Global Health Initiative Symposium
The Eighth Annual Global Health Initiative Symposium on April 18, 2013, featured Chuck Dietzen, M.D., founder and president of Timmy Global Health, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to expand access to health care in the developing world, while empowering students and medical professional volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges. A pediatric rehabilitation specialist, Dietzen started his commitment to serve the medically underserved in 1992 when he traveled to the former Soviet Union, followed by trips to Haiti in 1993. His work in global medicine took off after he travelled to India in 1997 and 1998 on various orthopedic missions, where he worked alongside Mother Teresa. He returned to the United States with a vision to found Timmy Global Health and encourage future medical professionals to also be future humanitarians. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University in 1987, and completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University
of Alabama in 1991.
Proceeds from the event will be used to assist medical students in traveling to underdeveloped countries.
Winners of the photo contest held in conjunction with the 2010 GHI Symposium are shown below.