Student Organizations 2016-2017

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AAPI
ALL E.A.R.S.

American Medical Association

American Medical Women’s Association

Anasthesia Interest Group

APAMSA                                                                                                                     

Association of Women Surgeons
CCIM - Cross-Culture & Integrative Medicine Interest Group

CMDA

Code REaD

DVIP@NJMS

EMIG

Global Health Alliance

IDEA

InterPen

Interventional Radiology

Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group

LMSA
Military Medicine Interest Group

Minimed

Muslim Medical and Dental Association

New Moms

NJMS Benjamin Rush Surgical Society

NJMS Mini-Med

NJMS PsychSIGN

NJMS Squared

Ortho Interest Group

O'Darah

Out@NJMS

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group

Project Pediatrics

Primary Care Progress

Public Understanding of Medicine in Action

PWCNS
Rutgers Community Health Program
Rutgers NJMS Otolaryngology Interest Group

SFHCC

SIGN

SNMA

Student Council

Sight Savers Program

Vocal Chords/NJMS Musician's Society

AAPI

AAPI is a student-run branch of the national organization that promotes health issues, initiatives, and service within the South Asian community. Our AAPI chapter aims to foster a sense of community at NJMS through events showcasing South Asian culture. SAHI is a branch of AAPI that aims to use this community to raise awareness of common health issues facing the South Asian community throughout New Jersey. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at rutgersnjmsaapi@gmail.com!

AAPI President: Rijul Asri
SAHI President: Aayush Visaria
Vice Presidents: Subhashini Chandrasekaran, Alvin Mathew, Manjiri Nadkarni
Treasurer: Aditya Badeti

 

ALL E.A.R.S.
ALL E.A.R.S. is a student volunteer program sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation Center for Humanism and Medicine. We collaborate with the Palliative Care team at University Hospital to identify patients who are terminally ill, lonely, or facing long hospitalizations. Student volunteers are paired with these patients and spend time with them and their loved ones over the course of their hospital stay, providing social and emotional support. New students are partnered with experienced upper-classmen, who offer mentorship in communicating with patients and establishing meaningful connections. Students are asked to visit their patient at least 1 hour per week. Occasionally, there are opportunities for group-based activities that include music, crafts, and reading with patients.
Contact: allears@njms.rutgers.edu
Xuejun Alice Wang (xaw1@njms.rutgers.edu)  and Danielle Lee  (dyl13@njms.rutgers.edu)

American Medical Association
The AMA of NJMS is dedicated to representing our medical students, improving medical education, developing leadership, and promoting activism for the health of America. We strive to be medical students' leading voice for improving medical education, advancing health care and advocating for the future of medicine. Our chapter, along with other medical school AMA chapters, is a part of the broader AMA-MSS, a democratic, policy-making body that is part of the national AMA organization.
This organization offers: 
Business in Medicine Lecture Series. 
Open debate-style discussions on current Healthcare Reform/Policy. 
Annual White Coat Clipboard sale.
Co-Presidents: Jacob Ball (jb1131@njms.rutgers.edu) and Rijul Asri (rijul.asri@njms.rutgers.edu)
Treasurer: Emaad Siddiqui
Legislative Chair: Raghav Gupta
Membership Chair: Jack Haberl
Community Service Chair: Manjiri Nadkarni
Secretary: Katrice Karanfilian

American Medical Women’s Association
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is an organization of women physicians, medical students and other persons dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women’s health and the advancement of women in medicine. The NJMS chapter is ran by students to bring medical students into contact with female physicians for mentorship and guidance through a series of lectures, activities, and meetings over the course of the year.
Board Members:
Ella D'Amico (ecd63@njms.rutgers.edu)
Nicole Silva (nas189@njms.rutgers.edu)
Varsha Kurup (vk218@njms.rutgers.edu)
Aditi Jain (aj403@njms.rutgers.edu)

Anesthesia Interest Group
Interested in Anesthesiology, pain management, or just want to learn about an interesting medical specialty? The Anesthesia Interest Group (AIG) is hosting a series of informative events and lectures this year to introduce students to the field. This will also include talks by practicing Anestheologists at NJMS and of course, dinner! E-board positions are also available. If interested about learning more about AIG or getting involved in Anesthesia, contact us at njmsaig@gmail.com. Also, look for our table during the activity fair this year!

