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Dentist needed for mission, research trip to Haiti

Denver—International Medical Relief, a charitable organization that provides medical care to underserved and vulnerable people around the world, seeks a dentist to provide dental care and to assist in a research study to identify new strains of malaria during its upcoming mission trip to Haiti July 2-10.

Volunteers will treat patients in street clinics, displaced persons camps and remote villages. IMR has been on the ground in Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake struck.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Henry Ford Health System just received approval to conduct a research study to identify new strains of malaria in Haiti. Medical personnel will draw blood samples from the dental patients and bring them back to a U.S. team of researchers who will evaluate them and compile study data.

The volunteer dentist will be asked to provide a $2,050 donation to IMR, and IMR will make all arrangements for the volunteer’s stay, including transportation, visas, translators, clinic set up and accommodations. The donation covers airfare, ground transport, lodging, meals, supplies, and other miscellaneous expenses.

To apply, email Karla Prentiss, karlap@internationalmedicalrelief.org or call Shauna King, 1-970-635-0110 as soon as possible. To learn more about IMR, go to www.internationalmedicalrelief.org or view the profile on the ADA International Volunteer webpage http://internationalvolunteer.ada.org.