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Student Council

SchoolWide
Course Liaisons
Medical Storytelling

Class
Class of 2011
Class of 2012
Class of 2013
Class of 2014
MD/PhDs

Clinical Club
Academic Medicine Club
Bioethics Interest Group
Cardiology Club
Caring for Kids
Dermatology Interest Group
Emergency Medicine Club
Ether
FOCUS: Ophthalmology Club
Family Medicine Interest Group
GAS (GI club)
Hepatitis Project
Infectious Disease Interest Group
Integrative Medicine Club
Mini-Meds
NYC Free Clinic
Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group
Oncology Club
Physical Medicine Club
Plastic Surgery Club
Psychiatry Club
SIGMiA - Student Interest Group in Medical Imaging Applications
Student Collective for Ear, Nose, and Throat
Student Interest Group in Neurology/Neurosurgery
Student Partnership for Urban Health
Surgery Club
Urology Interest Group
Vascular Surgery Interest Group

Club
Arts and Entertainment Club
Asian Students Union
Bellevue Babies
Big Sibs Program
Black and Latino Students Association
Brothers And Sisters In Science
Carolers
Catholic Student Association
Chamber Musicians in Medicine
Change for Change
Christian Fellowship
Disaster Preparedness Club
Global Medicine Club
Harm Reduction Coalition
Health & Grad @ Compass Fellowship
Health Education Literacy Program
History of Medicine Interest Group
Ibn Sina: The MSA of NYU Med
Jewish Student Association
Knitting Circle
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People in Medicine
MEDia Club
Medical Nutrition Club
NYU Green Med
NYU Military Medical Students Association
Orthopaedic Surgery Club
Painting Club
Pediatric Obesity Prevention Program
Photography Club
RESCUE Nations
So Hormonal
South Asian Student Association
Wine and Food Society

National
American Medical Association
American Medical Student Association
American Medical Women's Association
Medical Students For Choice
Physicians for Human Rights
Saving Mothers
Unite for Sight

Sports Club
Basketball Club
Cycling Club
Golf Club
Martial Arts Club
NYU Running Club
NYU Softball Team- The Cremasters
Outdoor Club
Roller Hockey Club
Soccer Club
Spin Doctors
Volleyball Club
Yoga Club


ACP - Internal Medicine Interest Group
Business and Economics in Medicine
Classical Arts Appreciation Club
HOPE: Helping Oncology Patients Everywhere
Young at Heart


School

Student Council
URL: http://students.med.nyu.edu

NOTE FOR ALL CLUBS: All email addresses have been input as "shirley@popmail.med.nyu.edu". To contact anyone, please remove "popmail" from the address, ie email "shirley@med.nyu.edu". Thanks! ....................................................................................................................................................................................... The Student Council is the student government of the student body. Representatives are elected from each class. All official NYUSoM student organizations are sponsored through the Student Council. Our purposes are (1) to act as the official representative of the NYUSoM, (2) to provide a structure for student self-government, (3) to promote and advance the welfare of the students within the Medical Center, (4) and to act as an effective liaison between the students, and the faculty and administration.

Contact: Brent Dibble '2014 , Mathew Lopes '2014 , Emi Okamoto '2013 , Jennifer Mulliken '2013 , Amish Sheth '2014 , Xingchen Mai '2014


SchoolWide

Course Liaisons

Contact: Corbett Walsh '2015 , Keith Hemmert '2014 , Tara Russell '2013

Medical Storytelling

To get to know our professors outside of the classroom and learn about their journeys through medicine. Specifically we're interested in hearing their interesting anecdotes, how they chose the field of medicine, and perhaps gaining a little inspiration along the way.

Contact: Michael Weinstock '2014 , Naveen Reddy '2014


Class

Class of 2011

Contact: Rishi Vohra '2011

Class of 2012

Class of 2012

Contact: Fares Samra '2012

Class of 2013

...and what a class!

Contact: Brandon Quarles '2013 , Ilina Datkhaeva '2013

Class of 2014

Here's to 2014.

Contact: Brent Dibble '2014 , Xingchen Mai '2014 , Darien Sutton-Ramsey '2014 , Mathew Lopes '2014 , Brandon Quarles '2013

MD/PhDs
URL: http://http://www.med.nyu.edu/som/mdphd

This "Club" is made up of the 80-odd MD/PhD students attending NYU School of Medicine. Mudphuds are a group of students with disparate interests and varied backgrounds enrolled in the MSTP, jointly affiliated with the School of Medicine and Sackler Graduate School.

Contact: Lauren Young '2013


Clinical Club

Academic Medicine Club

The mission of the Academic Medicine Club is to provide NYU SoM students with an opportunity to learn about the three major tenets of a career as an academic physician: (1) clinical patient care (2) education of medical students/residents/fellows and (3) research. The primary objective of this club is to expose students to many eminent physician scientists from a variety of academic departments. By introducing students to these faculty members, we hope to allow students to not only network, but to also learn skills such as academic writing, how to get involved in cutting-edge research, and about the daily life of a variety of academic physicians. This club will thus act as a much-needed bridge between students and faculty, to encourage student involvement in medical research and act as a forum for students to share their current research work with their peers. In that respect we have also secured successful academic faculty members to serve as advisors and mentors to any interested students. Activities to foster this environment will include panels of academic physicians to discuss what makes their career different than that of a private practice doctor, ?Science Fair? type events where students can learn about current research going on at the university by faculty members eager to take on student research assistants, and seminars/workshops where skills such as grant writing and submitting papers for publication are discussed.

Contact: Sue Boddu '2014 , Christopher Graffeo '2014 , Nickolas Agathis '2014 , Saad Sheikh '2014

Bioethics Interest Group

To explore values in medicine as they appear in the clinical setting, and to cultivate an interdisciplinary approach to the moral and social complexity of health care. Close scrutiny of the much-celebrated principles of Autonomy, Beneficence, Non-maleficence, and Justice will expose the difficult balance of medical duty in practice, and invite broader consideration of relevant concepts in law, sociology, history, religion and philosophy. By examining real-world cases in medical ethics, we hope to promote awareness of medicine?s necessary intersection with other institutions, ideas and values, and enrich our understanding of contemporary issues.

Contact: Jafar Al-Mondhiry '2014

Cardiology Club

The Cardiology Club will serve as a spring board to introduce students to the physiology and pathophysiology of the Cardiovascular system through a lecture series, demonstrations, and "hands-on" experience in the different fields of cardiology. Goals of the Club: 1. Through the club students will have the opportunity to visit and be exposed to the various aspects of cardiology, (i.e. echocardiogram lab, stress lab, interventional and electrophysiology lab) 2. Lecture series on various cardiology topics. 3. Demonstrations of practical tools/equipment used by cardiologists. 4. Act a spring board for students interested in cardiology research.