APAMSA- Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association
APAMSA is a student-governed and national organization that promotes awareness and advocacy of issues affecting the APA community. We host events such as the multicultural gala, fundraisers, and this year possibly begin a lecture series.
Contact: Njms.apamsa@gmail.com
Representatives:    
Angela Cai (ac1481@njms.rutgers.edu)
Neil Chen (nc559@njms.rutgers.edu)
Travis Mok (tkcm@njms.rutgers.edu)

Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)
The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) is committed to supporting women surgeons at various stages in their career - from medical school through retirement. The organization at the medical school level works with students to help them learn about a career in surgery, connect with various female surgeons across the nation, and gain knowledge and insight into the path to becoming a surgeon. The NJMS chapter is run by students to help guide medical students through various activities related to surgery, meetings, mentorship programs, and faculty exposure. 

National Website: https://www.womensurgeons.org/
Co-Presidents: Aesha Patel (ap1366@njms.rutgers.edu) and Julia Riccardi 
Treasurer: Lea George 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bonne

CCIM - Cross-Culture & Integrative Medicine Interest Group
CCIM aims to host physician and clinician lecturers who utilize Integrative approaches in their practicum so that we can be better informed for the benefit of our future patients by learning about complementary approaches to treatment and healing. CCIM hopes to not only serve a didactic role, but also an interactive role through activities, so that the benefits of Integrative approaches to medicine can be experienced first-hand allowing for a more intuitive approach to treatment planning.

We offer: Lecture Series with potential future yoga and meditation classes, and spa days supporting student wellness.
Philip Bonanno  (pab247@njms.rutgers.edu)
Peter Rezkalla  (pr919@nyu.edu)
Joshua Dumbroff - Co-Lead
Contact: 
NJMSCCIM@gmail.com

CMDA
Christian Medical & Dental Associations exists to glorify God by motivating, educating and equipping Christian healthcare professionals and students.
We offer: Fellowship meetings, guest speakers, Bible studies
Contact:  njmscmda@gmail.com
Representatives: 
Michael Song (ms2318@njms.rutgers.edu
Jeremy Jen (jj408@njms.rutgers.edu)
Peter Rezkalla, Cris Ebby, Patrick Atis, Ga Young Han

Code REaD
Code REaD is a student run news website catering to the NJMS student body. Articles report on the latest events, happenings, and news in medicine, Rutgers Newark, and University hospital. Students are also encouraged to publish their views, letters to the editor, editorials, and clinical vignettes. Code REaD offers a platform for NJMS students to know what's going on and to have their voices heard. Any NJMS student is welcome to submit articles for publication subject to review by the editorial staff.
Contact:  codereadnjms@gmail.com
Yonatan Kaplan Editor in Chief
ybk9@njms.rutgers.edu
Sam Gavzy  - News Editor
sgavzy@gmail.com
Shri Kamat- Webmaster, Ruchi Karsali- Views Editor, Brianna Siracuse- Media Editor

Domestic Violence Intervention Programs @ NJMS
Domestic Violence Intervention Programs @ NJMS is a student initiative to address the issue of domestic violence in the community. Our purpose is to promote domestic violence intervention, education, awareness and research in the community. In the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds and 3 women are killed daily on average in domestic homicides. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of physical abuse by an intimate partner within their lifetime. 1 in 15 children are exposed to DV each year, and 90% of them are direct eyewitnesses to DV. DV has been linked to severe physical and mental health problems. It is a precedent for child abuse and perpetuation of the cycle of violence. There is great need for funding and development of more intervention and prevention programs to help those facing this serious and life-threatening condition. We aim to understand the problem through student and community engagement and affect physician perspective to actively address this issue as a public health concern. Many student initiatives and long term service opportunities are available through this platform. Currently our outreach efforts include education and discussion sessions at a local drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, an after-school program at a local school and screening patients at the hospital in various clinical settings. We have more initiatives planned for this upcoming year. 
Representatives
Manjiri Nadkarni, Grace Suttle, Rijul Asri, Jacklyn Johnson

Advisor: Dr. Ping-Hsin Chen

Contact: dvip.njms@gmail.com 

EMIG
Providing programming for students interested in Emergency Medicine.
We offer: 
Content Lecture Series, Career Lecture Series, Skills Workshops, Mentoring, Journal Clubs, Match / Away Rotation Panels, Meet/Greet with In-State Residency Programs
Contact:  njms.emig@gmail.com
President: Kelsie Mietla
VP: Pete Alsharif
Treasurer: Doreen Agboh
Secretary: Kevin Lozo
Second Year Representatives: Ashley Dixon, Jeanne Ho, Jung Seo

