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Student Announcements

Week of January 26th

Updates from Student Affairs

New Book Store Manager

·         We are pleased to announce that the EVMS Bookstore is now under new management.  Please join us in welcoming Michelle Haines as she begins her new position as Retail Store Manager.

·         Michelle has been servicing customers and providing sales support for over fifteen years, spending several years in various managerial roles.  She will be working closely with EVMS and the Bookstore staff to enhance customer satisfaction and provide the best possible experience to our students and faculty.

·         Keep an eye out for exciting updates along the way as well as the arrival of new items on the shelves!


Club Storage Space: Clean Up- Monday, February 2nd

·         Shared club storage space is for clubs that put on yearly, large events (ex: NEST, Med Wars)

·         Clubs that put on smaller events and need a space to keep plates and plastic cutlery should have received a locker from Vera Potts Anderson

·         The club storage space is NOT for class programs. If your class currently has items in the club storage area please remove it by the end of the week.

·         The storage space will be cleaned out Monday, February 2nd

·         If you have any questions regarding this, please email Eileen Little  


Brock Scholar- Harriet Washington: Wednesday, January 28th 6:00- 7:00 PM

·         Brock Scholar in collaboration with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

·         Harriet Washington is an award-winning medical writer and author giving a talk on Ethics, Ebola and History.



Gay & Transgender Healthcare Lunch: Monday, February 2nd 12:00- 1:00 PM

·         All students are invited to this lunch lecture concerning LGBT healthcare given by Judy Wessell

·         Pizza lunch will be provided for all those that RSVPhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1If24pAWTYk44Areq6h52-JF2q9_f-z2np28c0m_Zjuc/viewform?usp=send_form

·         This lunch is brought to you by the Office of Diversity and the Alliance Club



The EVMS Commencement Website is Now Live

·         The EVMS Commencement website is now live and can be accessed from the EVMS homepage. The site contains all 2015 commencement-related information including schedules, instructions and deadlines. It is a comprehensive source of information for all faculty and graduates, as well as their families and guests.

·         IMPORTANT: All graduating students and faculty must register their intent to participate in Commencement and order regalia online by March 6, 2015.

·         Graduates, please be sure to review the checklist for other important dates and deadlines.

·         Be sure to consult www.evms.edu/commencement regularly for upcoming deadlines and announcements related to graduation.

Upcoming Events

MPH Warm Clothes Donation Drive: Now through February 6th

·         Winter in Hampton Roads can be unpredictable. Students from the Master of Public Health Program are hosting a donation drive to benefit many in our community. Join us in helping our neighbors stay warm for the rest of the winter season.  Please consider donating new or gently used items to benefit folks staying in shelters in Hampton Roads.  All items will be delivered to local community outreach agencies for distribution.

·         Donations of the following items would be appreciated:

o   Gently used or new sweatshirts or sweaters, gloves, scarves and hats.

·         POC: Jaclyn Bunte: buntej@evms.edu - MPH 2015

Ø  LOCATION: YELLOW Donation Boxes are located in the student lounge area (Brickell), Lester Hall, Smith Rogers Hall, & Andrews Hall.


Global Health Coalition: Wednesday, January 28th 12:00- 1:00 PM

·         Please join us to hear Dr. Brown's presentation on global malnutrition.

·         Dr. Brown is a 40 year veteran of global health projects in Africa, an expert in primary village health care, childhood malnutrition, and reproductive health, and is currently a lecturer for the EVMS MPH program.

·         Lunch: Free for members ($3 for non-members) Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/MnrvTu2kfS

Ø  LOCATION: Lester 135


Pediatrics/ EIMG Lunch Meeting: Wednesday, January 28th 12:00-1:00 PM

·         We are holding our first Pediatrics/EIMG meeting of 2015

·         We will be hearing from Dr. Ramirez, a Pediatric EM Physician at CHKD, and Stepfanie Kern, a PA who works in pediatric surgery, trauma, and burns.

·         Please RSVP by Monday 1/26 at 12 PM for lunch using this link:

·         Indicate which club you are a member of in the "Member" column. If you are not a member of either club and would like to become one, email servidlr@evms.edu for information about how to join.

·         If you RSVP, please attend as these medical professionals are taking time out of their busy schedules to come speak to us. Let me know if you have any questions!

Ø  LOCATION: Lester 104


Dermatology Club Lunch Meeting: Wednesday, January 28th 12:00-1:00 PM

·         We are very excited to have Dr. Pariser from the Department of Dermatology speak to use about the medical and historical aspects of syphilis.

·          Dr Pariser is a native of Norfolk, VA who completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton, went to MCV for medical school and then completed his residency at the University of Miami.

·         He is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatological Immunology/Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology and has been in practice for over 30 years.



Pathology Interest Group Meeting: Friday, January 30th 12:00- 1:00 PM

·         First meeting of the 2014-15 academic year.

·         Open to all EVMS students interested in Pathology.

