The Department of Anesthesiology at the Washington University School of Medicine has established the Jennifer Cole International Initiative Endowment Fund to support the development of long-term partnerships with international teaching institutions. These mutually beneficial collaborations will hopefully have a tremendous impact on the perioperative care and medical education at these partner institutions while also providing novel opportunities as well as inspire the next generation of physicians at Washington University.
The Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine will match individual gifts of $5,000 and greater, up to a total of $250,000.
Online Giving is the easiest way to give one-time or recurring gifts, new pledges, and payments on existing pledges.
Washington University employees may contribute to the fund through both payroll and discretionary account deductions.
You can contact David Shearrer in the Medical Alumni and Development Programs at (314) 935-9693.
Our Department will be sending teams of residents, fellows, and faculty to multiple international teaching sites this upcoming Spring of 2017 including: Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala; All India Institute of Medical Sciences [AIIMS] in Delhi, India; Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital [CECH] in Blantyre, Malawi
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Faculty from the Washington University Department of Anesthesiology recently completed a rotation at our international teaching site in Ghana
An obstetric team from the Washington University Department of Anesthesiology recently completed a 4-week rotation at our international teaching site in Accra, Ghana.
The Department of Anesthesiology is committed to developing sustainable and mutually beneficial international partnerships. Its collaboration with the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and the University of Ghana Medical School will improve perioperative care in Ghana.
This philosophy of collaborating, mentoring, teaching, enabling, and empowering reflects the approach that Jennifer Cole brought to those she inspired as an anesthesiologist. Her personal interest in international medical education was well known.
To honor her memory, the Jennifer Cole International Education Initiative Endowment Fund has been established. This inspirational educator and role model for medical students, residents, and fellows will be remembered for generations through the individuals her efforts will continue to touch.
Created to provide a transformative experience for participants, the Jennifer Cole International Education Initiative offers a unique opportunity for our trainees and faculty to work closely with international colleagues on education program development and quality improvement projects. These projects could potentially have a significant impact on the quality of their training programs and clinical practice. Our international teaching sites will provide clinical rotations and novel career development opportunities for our residents and fellows.
Ellen Lockhart, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine, works alongside Divine Kwami, MD, faculty member at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. The Jennifer Cole International Education Initiative Endowment Fund promotes collaboration and the development of sustainable professional relationships between Washington University faculty and trainees and their Ghanaian counterparts at the permanent international teaching site.