Global Health Alliance
GHA's mission is to provide resources, education, and international opportunities to the NJMS class about global health topics. We do this with student panels, guest lecturers, documentary discussions, and more. Last year we were able to have a former CEO of Merck come speak to us about his work developing the cure to River Blindness followed with a poster presentation by NJMS students on projects they have done internationally. In the past we have worked with other student groups to provide non credit electives, health fairs, and awareness events to the NJMS community. A main focus of our organization is to consolidate the research, travel, and summer opportunities available to NJMS students into one accessible location. We plan to have more events this year including an international healthcare symposium. Come join GHA and see what we can do! 

Advisor: Dr. Sifri
Contact:  globalhealthnjms@gmail.com
Matthew Sumicad (msumicad@njms.rutgers.edu)
Asmi Panigrahi (ap1287@njms.rutgers.edu)
Programming Chairs - Bar Ferents, Cris Ebby, Greta Fowlie; Event Promotion - YJ Lee


GREEN CLUB
Green club is a great way to get outside and away from the books. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, Green club plants and maintains a community garden on the intersection of Fairmont and 13th Ave. It can be difficult and expensive for some residents of Newark to have access to fresh produce. The Minnie L. Presley garden grows fruits and vegetables every year that anyone can come and pick for free.  Plant-based diets and nutrition have been shown to dramatically improve health outcomes and control disease. There are signs throughout the garden instructing people on nutrition, how to harvest, and how to cook the plants. Our goal is to provide easy access and encourage community members to add more fruits and vegetables into their diet.

Student leaders: Olivia Ying, Preethi Govindarajan, and Candy Thuntarag
Contact: greenclub.njms@gmail.com

 

IDEA
Involvement with Disability Education and Advancement, or IDEA for short, aims to improve mental and physical health of disabled students. We hold biweekly meetings at John F. Kennedy School for the disabled, in Newark, to teach students about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and we help them with mental and physical wellness through a variety of hands on activities. Ultimately, we also hope to teach the students' parents and guardians how to incorporate healthy cooking and physical fitness into their home life, since they are the main providers for the students.
Advisor: Dr. Traba
Contact:   idea.njms@gmail.com
Co-Coordinators:
Cara Theoret (ct531@njms.rutgers.edu)
Richa Patel (rp612@njms.rutgers.edu)

InterPen
Interpen is a group of NJMS medical students who work with students in the dental, social work, nursing, and pharmacy specialties in interdisciplinary teams. These teams use their field of study knowledge to help Newark patients navigate the challenging healthcare system. We schedule meetings with patients and listen to the obstacles they hurdle to access proper healthcare, and we work together to offer resources and insights into how to overcome those challenges. Ultimately, our goal is work together and learn about how different fields contribute in maintaining the health of our Newark patients. 

Advisor: Dr. Natale Pereira

Contact
Marc Estriplet (mhe21@njms.rutgers.edu)
Ella D'Amico (ecd63@njms.rutgers.edu)
Aditi Jain (aj403@njms.rutgers.edu)
https://www.camdenhealth.org/programs/student-hotspotting/

Interventional Radiology
We offer a lecture series throughout the year regarding topics in interventional radiology. 
Advisor: Dr. Contractor
Representatives: 
Thomas Tritt  (tritttc@njms.rutgers.edu) 
Manan Shah  (mananshah0403@gmail.com)

Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group
"Lifestyle medicine is the evidence-based practice of helping individuals and families adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that affect health and quality of life. Examples of target patient behaviors include, but are not limited to, eliminating tobacco use, improving diet, increasing physical activity, and moderating alcohol consumption."

Our mission is to promote healthy behaviors to advance wellness and to both prevent and reverse chronic disease. We have a number of initiatives to accomplish these goals, including group exercise meet-ups, lifestyle medicine lectures, innovative physician practice visits, and culinary medicine workshops.