Contact: Rachel Bring '2013 , Rachel Shustak '2014 , David Rosenthal '2013 , Robert Keller '2013 , Reed Magleby '2014 , Natasha Rastogi '2013

Caring for Kids

The goals of this organization will include: 1)providing volunteer opportunities focused on the child/ adolescent community to medical students 2)exposing medical students to the wide array of career opportunities in Pediatrics 3)serving as an additional source of information for students interested in applying to a residency in Pediatrics 4)educating medical students on current issues at the forefront of providing healthcare for children and adolescents. This group will accomplish these goals through opportunities to volunteer, in conjunction with the current pediatric Chief Residents, on projects such as: Child Life- where students will work in association with Child Life Specialists to aid in providing children with a more enjoyable hospital experience. This program also allows children to have a more positive outlook towards the hospital experience and healthcare providers and Project Charge- where students will travel to a local public school with pediatric residents to educate students about health topics. This organization will be beneficial to medical students as an outlet for networking with current pediatricians, providing valuable experience working with children and adolescents in a healthcare focused medium, preparing for the application process for a pediatric residency and maintaining an adequate level of knowledge about noteworthy issues in pediatric healthcare at the current time.

Contact: Xiao Lou Jiang '2014 , Lisa Mengwall '2014 , Jennifer Lin '2014

Dermatology Interest Group
URL: http://www.geocities.com/nyu_derm/

The medical student-interest group in Dermatology aims to provide information and exposure to the specialty of Dermatology through multiple initiatives: organizing a lecture series to update students on current advances in skin disease diagnosis, treatment and research, establishing opportunities to shadow dermatologists, arranging for students to meet with Dermatology residents to learn about the residency application process, and facilitating participation in national dermatological conferences. Additionally, this club intends to provide both NYU medical students and members of the local community with information regarding important issues on cutaneous diseases, such as the importance of protection from sun exposure, bioterrorism related skin diseases, and the increase in sexually transmitted diseases involving the skin. As a special project, a program was established with a local public school to educate adolescents about the importance of skin protection as well as to discuss anatomy and pathophysiology of the skin in a relevant and age pertinent manner to increase the interest of students in science.

Contact: Dan Yoon '2013 , Kseniya Slobodyanyuk '2013 , Rebecca Haberman '2014 , Rachel Kaplan '2014 , Bobbi Brady '2014 , Alicia Cowley '2014 , Xiao Jing (Iris) Wang '2013

Emergency Medicine Club
URL: http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/student-org/erclub/

The ER Club is primarily responsible for introducing students to topics in emergency medicine, and teaching key clinical hands-on skills such as phlebotomy, suturing, reading chest x-rays, etc... Students are also invited to shadow residents at the Bellevue Hospital Center Adult Emergency Service. Classes, lectures and hands-on workshops are offered throughout the school year.

Contact: Kaitlyn Lillemoe '2014 , Courtney Blachford '2014 , Navin Bhatia '2014 , Matt McCarty '2014 , Courtney Blachford '2014

Ether
URL: http://homepages.nyu.edu/~arv213/

Ether is a club designed to introduce students to the fields of anesthesiology and pain management. Through seminar-style dinners with anesthesiologists from Tisch and Bellevue, students have an opportunity to learn more about the nature of the field and the career options it offers. We also serve as a support group for students interested in applying for an anesthesiology residency, as well as those interested in shadowing an anesthesiologist in a clinical setting. Please visit our website (see above) or our bulletin board (across from the NYU medical library entrance) for further information. Any questions can be directed to the contacts below.

Contact: Emily Siu '2014 , Brian Park '2014 , Gertrude Cloyd '2014

FOCUS: Ophthalmology Club

Students interested in the field of ophthalmology and the science of vision As part of our new organization we plan to accomplish the following: 1.to create a society for the students with interest in ophthalmology whose ideas, interests, and plans would be discussed and shared among their peers and to create a forum where lower classmen can be guided by upperclassmen about research and application strategies. 2.to organize lecture series with NYU faculty members and residents that will familiarize students with the field of ophthalmology. 3.to invite research faculty members affiliated with different research facilities to discuss their research and new developments in the field 4.to create a database of summertime research opportunities/research electives for students interested in research. 5. to attend conferences related to ophthalmology to broaden the spectrum of knowledge and to establish liaisons with the students and faculty members from different parts of the United States as well as globally. 6. to invite faculty members involved in private practice who will familiarize the members with experiences associated with it. 7. to be open minded to new activities that will pertain to the field of ophthalmology.

Contact: Max Schlesinger '2015 , Rachel Cymerman '2015 , Sucharita Boddu '2014 , Di Zhou '2014 , Jerry Shields '2015

Family Medicine Interest Group
URL: http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/student-org/fpig/index.html

This group is designed to help students explore the Family Medicine Specialty. The Family Practice Interest Group serves as a resource for information about residency, careers, unique opportunities, and contacts within this field. Check us out if you're interested in a specialty that has tremendous flexibility and deals with a wide variety health issues and patients.

Contact: Leng Leng Young lin '2014

GAS (GI club)

The Gastroenterology Interest Group at NYU (GAS) fosters interest in the field of gastroenterology and provides advice to those who wish to pursue gastroenterology as a career. GAS holds events to provide medical students a better idea of what gastroenterology is and what the various subspecialties are in this exciting field. These events also allow medical students the opportunity to meet gastroenterology physicians and residents.

Contact: Anjali Mone '2013 , Jessica McGrath '2013 , Jessica Kimmel '2013 , Michael Davenport '2014 , Scott Vasher '2014 , Jennifer Millman '2014

Hepatitis Project

The Hepatitis Project was started in 1999 in response to an epidemic of hepatitis C virus infection among substance users on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Medical students and doctors volunteer their time to provide free hepatitis A, B, and C viruses counseling, screening, vaccination and referral services to needle exchange participants at the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center. Though our service, we work to not only to reduce transmission of hepatitis C and help those infected, but also educate medical professionals on how to effectively interact with and educate drug users. Through this, we aim to rebuild trust between the drug user and medical communities and encourage drug users to access needed medical care

Contact: Geoffrey Taylor '2014 , Naveen Reddy '2014 , Sun Yang '2014

Infectious Disease Interest Group

The Infectious Disease Interest Group seeks to foster student interest in careers in infectious disease through academic lectures and shadowing opportunities, focusing on infectious diseases prevalent in and central to the public health missions of New York City.

