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GE approves Medical Imaging Partnership for matching employee donations
General Electric has added Medical Imaging Partnership to the list of approved US charity organizations for matching employee contributions. This means, all donations to MIP by GE employees will be matched by the company.
The GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program supports GE employees and retirees in their personal philanthropy and fundraising efforts. This involves matching individual contributions of $25 or more to social services, disease research, environmental organizations, hospitals, museums, public and private schools, colleges and universities, and more. Today, the Matching Gifts Program continues to serve as an important element of the GE Foundation portfolio, with gifts matched in 2010 totaling $38 million.
Many thanks to Brian Mceathron, MIP board member and General Manager of GE Imaging Ultrasound, for making this happen.
MIP Hosts Advisory Board Dinner Meeting in Chicago
MIP Hosts Advisory Board Dinner Meeting in Chicago Using the annual RSNA convention as an ideal backdrop, Dr. Vikram Dogra, MD hosted an MIP advisory board dinner meeting at the Khyber Pass Restaurant in Chicago on December 2nd 2010. Speaking informally to a diverse group of renowned radiologists, imaging specialists and radiology student interns from several countries -- Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Mexico, Sri Lanka and the U.S., to name a few -- Dr. Dogra talked passionately about MIP's mission, and how its modest resources and activities helped bring quality diagnostic healthcare services to the underserved populations of Uganda as well as an earthquake-ravaged Haiti in 2010. Dr. Dogra also took the opportunity to lay out an ambitious agenda for MIP in 2011 and beyond, which includes diagnostic imaging equipment donation and education/training programs in Tanzania, Bosnia/Herzegovina (Sarajevo) and South Africa. Dr. Dogra noted that while MIP was still in its infancy as a progressive non-profit entity, it has the potential, given the collective expertise and leadership of its global advisory network, to evolve into a premier diagnostic imaging education and training facility in the years ahead. "There is a tremendous need for diagnostic imaging machines and trained imaging specialists worldwide," Dr. Dogra said. "I truly believe that MIP can help make a difference in this vitally important area of patient care in many of the poorest countries".
Vikram Dogra with Nand, Macros, and Denial from Mexico at the MIP Board of Advisors Annual Meeting in Chicago 2010.
Nand Kumar-Executive director of Medical Imaging Partnership in descussion with Brain McEthron a trustee of Medical Imaging Partnership and also its Secretary.
Dr. Dogra with Professor Aslan Bilici, vice director of Dicle university at Diyarbakir, Turkey.
Q&A with Vikram S. Dogra, MD - Author of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
Thieme Medical Publishers
November 17, 2009
Thieme author Vikram S. Dogra, MD, has received a lifetime membership to the Turkish Radiological and Ultrasound Societies for his dedication to promoting medical education in Turkey. He is the first person to be distinguished with this honor in the history of either society, both of which were founded in 1924. >> See Full Article
Regards from El Salvador, Central America
Our Association is full of thanks to MIP for the incredible opportunity to access "The Clinics". We are a small group which serves all the country with limited resources. There are 60 radiologists in a 6 million people's country. We're trying to cover the speciality in the best way we can, with institutional and private practice, and teaching Radiology Residents. >> See Full Letter
Medical Imaging Partnership in an effort to promote "better health through Imaging", training and education donates 10 subscriptions to an on line access www.theclinics.com portal. This portal will provide access to 57 medical journals including Ultrasound Clinics and Radiology clinics of North America. This has been made possible through the efforts of Barton Dudlick and Elsevier Science. The 10 countries to receive this are: Chile, El-Salvador, Egypt, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Libya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Tunisia. See Testimonial
Re: Recommendation on the Support for Kabanga Hospital
July 8, 2009 Letter from Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kigoma
We are continuously getting good news through the correspondence between you and Sr. Henriette Mavakure,the Matronof
Kabangahospital. We thank you very much for the machine which is being manufactured for the respective hospital. >> see full article
April 21, 2009 Democrat and Chronicle
When Dr. Vikram Dogra, a University of Rochester Medical Center radiologist and professor, lectured at a medical conference in Uganda two years ago about ultrasound imaging, he learned that the clinicians from sub-Saharan Africa had just started using the technology. >> see full article
Uganda Visit Inspires Ongoing Contribution
January 2008 RSNA News
WITH JUST A dozen or so radiologists serving a population of 27 million people with limited, 15- to 20-year-old equipment, physicians in the east African country of Uganda clearly have their work cut out for them. >> see full article