Executive Board: Rich Wolferz Jr. (President), Nicole Rynecki, Uttara Gadde, Krishan Patel, Emily Yosh 

http://www.lifestylemedicine.org

LMSA
The Latino Medical Student Association of New Jersey Medical School (LMSA), formerly known as the Boricua and Latino Health Organization, was founded to address the health needs of the Latino community and to create an environment for academic and social support for Latino students interested in the health professions. Some of our goals include improving the quality of healthcare delivered to the Latino community, educate and sensitize the New Jersey Medical School community to the specific health and well-being needs of the Latino community, and to become further involved in the surrounding communities by engaging, promoting, and coordinating community service opportunities. LMSA will be holding several events throughout the year in order to accomplish these goals. Each event will help increase awareness of unique community service opportunities, raise money to financially support them, and most importantly, communicate the importance of understanding health needs as it relates to Latino people.
We offer: 
Health fairs, salsa bash; spanish in medicine elective; mentorship with pipeline programs.
Contact: njms.lmsa@gmail.com 
Advisors: Dr. Soto-Greene and Dr. Sanchez

Representatives: 
Jose Medina (jsm301@njms.rutgers.edu)
Tiffany Garcia (garciatj@njms.rutgers.edu)
Andre Esteves - VP; Valerie O'Besso - Treasurer; Cesar Grandez - secretary; Marco X. Proano - Mentorship/Community Outreach; Nicole Reynoso - Public Relations

https://lmsa.site-ym.com/default.asp?


MILITARY MEDICINE INTEREST GROUP

Description:  The military medicine interest group for allows students in the military or interested in joining the military to be connected with other classmates in their respective military branches to provide direct mentorship and advice during their time at NJMS. Occasionally, physicians who served in the military will speak at meetings to share their experience of serving as a physician and to provide advice to students concerning their career paths.

Co Presidents: Robert Luceri and Brandon Schwartz
rel105@njms.rutgers.edu and bts62@njms.rutgers.edu

Muslim Medical and Dental Association
The Rutgers MMDA is a non-political faith-based organization created to educate both the Muslim student body and RBHS community regarding all aspects of Islam. In addition, the club works with local organizations to engage Muslim residents of the greater community
We collaborate with RSDM to participate in local health fairs and additionally hold monthly meetings for both members and the RBHS community. We fundraise for local organizations + charity.  

Representatives: 
Hael Abdulrazeq  (hfa10@njms.rutgers.edu)
Abdul Kazi  (awk36@njms.rutgers.edu)
Contact:
rutgersmmda@gmail.com

New Moms
New Moms is a volunteer organization that focuses on women’s health outreach in the Newark community. We host educational sessions for underserved pregnant women and new mothers at Harmony House Women’s Shelter, which is a short drive from campus. At each session, we discuss a variety of topics ranging from pregnancy health, sexual and reproductive health, newborn health and development, and proper female health screenings. In addition, we perform
blood glucose and blood pressure screenings. We close each education session with an open discussion during which the women can share their stories as patients, their birth experiences, and the challenges they face in obtaining proper prenatal and healthcare and sustaining a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families.
We offer: 
Educational sessions at the Harmony House Women's Shelter
Advisor: Dr. Lisa Pompeo 
Contact: newmoms.share@gmail.com
Representatives: 
 Manjiri Nadkarni and Katie Whitehall

NJMS Benjamin Rush Surgical Society
NJMS Ben Rush Surgical Society is the surgical interest group of NJMS. We are dedicated to helping mentor students interested in surgery and surgical subspecialties through yearly programming. 
We offer: 
Clinical Workshops, Surgical Lecture Series, Residency Match Panel, Research Symposium
Advisor: Dr. Anjaria
Contact: njmsbenrush@gmail.com
Board Members: 
Forhad Ullah - President (forhad@njms.rutgers.edu)
Brad Chernock - Vice President (bmc107@njms.rutgers.edu)

NJMS Mini-Med
Do you enjoy teaching/mentoring? Do you want to be involved with one of NJMS’s most prestigious programs? MiniMed School gives NJMS students the opportunity to educate high school students from across the state. Students gain exposure to a variety of relevant and important medical topics including: HIV, diabetes, cancer, basic health awareness, and heart disease. MiniMed runs for 8-weeks on Wednesday nights each semester, and includes dinner. As one of the defining programs here at NJMS, it is a great opportunity to get involved and earn CESL credit at the same time. If interested, look for our table during the activity fair this year or contact the group at minimedschool@gmail.com!
Representatives:
Alex Crane - Treasurer/Director (abc126@njms.rutgers.edu)
Sreeya Komaravolu- Preceptor Coordinator/Director (sk1377@njms.rutgers.edu)
Lea George - Legacy Lecture Coordinator/Director (lcg84@njms.rutgers.edu)
Pankti Kothari - Liaison/Director (pk435@njms.rutgers.edu)
Richard Wolferz - Student Coordinator/Director (rhw46@njms.rutgers.edu)
Devika Sachdev - PUMA coordinator/Director (ds1041@njms.rutgers.edu)

