CU AMSA Weekly Newsletter 3/4/13-3/10/13

1. WiM Medical Student Panel, Wednesday, 9PM, 411 Kent

2. Columbia P&S “Doctors of the Dark Side” Screening & Dinner, 6 PM on Tuesday, March 12th, Hammer 401

3. Multicultural Business Association presents “Science and Tech in NYC”, 8PM on March 7, Hamilton 717

4. Shaping the Brain: How Genes, Emotions, and the Arts Influence Perfception, 6PM, Tuesday, March 12th  1161 Amsterdam Ave, The Italian Academy

5. Gap Year Panel, Monday March 4th, 6PM, 401 Lerner Hall

 

 

And in other news…

In Medical First, a Baby With H.I.V. Is Deemed Cured

 

 

BIOETHICS: Monday 9-10, Hamilton 407

GLOBAL HEALTH: Monday 9-10, Hamilton 318

PUBLIC HEALTH: Wednesday 9-10, Hamilton 509

WiM: Wednesday 9-10, Kent 411

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1. WiM Medical Student Panel, Wednesday, 9PM, 411 Kent

CU AMSA Women in Medicine is hosting a panel with several current medical students. We will have representatives from both Columbia and Yale Medical Schools, including graduates from Columbia Undergraduate Programs. Please join us in what will be a wonderful and informative discussion. Bring your questions too! There will be a Q&A following the panel discussion. Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

2. Columbia P&S “Doctors of the Dark Side” Screening & Dinner, 6 PM on Tuesday, March 12th, Hammer 401, RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PCxw9wa4WMdpi3ICWDDEfW2uBVsS4ruimVw4MYwhJbo/viewform?sid=4b5a696d156d2749&token=Zig49DwBAAA.NPMFHUd80dJLcLz2mA_wgQ.3Vc1ya_eQrcTiweCt_TSUA&pli=1

Along with AMSA, Forum for Global Health, Film Society, and IHO, the Physicians for Human Rights student group is hosting a screening of the documentary, “Doctors of the Dark Side,” which investigates the critical role of physicians in detainee torture. We have an amazing panel lined up with the director of the documentary, Martha Davis, acclaimed psychologist, Dr. Lifton, and Director of Trauma and PTSD at NYSPI, Dr. Neria. We are opening this event up to other Columbia schools and NYC med schools and hope it will be a large event. Dinner will be served.

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 12th, 6pm in Hammer 401 and RSVP at the link below as soon as you can to ensure space.

(https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PCxw9wa4WMdpi3ICWDDEfW2uBVsS4ruimVw4MYwhJbo/viewform?sid=4b5a696d156d2749&token=Zig49DwBAAA.NPMFHUd80dJLcLz2mA_wgQ.3Vc1ya_eQrcTiweCt_TSUA&pli=1) as soon as you can to ensure space.

Click for trailer (http://www.youtube.com/embed/cI-i5b_YpN4?rel=0)

3. Multicultural Business Association presents “Science and Tech in NYC”, 8PM on March 7, Hamilton 717

The event will be focused on opportunities in science and tech companies in the New York City area. NYC is often seen as an unfit location to start a career in science. However, the City has been making an active effort to change this image and to foster a distinct community within the science and engineering sectors. 

We will be hosting a panel of speakers to discuss the opportunities in the city for the scientifically-minded as well as the unique challenges that NYC firms face in these sectors.

Speakers include:
-Dr. Carol Lin, Director of Biotechnology Programs, Columbia University
-Jerry Korten, Executive in Residence, Columbia University
-Jared Green, Senior Project Manager, Langan Engineering

 

4. Shaping the Brain: How Genes, Emotions, and the Arts Influence Perfception, 6PM, Tuesday, March 12th  1161 Amsterdam Ave, The Italian Academy

 

A dialogue with professors Frances Champagne, Kevin Ochsner, and David Freedberg.

“The brain shapes how a person sees the world, but what shapes the brain?  In this dialogue between neurobiologist Frances Champagne, psychologist Kevin Ochsner, and art historian David Freedberg, the panelists will explore the contributions of genes, emotions, and the arts in shaping our individual experiences.  In this evening together, these experts will discuss how diverse influences of our everyday lives shape how we perceive the world.  By recognizing and evaluating these influences, audience members will come away with a deeper understanding of the inner workings of their brain.”

The program is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30. Reception to follow. Space is limited. Please RSVP at http://shapingthebrain.eventbrite.com

 

5. Preprofessional Advising Office’s Event: Gap Year Panel  – Monday, March 4th, 6pm,401 Lerner Hall

 

Please register here: http://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/get.php?vt=detail&id=64307&con=embedded&br=dsa2009

 

Are you considering taking a gap year or years before going on to medical school?  Are you unsure of what you might do?  Come hear from a panel of alumni who are either now in medical school or soon to be going.  Learn a little about how they spent a year or more after Columbia and listen to their thoughts on the value of taking this time and having these experiences.  The following alumni will be joining us

 

Ana Cisneros CC 11 Biology major

Ana is currently in the application process for medical school.  She has several acceptances and is awaiting more decisions in the coming weeks.  Ana spent time between college and medical school working full-time as an asthma educator at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center University Hospital of Brooklyn at Long Island College Hospital.

 

Wei-Jen Hsieh CC 08 Biology major

Wei-Jen is currently a 2nd year at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Before entering in 2010 she spent two years teaching 9th grade in a public school here in NYC. 

 

Rina Mauricio CC 09 History major

Rina is currently a 3rd year medical student at NYU School of Medicine.  After graduation from Columbia Rina spent a year working as a Clinical Research Assistant with Dr. Michelle Warren in the OB/GYN department at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia. 

 

Alex Rosen CC11 Economics major

Alex is currently a 1st year medical student at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  After graduation from Columbia Alex spent part of the summer working at a lab at Duke Medical Center and then in the fall he went to France to teach English to French high school students. 

 

Raphy Rosen CC11 Concentration in Religion and Computer Science

Raphy is currently a 1st year student at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.  After graduation from Columbia Raphy spent the the first part of the summer in the former Soviet Union working at summer camps and the latter part of the summer volunteering at a health clinic in Uganda.  He then returned to the US and spent the year teaching at a private Jewish high school. 

 

Jenny Ruiz SEAS 11 Biomedical Engineering

Jenny is currently a 1st year student at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.  After graduation from Columbia Jenny returned to her native California and spent the year serving in a local public school as a City Year corpsmember.

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