Professional Development

  • Annual healthcare student scholarship program, ongoing
  • Annual ICPD continuing education lecture sponsorship, ongoing
  • Social networking and community building, ongoing
  • Mentorship program, ongoing
  • Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine program, ongoing
  • Symposium at MIT, October 2023
  • COVID training lectures, 2020-2021
  • Internal medicine capacity building program for Armenia and Arstakh, pilot program
  • Donation of subscriptions for Dynamed and UpToDate to the Republican Scientific and Medical Library, 2021-2023
  • Support of SIATA Stroke Centers in Armenia, ongoing
  • Support of anesthesia residency training for Artsakh-based physician

Community Healthcare

Humanities and Medicine, ongoing 

  • Exploring the role of humanities in medical practice and medical education.

Art and Medicine

  • Worskhop   Museum of Fine Arts,  Boston    2018
  • Music and Medicine , June 2021  virtual program exploring the “Healing Power of Music.”
  • Literature and Medicine  April 2023
    Guest Speaker, Peter Balakian.
    In collaboration with National Association of Armenian Studies and Research
  • Webinars on public health topics, including COVID-19, ongoing
  • Healthcare Fair, May 2022 – in partnership with the City of Watertown and Mt. Auburn Hospital
  • Annual Blood Drive, ongoing
  • Program on health benefits of Meditation  and Labyrinth walking,  in collaboration with the Armenian Heritge Park,  March 2021
  • Establishment of the AAMA Healthcare Advancement Grant Program, ongoing
  • Networking socials, quarterly
  • Lectureships and Symposia featuring established leaders in healthcare and research, and rising stars, ongoing


Humanitarian Support

  • Medical supply delivery in collaboration with Partners for World Health, 2021
  • Establishment of a hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chamber treatment program at Mikaelyan Institute of Surgery  in Yerevan, ongoing
  • Durable medical equipment donations to various hospitals in Armenia and Artsakh, 2020-22
  • Oxygen concentrator program for elderly homebound patients, 2020-21
  • Various COVID donation programs and shipments of supplies, 2020-21
  • Placement of internal medicine and subspecialty physicians in regions of Artsakh, ongoing
  • Major donor to the establishment of a modern oxygen generator plant at the Alikhanyan Laboratory in Yerevan, 2021

Completed Projects in Armenia

  • Hired a part-time representative to support our projects in-country 
  • Built strong relationships with the Ministry of Health and local NGOs
  • COVID supplies to four major hospitals in Yerevan (masks & cannulas of various types)
  • High-volume oxygen concentrators to nursing homes in Gyumri and Vardenis
  • 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment for two hospitals
  • Support for Armenian soldiers and families via durable equipment to several hospitals (x-rays, c-arms, anesthesia machines, orthopedic devices, braces)
  • Major supporter of the new oxygen generator at Alikhanyan National Laboratory “So that the people of Armenia will never again be short of Oxygen”
  • Key organizer of rehab conference / training workshops; Telemedicine sessions between the US / Armenia
  • In-home oxygen concentrators program (20 units)  – Shoonch
  • Medical missions by AAMA members / Individual traveler program
  • Subscriptions to DynaMed and UpToDate for the Medical Library, NIH, and two other hospitals
  • DNA Forensics Kit and supplies – to identify remains of our warriors

Completed Projects in Artsakh

  • Built relationships with the Ministry of Health and local NGOs
  • Wide range of durable medical devices:
    • Digital radiography X-ray machine; portable ultrasound unit, anesthesia machines, vital sign monitors, pulse oximeter, blood pressure monitors, defibrillators, EKG units, C-arm w/table, ventilators, orthopedic hardware/dermatomes, wheelchairs, etc.
  • Fully equipped operating room
  • Pallets of COVID supplies and PPEs
  • 80 oxygen concentrators and ancillary supplies
  • Medical missions by AAMA members / Individual traveler program

Representative Ongoing and Future Work

  • Complete HBO installation and training in Artsakh
  • CME programs including work with ICPD (PROJECT COST $10,000)
  • Grant Program
    • Tufenkian Foundation “Artsakh Combat Casualty Care” to provide training in Artsakh for triage and emergency care for combat injuries in order to minimize trauma and reduce casualties  [$10,000]   
    • Viva Charity Foundation “Prenatal Screening” to provide prenatal genetic screening for mothers of all ages residing in the Shirak Marz [$5,000]   
    • Program expanded for next year (4 grants totaling $50K, one each at $5K, $10K, $15K, and $20K)
  • Opportunities for US-based Armenian healthcare students to undertake training in the Marzes (Lori), supported by and in collaboration with COAF medical facilities [$25,000]
  • Annual scholarships for healthcare students
  • Inaugural Healthcare Innovation and Research Symposium 

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