M.A.P.S Spring 2014

M.A.P.S Spring 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Recap of the MAPS Awards and Celebration Ceremony, and The St Mark's Community Health Project Fundraiser- April 24, 2014

The event took place in the Andy Gato Gallery to celebrate all the accomplishments, and personal experiences of MAPS this academic year while also gathering support for a worthy cause. Barry students and faculty members from MAPS, Barry Nursing Division, and the St. Mark's Community Health Project joined together.
 Barry University students and faculty gather together to take part in the celebration.
 MAPS President, Precious Ezeamama, welcomes attendees.
MAPS general body members are recognized for their participation and support.

 MAPS Historian, Erline Dolce is recognized for her contributions to MAPS.

 MAPS SNMA Liaison, Alejandro Tobon is recognized for his contributions to MAPS.
MAPS Medical Shadowing Coordinator, Roberto Alouidor is recognized for his contributions to MAPS.
 MAPS Fundraising Chair, Pei Shan Cheung is recognized for her contributions to MAPS.
 MAPS Treasure, Cyndie Derne is recognized for her contributions to MAPS.

MAPS Vice President, Martha Lopez is appreciated for her outstanding leadership qualities and support by the MAPS executive board.

Associate Director of Career Services, Mrs. Shaunelle Wall is recognized for her support and dedication to MAPS, providing opportunities for students to network with health professionals, and career development workshops.
Ms. Sumera Ackbarali, is recognized for her efforts to educate and provide information on health career opportunities for MAPS  members.
Dr. Glenn Bowen, CCSI Director, is recognized for his assistance and partnership with the Box Tops for Education Campus Drive benefiting North Miami Middle School students. 

Barry Faculty, Dr. Paula Delpech, is recognized for her work on behalf of under-served communities and mentorship of MAPS members.

 MAPS President, Precious Ezeamama, receives the spring 2014 Founding Member Scholarship Award.

Nursing students share how their trip to Grenada impacted their personal lives, education, and future career path.

 Nursing students that participated in the Spring Break Study Abroad Trip in Grenada.
 Nursing students surprise Dr. Delpech with a special gift.
 Kellina Langaigne, hosted and helped coordinate the special event.
 Dr. Karen Callaghan presenting St. Mark's Community Health Project in Grenada.
 Dr. Berkeley Franz, sharing the mission of the the St. Mark's Community Health Project.
Show your support by visiting stmarksproject.org

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MAPS End-of-Semester Celebration/ St Mark's Community Health Project Fundraiser

Our end-of-semester celebration is this Thursday April 24 at 5:00pm in the Fine Arts Quad and you are all invited!  Join us for food and fun as we reflect on our accomplishments this semester and look ahead to the upcoming academic year.  We hope you will be able to join us for this event which will double as a fundraiser for the St. Mark's Community Project. 

Come be a part of this special event as we recognize our M.A.P.S. members for all their hard work, dedication, and steadfast commitment to the MAPS mission and community at large, bid our 2014 graduating class farewell from MAPS, as well as recognize members of the Barry University faculty and staff who have made substantial contributions to our organization.

In conjunction with the award ceremony,  MAPS will be hosting the St. Mark's Community Health Fundraiser for the island of Grenada on behalf of Barry’s Nursing Program.   The goal of the St. Mark’s community health project is to improve health care service delivery to poor neighborhoods through the creation of community-based health, service, and research programs.  The funds raised for this program will be used for training a group of local lay community health workers who will acquire the skills necessary to educate their neighbors about breast health, conducting self-examinations, and seeking professional consultations. It will also help community members to summon and utilize the resources necessary to have better access to the health care system. The St. Mark’s project is guided by a community-based philosophy of health care and social planning.

All funds donated go directly to the project. In other words, all team members are volunteers. 

All funds donated go directly to the project. In other words, all team members are volunteers.

For every $600 raised, a lay community health worker (LCHW) can be supported for the length of the project.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

MAPS 2nd Annual Spring Into Your Health Student Health Fair

On March 25, 2014, MAPS hosted its 2nd Annual student health fair to bring health information and services to the Barry student body.  During the fair, students had the opportunity to receive chiropractic screenings, CPR certification training, information on healthcare plans, and health and wellness information.  Health fair vendors included One Beat CPR, Cloverleaf Chiropractic, Humana and The Icla Da Silva Foundation representatives of which signed up students for the Be The MatchTM bone marrow registry. We look forward to doing it again next year! MAPS would like to thank all the health professionals, representatives from the Student Organization Council and the students for making this event possible!   

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring Into Your Health

Join us today for our second annual Spring Into Your Health student health fair!  
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Landon atrium

Attend the health fair and:
-Test your health IQ
-Gather useful tips on nutrition and wellness

-Receive chiropractic and dermatologic consultations
-Sign up as a potential bone marrow donor
-Learn about affordable healthcare plans
-Attend a CPR training class

We hope to see you there!

Monday, March 17, 2014

March Madness Special Event: Ethics in Medical Research Presentation

Come Join MAPS for this special event!!!!

MAPS Members Make a Difference During Alternative Spring Break

During spring break 2014, members of MAPS participated in the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip organized by Campus Ministries.  In fact, five of the seven Barry students who participated this year were MAPS members.  This year's trip to Kingston, Jamaica was a very humbling experience for our members. 

The week kicked off with a Sunday Family Day service, a lively celebration of life through song and scripture. Following the service, ASB participants visited the homebound parishioners - seniors, the sick, blind and amputees. They spent time talking with them, offering to help with household chores but the parishioners were content and grateful for their presence and instead opted to sing with and pray for the students.  Students also had the opportunity to visit the neighborhood clinic and learn about the medical needs of the community.  They also participated in the Meals on Wheels program, helping to prepare the meals, pack and distribute them in the neighborhood. 

MAPS members who participated in this year’s ASB trip all agree that their week was extraordinary on many levels. “I really feel an experience like this should be required at some point during every student's undergraduate education.” said junior biology major and MAPS Student National Medical Association liaison Alejandro Tob√≥n, for whom this was his second ASB trip. “The amount of information you learn about culture, people, history, food, politics, education, health, and about yourself is much more valuable than what you can obtain from simply reading a book. The experience brings out the best in you, your true character and beauty. It invigorates you and makes you a more conscious global citizen.”