Contact: Hannah Kirsch '2014 , Benjamin Solomon '2014

Integrative Medicine Club

More than half of the American population has used some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Moreover, the use of CAM continues to increase exponentially. It is therefore imperative for future physicians to be able to critically evaluate the various CAM modalities and learn how to integrate effective modalities into our medical care. The Integrative Medicine Club exposes medical professionals to a wide range of systems and therapies including homeopathy, massage, manual therapies, meditation, herbs, acupuncture, aromatherapy, diet and naturopathy, focusing on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. We hope to cover important drug-herb interactions, how CAM plays a critical role in ameliorating chronic health conditions, and how to understand medical illnesses from different perspectives. Join us as we explore how to incorporate these evidence-based therapies into conventional medical treatment regimens and approach each patient?s health comprehensively, addressing emotional and spiritual wellbeing in addition to physical health.

Contact: In Kim '2014 , Alexandra Price '2014 , Tim Gallagher '2014 , Risa Hoshino '2014

Mini-Meds

Mini-Meds' mission is to teach medically related topics to high school students from underserved communities in the hope of inspiring some of them to enter the medical field in the future. We are currently partnered with the Marie Curie School of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions and the Eagle Academy for Young Men located in the Bronx. Four Saturdays per semester, students from these schools receive instruction from approximately ten medical students. We aim to provide a hands-on curriculum that both informs and excites young men and women to think more seriously about pursuing a career in medicine. Through a mentoring program and various activities and workshops, we also provide the students with the support and knowledge necessary to successfully navigate the extensive and rigorous pre-health requirements.

Contact: Jacob Calcei '2014 , Michael Weinstock '2014

NYC Free Clinic
URL: http://med.nyu.edu/nycfreeclinic

The NYC Free Clinic (NYCFC) is committed to the belief that high-quality primary health care services must be provided to all persons regardless of their health care problems or financial status. We believe quality health care is the right of all people. Our goal is to provide quality health care, educational services and both social and medical referrals to the medically disenfranchised in our community. Like other student-run free clinics, NYCFC hopes to nurture the long-standing tradition of volunteerism and outreach among health care professionals. Organizing, staffing and fundraising for the NYCFC will offer the medical students of NYU irreplaceable educational opportunities.

Contact: Stephanie Wu '2014 , Lauren Brown '2014

Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group

This club will serve as a forum through which medical students can gain further insight into OB-GYN and its subspecialties. Information will be presented in the form of lectures, workshops, and panel discussions. Our goal is to give pre-clinical students exposure to the field of OB-GYN and provide those who are interested with opportunities for mentorship. In addition, we seek to help students better understand and prepare for careers in OB-GYN. The OB-GYN club will teach relevant clinical skills, raise awareness about issues related to women's health, and serve as the liaison between OB-GYN faculty and NYUSOM medical students.

Contact: Caitlin Warinsky '2014 , Jacqueline Hirsh '2014

Oncology Club

The mission of the Oncology Club is to introduce students to the fascinating and ever-changing world of oncology. The field is constantly reinventing itself and we strive to ensure that students stay up-to-date on the diagnosis, treatment, and research involved in cancer and blood disorders. The primary goal of the club is to inform students about the nature of the oncology medical specialty, including the requirements to become a board certified physician in Heme/Onc and what to expect once you make it there. Various physicians will be invited to speak about their career paths in the treatment of cancer. We hope to present all the intricacies of patient care involved in the field, both treatment and prevention. This ties into our secondary goal, which is to focus on the disease of cancer itself. Through lectures and other venues, we aim to raise student awareness of the various risk factors in cancer epidemiology, as well as the effects that this devastating illness can have upon the individual, the society, and the world. With these goals in mind, we hope that the students of NYU can come to fully appreciate the depth of what it means to be a practicing oncologist.

Contact: Tara Russell '2013 , Eileen Mercurio '2014

Physical Medicine Club

The PM&R Club aims to introduce students to this growing specialty. We want to expose students to the clinical skills involved in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and to connect them to residents and practicing physicians in this field.

Contact: Nicholas Ramos '2013 , Craig Grossman '2013 , Daniel Taupin '2014 , Benjamin Rodwin '2014

Plastic Surgery Club

NYU School of Medicine boasts one of the most esteemed plastic surgery programs in the country. Using NYU SoM as both a foundation and vehicle to introduce students to the exciting field of plastic surgery, the Plastic Surgery Club aims to: 1. explore the numerous surgical and reconstructive aspects of plastic surgery through a series of dinner lectures, 2. provide students with a better understanding of the diversity of niches occupied by plastic surgeons, 3. become more aware of the patient experience in the context of PS, 4. host presentations on the latest developments in PS research, and finally 5. fundraise for foundations and clinics dedicated to providing free PS care to those in need. The Plastic Surgery Club will serve as a forum for common interest and as a starting point for student involvement in plastic surgery. Most importantly and above all, it is hoped that the Plastic Surgery Club will be able to comprehensively represent plastic surgery as a surgical subspecialty, and as a cause.

Contact: Seth Concors '2014 , Caitlin Warinsky '2014 , Daniel Kirdly '2014

Psychiatry Club

Psychiatry interest group formed to facilitate learning about different areas of psychiatry (eg. child, adult, or substance abuse) and different psychiatric illnesses. Also hopes to educate students about psychiatric issues so that they can better serve/refer patients.

Contact: Marc Halperin '2014 , Jonathan Gursky '2014 , Paul Joudrey '2014 , David Beck '2013 , Christopher Morley '2013 , David Cheng '2013 , Judith Katz '2014 , Katherine Ort '2013

SIGMiA - Student Interest Group in Medical Imaging Applications

SIGMiA offers the opportunity to learn about the field of radiology and its sub-specialties. The club coordinates a series of dinner lectures and panel discussions, designed to connect students with faculty members and provide guidance for those interested in pursuing radiology as a career. Topics of discussion range from physician lifestyle and training to recent research advances in medical imaging.

Contact: Antonio Pires '2014 , Vincent Wu '2014 , Benjamin Abriri '2014 , Paul Nolan '2015 , Marissa Barbaro '2015 , Neil Mendhiratta '2015

Student Collective for Ear, Nose, and Throat

Otolaryngology is a specialty that is often underemphasized in medical school. The field varies from treating head and neck cancer to cochlear transplants to facialoplastics surgery. The mission of Student Collective for Ear, Nose, and Throat (SCENT) is to introduce medical students to the vast and dynamic specialty of otolaryngology. Through lectures, mentoring programs, resident panels, and other methods of student/faculty interaction, SCENT aims to facilitate student exploration of otolaryngology.

Contact: Reda Issa '2014 , Benjamin Miron '2014 , Sara Gallant '2014

Student Interest Group in Neurology/Neurosurgery

A club devoted to medical students interested in neurology and neurosurgery.

Contact: Z-Hye Lee '2014 , Tracy Ma '2014 , August Dietrich '2014

Student Partnership for Urban Health

The NYU student partnership for urban health seeks to support students interested in health care for the under served, and promote awareness among the NYU School of Medicine student body about issues related to urban health. To achieve this goal, the club will connect interested students with mentors in the field of urban health, sponsor lectures and seminars on relevant topics, and sponsor outreach activities to increase students? exposure to the field of urban health, as well as providing services to New York City's medically under served communities.

