Kaimas Grant 2024

Global Health Programs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine (UACOM) are privileged to announce that the Kaimas Foundation has generously awarded a grant of $25,000 for the purpose of student and resident travel to the Office of Global and Border Health. This is the second gift they have given in the past few years.

The Kaimas Foundation was founded in 2008, with a mission to benefit underserved populations, both internationally and domestically, through innovative and pragmatic philanthropic investment. The principles behind the foundation are that in order to affect lasting and effective change throughout the world, it is vital to invest in projects that have either a long-term educational impact or apply pragmatic or innovative solutions to long-standing problems. In other words, "small solutions to big problems."  (Kaimas.org) The award is divided into two portions: the first is $20,000 to assist medical students in the Global Health Distinction Track in travel for their studies. The Kaimas Foundation also generously donated $5,000 to assist residents with their travel and living expenses in international locations. We are excited that UArizona Global Programs will be able to continue to assist resident physicians in their pursuit of global health training.

The Kaimas Foundation money will allow medical students to see the similarities and differences in health care between low-or-middle income countries (LMICs) and the United States, and between medically underserved and medically well (adequately) served areas within Arizona and the United States. The resident physicians work and bring their training to the host institution, while learning different methods of diagnosing and treating conditions that they encounter and bring back new knowledge and ways of thinking to their programs at UACOM. The intention is for a mutually beneficial relationship as UACOM extends its footprint throughout the world.

The Office of Global and Border Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine extends their sincere gratitude to the Kaimas Foundation for their generous grant and ongoing support of University of Arizona's Global Health Programs.