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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...

Junior Board Spotlight: Max Morin

 Position: Continuity of Care Coordinator What does your position do? I coordinate the Continuity of Care (CoC) program. This is a program that matches first year students with WCCC patients who could use some extra support with their medical care. I make sure all students in the program are aware of their CoC appointments, and I assist with any problems they may have. I will also organize the selection of next year’s CoC students! What motivated you to get involved with the clinic?The WCCC...

Junior Board Spotlight: Brian LaGrant

Position: Mental Health Resources Coordinator What does your position do? One of my duties is to educate patients of the Mental Health Clinic, a subset of the WCCC, on affordable sources of psychotherapy throughout the city. I am available to help guide them through the process of contacting a clinic and setting up an appointment, as it is not an easy one. Most of my time is spent working with the Depression Screen. The Depression Screen was implemented earlier this year by the previous...

New York Student Run Free Clinic 2017

  Earlier this month, a few WCCC Members attended the New York Student Run Free Clinic conference at the Ichan School of Medicine. A yearly event, this conference 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. This year, Junior board members Nicky Blobel and Annie Yau were both able to attend for the first time. As a first year...

Third Avenue Health Fair

Members of the WCCC attended another community health fair this weekend! Third Avenue Health Fair: Eat Your Colors was a big hit yesterday at the 3rd Avenue Fair. We partnered with the dietitians from NYP’s Ambulatory Nutrition Service and welcomed ‘participants’ with a colorful array of fruits and veggies, tips to eat foods of different colors (variety is key!), recipe cards, and 10 raffle prizes for Farmer’s Market Green Bucks (each worth $10). We handed out apples and oranges. It was a...

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