Contact: Paul Joudrey '2014 , Anish Vani '2014 , Kaitlyn Lillemoe '2014

Surgery Club

Our events strive to provide medical students considering a surgical career with a greater perspective on the field of surgery and the many specialties it encompasses. Our programming falls into three general areas. Large lectures, followed by dinner, including topics such as the History of Surgery at NYU and Innovations in Surgical Technology. Additionally, we have begun a new program aimed at providing a more intimate exploration of the various surgical fields through a series of small dinners with attending surgeons discussing their experiences, motivations, and influences in their field. Lastly, we run the OR Observation Program, which provides students with an orientation session and the opportunity to observe surgical cases in the operating room. If you have any questions or event suggestions, please feel free to contact one of our officers.

Contact: Jessica Billig '2014

Urology Interest Group

MISSION STATEMENT: NYU School of Medicine is one of the top institutes for Urology in the US. This surgical subspecialty tackles a wide spectrum of disease involving the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system including the surgical management of neoplasms, calculi, female urology, infertility, pediatric urology, kidney transplant, and neurourology. Students learn little of this diverse subspecialty throughout their medical school training. The goal of the Urology Interest Group is to expose students to the field of urology through presentations by enthusiastic attendings and resident panels and to provide an avenue for interested students to make connections, fostering student-attending relationships early on in medical school.

Contact: Jonathan Noote '2014 , Reda Issa '2014

Vascular Surgery Interest Group

Vascular surgery has long been considered a field within general surgery; however, with the development of endovascular technologies and the innovations in surgical and imaging techniques, it is now considered a specialty in its own right, distinct from other surgical subspecialties. The Vascular Surgery Interest Group (VSIG) seeks to cultivate enthusiasm and excitement for this rapidly advancing field that has only now become an option for students right after medical school. Many students have never been exposed to vascular surgery and have little knowledge regarding the diversity of patients, breadth of conditions, options for training, and potential future for the field. Since NYU is home to many influential vascular surgeons, who have and continue to make great contributions to the field, dinner lectures with vascular attendings, panel discussions with vascular fellows, and other events to promote exposure to vascular technologies would be invaluable sources of inspiration and information for all who participate. In addition, collaborative efforts with other clinical clubs, such as the general surgery, radiology, and cardiology interest groups, would also help clarify the different roles and approaches to patients that make each specialty distinct from one another.

Contact: Ashley Lamparello '2014 , Mathew Lopes '2014 , Michael Fenstermaker '2014 , Di Zhou '2014


Club

Arts and Entertainment Club

The Arts and Entertainment club is devoted to promoting the appreciation of music and performance arts in the medical school community. The club provides students opportunities to attend performance events in the city and also to showcase their own talent at Coffeehouse each semester. In addition, the club manages facilities and equipment for student musicians interested in playing music with other students and provides an opportunity for musicians at NYU SoM to meet.

Contact: Jafar Al-Mondhiry '2014 , Amish Sheth '2014 , Christopher Graffeo '2014 , Nickolas Agathis '2014

Asian Students Union
URL: http://students.med.nyu.edu/asu

The Asian Students Union is an organization devoted to cultural, social, and health awareness concerning the Asian American community. Our organization also offers programs such as Medical Chinese, volunteer opportunities with Asian populations, and resources for clinical or research experiences in Asian countries.

Contact: Brian Park '2014 , Tiffany Lo '2014 , Eric Lee '2014 , Philip Chuang '2014 , Andrew Lee '2015 , Fangfei Zheng '2015 , Karen Chiu '2015 , Timothy Yen '2015

Bellevue Babies

To provide love and companionship to the babies of Bellevue Hospital's Nursery. Students work in the nursery once every other week and help care for the newborns.

Contact: Sarah Kim '2014 , Katherine Ort '2013 , Genna Ableman '2013 , Elizabeth Marlow '2014

Big Sibs Program

This program provides 2nd year medical students as mentors for upcoming first years. The program seeks to provide fast, reliable advice for new students as well as a means to successfully transition to medical school life at NYU.

Contact: Michael Alaia '2007 , Josh Jones '2007

Black and Latino Students Association

The Black and Latino Students Association (BALSA) is dedicated to the academic success and advancement of underrepresented minority students at NYU School of Medicine. Our events celebrate the cultures of African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders, while raising awareness of the issues that affect these communities. We are dedicated to research and community outreach projects that improve the health and well-being of underserved populations. Together with the Office of Diversity Affairs, we are active in the recruitment of underrepresented minority students. BALSA members form a peer support network for incoming students. Moreover, our extensive alumni network of clinicians and researchers provides students with invaluable advice and direction in developing their careers.

Contact: Nathaly Llore '2014 , Brian Gilberti '2014 , Darien Sutton-ramsey '2014 , Christie Gutierrez '2014 , Lynda Nwabuobi '2014 , Chinonyerem Okoro '2014 , Maria Duenas '2014

Brothers And Sisters In Science

BASIS (Brothers And Sisters In Science) was established in 2002 as a joint undertaking between the NYUSoM students and administration as part of a new medical school initiative: the Programs for Preparatory Education in Science and Medicine (PPESM). These programs envision the creation of a seamless pipeline through which students across the educational spectrum -- from middle school through college -- are guided towards pursuing higher education, particularly in the science and health professions. A long-standing but unfortunate reality has been that certain racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic communities have been underrepresented among those who have been drawn to these professions in the past. The PPESM programs aim to guide a larger, more diverse population of students towards higher education and the health science professions. BASIS is the umbrella organization that coordinates participation in the PPESM programs at the student level. Our central purpose is to inform the NYUSoM student body about all the various teaching, tutoring, and mentoring activities in which they can become involved both on- and off-campus. The BASIS Steering Committee, composed of the Co-Chairs together with the Middle School and High School Coordinators, work together in organizing student involvement at the Salk School of Science and the High School Fellows Program.

Contact: Ashley Lamparello '2014 , Samuel Brusca '2014

Carolers

To provide cheer and comfort to patients at Bellevue, the VA, and Tisch by singing holiday Carols in December.

Contact: Justin Jee '2014 , Geoffrey Taylor '2014 , Jennifer Lin '2014

Catholic Student Association

The Catholic Students Association at the NYU School of Medicine exists to bring Catholic medical students together in a social setting. We aspire to express and share our faith with each other and with others, as well as to explore the Catholic perspective on medical bioethics. Non-Catholics who wish to learn more about the Catholic faith are welcome.

