Category: Health in the News

Webinar Recording White Coats for Black Lives Available Now

Greetings,

On Thursday, November 5, 2015, the GSA-Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA) hosted an informative webinar on the#WhiteCoats4Black Lives (WC4BL), a medical student-run organization receiving national attention for their support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

The recording for that webinar is available now and can be accessed at https://www.aamc.org/members/gsa/446682/whitecoatsforblacklives.html

To access additional archived GSA webinars, visit https://www.aamc.org/members/gsa/learningopportunities/427068/archivedwebinars.html

Best Regards,
Lisa J. Jennings, M.A., M.Ed.
Senior Specialist, Diversity Constituent Services
Group on Student Affairs and Student Programs
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
2450 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
Office: 202-862-6289
Email: Ljennings

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Webinar Recording White Coats for Black Lives Available Now

Greetings,

On Thursday, November 5, 2015, the GSA-Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA) hosted an informative webinar on the#WhiteCoats4Black Lives (WC4BL), a medical student-run organization receiving national attention for their support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

The recording for that webinar is available now and can be accessed at https://www.aamc.org/members/gsa/446682/whitecoatsforblacklives.html

To access additional archived GSA webinars, visit https://www.aamc.org/members/gsa/learningopportunities/427068/archivedwebinars.html

Best Regards,
Lisa J. Jennings, M.A., M.Ed.
Senior Specialist, Diversity Constituent Services
Group on Student Affairs and Student Programs
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
2450 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
Office: 202-862-6289
Email: Ljennings

Mini-Med 2015 Programs on YouTube & UWTV

In case you missed or want to watch a second time…enjoy!!

Here is the link to access the Mini Med 2015 playlist on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLP3KAwfEjgkbLMguMzT4rfUMTrt6M0p1

Airtimes for UWTV are:

Scalpel. Clamp. Sutures. What does it take to become a surgeon? Part 1

Thu, April 16 @ 7:00pm

Mon, April 20 @ 3:00pm

Tue, April 21 @ 7:00am

Thu, April 23 @ 8:00am

Scalpel. Clamp. Sutures. What does it take to become a surgeon? Part 2

Thu, April 23 @ 7:00pm

Mon, April 27 @ 3:00pm

Tue, April 28 @ 7:00am

Thu, April 30 @ 8:00am

Depression and anxiety – What your neighbors (and society) are not talking about Part 1

Thu, April 30 @ 7:00pm

Mon, May 4 @ 3:00pm

Tue, May 5 @ 7:00am

Thu, May 7 @ 8:00am

Depression and anxiety – What your neighbors (and society) are not talking about Part 2

Thu, May 7 @ 7:00pm

Mon, May 11 @ 3:00pm

Tue, May 12 @ 7:00am

Thu, May 14 @ 8:00am

The healthy brain – Live smart and stay sharp at any age Part 1

Thu, May 14 @ 7:00pm

Mon, May 18 @ 3:00pm

Tue, May 19 @ 7:00am

Thu, May 21 @ 8:00am

The healthy brain – Live smart and stay sharp at any age Part 2

Thu, May 21 @ 7:00pm

Mon, May 25 @ 3:00pm

Tue, May 26 @ 7:00am

Thu, May 28 @ 8:00am

Tackling twin epidemics: New innovations to fight obesity and diabetes Part 1

Thu, May 28 @ 7:00pm

Mon, June 1 @ 3:00pm

Tue, June 2 @ 7:00am

Thu, June 4 @ 8:00am

Tackling twin epidemics: New innovations to fight obesity and diabetes Part 2

Thu, June 4 @ 7:00pm

Mon, June 8 @ 3:00pm

Tue, June 9 @ 7:00am

Thu, June 11 @ 8:00am

Tackling twin epidemics: New innovations to fight obesity and diabetes Part 3

Thu, June 11 @ 7:00pm

Mon, June 15 @ 3:00pm

Tue, June 16 @ 7:00am

Thu, June 18 @ 8:00am

First Responders – Saving lives when minutes matter! Part 1

Thu, June 18 @ 7:00pm

Mon, June 22 @ 3:00pm

Tue, June 23 @ 7:00am

Thu, June 25 @ 8:00am

First Responders – Saving lives when minutes matter! Part 2

Thu, June 25 @ 7:00pm

Mon, June 29 @ 3:00pm

Tue, June 30 @ 7:00am

Thu, July 2 @ 8:00am

One Health: Animals, humans and the environment Part 1

Thu, July 2 @ 7:00pm

Mon, July 6 @ 3:00pm

Tue, July 7 @ 7:00am

Thu, July 9 @ 8:00am

One Health: Animals, humans and the environment Part 2

Thu, July 9 @ 7:00pm

Mon, July 13 @ 3:00pm

Tue, July 14 @ 7:00am

Thu, July 16 @ 8:00am

New Naturopathic Licensure in Colorado

The AANMC is enthralled to announce a new state added to the list of 
states that license and recognize naturopathic physicians!
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper paved the way for naturopathic 
doctors (NDs) to become an essential part of the state health care 
system by approving a measure requiring naturopathic doctors to obtain a 
license to practice medicine. The bill, which goes into law in January 
of 2014, will make Colorado the 17th state to require licensure for NDs.
We were already planning a prospective student forum in conjunction 
with our annual conference in Keystone, Colorado on July 13, 2013. Now 
there is even more reason for celebration.
Please feel free to join us or send interested students.
http://www.aanmc.org/register/forum2.php?forum=112
In health,
Dr. Jo
JoAnn L. Yanez, ND, MPH
Executive Director
Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges
www.AANMC.org

Major research news out of UW

Dear All — Researchers Jared Baeten and Renee Heffron with the UW’s International Clinical Research Center have an observational study of 3,800 couples in Africa published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases that shows women using hormonal contraception –such as a birth control pill or a shot like Depo-Provera – are at double the risk of acquiring HIV, and HIV-infected women who use hormonal contraception have twice the risk of transmitting the virus to their HIV-uninfected male partners.
Major news outlets- BBC, NPR, New York Times, CBS, NBC, Humanosphere, L.A. Times, The Guardian, Voice of America, and others – are reporting on the findings.
Here’s an excerpt from the New York Times story posted last night (Oct. 3) http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/04/health/04hiv.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=p ambelluck> “Contraceptive Used in Africa May Double Risk of H.I.V.” on the health implications in Africa where injectable hormones are very popular:
“The best contraception today is injectable hormonal contraception because you don’t need a doctor, it’s long-lasting, it enables women to control timing and spacing of birth without a lot of fuss and travel,” said Isobel Coleman, director of the women and foreign policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. “If it is now proven that these contraceptions are helping spread the AIDS epidemic, we have a major health crisis on our hands.”
##### The International Clinical Research Center, part of the UW Department of Global Health, is conducting multiple clinical trials in Africa related to the prevention of HIV and is expanding the University of Washington’s capacity to conduct pre-eminent biomedical prevention and research in infectious disease prevention.
Bobbi Nodell
Communications Manager
University of Washington Dept. of Global Health
206.271.1429 l bnodell l www.globalhealth.washington.edu