Honors Alumna helps create TeleHelp Ukraine, a telehealth resource for Ukrainian citizens who lost access to healthcare
Sol Savchuk, a UIC and Honors College 2018 graduate and is currently at Stanford Med, helped create TeleHelp Ukraine, a non-profit organization that provides Ukrainians with medical services through free telemedicine consultations. Savchuk can be seen explaining TeleHelp Ukraine’s main missions and goals in a video located here which describes how she and others have mobilized a team of physicians from the U.S. and other countries (NOTE: video language is in Ukrainian).
Savchuk had fled to the U.S. alone from Ukraine in 2014 to seek asylum. In 2016, she enrolled as an Honors College student at UIC while working almost full time. As a student, she majored in neuroscience and assumed leadership roles in organizations like TEDxUIC and the Society for Future Physicians. She also worked in research labs. One at UIC explored psychology-related topics of cognition and language. Another at Northwestern University focused on brain cancer and glioblastoma.
To read more about Savchuk’s trajectory, please read UIC Today’s 2018 Inspiring Grad article. To learn how to help or receive services from TeleHelp Ukraine, please visit the TeleHelp Ukraine website.