Weekly Newsletter 11/19-11/24: STOP AIDS & Upcoming Summer Opportunities Study Break

1. AMSA Public Health Committee STOP AIDS Informational Meeting TOMORROW (Monday) Nov, 19th, 4:30pm, Broadway Lounge! Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/138971032918615/

2. Health Leads dinner and talk with Professor Rosner Nov 19th 6pm Diana Center Event Oval 

3. Global Health Committee alternative spring break trip application

4. Event with non-profit group EcoHealth Alliance. Thursday, Nov 29th

5. AMSA holiday study break: discuss summer opportunities with upperclassmen! Tuesday, Dec 4th, 8pm in Lerner Party Space

And in other news…

check out this NYTimes article about states declining to set up health insurance exchanges.

BIOETHICS: Mondays from 8:30-9:30pm in HAMILTON 401

GLOBAL HEALTH: Mondays from 9:00-10:00pm in HAMILTON 401

PUBLIC HEALTH and WOMEN IN MEDICINE are not meeting this week.





CU AMSA STOP AIDS Informational Meeting

TOMORROW (Mon. 11/19), 4:30pm

Come attend an informational meeting MONDAY, 11/19, at 4:30PM to learn more about how you can help make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

WHAT? Stop AIDS is a program run by the Public Health division of CU AMSA. Biweekly, we take the subway to hand out informative and educational pamphlets and protection for safe sex.
There will be leadership opportunities and it is a minimal time commitment.
WHERE? Broadway Lounge
WHEN? Monday 11/19 at 4:30PM




Please join Health Leads as we host Professor David Rosner from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health on November 19th at 6:00pm in the Diana Center Event Oval. Dinner will be served!

Professor Rosner focuses on research at the intersection of public health and social history. He’ll discuss his most recent book, “Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children.” The book focuses on a Maryland court case about public health, ethical research and the conundrum that our society faces as we confront a host of new environmental threats.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/300950173351204/?fref=ts




Global Health Committee Spring Break Trip Application!


- Hands-on CLINICAL experience?

- International TRAVEL?

- NEW cultural experiences?

- Exposure to GLOBAL healthcare?

- All of the above for an extremely reasonable price?


Spend ten days in San Jose, Costa Rica this spring break, working with the non-profit organization Maximo Nivel on medical and community development volunteering initiatives. Perform triage including taking weight, height, temperature, and blood pressure, practice your Spanish, and get a hands-on look into the dynamics and challenges of healthcare in another country. Visit the nearby national parks to see rainforests and volcanoes–explore the city of San Jose and enjoy its museums, markets, restaurants, and lively nightlife!

Attached applications due November 18th, to cuglobal.health@gmail.com




Dear members of the Columbia University American Medical Student Association,

I work at EcoHealth Alliance, an NYC-based non-profit, where our programs are focused on solving issues at the forefront of conservation, environmental, and human health. I’m emailing you today because I believe you might be interested in attending a free networking event we are hosting at our offices on Thursday November 29th.

This is an ideal networking event for young professionals interested in entering the fields of conservation, environmental health, or public health, as EcoHealth Alliance’s programs focus on issues at the intersection of all three pillars. Our scientists and public health experts will be there that night to talk with you about the the different aspects of our work— we do everything from sampling for disease in the field, to working with government ministers around the world to impact public health and conservation policy.

I’ve attached the invitation, but you can also click here for the Facebook invite.

Best wishes,





Stay tuned for more information about this event. There will be seasonally appropriate snacks and you will have the opportunity to speak with upperclassmen about summer opportunities.


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