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Ukrainian Fellows of the Harvard Scholars at Risk (SAR) Program Speak about Healthcare Challenges in Ukraine as the War Continues

February 10, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A pair of hands in blue surgical gloves cradles a hear in the colors of the Ukrainian flag against a light blue background.

Join this event hosted by the Harvard Scholars at Risk (SAR) Program, Heal Ukraine Group (HUG), and the Global Medical Knowledge Alliance (GMKA) in collaboration with Harvard Medical School affiliated physicians and scientists.

Ukrainian clinicians participating in the SAR program at MGH and BWH currently, will discuss their work in healthcare in Ukraine, the needs of the country’s healthcare system and ongoing challenges.

Panel of Visiting Scholars:

  • Sofiya Hrechukh, MD Psychiatry; Lviv; BWH
  • Vadym Vus, MD Family Medicine; Rivne Oblast; MGH
  • Ali Dzhemiliev, MD General Surgery; Crimea/Kyiv; BWH
  • Veronika Patsko, MD Oncology; Kyiv; MGH
  • Inesa Huivaniuk, MD Surgical Oncology; Kyiv; BWH


  • Mark C. Poznansky, MD, PhD; Director, Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center, MGH; HUG Co-Founder; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Nelya Melnitchouk, MD, MsC; Colorectal Surgeon, BWH; Assistant Professor of Surgery, HMS; President and Co-Founder, Global Medical Knowledge Alliance

You may join in person or virtually via Zoom.

February 10th, 2023

12:00pm – 1:00pm ET

O’Keeffe Auditorium at Mass General Hospital

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The Scholars at Risk Program at Harvard has been the largest, most vigorously active, and most successful program of its kind in the country, and perhaps in the world. A member of an international network of participating universities, Harvard SAR has provided sanctuary to dozens of professors, lecturers, researchers, artists, writers, and other intellectuals who are at risk. The risk may be related to the scholar’s work, but it may also be a consequence of the scholar’s ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political opinions. By supplying ten-month or year-long academic positions to excellent and accomplished scholars in need, Harvard SAR helps scholars to escape dangerous conditions and to continue their important work. Most fellowships are awarded for the upcoming academic year, but SAR at Harvard does accept emergency applications whenever possible. FXB Director of Research, Jacqueline Bhabha, JD, MSc, is Co-Chair of the Scholars at Risk Committee.


February 10, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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