NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Global Health Organization (GHO)

Mission: The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Global Health Organization is a student group that primarily aims to raise awareness about and help students get involved in health issues across the globe. Under the guidance of Dr. Michael Passafaro, the group helps interested students stay up to date on current affairs in global health and sponsors faculty and guest speaker lectures on tropical medicine/infectious disease and emerging health issues and threats. Additionally, the club organizes donation drives for underserved communities, hosts events to discuss cultural considerations in medicine, and serves as a forum in which students can learn about working and studying abroad in the global health field as a medical student and/or professional.

National Organization: No national organization

Our Chapter: No information provided


Member Position Email
Kishi Patel President kpate126@nyit.edu
Yana Kryvokhyzha Vice President ykryvokh@nyit.edu
Rebecca Tamarkin Secretary rtamarki@nyit.edu
Jonathan Katz Treasurer jkatz06@nyit.edu
Jasmin James Fundraising Coordinator jjames13@nyit.edu
Media Coordinator
Nicholas Koroneos 2nd Year Representative nkoroneo@nyit.edu
2nd Year Representative
1st Year Representative
Dr. Michael Passafaro Adviser mpassafa@nyit.edu


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AMSA and GHO get Lost in Translation

On February 7, AMSA co-sponsored a meeting with GHO, featuring a talk on cultural competency by Dr. Zehra Ahmed. Health disparities exist both on a global level, as well as within our nation’s health care system. Despite health care providers’ best intentions, we continue to see racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in medical care. One […]

GHO Movie Night

On Thursday, November 17th GHO Movie Night was held at the Mollie Rogers Auditorium in the evening. The award winning documentary, “Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders”, was screened. The film is a raw and real depiction of the dilemmas facing MSF staff in the field and the toll their work can take […]

The 13th Annual International Seminar and Poster Session at OMED

By: Piyal Alam, OMS-II The scope of international medicine is highly diverse and extensive. This was put on full display at the Bureau on International Osteopathic Medical Education and Affairs (BIOMEA) Seminar in this year’s Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Fl. The seminar showcased unique presentations from several highly distinguished osteopathic physicians.  Dr. […]

GHO T-Shirt Design Contest Winner

On Wednesday, October 19th GHO announced the winner of its T-Shirt Designing Competition-Sherene Riley, OMS-I.  Sherene’s design will appear on the 2011-2012 GHO T-Shirt. In addition she will receive a free one-year subscription to the Global Health Magazine. T-Shirts will be distributed to all new members free of charge once they are available. GHO members […]

GHO: Q&A Session with Ghana and El Salvador teams

At the second GHO meeting of the year, which took place on Tuesday September 20th, 2011, students that participated in the Certificate in Global Health Program over the summer shared their experiences with NYCOM’s  1st and 2nd year students during an interactive Question and Answer session.  Students that attended the meeting also had an opportunity […]

GHO at the Activities Fair and the First Meeting

The GHO would like to thank all the students that showed up to their table during the Activities Fair to make it a great success. At this event, students received a chance to learn about the unique global health opportunities offered here at NYCOM. The first GHO meeting took place on August 23rd, at the […]

SGA Activities Fair

Make a Difference, Get Involved! The SGA Activities Fair is a great way for students to learn more about the active organizations present on the NYCOM campus.  Each organization will have its own table where students can sign up to become members or inquire about organization activities that take place throughout the year.  The Activities […]

Mission to Ghana

Through the NYIT Center for Global Health, several NYCOM/NYIT students went on a 3 week Global Health Fieldwork trip to Oworobong, Ghana. Our primary affiliate for this trip was the Jesse M. Rohde Foundation at the Oworobong Clinic. At this point, it is a child and maternal care clinic, which has been in development for […]

Mental Health Counseling is Available to all NYITCOM Students

Confidential mental health and professional counseling is available to all NYITCOM students to assist them in coping with the stresses of medical school. Counseling services are available through the NYITCOM Academic Health Care Center and the NYIT Counseling and Wellness Center. A. NYITCOM’s Academic Health Care Center provides mental health counseling services. Students can schedule […]


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