Contact: Dan Silva '2010 , Carlos Miranda '2013 , Leng Leng Young Lin '2014 , Brendan Butler '2011

Chamber Musicians in Medicine
URL: http://nyucmim.wordpress.com/

Chamber Musicians in Medicine (CMIM) offers musicians at NYU SoM opportunities to perform in and around the medical community. These opportunities include master classes with faculty from NYU Steinhardt's Department of Music, outreach concerts at the VA, Tisch, and Bellevue Hospitals, and performances at faculty events. Our annual concert showcases the extraordinary talent the school has to offer and consists of music ranging from classical to jazz. CMIM also leads music-oriented therapy sessions at the NYU Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Program.

Contact: Christine Stahl '2014 , Stephanie Tseng '2014 , Justin Jee '2014 , Stephanie Wu '2014

Change for Change

Contact: Arpit Chhabra '2012 , Christian Eaton '2009

Christian Fellowship
URL: http://students.med.nyu.edu/cf/

We are a community of Christians at NYU SoM and NYUMC seeking to glorify God through our lives. Our desire is to be a community who follows Jesus, embracing His love and compassion for people, and particularly those that are brokenhearted, sick, poor, and outcasts of society. We hope our love for God will be reflected in the way we love and care for people, no matter if they are strangers that are homeless, or if they are our friends, classmates, teachers and patients. It is our prayer that we may be leaders in exemplifying the good news of Jesus, breaking the stereotype of Christians as condemning or judgmental, and really being defined by our unconditional love for people. We chose to use our privileges as medical professionals to advocate for human rights, because God?s heart aches for the oppressed. Our purpose in meeting together weekly is to create a welcoming environment where anybody interested in learning about Jesus can come and experience a glimpse of God's love for them. It is a time for fellow believers to be encouraged by one another, to study the Bible and pray together, and build authentic relationships. Connecting with the greater community of Christian medical professions in NY is also a purpose of our fellowship, and we do so by hosting events with the other Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) chapters (e.g.InterMed NY).

Contact: Moses Tam '2013 , Jennifer Lin '2014 , Amy Sun '2013 , Sun Yang '2014 , Michael Lee '2013

Disaster Preparedness Club

Because of the central role of Bellevue and NYU in the response to any major disaster in NYC, our medical school has perhaps a greater obligation than any other institution to be prepared for a mass-causality emergency. Specifically, in the event of a disaster, medical students are an ideal resource for many reasons: they are a highly competent, altruistic group of individuals in generally good physical health. Despite the logical benefit of using medical students in the event of a catastrophe, this resource has not been realized to its full potential. We hope to increase medical student disaster preparedness.

Contact: Nicole Wimberger '2013 , Matthew Mccarty '2014

Global Medicine Club

The mission of the Global Medicine Club is to contribute to the improvement of health worldwide through the interests and activities of students at the NYU School of Medicine. Specific goals of the club are to promote awareness and education on issues pertaining to international health through lectures and conferences; to engage students in service activities that benefit global health both locally and abroad; and to facilitate access to international health opportunities for summer and elective periods.

Contact: Daisy Duan '2014 , Ishita Aggarwal '2014 , Ashley Lamparello '2014 , Stephanie Tseng '2014

Harm Reduction Coalition
URL: http://http://harmreduction.org/

The NYU Harm Reduction Coalition accepts that drug use is a part of our society and that the medical community should work to minimize its harmful effects rather than ignore its existence. Our aim is to assist in training non-judgmental practitioners committed to understanding and reducing drug-related harm. We also incorporate community outreach by training our peers and drug users at the Bellevue Detox Unit to perform overdose reversal using the drug Naloxone.

Contact: Ryan Ruiz '2013 , Jafar Al-Mondhiry '2014 , Nickolas Agathis '2014

Health & Grad @ Compass Fellowship

Formerly ABSK, this club requires no formal budget and will hold events without dipping into the student activities fund. 2011-2012 Officers: President: Iris Wang, xjw201@nyu.edu, 718-710-7214 Treasurer: Lucy Chang, ly286@med.nyu.edu,917-208-8831

Contact: Lucy Yang '2006 , Stephanie Wang '2006

Health Education Literacy Program

The Health Education/Literacy Program (HELP) is at its heart a student organization dedicated to community service targeted towards the under-served segments of the population. The goal is to reach out to under-served populations to provide them with health education on relevant topics in the form of short didactic lessons. However, the club?s mission similar to that of NYU Medical Center, is in reality threefold ? to Serve, to Teach, and to Discover. The organization seeks to teach underserved members of society about important topics that will increase their knowledge concerning their health and empower them to participate in managing their own health. The club?s mission is also to teach medical students at all levels of their training how to become advocates for public health and health literacy as well as proficient counselors on key aspects of chronic diseases affecting the most vulnerable segments of the population. The club also seeks to foster a spirit of learning by additionally integrating a research component through surveys given to groups of patients before and after teaching lessons, to assess current level of knowledge concerning certain health topics as well as the success of our interventions. The final goal is to reduce health disparities in underserved communities both through education disseminated through weekly engagement sessions and then additionally through the publication of scholarly work based on data gleaned through the surveys administered, in order to increase awareness in the medical community about the current state of health literacy among under-served populations.

Contact: Kerrilynn Carney '2013 , Julian Horwitz '2014 , Patrick Olivieri '2013 , Lauren Antler '2014 , Natalie Smith '2013

History of Medicine Interest Group

The History of Medicine Interest Group serves to help introduce pertinent historical themes into the NYU SoM environment both by working in conjunction with preexisting clubs and by sponsoring independent events throughout the school year.

Contact: Jonathan Noote '2014 , Daniel Kurz '2013 , Sucharita Boddu '2014 , Dina Elachi '2014

Ibn Sina: The MSA of NYU Med

Ibn Sina: The MSA at NYU Med seeks to contribute to the existing diversity of NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Medical Center community at large. It also aims to raise awareness, thus cultivating culturally competent physicians. Furthermore, Ibn Sina hopes to organize the cultural, professional and spiritual life of its student body, while also initiating community oriented programs focusing on health-related issues.

Contact: Saad Sheikh '2014

Jewish Student Association
URL: http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/student-org/jsa/

The JSA promotes Jewish life within the School of Medicine. It brings religious, cultural, and historical aspects of Judaism to students, faculty, and staff. JSA activities include holiday celebrations, Israel advocacy, and cultural presentations. Events occur at the Medical Center, the Bronfman Center (main NYU Campus, 7 E. 10th St.), and in the Jewish community surrounding the Medical Center.

