Weekly Newsletter 10/14

1. Participate in clinical research uptown for just four hours and receive $130 and a picture of your brain!
2. Tomorrow 6:15pm in Heymen center: “Prescribing Stories: Reading and Discussion with Physician Authors Chris Adrian and Terrence Holt”
3. Tomorrow 8:15pm in Hamilton 302: first regular Active Minds meeting of the semester
4. Tuesday 7:30-8:45pm, Broadway: Lamda Pi Chi Sorority: “Step Up and Speak Out”: HIV/AIDS Awareness Event
5. Tuesday 7pm 6th floor IAB: Table for Two is hosting a dinner and discussion about social entrepreneurship and innovation in addressing nutrition and food security issues
6. Friday 12-1:30pm: LionPAC is hosting an event “Saving Lives, Rebuilding Futures: a panel colloquium on disaster relief and rehabilitation in Haiti and Somalia”
7. HEART (Health Education & Resources for Teens) is looking for volunteers! They teach health education and nutrition curriculum to 6th graders at local public high schools
 
BIOETHICS: Mondays from 8:30-9:30pm in HAMILTON 401
GLOBAL HEALTH: Mondays from 9:00-10:00pm in HAMILTON 401
PUBLIC HEALTH: Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00 in HAMILTON 302
WOMEN IN MEDICINE: Wednesdays from 9:15-10:15 in HAMILTON 408
 
1. Dear Students in American Medical Students Association,
 
We are researchers here at Columbia—a graduate student, a psychology professor, and a sociology professor—collaborating on a project that involves Columbia student groups like yours. By participating in this research, American Medical Students Association can help us discover how our brains understand the social world! 

Participants will be paid $130 and receive a picture of their brain. The study is split into two sessions (each ~2 hrs) that involve looking at pictures of people and answering questions (in the brain scanner for part of the second session). 

 
American Medical Students Association members who might be interested in participating should respond here. As we can only choose several student groups to participate, our selection will be based on group response rate – the more responses we receive from your group, the more likely you’ll be selected!
Sincerely, 
Noam Zerubavel, Kevin Ochsner, Peter Bearman
 
2. Tomorrow 6:15pm in Heymen center: “Prescribing Stories: Reading and Discussion with Physician Authors Chris Adrian and Terrence Holt”. 
 
For more information, visit the event website
 
3. Come to the first regular Active Mindsmeeting of the semester on Monday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 p.m. in Hamilton 302
 
Active Minds is a national organization that aims to increase student awareness of mental health issues and eliminate the stigma surrounding depression. The Columbia chapter is still relatively new, so now is an exciting time to get involved, and new members are always welcome and encouraged! The theme for Monday’s meeting is Suicide and College Students. We will discuss not only suicide prevention but also what people say when they talk about suicide – the backlashwe have had on campus, stigmastereotypes, and so on. Then, we’ll also get an update on the latest happenings with the Send Silence Packing Active Minds tour, a program involving the public display of 1,100 backpacks, representing the 1,100 college students who take their lives each year. So come to the meeting (Oct. 15 at 8:30 p.m. in Hamilton 302) to see how you can get involved with one of our many ongoing projects for the semester and help with breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health!
 
Can’t make the meeting? E-mail Sam Keller atsjk2174@columbia.edu for more information! You can also visit the national website at www.activeminds.org.
 
4.“Step Up and Speak Out”: HIV/AIDS Awareness Event, Tuesday 10/16, 7:30pm-8:45pm, Lerner Broadway Room

Come join Las Hermanas of the Beta Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. for a great discussion on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino community. We will discussing the role culture plays into this, covering topics such as Machismo and Marianismo theories as well as the intersection of other societal issues. The goal of the discussion is to make the community aware of the issues, myths, medical facts, etc. around HIV/AIDS. 

We will have a guest speaker who is HIV+ that will

 speak about his experience. There will also be a workshop on safer sex/non-violence led by our own Hermana Vivian Cortés who is a public health professional. 

**Brought to you by LPC/LPCS,I. and the Project LEAAP on NLAAD Campaign**

Co-sponsored by:
Student Organization of Latinos
Proud Colors
Men’s Peer Education
AMSA
CU Student Global AIDS Campaign
Columbia Barnard Rape Crisis/ Anti-Violence Support Center

**Refreshments and Snacks will be provided** Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/232503810209387/

 
 
Join TABLE FOR TWO of Columbia University on Tuesday, October 16th, for a dinner and discussion examining the role that social entrepreneurship and innovation plays in addressing nutrition and food security issues. We will also discuss how TABLE FOR TWO-funded initiatives are improving children’s nutritional intake and local agricultural sustainability. 

Speakers will include: 
- Becky Straw, co-founder of the Adventure Project which funds social enterprises in developing countries in the areas of agriculture & cooking. 
- Fumi Tosu, co-president of TABLE FOR TWO US
   A and SIPA alumnus (MDP ’10)

We will be serving a healthy TFT dinner catered by TFT partner, BentOn.
Doors open at 6:30pm and the event will begin at 7pm. 
The event will be on the 6th floor of the International Affairs Building.
Tickets are only $12 and include dinner and the  presentation. You can now easily register here: 

 http://itadakimasu2012.eventbrite.com/

Please refer to our Facebook page and post any questions you may have http://www.facebook.com/events/469280616449522/

6. Saving Lives, Rebuilding Futures: Humanitarian Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation

When: Friday October 19, 12:00-1:30 PM

Where: 606 West 115th Street: Rennert Auditorium, The Kraft Center

What: Learn about humanitarian efforts worldwide! get involved in the field! This panel brings together two global health experts who work the worldwide field intensively. Isaac Kreiss, General of the Israel Defense Force’s Medical Corps. led his country’s field hospital mission to post-earthquake Haiti. His team was the only one in Haiti that was able to deliver surgical medical care on the island, and their work was featured in USA Today. In the past General Kreiss has worked in Macedonia with Kosovo refugees.  We will also hear from Professor Alastair Ager of the Mailman School of Pubilc Health. Professor Ager spends his summers abroad working with refugees for clinical population studies, among relief and rehabilitation efforts. Most recently he has focused on Somalian refugees in Ethiopia.

Refreshments and snacks will be served. 

Sponsored by LionPAC @ Columbia, Students for Human Rights, GlobeMed, JGH, & AMSA.  Contact: Daniel Cohen, dec2131@columbia.eduLink to the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/354937737924644/

7. Volunteer for HEART! 
 
HEART (Health Education and Resources for Teens) teaches a health education and nutrition curriculum to sixth graders at local public schools. We are a small organization, so all volunteers are welcome and encouraged to help design the curriculum and offer suggestions for improvement. We spend the fall semester training one hour per week and we begin teaching in the spring semester (one 45 minute session per week). We teach in pairs and work with the same class for a ten week period. It’s a great way to build relationships with a group of kids while giving them information they might not receive at home. Please email cp2431@barnard.edu if you are interested!

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