International Services and Outreach

Committee Co-Chairs:
Lefko Charalambous, ltc7@duke.edu
Syed Adil, syed.adil@duke.edu
Rashi Vora, rvora193@gmail.com

This is a new (or reinvented) committee dedicated to raising awareness and funds for disasters around the World (which includes the U.S.!) We're currently in the development process, and looking hard for dedicated support! If interested, please email redcrossduke@gmail.com

Our main work has been in the measles initiative--we're working with members of the American Red Cross, as well as graduate students, to work on stopping the measles epidemic--learn more about this at http://www.measlesinitiative.org/
We have also worked with one of Duke's own central players in the Measles initiative: Samuel Katz, MD--co-developer of the modern measles vaccine.

March 3 2015: A talk hosted by Duke Red Cross with Dr. Katz about his measles work

Members of the International Services/Outreach Committee with Dr. Katz and ARC representatives

In the fall of 2010, we partnered with Triangle Youth Ballet to raise funds for the measles initiative--for every ticket purchase with DUKE listed as the promotion code, $1 was donated to the initiative.  Read about the production and collaboration here: http://dukechronicle.com/article/triangle-youth-ballet-dances-dracula