Contact: Robert Setton '2013 , Jamie Rosenthal '2013

Knitting Circle

The mission of the knitting club is to provide an opportunity for students to learn how to knit and crochet. We intend to provide NYUSOM students with a fun activity as well as well as a good means of stress relief. Dr. Herbert Bendon from Harvard Medical School found in a study that knitting is one effective method to relax the body, which can lower blood pressure, heart rate, and ultimately help prevent illness. In addition, knitting and crocheting have been found to have a calming effect overall which can help manage anxiety and may even help conditions such as asthma or panic attacks. Therefore the goal of the knitting club would be to give students an opportunity to learn these skills and ultimately help them to decrease the stress that medical students experience. Another mission of the knitting club would be to get students involved in donating knit or crocheted items to various charities. Finally, participants of the knitting club would be invited and encouraged to attend the knitting circle in the OB/GYN unit in Bellevue, where new mothers will be invited to knit and crochet together. This particular objective of the knitting club will both allow students to speak with new mothers and allow them an opportunity to knit much-needed clothes and blankets for their new babies.

Contact: Jennifer Millman '2014 , Ishita Aggarwal '2014 , Mandy Peng '2014 , Mandy Peng '2014

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People in Medicine
URL: http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/student-org/lgbpm/

The LGBTPM is a group that looks at issues of sexual orientation, particularly in the medical setting. Students of all orientations and gender identities are invited to our events held year-round: socials, dinner discussions, and health fairs. Our goals include enhancing student life for LGBT students, sponsoring discussions around LGBT health issues, identifying LGBT sensitive health care resources and improving health care access for LGBT families in New York City.

Contact: Benjamin Solomon '2014 , Jon Gursky '2014

MEDia Club

The goal of the MEDia Club is to look at the ways different forms of media, from newspaper articles to movies, affect patient views of medical practice and doctors in general. In addition, the MEDia Club promotes new and groundbreaking medical procedures in many disciples through on- campus physician and researcher seminars, and at off-campus conferences and meetings.

Contact: Ross McCormack '2014

Medical Nutrition Club

This year we will hold several small meetings and workshops in order to spread current nutrition information to interested members of the student body for use with their future patients. We plan to begin with a lecture on maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle, and then move on to discussions that will provide specific dieting guidelines for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. We will also address the rising problem of obesity, as well as the myths and misconceptions surrounding fad diets and dietary supplementation.

Contact: Daniel Taupin '2014 , Rachel Shustak '2014 , Kevin Chung '2014 , Rebecca Haberman '2014

NYU Green Med

A quarter of the global burden of disease is attributable to environmental risk factors such as lack of access to clean drinking water. In the United States, the healthcare industry is the second largest contributor to landfills. GreenMed aims to educate students on how the environment affects health, on environmental health research, and on how to balance protection of the environment with proper and safe patient care. We expose students to the green spaces, environmental food options, and community service projects of New York City. GreenMed also promotes environmental sustainability on campus.

Contact: Ross McCormack '2014

NYU Military Medical Students Association

The career track of an NYU military medical student is significantly different compared to the civilian students. The NYU Military Medical Students Association seeks to provide information and support for both the medical students who are in the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) and civilian medical students who are interested in the HPSP. If you would like any further information, please feel free to contact any of the names listed below.

Contact: Anthony Tolisano '2012 , Robert Kerris '2012 , Bovey Zhu '2012

Orthopaedic Surgery Club

The Orthopaedic Surgery Club is dedicated to providing the students of NYU SoM with the opportunity to learn about the field of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Contact: Spencer Stein '2014 , Stephanie Swensen '2013 , Kaitlyn Lillemoe '2014 , Jake Calcei '2014 , Sara Gallant '2014

Painting Club

The Painting Club is an organization with the dual goals of: a) providing NYU SoM student-artists with the opportunity to pursue their artistic passions and b) helping to beautify SoM spaces, such as '26st Hall', for all students, medical center employees, and visitors. By placing student artwork on display in common areas, we expect to foster a greater sense of community and ownership of our common spaces. The painting club will provide paints and other art supplies to any student interested in creating a painting. The Office of Student Affairs must approve all projects that will be put on display.

Contact: Ryan Lau '2014 , Risa Hoshino '2014 , Daisy Duan '2014 , Katherine Sticklor '2014

Pediatric Obesity Prevention Program

The purpose of the Pediatric Obesity Prevention Program is to educate children to eat well and exercise in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We collaborate with the NYU Child Study Center to hold health fairs in public schools around New York City.

Contact: Rachel Shustak '2014 , Jennifer Gillman '2014 , Sarah Kim '2014

Photography Club

The photography club's mission is to share and promote photography among the NYU medical student community. The club serves to provide an environment where one may acquire advice, exchange ideas, and cultivate/develop one's own creativity. In addition, the club provides students with resources to learn or improve technical skills by interacting with other members of the photography club. The photography club maintains an active darkroom, with open access to all students, for developing film and printing from negatives. The dark room is equipped with developing and printing chemicals, B&W printing paper, two enlargers, as well as other equipment required in the analog work flow. All equipment is available to students for use. Club leaders are available for teaching/training in film development and printing. In addition, club leaders are also skilled in the digital work flow and can provide advice in digital photography and processing, with software such as Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. Annually, many students engage in photography competition with winning photographs displayed in student communal areas. We plan to continue this tradition of the annual photography contest and hope to hold other contests and maintain an active photography community here at NYU School of Medicine.

Contact: Leng leng Young lin '2014

RESCUE Nations
URL: http://sites.google.com/a/med.nyu.edu/rescue-nations/

RESCUE Nations: Recovering Equipment and Supplies to Care for Underdeveloped and Exhausted Nations
The main goal of RESCUE Nations is to recover exposed but unused surgical and medical supplies for the purpose of providing international medical relief while reducing solid medical waste from hospitals affiliated with NYU School of Medicine. Through the volunteering of the medical students and their collaboration with the OR nursing staff, items such as gloves, sutures, drapes, and gowns, that are prepared but not used during a medical procedure will be collected. After processes of sorting, packaging, and labeling, the recovered supplies will be donated to U.S.-based charitable organizations for distribution to healthcare personnel throughout the developing world. Some materials could be delivered with students participating in the International Health Program.

Contact: Dina Elachi '2014 , Ryan Lau '2014 , Reda Issa '2014

So Hormonal

Endocrinology is a substantial part of our medical school curriculum, yet does not have its own interest group at NYU School of Medicine. This club will reach out to students considering going into endocrinology by bringing in clinicians to come talk about the practice of endocrinology, as well as current research. We will also let students know about conferences in the field. One topic we would especially like to include in this semester?s events is a talk on treating diabetes since this is a very relevant issue in today?s world.

Contact: Jill Feffer '2013 , Jamie Rosenthal '2013 , Jennifer Gillman '2014 , Molly Anderson '2014 , Christine Stahl '2014

South Asian Student Association

SASA serves to promote awareness of South Asian culture through festival celebrations, speakers, movies, and performances. SASA looks to strengthen the diversity of the NYU Student Body by generating dialogue amongst its students through SASA's events.

