M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month Diversity Dialogues

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 at 5 p.m. in NHS 102
This collaboration between MAPS, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Xi Chapter, the Latin American Student Association (LASA), and International Multicultural Program is presented in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Join us for this insightful exploration of the effect cultural influences may have on one's healthcare attitudes in terms of patient-physician relationships and treatment decisions, as well as health issues that most affect the Latino community. Also learn Spanish expressions for use in the healthcare setting.
All are welcome! Refreshments will be served.
Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 at 5 p.m. in NHS 101

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month

In continuation of Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Antonia Novello, the first woman and the first Hispanic to serve as U.S. Surgeon General.

As a child, she suffered from a chronic illness of the colon. The inconsistent medical advice and care she received prompted her to help other sick children. Novello completed medical school in Puerto Rico and trained as a pediatrician in Michigan. In 1986, she became deputy director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development where she took a special interest in children with AIDS. As U.S. Surgeon General, Novello made the health needs of women, children, and minorities a national priority. Today she heads the New York State Department of Health, one of the nation's largest public health agencies, and continues to advocate for the underprivileged and under-represented.

Pink Campus Day

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Minority Association of Pre-health Students (MAPS) would like to encourage the Barry community to join in raising awareness of breast cancer and raising funds for breast cancer research during our 3rd annual Pink Campus Day.

Join MAPS and wear your favorite pink clothing item on Wednesday, Oct. 7 to show your support of the fight against this disease that is the 2nd leading cause of death among women. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1 in 8 women will develop this disease in her lifetime. Men, this fight is for you as well – an estimated 1 in 1000 men will develop the disease in his lifetime.

Members of MAPS will table in Landon Atrium, providing information on breast cancer facts, screening, and resources, and selling pink ribbons, the symbol of the fight against breast cancer. All proceeds from the Pink Campus Day fundraising effort will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month

Dr. José Celso Barbosa was the first Puerto Rican to obtain a medical degree from a school in the continental United States. He graduated from the University of Michigan medical school in 1880. At this time, the majority of the international students from Latin America coming to the United States were of European descent. Barbosa was of mixed descent. Because of this, he was declined enrollment at the first medical school he applied to. His mentor received a letter dated October 5, 1877 that stated the reason for the school’s decision. It read, "DEAR SIR, – At a faculty meeting held last night it was decided not to receive students of color. I report that under this resolution Mr. Barbosa will be unable to matriculate here.” Dr. Barbosa overcame this obstacle and enrolled at the University of Michigan later that month.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all who participated in Feeding South Florida's Food Sort-A-Thon. The event was a huge success! Between 2 shifts, 65,000 lbs of food was sorted! Great job, MAPS!!

Michael Moore's Sicko

Join us on Monday, October 5th from 5pm-7pm for a viewing of Michael Moore's documentary, Sicko! We will be in NHS room 101, and a discussion will follow the conclusion of the movie. See you there!

Pink Campus Day

MAPS invites everyone to wear PINK on Wednesday, October 7th in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!! We will be selling ribbons for $1 and all proceeds will benefit our local cancer society. Help us support the search for the cure!