Lunchtime Series: Dr. Chuck Radis, Making a Difference on a Shoestring
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About The Event
Join us as Dr. Chuck Radis explores how a small non-profit fosters self-reliance in the UN Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Uganda. The Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, originally established in 1990, was re-opened in 2014 during the South Sudanese emergency and now hosts almost 60,000 refugees. The majority of refugees are from South Sudan, with a small number from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Sudan. To learn more about Kiryandongo, please read the UNHCR's January 2018 report.
As always, this series is free and open to the public. Suggested donation for $10 for nonmembers. Please feel free to bring your lunch to eat during the presentation.
About the Speaker
Dr. Radis is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2013 his non-profit, the Maine-African Partnership for Social Justice partnered with the Massachusetts General Hospital in a program in South Sudan to improve infant and maternal mortality. His educational programs in South Sudan have included the training of well-pump technicians, a First-Aid program for remote villages, and a refresher course for traditional birth attendants. With the instability in South Sudan, he has shifted the focus of the Maine-African Partnership for Social Justice to the UN Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda where many of his friends in South Sudan have fled.
Dr. Chuck Radis is a graduate of Bates College and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed his internship and internal medicine residency at Brighton Medical Center. Early in his career, he was an island doctor, providing primary health care to the islands of Casco Bay in Portland, Maine. After a fellowship in Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Pittsburgh, he joined Rheumatology Associates, where he practiced for 22 years.