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  • Empathy Is Key: Charity Hospital Founder Talks Street Medicine and Helping the Homeless

    As a doctor, Sergey Ievkov worked with critical-condition infants. But four years ago, he quit his job and quite literally took to the streets – to help the homeless, who are otherwise nearly unable to receive qualified medical assistance. This was the origin of Charity Hospital (Благотворительная больница), a project staffed by 100+ volunteers, doctors, paramedics, and medical students who help homeless people by treating injuries, distributing medicine, and giving vaccine shots. This October, the project’s team organized an event during which they provided patients with cataract and glaucoma screenings, as well as eyeglass prescriptions. We spoke to Sergey about street medicine, personal choice, empathy, and staying involved when others look the other way.


  • Healthcare for International Students in Russia

    Health and well-being are not something that we are ready to leave to chance – it’s always better to come prepared and stay assured that you know what to do in case you catch a flu or feel unwell during class. Here are some must-know tips for any international student at ITMO.


  • ITMO Researchers’ Project Named Top Innovative Product by St. Petersburg Committee for Science and Higher Education

    A project by ITMO University’s SCAMT Industrial Lab has been named the winner of the 2019 St. Petersburg Competition of Best Innovative Projects in Science and Higher Education. The awards ceremony took place as part of the 12th St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum. The winning project, First Aid, is an innovative treatment for post-surgery scarring, stretch marks, cuts, and burns for patients of all ages. The project is being developed by the Master’s and PhD students of ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster. Olga Sokolovskaya, the head of the project, spoke with ITMO.NEWS about this invention, results of the team’s research, and their future plans.