Advisor: Dr. Jacob Lindenthal 

Please contact us at minimedschool@gmail.com

NJMS PsychSIGN
We host:
Guest speakers, National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Greta Fowlie (gef46@njms.rutgers.edu)
Kristen Kim  (kk627@njms.rutgers.edu)
Philip Bonanno
Advisor: Dr. Levounis 
Contact: psychsignjms@gmail.com

NJMS Squared
NJMS Squared is an organization that provides tutoring and mentoring for at-risk youth in our community who come from minority and low socioeconomic backgrounds. We currently serve students at Science Park High. Each medical student volunteer is matched with one local student based on the student’s specific needs (ie - math tutoring). Volunteers visit their mentees once per week on a flexible basis and work with them in the classroom, library or computer lab.
Advisor:  Dr. Soto-Greene

Board Members:
Angelica Gangemi, Co-President (acg153@njms.rutgers.edu)
Anirudh Goyal, Co-President (ag1314@njms.rutgers.edu)
Mehr Matthew, Science Park Coordinator (mem44@njms.rutgers.edu)
Anshu Patel, Secretary (ap1255@njms.rutgers.edu)
German Valdez, Treasurer (gav32@njms.rutgers.edu)

Ortho Interest Group
The Orthopedics Interest Group’s purpose is to provide educational and practical experiences for medical students interested in the specialty of orthopedic surgery. Our faculty physicians host lectures and panels on topics ranging from pediatric orthopedic surgery to musculoskeletal oncology. Members have the opportunity to attend weekly educational lectures alongside University Hospital’s orthopedic residents to gain exposure to the breadth of the field. We organize a resident led knee and shoulder cadaver dissection for students to gain familiarity with joints and other important orthopedic structures. Our organization partners with the UH Orthopedic Clinic, where students may join residents and observe them delivering outpatient orthopedic care. The clinic encompasses many subspecialties including trauma, sports medicine, spine, pediatrics, hand, foot & ankle, and oncology. 

Contact info: 

Co-Presidents: Ethan Krell (esk79@njms.rutgers.edu) and Molly McGue (mmm535@njms.rutgers.edu)
Treasurer: Gerard Marciano (gfm35@njms.rutgers.edu)
Fundraising Chair: Brianna Siracuse (bls150@njms.rutgers.edu)
Class of 2020 Representatives:
Gregory Barinsky (gb397@njms.rutgers.edu)
Matthew Flint (mlf178@njms.rutgers.edu)
Jack Haberl (jkh96@njms.rutgers.edu)

O'Darah
On a monthly basis, NJMS students visit and mentor high school students in Newark at University High. Sessions on how to pursue various health professions, understanding basic disease processes, and how to succeed in school are given.
Board Members: 
Kwame Awuku   (kawuku@njms.rutgers.edu)
Maya Khandker   (myk27@njms.rutgers.edu)
Andy Reyes, Loka Thangamathesvaran, Deepak Gupta, Marko Proano, Naila Ghafoor, Gurkirat Kholi

Out@NJMS
LGBTQIA Organization for NJMS with strong links to the rest of the RBHS community. 
Lectures, social events, community service fundraising and participation (e.g. AIDSWalk)
Advisor: Dr. JP Sanchez 
Email:  outatnjms@gmail.com
Board Members: 
Marc Berenson  (mgb146@njms.rutgers.edu)
Matt Pulaski (mrp199@njms.rutgers.edu)

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group
The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group (PRSIG) is dedicated to increasing opportunities to medical students interested in the clinical field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. The purpose of this group is to provide greater exposure and education in the aspects of research, subspecialties, and current developments and challenges. Through a strong network of faculty and physicians at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, we aim to create mentorship, research, and shadowing opportunities as students are exposed to the various subspecialties including craniofacial, hand, laser, aesthetic, reconstructive, maxillofacial, and microvascular surgery. PRSIG will work closely with other surgical societies to provide interactive workshops, such as a suture skills lab, as well as organize a lecture series with prominent faculty to explore CV building, residency, and career paths.

