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Ross Burandt

Hello! I am Ross, founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board for Med Ed Materials. This organization started when I was a first year medical student and I was listening to a lecture where a physician talked about how low income and uninsured populations do not have many relevant educational materials. I thought I would never have time to do something like that. The more patient encounters I had, the more I realized a resource like Med Ed Materials was sorely needed. I decided to enlist a friend and we made about ten posters and realized that this idea could really take off. After many long hours, Med Ed Materials became a registered non-profit in the state of Illinois and a few days later we started web development. Now as of 2023 we have grown exponentially:  we became a registered 501c3 non-profit corporation, launched an iOS app, and partnered with local clinics. I can't thank our team enough for all the hard work they put in. Feel free to reach out personally to ross.burandt@mededmaterials.org if you are interested in working with our organization.

Abigail Thompson

I am Abigail Thompson, the Treasurer and Chief Content Creator for Med Ed Materials. I earned my B.S. in Biochemistry from Indiana University Bloomington and my M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Indiana University School of Medicine. I am now a D.O. student at Midwestern University. I grew up in rural Indiana and saw first-hand the opportunities for materials like those we produce to positively affect people’s lives. My job is to research topics that are helpful to our target audience to produce appealing, concise, and easily consumable documents.

Keon Karimabady

Hello, my name is Keon Karimabady, Chief Operating Officer of Med Ed Materials. I graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 2017 with a B.A. in Neuroscience and am now a fourth year medical student at Midwestern University. I was an EMS Crew Chief at Vassar College and subsequently became a teaching assistant in the anatomy and physiology departments at Midwestern University before joining Med Ed Materials. As Chief Operating Officer I develop community partnerships and implement special projects such as monthly tabling sessions in local food pantries.

Scott Kahle

My name is Scott Kahle. I am from Whitefish, Montana. I graduated from Carroll College in Helena, Montana in 2018 with a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with an emphasis in math. I am a commissioned officer in the United States Navy Medical Core going to medical school on the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). As a D.O. student at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine I am pursuing a career in family medicine with the intention of returning to Northwest Montana to practice. As a board member of Med Ed Materials I will be focusing my efforts on helping expand our impact to the Western United States in doctor’s clinics, schools, and public spaces.

Dakota Busch

Hello, my name is Dakota Busch. I am from West Harrison, Indiana, and I enjoy being outdoors and forming meaningful connections with others. I currently am interested in emergency medicine, and am elated to be a member of the Med Ed Materials board.

Michelle Lu

My name is Michelle Lu. I am about to graduate with my B.S. in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University, and will be attending the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in the Fall. I am currently interested in studying Forensic Pathology and becoming a medical examiner. I had the pleasure of interning for Med Ed in the Summer of 2023, and it was such a rewarding and fun experience! As a board member, I strive to continue contributing to a cause I am passionate about: improving health literacy in low income and disadvantaged communities.

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Organizing Documents

We are a registered 501c3 corporation in Illinois, United State. We operate based on an organizing document made available for the public to view. Out last year's budget is also made availiable for the public to view.

Privacy Policy

Med Ed Materials built the Med Ed Materials website and app as a free app. This service is provided by Med Ed Materials at no cost and is intended for use as is.

 

This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service.

 

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which are accessible at Med Ed Materials unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

 

Information Collection, Use, and Analytics

 

We do not collect any identifiable personal information on our website or application. The Med Ed Materials website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Alphabet, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. To learn more about how Google processes your web data visit: 

 

https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

 

Log Data

 

We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we may collect data and information (through third-party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.

 

Cookies

 

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory.

This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third-party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You will have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device if they are used. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.

