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2009 Honor Air

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WiRED founding board member, Dr. Richard Gilbert, is a World War II veteran who recently enjoyed an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC. to see the WWII Memorial. Rotarians, who supported the formative work of WiRED in the Balkans and Central America, are sending vets on similar trips to Washington from all over America.

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WiRED releases two videos

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There’s a saying that those who like films and sausages should never see how they’re made. A lot more happens behind the scenes than is readily visible. At the risk of wrecking the magic, we’d like to share a little about what went into the two video introductions now posted on the WiRED and ITN websites.

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Kosova Hosts Landmark International Medical Conference

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When Zgjim Limani, MD, a physician specializing in ear, nose and throat (ENT) medicine, and his colleagues wanted to put together an international medical symposium in Prishtina, Kosova, they asked if WiRED could help arrange a teleconference from the United States. Dr. Limani had worked with WiRED in the past and knew about the newly formed International Telemedicine Network (ITN).

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WiRED receives Berkeley Public Health Hero Award

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The University of California, Berkeley, recently selected WiRED International as the School of Public Health’s 2009 Organizational Public Health Hero. Berkeley recognized WiRED for “its achievements in using information technology to provide up-to-date health education and medical information to individuals in developing, post-conflict, and isolated regions of the world.”

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WiRED receives grant from the Medtronic Foundation

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In January, WiRED International received a $50,000 grant from the Medtronic Foundation to support organizational elements of the International Telemedicine Network (ITN). The ITN is a consortium of 13 medical schools, teaching hospitals, research institutes, and non-profit organizations partnering to improve world health by providing medical education to healthcare communities in developing regions of the world.