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Junior Board Spotlight: Meridith Pollie

Position: Patient Services Coordinator   What does your position do? As one of the Patient Services Coordinators, I schedule patients for their Medicine, Women’s Health, and Mental Health follow-up appointments at the Community Clinic. Additionally, when I am contacted by patients about their clinical care, I make sure that their concerns are relayed to appropriate clinic leadership.   What motivated you to get involved with the clinic? Ever since I visited Weill Cornell for our incoming...

WCCC at the Living Healthy Expo

On Sunday, May 19th the Weill Cornell Community Clinic was represented at the 3rd Annual Living Healthy Expo at Temple Sholom in Brooklyn, NY. This health fair was dedicated to the health and wellness of one of our most vulnerable patient populations, seniors and their caregivers. Topics included nutritional, physical, and mental health, with a focus on avoiding social isolation by joining community groups as well as the importance of caregivers and their wellbeing.

Junior Board Spotlight: Gregory Han

Position: Access to Care Coordinator   What does your position do? I work with patients to help them transition out of the clinic by helping them through the process of getting health insurance and finding new providers. I often cooperate with the clinic’s volunteer social workers, and my job would not be possible without the amazing work that they do!   What motivated you to get involved with the clinic? I spent a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA in between undergrad and med school, and a...

Director Spotlight: Amanda Ceravolo

My name is Amanda Ceravolo and I am an MS3 here at Weill Cornell. I am originally from Syracuse, New York and went to school at Binghamton University where I studied Biochemistry and Neuroscience. Position: Medicine Clinic Co-Director What does your position do? I, along with my Co-Director Brittany Abel are responsible for managing care of our 150+ patients at WCCC. We directly oversee weekly clinic operations, conduct weekly team sign outs and help coordinate and ensure appropriate follow up...

Diabetes Family Health Fair

Last Saturday, WCCC board members attended the Diabetes Family Health Fair in Flushing, NY. Our specific role was to disseminate nutritional information and recipes from our nutritionists that would benefit those with diabetes and pre-diabetes in addition to providing awareness about WCCC and its services.

Junior Board Spotlight: Evan Balmuth

I grew up in Massachusetts and studied biopsychology at Tufts University (Class of 2016); now I’m a first-year MD-PhD student in the Tri-Institutional Program. Since college I’ve been involved in neuropsychiatry research in MA and Germany, and also spent some time teaching English in France. Position: Mental Health Resources Coordinator   What does your position do? As Mental Health Resources Coordinator, I work with the Mental Health Clinic directors, patients, and attending physicians to...

New York Student Run Free Clinics Regional Conference 2019

Last Sunday, WCCC members attended the New York Student Run Free Clinics Regional Conference, where WCCC presented three posters and led two breakout sessions. The event was hosted by Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and aims to bring together student leadership of the student run free-clinics in the city, providing a forum to learn from experts in the field, communicate research findings, and discuss pertinent healthcare issues. Our members found the conference...

Junior Board Spotlight: Amber Simmons

My name is Amber Simmons and I am an MS1 at Weill Cornell. I’m originally from Delaware and previously attended Hampton University where I studied physics. Position: Patient Education and Community Outreach Coordinator   What does your position do? My position is responsible for cultivating the relationship between the NYC community that we serve and the students and faculty involved in WCCC. I do this by locating and participating in community health fairs with other students that are...

Director Spotlight: Ilana Lavina

I’m Ilana Lavina, an MS4 here at Cornell who hails from Long Island, NY. I’m going into the field of Pediatrics. Position: Medicine Clinic Co-Director   What does your position do? Along with my Co-Director, Lisle Winston, I am responsible for managing longitudinal patient care for each of our 150+ patients. For example, it is our job to ensure that laboratory and imaging results are communicated, prescriptions are filled, and patients are satisfied with their care at the WCCC. We also oversee...

Junior Board Spotlight: Julie Kim & Karin Oh

Hello everyone! Welcome to the WCCC blog. We are your 2018-19 Fundraising and PR Chairs, Julie and Karin. Each month we will feature a WCCC board member or volunteering physician to showcase the individuals behind the scenes of our clinic. We wanted to start by introducing ourselves. Karin: I graduated from Vanderbilt this past May and am a 1st year medical student at Weill Cornell. I was born in Kobe, Japan, and moved to Cincinnati, OH, when I was five years old. Outside of WCCC, I play...

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