about me

Avi Kerendian is the Co-Founder and Program Director of GGHTx. GGHTx, also known as “Gracias” Global Health Trips, is an active public health non-profit improving global health in underserved, indigenous communities in Latin America and Uganda through community-based partnerships (CBO’s) with the end goal of fostering self-sufficiency.

Avi Kerendian – Education

Previously an EMT-B before co-founding GGHTx, Avi Kerendian graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biology and a concentration in Spanish from YU in New York. Awarded Dean’s List every semester, Avi Kerendian was also a competitive student-athlete and took part in competing on the NCAA Fencing Team (Weapon: Sabre) where he qualified for Competing in the NCAA Northeast Regional Fencing Championships. While in undergrad, Avi Kerendian was also the President of the Student Global Health Club which prompted his interest in GGHTx.

Avi Kerendian – Cancer Researcher

Before becoming the program director of GGHTx, Avi Kerendian also participated at the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) as a Neurology Cancer-Research Assistant at the renowned “Ronald Blasberg Lab.” While there, Avi Kerendian used his skills to actively contribute towards two research projects that seek to reverse the progression of tumors in glioblastoma and breast cancer in terminal cancer patients. As one of the youngest researchers on his team, Avi Kerendian successfully trained in small animal surgery and medicine.

Avi Kerendian – Co-Founder of GGHTx

Ready to connect, Avi Kerendian, Co-Founder and Program Director of GGHTx is passionate about contributing to the progress of global health, telehealth, and healthcare reform while collaborating with others who are dedicated to making a difference. Given the striking magnitude of global health challenges indigenous communities around the world face daily, Avi Kerendian, GGHTx is helping to provide access to free, quality medical care, by teaming up with local volunteer centers in developing villages throughout Latin American and Uganda.

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