Matthew Imm (Med 4)
Matthew Imm, B.S., is a fourth year medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from The College of William and Mary in Virginia. Before moving to Ohio he has been active as both a participant and a leader in global health projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. At William and Mary he was co president of SOMOS, a student organization dedicated to the establishment of sustainable health projects in Villa Mella in the Dominican Republic. Matthew’s career interests included global health education and primary care and preventative medicine initiatives in developing nation contexts.
Sara Brummel (Law 3)
Sara Brummel received a B.A. in Sociology from the College of William and Mary in 2007. She is currently a J.D. candidate at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Previously, Sara has been involved in international health service projects and research in the Dominican Republic and Honduras. Her research interests are in international development law, human rights, and children and the law. Most recently she is interested specifically in the interaction between women’s and children’s health and wellbeing in the developing world.
Jan Esker (Med 4)
Jan Esker, B.A., is a fourth year medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Univeristy of Southern Indiana with a degree in biophysics. Though she was interested in global health prior to medical school, her first work in this area was on the PODEMOS trip in the summer of 2008. Since that time she has been on two additional trips and presented PODEMOS research at two conferences. Jan looks forward to a career in primary care with a focus on global and preventative health.
Rein Lambrecht (Med 4)
Rein Lambrecht, B.S., is a fourth year medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University where she was actively involved in the student organization, Global Medical Initiative with whom she volunteered on a number of medical service trips to Latin America. At The Ohio State University College of Medicine she served as the co-president of the International Heath Interest Group and has been highly active in the development of PODEMOS. Currently she serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for PODEMOS. She is applying to a residency program in Family Medicine and plans to practice in underserved areas both in the US and abroad with a strong emphasis on women and children's health.
Stephen Morrical (Med 4)
Stephen Morrical, B.S., is a fourth year medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in biology from the Ohio State University. Through initial research, paticipation in relief trips, representing PODEMOS at several major conferences and efforts at expanding local support, Stephen has helped PODEMOS grow since its founding. He plans to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine and to be an activist for international medicine.