The Galichia Institute for Gerontology and Family Studies is designed to provide: increased understanding and response by students to the needs of seniors; greater awareness by society of the needs of an ever-expanding elderly population; better -prepared students to serve society, with understanding of programs for children and the elderly; support for families raising children and coping with elderly relatives; continued growth of research and information concerning aging issues; national attention for professional activities; improved care for rural and urban elderly; expanded understanding of intergenerational relations; and educational programs to families that will enrich the lives of aging family members. Recent programs include the Personal Actions to Health (PATH), a demonstration program on senior health issues, funded by the Kansas Health Foundation.
Joseph P. Galichia, MD, FACC is President of the Executive Committee. The Afghanistan World Foundation (AWF) origins trace to December 1979 when Sonia Nassery fled to the United States from Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion. After establishing herself, Sonia wrote an appeal to President Ronald Reagan, who invited her to the White House to discuss the Afghan-Soviet War. Initially, Sonia’s activism was directed at organizing Congressional testimony resulting in the arming of Commander Ahmad Massoud’s Northern Alliance Freedom Fighters, an indigenous Afghan resistance movement, with Stinger missiles to resist the Soviet invasion. After the Soviet withdrawal in February 1989, Sonia turned to the needs of her devastated country and especially the Afghan refugees, millions of whom were living in crowded camps in the countries bordering Afghanistan. Her efforts resulted in raising millions of dollars to aid to the Afghan refugees and the construction of needed health facilities and services in the camps. In recognition of her charitable work for Afghan refugees, she was awarded a Peace Medal in the early 1990s at the United Nations in New York.
Founded in 1933, Newman University is grounded in Catholic values and traditions, yet is respectful of all faith traditions. At Newman you'll find people, programs, organizations and activities designed to educate your mind and inspire your spirit. The main campus is located in Wichita, Kansas with outreach sites in Southeast Kansas, Western Kansas, Colorado Springs, Colorado. and Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Newman is a sponsored ministry of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, United States Region.
Joseph P Galichia, MD is proud to serve on the Board of Trustees of Newman University.
At its founding, Wichita Grand Opera became the first professional opera company in the state of Kansas. From our home at the Century II Performing Arts Center in downtown Wichita, we create inspirational productions of great works of art to enrich our community. We strive to develop artists, programming, and activities to carry the artistic vitality of opera forward into the 21st century.
Joseph P Galichia, MD serves on the Executive Board of Directors.
Following her family tradition of supporting education in Kansas, Joseph P Galichia, MD's daughter Stephanie serves on the Board of Directors for Rainbows United.
Rainbows United, Inc. was founded in 1972 as a developmental training center for children with severe, multiple disabilities who were ineligible for special education services provided through the public schools. In the 1970's, when legislation required public schools to provide services to all children of school age regardless of their disability, Rainbows began focusing on delivery of early intervention services to children below school age.
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