We offer: 
Lecture Series
Suturing Workshop (with animal feet)
Match Panel
Facial Plating Workshop (projected)
Cleft Palate/Plastic Surgery Mission Trip Fundraiser (projected)
Board members: 
President: Farrah Liu
Vice President: David Buziashvili
4th Year Rep: Erica Yuhan Xue
Treasurer: Nicholas Oleck
Fundraising Chair: Zachary Gala
Secretary: Nemesis Hazim Liriano
Advisor:   Dr. Ian C. Hoppe 
Contact:   njmsprsig@gmail.com

Project Pediatrics
Project Peds is an organization that provides an elective for medical students interested in learning about Pediatrics and its specialized fields. Throughout the upcoming year we will have theme-based presentations that will run the gamut from the clinical aspects of pediatric medicine to the major healthcare issues involved in modern day pediatrics. A wide array of pediatric specialists and general pediatric physicians will be invited to expose students to the various fields within pediatrics and to discuss their own experiences as doctors. Students in the elective will be encouraged to participate in a number of volunteer events, some specifically in the Pediatric floor of the hospital, such as the Halloween and Valentine's day parties, and others that will take place outside of the hospital, like Flu clinics and charity walks. In addition, students will have many opportunities to spend time with children in the hospital by volunteering in activities such as rocking babies in the Border Babies unit and spending time in the playroom on the pediatric floor. In order to provide guidance to those students interested in pursuing careers in pediatrics we have a mentor program, which connects students with faculty members in a wide range of pediatric specialties.
We offer: 
Lectures, volunteering in hospital playroom, holiday parties
Advisor: Dr. Traba
Board Members: 
Aditi Jain, Event Coordinator (aj403@njms.rutgers.edu)
Shivani Patel, Treasurer (sjp256@njms.rutgers.edu)
Amjad Shaikh, Community Engagement (ams659@njms.rutgers.edu)
Christian Suri, Lecture Coordinator (cas584@njms.rutgers.edu)
Angelica Gangemi, Volunteer Coordinator (acg153@njms.rutgers.edu)
Contact: projectpediatrics@gmail.com
Contact: Projectpediatrics@gmail.com

Primary Care Progress

NJMS Primary Care Progress is a student run organization which aims to promote the importance and benefits of primary care to the NJMS student body. Primary Care Progress will serve as an organization representing any medical specialty in which primary care is emphasized such as pediatrics, med-peds, family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, and psychiatry. We aim to reduce the stigma often associated with primary care and create a platform for students to explore its endless opportunities. We will work with the national Primary Care Progress organization to provide the inspiration, leadership development and community these change makers need to build an effective, person-centered and sustainable primary care system.

Faculty Advisor: Dr.  Aleskey Tentler;tentleal@njms.rutgers.edu

E-board:
Aditi Jain (aj403@njms.rutgers.edu)
German Valdez (gav32@njms.rutgers.edu)
Ella D'Amico (ecd63@njms.rutgers.edu
Richard (rhw46@njms.rutgers.edu)

Public Understanding of Medicine in Action
PUMA is a unique club at NJMS in which it allows medical students to branch out into the Newark community by leading discussions on different healthcare topics at a prison and halfway home. We visit the two locations eight times per semester, about once a week, to lead the talks and create a conversation. Our organization urges students to connect with the underserved population while at the same time, apply both their knowledge base and teaching abilities.
We visit McKintok & Renaissance House once a week for 8 weeks during the semester to give health talks to inhabitants.
Advisor: Dr. Jacob Lindenthal
Board Members: 
Roshansa Singh – President  (rs1405@njms.rutgers.edu)
Shreya Patel-  Vice President (Sp1375@njmd.rutgers.edu
Peter Nielsen- Treasurer  (Pete.nielson@gmail.com)
Ranbir Singh – Public Relations Chair
Contact:   puma.njms@gmail.com

PWCNS
The Peter W. Carmel Neurosurgical Society is a student-run organization that acquaints students with the field of neurosurgery through lectures, shadowing opportunities, research initiatives, and more. Our goal is to create a strong community of students interested in neurosurgery at NJMS. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at pwcns.njms@gmail.com!
Advisor:   Dr. Chirag Gandhi
Board Members: Rijul Asri, Nicole Silva, Aditya Badeti, Max Ward, Joe Doran, Matt Flint, Aakash Shah, Raghav Gupta, Mohammad Zaidi
National Website: 
http://www.njneurosurgeons.com/

Rutgers NJMS Otolaryngology Interest Group
Rutgers NJMS Otolaryngology Interest Group is a student run group focused on providing medical students with an opportunity to explore and experience the unique field of otolaryngology. Members will have the opportunity to meet faculty and resident mentors within the Otolaryngology department, attend lectures showcasing interesting cases or topics pertinent to Otolaryngology, as well as participate in research in the department. Students will also participate in philanthropic events, such as the Hearing Loss Association of America's Walk for Hearing and have the chance to participate in a head and neck cancer screening during the Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.

