Healthy Communities: What are the barriers to accessing healthy food and physical fitness in Addison County?
Free HBO film screening and discussion
May 7, 2013—5:30 p.m.
Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association Conference Room
55 Collins Dr., Middlebury (next to Porter Hospital)
Light refreshments provided
Please RSVP to: Megan Lausted, VT Department of Health
(802) 388-5742 or email@example.com
Interested in global health, medicine, or
Come listen to Dr. Seth Wanye talk about his experiences as an ophthalmologist for over 2 million people in Northern Ghana. Dr. Wanye will discuss the problem of “brain drain” in developing countries and current challenges in health care delivery. Dr. Wanye will also discuss the impact of his partnership with Unite For Sight, an esteemed global health NGO that works to eliminate blindness by providing sustainable, effective eye care to the world’s poorest people.
Following his lecture at 4:30, Dr. Wanye will be joining us for a special dinner at the Atwater Commons house. This is a unique opportunity to discuss global health with Dr. Wanye in a more personal setting.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP! The dinner is RSVP-only, as there is limited space available.
1. Global health talk by Dr. Seth Wanye (visiting from Northern Ghana)
2. Dinner with Dr. Wanye (must RSVP–limited space! RSVP to email@example.com)
DATE: Thursday, April 18th
Lecture: 4:30 pm, MBH 104
Dinner: 6:00 pm, Atwater Commons House (RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please email Chloe Super (email@example.com) with any questions!
The 10th annual Middlebury College Relay for Life is coming up this year on April 26th-27th. Picture yourself walking around a track, surrounded by hundreds of family and friends, encouraging each other to make another lap as you celebrate those who’ve fought cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has taken too much from too many.
All of us have been touched by cancer, all of us should be there on April 26th. The money raised through Relay For Life events support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving work, like Hope Lodge facilities, which offer cancer patients a free place to stay, comfort, and support when they have to travel far from home for treatment.
Too many people, including possibly someone you or I know, will be diagnosed with cancer this year. A Relay For Life event is our opportunity to inspire hope by raising funds and awareness to help those facing the disease. Register your team NOW online here.
Two talks sponsored by the Bio Dept.!
Dr. Patricia Hunt, School of Molecular Biosciences, Center for Reproductive Biology, Washington State University (Pullman, WA), will speak.
General Audience Talk Thursday, April 11 at 4:20 p.m. in MBH 216, with refreshments:
When a mistake in the animal facility resulted in the accidental
exposure of her mice to the estrogenic chemical bisphenol A
(BPA), Dr. Hunt’s research career took an unexpected turn.
During the past 15 years she has conducted studies of the reproductive effects of BPA exposure. Because humans are exposed
daily to this chemical and there is growing public concern about
BPA, her findings have placed her in the media spotlight and in
front of state legislators and federal agencies. She will detail her
journey and her struggle to maintain her scientific integrity in the
face of industry attacks on her research and her own growing
concern about bisphenol A and similar chemicals.
Science Talk Friday, April 12 at 12:30 p.m. in MBH 216, with lunch available at 12:15
The vulnerable human egg: are women the weaker sex?
When it comes to reproduction, humans are a vulnerable species.
An estimated 5-10% of clinically recognized pregnancies are
chromosomally abnormal and result in the loss of the pregnancy
or the birth of a baby with congenital birth defects. The reason
for the high error rate remains unknown, but the frequency of
errors is strongly associated with advancing maternal age.
Indeed, by the time a woman is in her 40’s it’s estimated that
approximately 50% of the eggs she ovulates are chromosomally
abnormal. Dr. Hunt will review the process of making an egg and
the factors that contribute to the high rate of genetic abnormalities
in our species.
Planning to attend medical, dental, or veterinary school? Not sure how to prepare for the MCAT, DAT, or GRE?
On Tuesday, March 19th, GlobeMed at Middlebury will be hosting a Graduate Admissions Workshop and auctioning off a FREE Kaplan course!
At the workshop, students will gain valuable insight into the most important factors in the admissions process, admissions timeline, and how to prepare. We will be raffling off a free Kaplan course (choice of GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT). Raffle tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at the event or at go/KaplanRaffle.
The event will be at 7:30 p.m. in Bi Hall 220. All proceeds directly benefit GlobeMed’s partner organization, Gardens for Health International. Hope to see you there.
A few people came in for Open Hours today, but Arlinda is out of town. Please do note that I usually put exceptions to the rule on the left side of this very newsletter (another reason to bookmark the HP Newsletter page!) . . . and for instance, it says at present:
As of this date, Open Hours will not be held on:
March 8, 15, 29
[but we have added open hours on Thursday, March 14, from 9 to 11 a.m.]
So do keep current by watching this information!
Cheers, Annie (ed.)
Dr. Ghajar is Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, and President of the Brain Trauma Foundation.
Talk I: Thursday, March 14, 4:30 p.m., MBH 216:From Concussion to Coma: Advances in Science and Clinical Care
Practical advances in the diagnosis and treatment of concussion and coma
Talk II: Friday, March 15, 12:30 p.m., MBH 216 [with lunch]:
Eye Tracking Synchronization as a Metric of Attention
How we seem to be operating in real time, even though the brain takes time to select and process information. Quantifying this ability using eye tracking synchronization, and its potential in assessing concussion, will be presented.
The EVENT is Sat., April 6,* 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the UVM campus in Burlington; the deadline to apply is March 15.
For Spanish- and English-speaking community volunteers and Latino farmworker allies
Learn more about:
Facilitated through an interactive format integrating opportunities to learn from participants’ experiences, engage in role plays, and encourage networking.
*Rain date Sunday, April 7, 10-3
For more Information:
“VT Medical Interpretation Boot Camps 2013” on Facebook
$25-50 Suggested Donation—No one turned away for lack of funds.
Sent to us from Dr. Peluso at Parton:
Free HBO film screening and discussion on:
- obesity epidemic
- farms and food
- town planning and design
- safe routes to school
Tues., March 19, 5:30 p.m. at the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association Conference Room, 55 Collins Dr., Middlebury (next to Porter Hospital)
Light refreshments provided.
Please RSVP to Megan Lausted, VT Dept. of Health
(802) 388-5742 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a quick announcement between issues: juniors and seniors, don’t forget to come to the informational meeting on
Bi Hall 104
This is the meeting where Mrs. Wickland lets you all know about the application cycle that you’re gearing up for now: don’t miss it!