Where Are They Now?: Volunteer Alum Mike Joannides Leads Pre-Med Club in UK!

December 7th, 2011

Editor’s Note:  Mike Joannides volunteered at Children’s from 2008-2010, and is currently in medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada.  Mike is enrolled in the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program (KBTGSP), which allows students to spend their medical school years studying in two different locations:  Newcastle, UK, and Grenada, a beautiful island in the Caribbean.  You can learn more about the KBTGSP here, and more about Mike in an earlier blog post!

Huge kudos to volunteer alum Mike Joannides, currently serving as chair of the KBTGSP Paediatrics Club at St. George’s!  Mike was featured in St. George’s medical gazette this week for his work with the club, specifically in presenting a check for £676 ($1061 in U.S. dollars!) to the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Foundation, the body that supports childhood cancer research in Newcastle.  This sum was raised through the efforts of the Paediatrics Club and Global Scholars Medical Society.

Here is a link to the full article.  Thanks, Mike, for keeping us posted on your life, and for continuing to support children’s cancer research outside of Children’s Hospital!

Mike (R) presents the club's donation to Professor Josef Vermoor.

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