Contact: Avanti Verma '2014 , Hetal Sheth '2014 , Hersh Shroff '2014 , Shilpa Mukunda '2014 , Naveen Reddy '2014 , Anish Vani '2014

Wine and Food Society

Whether an enologist or novice, The Wine and Food Society will expand upon the science and art of winemaking in order to develop an appreciation for fine wine. We will focus on wine characteristics, the numerous wine regions around the world, wine and food pairing, and most importantly, how to taste and critique wine. No experience is necessary, just an interest!

Contact: Megan Acho '2013 , Katherine Ort '2013 , Emily Walsh '2014 , Samuel Cohen '2014 , Sharon Guo '2014 , Reeva Makhijani '2014 , Grenye O'Malley '2013 , Philip Lotfi '2013


National

American Medical Association
URL: http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/student-org/ama/

We are the partnership of physicians and their professional associations dedicated to promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. We serve the physicians and their patients by establishing and promoting ethical, educational, and clinical standards for the medical profession and by advocating for the highest principle of all--the integrity of the physician/patient relationship.

Contact: Ashley Lamparello '2014 , Jonathan Noote '2014

American Medical Student Association
URL: http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/student-org/amsa/

The American Medical Student Association is committed to improving health care and healthcare delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical student, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.

Contact: Saad Sheikh '2014 , Asya Izraelit '2014 , Reda Issa '2014 , Jennifer Zhu '2014

American Medical Women's Association
URL: http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/student-org/amwa/

The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances. At the medical school level, we sponsor mentoring luncheons and dinners on topics in women's health. We also try to build a sense of community among women in medicine at NYU by providing a supportive atmosphere.

Contact: Sharon Guo '2014 , Emily Siu '2014

Medical Students For Choice

Contact: Sarah Bedell '2013 , Suneetha Desiraju '2013 , Emilie Korn '2012 , Breanna Lustre '2012 , Sara-Megumi Naylor '2012 , Max Wentlandt '2013 , Mandy Peng '2014 , Reeva Makhijani '2014 , Margaret Kissel '2013

Physicians for Human Rights
URL: http://www.phrusa.org

We are the student chapter of Physicians for Human Rights, a national organization that promotes health by protecting human rights. PHR believes that human rights are essential preconditions for the health and well-being of all people. Using medical and scientific methods, the organization investigates and exposes violations of human rights worldwide and works to stop them. PHR supports institutions that hold perpetrators of human rights abuses, including health professionals, accountable for their actions. They educate health professionals and medical, public health and nursing students and organize them to become active in supporting a movement for human rights and creating a culture of human rights in the medical and scientific professions. As a student chapter of PHR, we aim to raise awareness among our peers on the deep connection between human rights and health through innovative activities and colorful speakers.

Contact: Z-Hye Lee '2014 , Trudi Cloyd '2014

Saving Mothers

Saving Mothers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to women's health, education, and empowerment worldwide. Through training, public health initiatives, and research, Saving Mothers aims to provide women and their health care providers with the necessary tools and education to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. The NYU branch strives to further this mission by working with the club at a national level as well as working together with existing NYU organizations such as the International Health Program, the OB/GYN interest group, and the Free Clinic to integrate their common goals and enrich the student experience.

Contact: Kate Raisler '2010 , Amanda Beck '2012

Unite for Sight
URL: http://www.uniteforsight.org/

Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. Unite For Sight applies best practices in eye care, public health, volunteerism, and social entrepreneurship to achieve our goal of high quality eye care for all. Unite For Sight's university chapter volunteers are trained to reduce barriers to care by serving as advocates for community members. Chapter volunteers educate community members about the importance of receiving regular eye exams to prevent blindness. They link community members with resources so that they can receive a complete eye exam through professional organizations such as American Academy of Ophthalmology (EyeCare America) and American Optometric Association (VisionUSA). By connecting community members with available free care by eye care professionals, the chapter volunteers are helping community members to eliminate preventable blindness.

Contact: Muhammad Haq '2013 , Sze Wong '2013 , Eugene Won '2013


Sports Club

Basketball Club

The Basketball Club will represent not only the medical school but also the greater NYU community with responsiblity, professionalism, and integrity. This club, like other athletic clubs here at NYU SOM, will serve as a forum for interested basketball players to be a part of a team and play in a competitive league.

Contact: Brian Park '2014 , Spencer Stein '2014

Cycling Club

The cycling club is intended to provide students with an additional means to explore New York City, especially the outlying boroughs, as well as the greater New York metropolitan area. We believe that many students do not take advantage of much that New York City has to offer, especially in the outlying boroughs. There are many areas of the city to enjoy which are either off the beaten path or outside Manhattan that students may not be aware of. We would like to organize events which would provide a way for students to enjoy these sites and areas. In addition, another goal of the club would be to encourage healthy lifestyles and exercise by providing students with information and guidance in cycling. It has been shown that biking is an excellent form of exercise with many benefits that other forms of exercise do not give. Many students are unaware of these benefits or are wary of biking in New York City. Our club would work to educate the student body about these benefits and to inform students about the safe biking opportunities New York City has to offer. We would do this by leading regular rides and leading bike safety and maintenance workshops.

Golf Club
URL: http://students.med.nyu.edu/golf

The Golf Club's mission is three-fold. The first goal is to expose students of all levels to the game of golf via practice on the driving range (accessible by bus) and basic instruction. Basic skills to be taught include etiquette, grip, aim, stance, swing mechanics, clubface position, short irons, pitching, chipping, and putting. The second is to provide an opportunity for a number of students to play golf during club outings at local courses. The third goal of the club is to introduce students to subway-accessible courses in the New York area.

Contact: Andrew Levy '2011 , Rushi Parikh '2010 , Martin Kopec '2010

Martial Arts Club

Dedicated to teaching students self-defense, discipline, and fitness through various martial arts.

Contact: Risa Hoshino '2014 , Joe Stember '2013 , Josh Klindienst '2013 , Angela Galotti '2014

NYU Running Club

The NYU SoM Running Club hopes to bring together medical students who enjoy running--whether in competitive races or just for thirty minutes every now and then along the East River--in a fun, social environment. As a group, we would like to participate in health-related charitable races in New York and raise awareness about preventing running-related injuries in our concrete-filled home through occasional dinner meetings with NYU physicians of sports medicine. We also plan on scheduling weekly runs and hope that members of the group will contact each other when they are planning on their own runs and looking for company. In essence, we believe running is a fun and healthy way to deal with the physical and mental stresses of medicine and hope to bring together our peers who share this sentiment.

Contact: Melissa Niedfeld '2013 , Ben Kuritzkes '2013 , Taylor Knier '2014 , August Dietrich '2014 , Morgan Anderson '2014

NYU Softball Team- The Cremasters

The Cremasters Softball team plays in the Fall/Spring in a casual league. We play all over the city including: Harlem, Central Park, Randall's Island, and Riker's Islands (Just kidding) on Sundays only.

