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Students take medical trip

A new medical brigade will make its inaugural journey to the Dominican Republic Jan. 11 to 19, taking much-needed basic healthcare to rural communities.

The Boise State team is one of the newest collegiate chapters of TIMMY Global Health. Megan Spurny, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Respiratory Care, College of Health Sciences, is the faculty adviser and will lead the brigade that includes two respiratory care students, three pre-medical students, one kinesiology/biomechanics student and one bilingual education student. They will partner with a national team of physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses who frequently work with TIMMY chapters to fully staff the trip.

Student Camille Stover spearheaded formation of the chapter after traveling with a TIMMY chapter in August. She is serving as president of the Boise State group and student Ryan Calfi is serving as trip leader.

The group is collecting adult, children and prenatal vitamins to take on the trip. Donations can be dropped off at Health Sciences Riverside Room 206.