 

Service Providers

 

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Service;

  • To provide the Service on our behalf;

  • To perform Service-related services; or

  • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

We want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to their Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

 

Security

 

We value your trust in providing us your Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

Links to Other Sites

 

This Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

 

Children’s Privacy

 

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. We encourage all children to never submit any personally identifiable information through the Application and/or Services. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce this Policy by instructing their children never to provide personally identifiable information through the Application and/or Services without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personally identifiable information to us through the Application and/or Services, please contact us. You must also be at least 16 years of age to consent to the processing of your personally identifiable information in your country (in some countries we may allow your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf).

 

Changes to This Privacy Policy

 

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

This policy is effective as of 2022-04-04

 

Contact Us

 

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at general@mededmaterials.org.

 

Terms and Conditions

 

By downloading or using the app, these terms will automatically apply to you – you should make sure therefore that you read them carefully before using the app. You are not allowed to copy or modify the application, our disclaimer, or our trademarks in any way. You’re not allowed to attempt to extract the source code of the app, and you also should not try to translate the app into other languages or make derivative versions. The app itself, and all the trademarks, copyright, database rights, and other intellectual property rights related to it, still belong to Med Ed Materials.

 

Med Ed Materials is committed to ensuring that the app is as useful and efficient as possible. For that reason, we reserve the right to make changes to the app or to charge for its services, at any time and for any reason. We will never charge you for the app or its services without making it very clear to you exactly what you’re paying for.

The Med Ed Materials app stores and processes personal data that you have provided to us, to provide our Service. It’s your responsibility to keep your phone and access to the app secure. We therefore recommend that you do not jailbreak or root your phone, which is the process of removing software restrictions and limitations imposed by the official operating system of your device. It could make your phone vulnerable to malware/viruses/malicious programs, compromise your phone’s security features and it could mean that the Med Ed Materials app won’t work properly or at all.

 

You should be aware that there are certain things that Med Ed Materials will not take responsibility for. Certain functions of the app will require the app to have an active internet connection. The connection can be Wi-Fi or provided by your mobile network provider, but Med Ed Materials cannot take responsibility for the app not working at full functionality if you don’t have access to Wi-Fi, and you don’t have any of your data allowance left.

 

If you’re using the app outside of an area with Wi-Fi, you should remember that the terms of the agreement with your mobile network provider will still apply. As a result, you may be charged by your mobile provider for the cost of data for the duration of the connection while accessing the app, or other third-party charges. In using the app, you’re accepting responsibility for any such charges, including roaming data charges if you use the app outside of your home territory (i.e. region or country) without turning off data roaming. If you are not the bill payer for the device on which you’re using the app, please be aware that we assume that you have received permission from the bill payer for using the app.

Along the same lines, Med Ed Materials cannot always take responsibility for the way you use the app i.e. You need to make sure that your device stays charged – if it runs out of battery and you can’t turn it on to avail the Service, Med Ed Materials cannot accept responsibility.

 

With respect to Med Ed Materials’s responsibility for your use of the app, when you are using the app, it’s important to bear in mind that although we endeavor to ensure that it is updated and correct at all times, we do rely on third parties to provide information to us so that we can make it available to you. Med Ed Materials accepts no liability for any loss, direct or indirect, you experience as a result of relying wholly on this functionality of the app.

 

At some point, we may wish to update the app. The app is currently available on iOS – the requirements for the system(and for any additional systems we decide to extend the availability of the app to) may change, and you’ll need to download the updates if you want to keep using the app. Med Ed Materials does not promise that it will always update the app so that it is relevant to you and/or works with the iOS version that you have installed on your device. However, you promise to always accept updates to the application when offered to you, We may also wish to stop providing the app, and may terminate use of it at any time without giving notice of termination to you. Unless we tell you otherwise, upon any termination, (a) the rights and licenses granted to you in these terms will end; (b) you must stop using the app, and (if needed) delete it from your device.

 

Changes to This Terms and Conditions

 

We may update our Terms and Conditions from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Terms and Conditions on this page.

These terms and conditions are effective as of 2022-03-13

 

Contact Us

 

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Terms and Conditions, do not hesitate to contact us at general@mededmaterials.org.