Contact: Angela Galotti '2014 , Di Zhou '2014

Outdoor Club

The NYU School of Medicine Outdoor Club will provide all medical students access to the outdoors. Activities will include weekend backpacking trips, sailing/kayaking, day hikes and climbing trips, fishing, biking trips, and other outdoor programs. This club will also serve as the NYU SOM Ski and Snowboard Club with trips to northeast downhill mountains and cross-country ski areas. Some of these will be in Manhattan and surrounding boroughs, while longer weekend trips will be made to upstate New York and Pennsylvania. Although the club leaders will be in charge of the well-being of the group, we will encourage individual participants to take leadership responsibility. An additional goal of the organization to educate students and develop interest in Wilderness Medicine. To this end, we will attend National Wilderness Medicine conferences and host lectures and workshops. Finally, the leaders would ensure that group activities extend to safe but challenging exploratory activities in the outdoors. The club is committed to Student Well-Being and promoting a well-rounded medical school experience.

Contact: Bryan Stierman '2013 , Steffen Haider '2013 , naveen reddy '2014 , Jerome Giovinazzo '2013 , Scott Vasher '2014 , amish sheth '2014

Roller Hockey Club

Players of all levels are invited to join us in this exciting and fast-paced sport. We play pick-up games in the Rubin basketball court year-round, and in the winter and spring we form a team that competes in a non-checking league at the Roller Rinks at Chelsea Piers Athletic Complex. Please e-mail us to be added to our e-mail list, or with any questions you may have.

Contact: Michael Goldman '2010 , Brad Kligman '2010

Soccer Club

The soccer club is involved in organizing pick-up games on the basketball courts outside Rubin and in East River Park as well as playing competitively in indoor leagues during the fall and spring at Chelsea Piers. Players of all skill levels are welcome.

Contact: Sean O'Rourke '2013 , Mathew Lopes '2014 , Christian Koziatek '2013

Spin Doctors
URL: http://https://wiki.med.nyu.edu/display/life/Spin+Doctors

NYU SoM's the SPIN DOCTORS dance club is here to teach you how to dance to all different grooves. Some styles that we've done before include Salsa, Swing, Tango, West African, Hip-hop, Samba, Break-Dancing, Belly-dancing and more. This is not a dance group for competition purposes, but rather a club to learn the various dance styles. We hire experienced and professional teachers to ensure that you can learn the steps. Dancers of ALL levels are welcome, especially beginners. In addition to our regular learning sessions, we will have outings to area dance clubs and studios where we can show off what we've learned! Contact Danielle for more information.

Contact: Yu Xia '2012 , Danielle Zheng '2012 , Felicia Tsaur '2012 , Taylor Knier '2014 , Sharon Guo '2014 , Sasha Roudenko '2013 , Xiao Jing (Iris) Wang '2013 , Daniela Treitl '2013

Volleyball Club

The NYU Volleyball Club participates in 2 seasons of competitive volleyball per year through the NY Urban Professionals League. We welcome members of every class to participate.

Contact: David Zagha '2012 , Jospeph Marlin '2012 , Ryan Ruiz '2013

Yoga Club

The yoga club is a great way to relieve stress and to maintain physical strength and stamina. Our vinyasa flow yoga sessions are held every Monday at 7:45pm for 1.5 hours. They are geared toward a wide range of abilities so that everyone can have an enjoyable and challenging experience. Also, due to popularity this past year and requests we are expanding the nature of the club to try to relate the healing nature of yoga to medicine through anatomical correlations and hearing from yoga healers themselves. Due to significant student interest, we are introducing biweekly Saturday lessons in addition to our regular weekly practice. This series, termed "Yoga Align", will focus more on alignment of poses, and is meant to complement our regular weekly vinyasa flow classes. For more information, please contact a club officer to be added to the Yoga Club listserv.

Contact: Jennifer Zhu '2014 , Avanti Verma '2014 , Jonathan Gursky '2014


ACP - Internal Medicine Interest Group

Contact: Z-Hye Lee '2014 , Kathryn Jors '2014 , Jennifer Gillman '2014 , Ross McCormack '2014

Business and Economics in Medicine

The Business and Economics in Medicine Club seeks to educate medical school students about the practical and financial aspects of working in the medical field in the 21st century. It will also inform about wider medical economic issues, and how they affect doctors and patients across the globe. Key issues of the club include: modes in which one can practice as a physician (private practice, group practice, hospital staff, etc.); the economics of health care: how economic forces, both globally and locally, shape who receives health care, and of what quality; etc. The club will bring in a number of guest speakers, including hospital administrators, doctors running group practices, health insurance company representatives, and others. The club will also host a few debates on health care economic issues throughout the year, based on current literature in the field. The club will be a source of information, a forum for the discussion of controversies, and above all an opportunity for medical students to prepare themselves to navigate all aspects of practicing medicine today.

Contact: John Wang '2014 , Tiffany Lo '2014 , Daniel Kiridly '2014 , August Dietrich '2014

Classical Arts Appreciation Club

The NYU SoM Classical Arts Appreciation Club (CAAC) aims to facilitate the exposure of NYU School of Medicine students to opera, ballet, and classical music, while fostering an appreciation for the three artforms as a whole. Being in such close proximity to some of the best performace houses in the world, OAC will facilitate student access to the opportunites available at the Metropolitan Opera House (inclduing the MET Opera's season and the American Ballet Theater's season), Avery Fisher Hall, the NYC Ballet (which house the NYC Opera as well), among others. When possible, we will examine the representation of medicine in the specfic art form, as well as its impact on the historical (and modern) perspectives of the classical arts as a whole.

Contact: Said Saab '2013

HOPE: Helping Oncology Patients Everywhere

Helping Oncology Patients Everywhere (HOPE) works in collaboration with the NYU Undergraduate Colleges Against Cancer organization to achieve their goals of cancer education, advocacy, survivorship, and Relay For Life. This club would facilitate the medical school's involvement in the community by recruiting student, faculty, and hospital teams to participate in Relay For Life, bringing in cancer survivors, researchers and doctors for educational events, and collaborating with the undergraduate organization on events and fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. In addition, we will form and lead an NYU Med team for students.

Contact: Jenna Piccininni '2014

Young at Heart

Young At Heart aims to provide a mutual learning experience between NYU medical students and the local elderly community by: (i) educating medical students on geriatric issues, enabling them to better care for the elderly in any medical setting; (ii) educating the elderly, better enabling them to serve as active agents in their own well-being; (iii) connecting the medical students with the elderly specifically through mutually beneficial visits.

Contact: Said Saab '2013 , Philip Chuang '2014 , Z-Hye Lee '2014 , Johanna Pineiro '2013 , Galina Tan '2013


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