Contact:  njmsent@gmail.com
Kristen Echanique- President
Aparna Govindan - Vice President
Jacob Brady- Research Liaison
Alexander Mozeika- Treasurer
Christopher Hatzis- First year representative

 

Club Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Chan Park, Assistant Professor
Head and Neck Oncology/Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
cwp39@njms.rutgers.edu

RUTGERS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER PROGRAM

Rutgers Community Health Center Program (RCHC) seeks to bring primary healthcare directly to Newark residents. Working with the staff of the RCHC and community members, students will recruit and follow-up with patients on-site at the RCHC sites, located within Stephen Crane Village, Pennington Court, John W. Hyatt Court, Terrell Homes and other public housing developments as the program expands. Students will also gain clinical experience by assisting the Rutgers Nursing School's Focus Clinic on Broad Street. Students will work in inter-professional teams with colleagues from Nursing School and other RBHS programs such as school of health profession, pharmacy, and dental school. The ultimate goal of this outreach is to provide preventive health services and to maintain continuity of care within the community.

Advisor: Hosseinali Shahidi, MD MPH
Dr. Karma Warren, MD

 

Student Leaders:
Marcus Elias (me371@njms.rutgers.edu)
Justin Sipiora (jes448@njms.rutgers.edu)
Joseph Weisberger (jsw173@njms.rutgers.edu)

 

SFHCC
SFHCC is a student run clinic that provides charity care for patients. Gain clinical experience and learn under a team of 4th years to 1st years under the leadership of an attending. 

We offer: 
Clinic, Health fairs, Bake sales, Fundraisers
Board Members: 
Ilesha Sevak  (sevakia@njms.rutgers.edu)
Aparna Govindan   (ag959@njms.rutgers.edu)
Jose Medina, Rich Bavier
Advisors:  Michael Gerstmann, Norma Hernandez
Contact: njms.sfhcc@gmail.com

SIGN
We offer: 
Lecture series, Workshops

Board Members: 
President: Nikita Dave
Vice-president: Aditya Badeti 
Treasurer: Carly Ray
Second year representative: Anirudh Goyal 
Any inquiries can be emailed to nkd29@njms.rutgers.edu
https://www.aan.com/trainees/medical-student-resources/student-interest-groups-in-neurology/ 

SNMA
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.

We offer: 
Breast Cancer walk, Blood pressure screenings, Snma Dinner Dance, SNMA senior sendoff.
Advisor:  Dr. Blackwell
Board Members: 
Steffany Conyers  (Co-president) sc1190@njms.rutgers.edu
Anderson Antoine (Co-president) aja189@njms.rutgers.edu
Doreen Agboh (Vice Presidnet) dsa83@njms.rutgers.edu
Denese Brown (Secretary) dcb141@njms.rutgers.edu
Brandy Burgos (Treasurer) beb105@njms.rutgers.edu
Ashley Dixon (Event Coordinator) ad729@njms.rutgers.edu
Thobekile Ndlovu (Event Coordinator) ttn43@njms.rutgers.edu

Contact: njms.snma@gmail.com
National Website: http://www.snma.org/

Sight Savers Program
Twice a month vision screenings at various community organizations 
are conducted. During the screenings, imaging and other tests are performed to detect early signs of glaucoma, diabetes, cataracts, hypertension, etc.
Board Members: 
Manan Shah 
Loka Thangamathesvaran 
Mike Ferm
Contact:   njmsstudentsightsavers@gmail.com

Vocal Chords/NJMS Musician's Society
We perform at: 
coffeehouse, follies, hospital performances, project peds parties, and more
Jessica Tu (jt729@njms.rutgers.edu)
Ami Shah, Jeremy Jen, Michael Song
Contact:   njmsmusic@gmail.com

 

Student Events Calendar 2016-2017