·         First meeting will be to elect officers, obtain a list of interested students, & “Career Opportunities in Pathology”. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 students (bring your own drink).

·         Future meetings: “Lunch & Learn” seminars about pathology as a career; discussion panel of M4 students applying for pathology residencies; and possibly arranging “field trips” off campus.

Ø  Location: McCombs


Haiti HOPES Fundraiser at 80/20 Burger Bar: Friday, January 30th 5:00-9:00 PM

·         Support Haiti HOPES by swinging by 80/20 Burger Bar this Friday night- there will be a band

·         Cover is $5 and goes to Haiti HOPES team

Ø  LOCATION: 123 West 21st Street, Norfolk, VA 23517


Military Medicine Club Speaker lunch: Wednesday, February 4th 12:00- 1:00 PM

·         The military medicine club will be hosting guest speaker LT Andrew E. Mancusi-Ungaro, M.D. of the United States

·         LT Mancusi-Ungaro is an Undersea Medical Officer and will be speaking about his experiences and answering any questions students may have about military medicine.

·         Lunch will be provided to students in the Military Medicine Club or to those who are currently military scholarship recipients. Please RSVP to mayab@evms.edu

Ø  Location: McCombs


Haiti Hopes Fundraiser: Valentines Swing Dance- Friday, February 13th 7:00-10:00 PM

·         Come out to this fun event to raise money for Haiti Hopes

·         Swing dance lessons will be provided from 7-8 PM and then free dancing with a DJ from  8-10 PM

·         Come dressed in your best 1940s attire

·         Tickets $10 in advanced, $12 at the door

·         Refreshments will be provided by the Haiti Hopes Bake Sale

·         Questions? Email Sunny or Abena

Ø  Location: Lester 104


School Wide Talent Show: Sunday, February 15th 5:00PM -7:00 PM

·         We know that there is a LOT of talent here on campus. We would like to invite YOU (and your friends) to perform! We encourage all types of performances!

·         Whether you’re singing, dancing, doing standup comedy, juggling, etc., we would love to have you share your talents!

·         This will be a fun night to hang out with your friends, classmates, and students from all of the programs at EVMS. Dinner will be provided and great PRIZES will be awarded for the top contestants!

·         If you are interested in participating in the talent show, please fill out this google form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UUuLb1ArE1bo7SPCfZ2bDBB4tmUqnwvuRyxqza9fJXk/viewform

·         Questions? Email Andy Tien



2015 Summer Scholars Program!

·         Attention M-1s!  The EVMS/CHKD Department of Pediatrics is now accepting applications for paid, summer research internships for college seniors and first-year medical or graduate students through the 2015 Summer Scholars Program!

·         Students will work on pre-selected research projects under the mentorship of EVMS faculty members.  Projects will involve clinical, pre-clinical/laboratory, public health and behavioral research.  There will also be opportunities to shadow pediatricians and specialists at CHKD.  Students selected for the program will receive a stipend for these full-time positions (May 18 – July 30, 2015).

·         Apply to the Summer Scholars Program with the official application form and specified supporting documentation.  Get your application form and program description now:  email Laurie.McManama@chkd.org, or go to: http://www.evms.edu/research/centers_institutes_departments/pediatrics/summer_scholars/

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


EVMS Swimming Club: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30- 8:30 PM


·         The Blocker YMCA has given EVMS Swim Club two lanes for practicing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30 PM.

·         If you are already a member of the YMCA it is free to be part of the swim club.

·         What to bring: swim suit, goggles, swim cap (optional)

·         Please send any questions to Eileen Little: littleem@evms.edu

·         Join the group!: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kZu2XYLWOtJ1i3DHCFMbLrulZNOvAyoUvlTBbbPnhBk/edit?usp=sharing

·         Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/405465869602940/



Mindful Moment: Every Wednesday except Dean’s Hours 12:15-1:00 PM  


·         45 minute guided meditation session with discussion run by Dr. Knight

Ø  LOCATION: Lewis Hall 1116


EVMS Running Club: Every Wednesday @ 5:30 PM


·         The running club meets every Wednesday evening @ 5:30 PM.

·         What to bring: Reflective gear and warm clothes

·         Send questions to Eileen Littlelittleem@evms.edu

·         Join the group!: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Cwa_NLUAOvIhqt58A3OjEPLFcQDeciusKII2IeMJRFo/edit?usp=sharing

·         Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/159693487439121/

Ø  LOCATION: Meet outside Lewis Hall, Olney Rd. entrance


EVMS Knitting & Crochet Club: Every Thursday 12:00- 1:00 PM

·         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


Yoga: Every Friday 12:00-1:00 PM


·         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

Upcoming Conferences & Symposiums


Upcoming  EVMS CME

Upcoming EVMS CME conferences and lectures http://www.evms.edu/education/cme/


Upcoming CHKD CME

Upcoming CHKD conferences and lectures http://www.cvent.com/Events  


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Office of Student Affairs
Lewis Hall, Room 1169, Norfolk VA 23507-1912

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