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posted Feb 27, 2011, 12:46 PM by Jeffrey Baitis
  1. USC Global Health Club Presentations: Alex Raffle to present!

    On February 28, 2011, we are having a student panel consisting of both undergraduate and graduate students. They will provide visuals and deliver small presentations regarding the projects they have worked on in other countries. Come joins us for the wonderful opportunity to interact with these students and ask them anything you would like to know with regards to either how to do research in other countries, what are the steps necessary to accomplish such projects, how to apply for programs that offer such opportunities, etc. Come see the diversity of interests stretching from Pharmaceutical Candidacy to Neuroscience & Economics. This event will be a great way to not only learn much more about public health and different projects of interest, but also learn from actual students who have gotten to that stage of involvement and discipline. Thus far, we are still trying to get a room. I will be sending an email later on this week about the room. However, the panel will probably start around 7:30 PM, which is not too late in my opinion, and will stretch to about 9:00 PM. Let me know if you guys have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. My email is if you need to contact me for whatever reason. Bring your friends for this wonderful event! Hope to see you all there! :)

    These are the students who are going to be part of the panel:

    Alex Chehrazi-Raffle
    , Post-Baccalaureate Pre-medical student: Diarrhea Disease & Sanitation in Guatemala
    Ruth Idowu Awosika, Pharm. D. Candidate: Health Promotion in Jamaica
    Abim Oduguwa, International Relations Undergraduate Student: Taught healthy lifestyles to orphans in Jamaica
    Amitha Ganti, Global Health Undergraduate Student: Effectiveness of Mime and Theater in Health Education in India
    Rachel Schwartz, 2nd-year medical student: Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Mumbai, India
    Jenn Chiam, Masters Student in Biostatistics: Alcohol & Smoking in Russia
    Saumil Maheshvari, Neuroscience & Economics Undergraduate Student: Uganda Epilepsy Research

  2. Vive Peru: Summer Trips

    My name is Rachel Jurkowski, and I work with a non-profit organization called VivePeru that organizes volunteer internships for pre-medicine students abroad in Peru, where they have the opportunity to work side-by-side with Peruvian medical staff to learn about the Peruvian medical system as well as gain hands-on experience with patients in medical and health education campaigns.  As part of the program, students will also participate in a medical skills and medical Spanish course to enrich their work in the clinics and with underprivileged communities in Peru. It's a life-changing opportunity that challenges students to grow both personally and professionally.  Please feel free to contact me to learn more about our organization or visit our website at

    Thank you for supporting our mission!


    Rachel Jurkowski
    Executive Director, VivePerú

  3. LMSA National Conferece

    We are pleased to announce that the Eventbrite Registration site for the 2011 Latino Medical Student Association National Conference is now live! Entitled "Uniting Our Voices for Justice in Healthcare", this conference is designed to foster the pipeline of undergraduate, post baccalaureate, medical students, and physicians throughout the entire country. The University of California at Irvine LMSA Chapter is looking forward to welcoming you to the first National conference held on the West Coast!  Please forward the link below to all undergraduate and medical students within your reach as we hope to provide immense resources for these students being that they are the future and engines of social change in medicine.

    All the information that you will need for the conference can be located at the link below:

    You will be directed to other registration pages specifically for the Research Symposium/Exhibitors Information/Graduation Gala from this primary site. We look forward to seeing you all on April 1-2, 2011! If you have any questions please contact Claudia Sevilla, VP of Conference, at or (619) 977-0464.