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Week of October 13th

Updates from Student Affairs
October Dean’s Hour- The Benefits of Yoga for Students: Wednesday, October 15th 12:00-1:00 PM
·         Learn about the benefits of yoga for students and how the practice can help reduce stress.
·         Presenter: Jessica Johnson, M2 student and President of the Mind & Mediation Club
·         Lunch will be provided by Noodles and Co.
Dr. Campbell Seeks Input on Student Health and Student Health Insurance
·         Dr. Campbell is seeking MD and HP student to participate in a temporary focus group to evaluate our student primary healthcare and student health insurance. 
·         Needed are students who have been a patient at our student health facility in Ghent Family Medicine, and have been either the EVMS United Healthcare insurance or other insurance outside of the school. 
·          Students who have experienced problems with billing or insurance claims are encouraged to participate. 
·         Please email Dr. Campbell directly if you are interested in serving, and use the subject line:  student health focus group.  Thank you.   
Therapy Dogs to visit EVMS: Wednesday, October 22nd 12:00-1:00 PM
·         CHKD therapy dogs will be visiting campus
·         These dogs are a great way to relieve stress, so come out and play with the dogs
Ø  LOCATION: Townebank Lawn
·         Hosted by:  Student Affairs Wellness Committee 
·         Open to ALL EVMS Students, Faculty, and Staff!! The pumpkins will then be donated as decoration for Haunted Hallway
·         Entry Deadline: Wednesday, October 29th 9AM
·         Voting Period: 11AM- 2PM coinciding with the Mobile Food Market. Voting will be anonymous.
·         Winners: Announced at Haunted Hallway, Thursday, October 30th!
·         Entry signups:     pumpkincarving2014@gmail.com      
Ø  LOCATION: Next to Mobile Food Market on Townebank Lawn
·         We’re a little more than 2 weeks away from Haunted Hallway! Haunted Hallway organizers are looking for 2 people to act as leaders for each of the 5 stations at Haunted Hallway. These are a Haunted Maze, a Haunted House, Candy Hallway, Games/Arts & Crafts & Face Painting. This involves helping with set up the night before the event and making sure everything runs smoothly at your station the night of (eg. if you’re running the candy hallway, make sure all the volunteers have enough candy to give out). Becoming one of the station leaders is a good idea if you think you may want to be involved in leadership next year (awesome!). If you are interested in becoming a leader, please sign up on the following spreadsheet:
·         If leadership is not your thing, please sign up to volunteer at one of the 5 stations the night of the event. There are two time slots for each station and please start by signing up for only one to give everyone a chance! Keep in mind there may be some shuffling at the event if people are needed elsewhere. Please sign up using this spreadsheet:
·         General notes for the event: DRESS IN COSTUME! However, no white coats or scrubs are allowed because we in no way want to give the impression that doctors are scary! Please do not hesitate to e-mail hauntedhallwayevms@gmail.com if you have any questions!
·         Don’t forget candy donations! You can drop off candy in Student Affairs room 1182.
Upcoming Events
National Primary Care Week: Tuesday, October 14th 12:00-1:00 PM
·         Documentary- US Health Care: The Good News
·         RSVP for lunch: clarkrg@evms.edu
·         This program is being coordinated by the Brock Institute, Interpreters from CHKD and the Medical Spanish Service Learning Program. 
·         The program will consist of a case study in Spanish and the entire event and discussion will be held ONLY in Spanish.
·         Free lunch is provide by the Mobile Market. Please RSVP below if interested: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TpFnkhpB8q9LP3pUM9MNv9HcDpWtpc1p5xCjug9_-d4/viewform?usp=send_form
Ø  LOCATION: Lester 104
·         Topics: Norfolk Health Status and CHKD's Healthy You for Life Program (Michelle Burnette, MPH from the Norfolk Public Health Department will be speaking about and giving statistics on Norfolk's specific health status, and Dr. Dominique Williams will be speaking about CHKD's own local health initiative, the Healthy You for Life Program). 
