmed directly for details on applications and due dates.
About Verathon Inc.
Verathon® designs and manufactures reliable, state-of-the-art medical devices and services that offer a meaningful improvement in patient care to the health care community. The company's noninvasive BladderScan® instrument is a standard of care for portable ultrasound bladder volume measurement. The brand is found in over 60 countries in Urology
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