Tag Archives: AMSA

Bioethics at the Pediatric Bedside, Round III

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The wonderful Swetha Mummini ’14:

Dr. Rauch, a pediatric hospitalist, returns to campus this spring to facilitate another lively conversation about some of the difficult ethical concerns physicians face in daily practice, inviting you to think through with him some challenging cases. Snacks provided and all are welcome.

Dr. Rauch is Associate Director of Pediatrics at Elmhurst Hospital, a NYC public hospital, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Wesleyan and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the editor, along with Dr. Jeffrey Gershel, of Caring for the Hospitalized Child, recently published by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine.

This event is part of the Reality Check series, presented in a partnership between AMSA and the Career Center.

Date: Thursday, March 27th
Time: 6:30pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 115
Cost: Free

Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive

From Kirby Sokolow ’14:

Wesleyan AMSA will be holding a registration drive for the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry! Every four minutes, one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Seventy percent of all patients who need a transplant don’t have a matched donor in their family. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry® to find a match to save their life.
Joining the registry is only paper work and a cheek swab– no bone marrow donations will be taken at the drive.
You can find out what it means to join the registry by stopping by the drive and you can find additional information on the Be the Match website!
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer but cannot attend
the meeting, feel free to contact Kirby Sokolow at asokolow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Swetha Mummini at smummini[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Meeting

From Swetha Mummini ’14:

Interested in medicine? If you’re premed and want to create health-related events on campus and in the greater Middletown community, stop by AMSA’s meeting on Thursday. We will be discussing upcoming plans for the semester and brainstorm ideas for future events.

Date: Sept 19
Time: 8PM to 9PM
Place: Exley 121

Volunteer Info Meeting for Bone Marrow Drive

Kirby Sokolow ’14 sends in this plea:

Wesleyan AMSA will be holding a registration drive for the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry next Friday, December 7th and is in need of volunteers! We will be holding an informational meeting on volunteering: Tuesday, December 4th at 7:15 pm in 41 Wyllys, Room 112.

Every year 10,000 patients need a marrow transplant using blood stem cells from a caring stranger. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry® to find a match to save their life.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer but cannot attend the meeting, feel free to contact Kirby Sokolow ’14 atasokolow(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112

AMSA’s First General Meeting

Alex Pogosky ’13 sends in an acronym that’s fun to pronounce:

Are you interested in medicine? If you’re pre-med and/or looking to get involved with organizing health-related events on campus and in Middletown, come to the American Medical Student Association’s first meeting this Tuesday. Find out about plans for the upcoming year and share your ideas for future events.

Date: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Place: Exley 121
Cost: Free

Bone Marrow Drive Interest Meeting

The Wesleyan American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is interested in holding a bone marrow drive on campus on December 2nd, but we need volunteers to help make it happen!  We will be partnering with DKMS, the largest bone marrow donor industry in the world, to find a match for Kara Thomas, an 18-year-old who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. If you are interested in helping out, please attend our interest meeting on Monday or, if you can’t make it, send an email to chsueh(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date:   Nov. 21
Time:   4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Place:  Exley 141

National Public Health Week at Wesleyan April 6-10

National Public Health Week 2009April 6 marks the beginning of National Public Health Week, and HealthCAN, WesPREP, ASHA, and AMSA are collaborating to hold public health-related events to raise awareness.

The purpose and goals of the broader National Public Health Week in which these groups are participating is neatly summed up on the official website:

Despite the dramatic progress achieved through a century of public health advancements — the elimination of polio, fluoridation of drinking water and seatbelt laws — our nation’s health falls far short of its potential. Our progress has stalled, and we have reached a point where we must examine our health system and the foundation upon which it stands.

We have the potential to greatly improve our population’s health in the future. By recommitting ourselves to support our nation’s public health system, we can build on the successes of the past and establish the solid foundation needed for a healthy nation.

National Public Health Week Events at Wesleyan:

Sick Around America Film Screening – An investigation into the failures of America’s health care system. Discussion will follow. (Co-Sponsored by HealthCAN)
Date: Monday April 6
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

Health and Prisons Presentation – Come hear Jamal Ahmed ‘09, Hannan Braun ‘09, and Roy Chung ’09 present on prison rape, mental health care in prisons, and the prevalence of tuberculosis in prisons.
Date: Tuesday April 7
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Usdan 110

Write to your legislator day! – We’ll have materials ready for you to write, email, or call your legislator to voice your support of immediate health reform in the US.
Date: Wednesday April 8
Time: 12:00 PM
Place: Usdan Café

Free STI Testing
Date: Thursday April 9
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Place: Eclectic

Health Policy and a Pint – This will be a session for anyone interested in health policy. We will discuss current topics in health policy and address what we, as students, can do to enact political change.
Date: Friday April 10
Time: 12:00 PM
Place: Exley 137