·         Speakers: Michelle Burnette, MPH, and Dominique Williams, MD (CHKD) 
·         Lunch: provided free for FIM members (who have paid dues). $3 for non-members
Ø  LOCATION: Lester 104
·         Panel: Primary Care Reaching Our Community”
·         Speakers including:
o   Dr. Mark Flemmer (Internal Medicine)
o   Dr. Ana Vazquez (Family Medicine)
o   Dr. Daniel Kelly (Pediatrics Resident
·         Interested in going back to PB Young after Community Care? Like working with kids? Come to our next training session to find out how and be eligible to volunteer with local elementary students on Saturday mornings.
·         Dinner is included
Ø  LOCATION: Lester 135
Mindful Moment: Thursday, October 23rd 12:30-1:00 PM
·         The Mind & Meditation Club and Dr. Knight are starting a “Mindful Moment” which will be 30-minute sessions run during lunch in which we will do some brief meditation and discussion.
Ø  LOCATION: Lewis Hall 1116
·         Stop by the Student Lounge over the lunch hour Friday, the 24th  and enjoy delicious healthy, homemade food brought to you by The Mind & Meditation Club
·         Donations will be accepted
Ø  LOCATION: Student Lounge
·         Raising money for a great cause while having a blast with your friends and family at the beach? Yes, please!
·         The Scavenger Hunt for Autism is an exciting, interactive group challenge that is perfect for families and close friends. Using competitive spirit and strategy, your team is challenged to read the clues that will lead you to certain people, places, and things that are cleverly placed around 31st at the Oceanfront. Register your group as soon as possible so that you can create your pledge page and start finding supporters for your team. There will be food, music, and prizes; but more importantly, you'll be having a blast while supporting a great cause.
·         Sponsored by EVMS Psychiatry
Ø  LOCATION: 31st street at the boardwalk
·         MD students: Changes are coming quickly in healthcare. Join (http://www.msv.org/join) the AMA/MSV chapter here at EVMS and take them on head first. You can lend your voice and influence innovation in a ton of important areas: advocacy, public health, education, technology, and many others. You'll even have the backing of the largest physician organization in the United States!
·         For the M1s who get a 4 year membership ($50, which costs less than 4 years in any of the specialty interest groups!), you can still get the Netter’s anatomy flashcards, or the Rapid Review Pathology textbook. You’ll also save a ton of money in the coming years when it comes to preparing for Step 1 and 2! Just email Lee Ouyang (OuyangL@evms.edu) with your choice. 
·         If you have any questions, please email Lee Ouyang or Ana Mostaghim (MostagAS@evms.edu)
Weekly Events
Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) Bible Study: Every Monday 12:00- 1:00 PM
·         Join other EVMS students every Monday for a weekly bible study
Ø  LOCATION: Lester 411
Mobile Produce Market: Every Wednesday 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM
·         Food is Medicine Mobile Market is on campus every Wednesday, 11am-2pm, and throughout the summer
·         In collaboration with Five Points Community Farm Market, a mobile van with fresh will be on the Townbank Lawn (outside Lester Hall)
·         Cash, credit/debit cards, EBT cards accepted
·         Looking for EVMS student volunteers to sign up for nutrition education on market days, 12-1pm - look out for the sign-up sheet!
·         FIM will also be selling grocery totes ($3)!
Ø  LOCATION: Townebank Lawn
·         The EVMS Knitting / Crochet club is a no dues casual club. 
·         Don’t know how to knit or crochet?  We’ll teach you!
·         For our beginners we’ve got some knitting needles you can borrow and some scrap yarn you can have!
·         (Eventually beginners you’ll want to bring 100% cotton yarn a crochet hook G / H/ I or if you want to learn to knit size 7 bamboo or wooden knitting needles.  You can knit a dish rag!)
·         Everyone else just bring the project you are working on.  (Forgot your project?  Come anyway!)
·         Lunch is not provided.  If you want to bring your lunch with you please do.
·         Any questions contact Ruth Smith
Ø  LOCATION: Student Lounge
·         Multilevel yoga session every Friday from 12 to 1 in Lewis Hall 1116
·         All are welcome, including those with no experience as well as faculty and staff; mats are provided
·         Contact Matthew Badgett badgetmb@evms.edu with any questions!
Ø  LOCATION: Lewis Hall 1116 on Fridays, Towne Bank Lawn on Wednesdays


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