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Volunteer Spotlight: Gerson Bernhard, MD


Dr. Bernhard had a private rheumatology practice, and also developed a rheumatic disease division in a medical school at Marquette (now Medical College of Wisconsin).  He has always been involved with academia, training residents and fellows. Dr. Bernhard left Wisconsin to go to California when the Mills Peninsula Hospital recruited him to develop a rheumatology program.…

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Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2017


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Video: The MAVEN Project Volunteer Experience


Watch this short video to meet some of our physician volunteers and hear them describe how easy and rewarding it is to volunteer with The MAVEN Project!


(video courtesy: Hindsight Media)

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Meeting a Need: Teledermatology in Lynn, Massachusetts


Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) – one of MAVEN Project’s original pilot sites – recently acquired a grant to offer a new teledermatology services to its patients, through a service called 3Derm. This asynchronous technology remotely provides dermatologists with the same information they would normally rely upon during an in-person visit.…

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athenaGives calls all nonprofits transforming healthcare


Excerpt from athenaGives calls all nonprofits transforming healthcare from LinkedIn Pulse:


By Gemma McFarland, athenaGives

athenahealth has a lofty goal of helping healthcare work as it should, but we can’t get there alone. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the continuation of our athenaGives annual grant cycle for 2017. We’re looking for innovative nonprofits across our networks who are transforming the health of our communities – those addressing the social determinants of health and increasing access to care, ensuring that no population is left behind.

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Video: MAVEN Project sits down with The NonProfit World


Watch the May 4, 2017 NonProfit World episode on The MAVEN Project:

featuring Lisa Shmerling – Executive Director, Andy Lobb – Director of Programs, and Dr. Lisa Levine – Chief Medical Officer

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Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2017


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Video: The MAVEN Project – New England Serves


In their series “New England Serves” NBC Boston featured the work our volunteers are doing to improve access to specialist care for patients in Massachusetts and around the country. Watch the entire clip here:

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A network of volunteer retired physicians are serving the community. For information or to volunteer, visit: www.mavenproject.org/get-involved/.…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Debra Cohen, MD


Dr. Debra Cohen, pediatric endocrinologist, has been actively providing direct-to-patient video consultations since November 2015.

How did you first hear about and get involved in telemedicine?

I learned about The MAVEN Project from an article in the San Francisco Chronicle in June of 2015 and contacted the staff in July. That started some conversations with Lisa Shmerling, who is a superb articulator of the vision of the project.…

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Giving Back


Excerpt from Giving Back: Telemedicine volunteer opportunity for newly retired, semi-retired DOs from the American Osteopathic Association:


Looking for a way to stay engaged in medicine? The MAVEN Project connects volunteer physicians with community health centers.

In states like California, where there are many Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), defined by the government as a population-to-provider ratio of at least 3,500 to 1, community health centers are working to improve access to health care for patients who receive Medicaid benefits or are uninsured.

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