GlobeMed is a non-profit, international student-run organization that emphasizes sustainability of partnership as well as health equity. As a network, it is GlobeMed's mission to address issues of inequality and inequity around the world. In order to do this, each university chapter is partnered with an established grass-roots organization abroad, working with the partner to identify its needs and how the chapter can support them. The University of Cincinnati chapter is partnered with Social Action for Women (SAW), located in Mae Sot, Thailand. As a chapter, we aim to raise $10,000 each year to support SAW's efforts to address issues of education, access to basic and preventive health care, the rights of women and children, and minority rights for those who have crossed the border from Burma to escape severe political unrest. In Cincinnati, we also work to raise awareness of issues in our own community through our partnership with Weightless Anchor. We host a series of campaigns and advocacy events throughout the year, and one of our events has included an annual Benefit Gala, at which we bring together members of the community to discuss GlobeMed's work and raise funds.|
The evening includes a silent auction, a cocktail hour, and a keynote speaker. Last year, we were fortunate to gross over $7,000 at the event. We hope to not only raise $10,000 this year, but continue to foster partnership, collaboration, and initiatives to create health equity both in Cincinnati as well as in Thailand.
GlobeMed at UC's 10th annual Benefit Gala will be held on March 31, 2023 at the Madison Event Center in downtown Covington will feature Dr. Maria Espinola.Maria Espinola, Psy.D. is the CEO of the Institute for Health Equity and Innovation. She provides vision, leadership and strategic planning for the development and implementation of health equity initiatives in multifaceted organizations. She has a record of successful collaboration with leaders across universities, Fortune 100 companies, non-profit organizations and the three branches of government. She has been a consultant for the CDC and has served on the Ohio Commission on Minority Healths Medical Expert Panel, the University of Cincinnati Presidents Diversity Council, and the Health Policy Institute of Ohios Board of Directors. Dr. Espinola has traveled through 30 countries and recently served as an Official Delegate of the 5th Hispanic Leadership Summit at the United Nations. Dr. Espinola has received over 25 awards for leadership, health equity initiatives, innovation, and community impact, and was recently nominated as a Woman of Impact by the American Heart Association. Dr. Espinola has been featured by a wide range of media outlets, including the U.S. News and World Report, ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, Reuters Health, and Forbes Health. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University, her pre-doctoral fellowship in multicultural psychology at Boston University Medical Center and her post- doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School.
Throughout the night, community professionals and University of Cincinnati faculty and staff will also hear from Maria Bobrowski-Artola, Globemed at UC alumni. Maria Bobrowski-Artola is a former GlobeMed at UC Co-president who led the chapter through the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and served as a two-time GROW Intern with Social Action for Children and Women (SAW) as well as the Donor Relations Coordinator on the E-board team. Maria completed her Bachelors degree in Public Health, Policy, and Human Rights in 2022. Her advocacy and service efforts have been recognized through different awards. Namely, as the recipient of the prestigious C-Ring Womens Leadership Award given to a single graduating senior who has demonstrated a commitment to advocacy for women and gender minorities, as well as the Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence Recipient (given to 4 among over 7,000 graduates). She now serves as the Partnerships and Policy Manager at Vot-ER, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to integrate civic engagement into healthcare. Marias focus is on shifting the culture of healthcare through coalition building and policy advocacy.
Guests are also welcome to bid on items from a large silent auction while enjoying an open bar. Partnerships and collaboration will be created throughout the night among professionals and students alike.
The Madison Event Center (View)
740 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY 41011
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
The event will be held at the South Location.
The Madison Event Center has a parking garage where guests will have the option to park.
The Madison Event Center is handicap accessible