Doctors Without Borders
The UC Berkeley Chapter of Doctors Without Borders, in support of the international Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders organization, works with developing communities that are threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe to improve their quality of life through ensuring greater access to medical aid. Through direct service, education, and collaboration with various parties, Berkeley DWB aims to engage UC Berkeley students in a growing movement for global health. Furthermore, Berkeley DWB aspires to instill a lasting responsibility and commitment to global health among members of the Cal community and empower students to carry out this commitment in their personal and professional lives as prospective medical doctors.
More information about some of our future endeavors.
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders
Initiative to Deliver Emergency Medical Aid
We work directly with impacted communities to echo the values of the international MSF/DWB organization. While not medical professionals, we make financial contributions to MSF to demonstrate our resounding solidarity in the face of issues regarding global health, access to medical aid, and relief for impoverished demographics.
Initiative to Combat Malaria in Africa
Emeryville, CA and Kenya
We are currently in the process of collaborating with directors of the NGO Zagaya* to organize a project to fundriase for and spread awareness regarding the prevalence of malaria in African countries, specifically Kenya. This project will involve guest speakers affiliated with Zagaya, including UC Berkeley Bioengineer Jay Keasling, who recently synthesized an antimalarial drug. Ultimately, we hope to travel to Africa to dispense this new drug, educate ourselves about medical conditions within the locality, and take all that we learn back to campus. *Médecins Sans Frontières does not actively endorse nor financially back the philanthropic efforts of Zagaya.
Learn more about some of our potential interests and undertakings by engaging with these videos, articles, and other forms of social media.
PayPal links to various worthy causes endorsed by Students Supporting Doctors Without Borders at Berkeley. Give as you please!
Students Supporting Doctors Without Borders
Coming soon! Donate directly to our student fund! Tax deductibility code pending. EIN: 46-3528105
In the future, Laila aspires to combine her interests in neuroscience, global health, and medicine to someday be an MD with Doctors Without Borders! E-mail her at email@example.com
Carmen hopes to someday be an OB/GYN and work with Doctors Without Borders to elevate global standards for women's health and access to medicine! E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research & Development Co-Chair
Amisha is a senior double majoring in Nutritional Science and Sociology. She wants to pursue an MD-PhD so she can use emerging knowledge in metabolism to improve medical treatments for chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, obesity and neurodegenerative disorders. Throughout her career as a physician-scientist, she would also like to improve access to healthcare and nutrition education for socio-economically disadvantaged people. E-mail her at email@example.com.
Research & Development Co-Chair
Justin is a senior studying economics with an emphasis on international development. He aims to use his experiences with DWB toward a career in research, finding solutions in agriculture, finance, and public health. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A long time MSF enthusiast, Christophe is a fourth year Molecular and Cell Biology major who is currently working in UC Berkeley Professor Dr. Harris's lab, which has collaborated with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health to collect samples from a cohort study of 4,000 children in order to acertain the most effective public health measures to treat the dengue virus. E-mail him at email@example.com.
Priyanka is a fourth year Molecular and Cell Biology/Public Health double major. She co-founded India Smiles, a global health initiative created to fight the current and rising problem of poor oral health and nutrition in India, through Big Ideas at Berkeley. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Security & Logistics Chair (Graduate Co-Chair)
Oscar is a neuroscientist at UC Berkeley. He studies post-traumatic epilepsy and is helping design a treatment for epilepsy to help victims of traumatic brain injuries. After his surgical residency, Oscar will join the ranks of MSF to care for survivors of armed conflicts. Outside of the lab, Oscar has raised 4 lions and is on a first-name basis with a beautiful 30-year-old African elephant! E-mail him at email@example.com.
Finance & Fundraising Co-Chair
A perpetual dreamer who has traveled to ten countries, Neve would like to combine her avid interests in medical science and public health to earn her MD/MPH and work for a global health organization. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Relations Co-Chair
Shannon aspires to fuse her interests in toxiciology, pharmaceuticals, and adolescent medicine to someday become a Pediatric Dermatologist and work as an MD with Doctors Without Borders! E-mail her at email@example.com.
Public Relations Co-Chair
Lili is a fourth year at UC Berkeley double majoring in French and Integrative Biology. She spent Spring semester of 2013 in Paris and fell in love with the city! Fun Fact about her: she can speak Farsi, but can't read or write it (although she hopes to be able to one day!). E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life fascinates Anshal. It never ceases to amaze him how organisms adapt, think, and thrive in such unimaginable ways. In particular, Anshal is intrigued by the brain and hopes to study its intricacies in order to become a wiser, more effective neurosurgeon. E-mail him at email@example.com.
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