M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

M.A.P.S. Fall 2015

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Congrats, Congrats!

CONGRATULATIONS Barry MAPS for being the organization with the most community service participation in Barry's Student Organization Council (SOC).

Thanks to your involvement it was made possible. You all rock for donating your time to the community you live in!

Loving the Boobies All Over Miami

October provokes thoughts of Susan G. Komen, breast cancer awareness, pink t-shirts and ribbons, etc. This October MAPS went out and got involved for breast cancer awareness with the same thoughts in mind. Women's Breast Health Initiative, an organization in the greater Miami devoted to informing and equipping women in preventing breast cancer, organized a campaign on Saturday, Oct. 20th in South Miami. Barry University, yet again, made a great impression with MAPS and individual students attending to volunteer. 336 families were informed and/or assisted in getting free breast exams that morning thanks to all those that participated. Thanks to your involvement we made an impact in shortening the gap in minority groups' health disparities.
Those of you that couldn't make it, we truly hope to see your faces in the pictures below next time.

Barry Represents the Bucs Well!

As many of you know MAPS, AMSA, TriBeta Honor Society, and the BMS program teamed up to raise funds for the American Heart Association. We arranged a kickball tournament the weekend before the Heart Walk at FIU and collected around $200. The tournament also showed AMSA members to be the athletic champs of the Biomedical organizations. The collaboration surpassed the goal for fundraising by far with a total of $500+ collected in Barry's name for the Heart Association. Barry University was well represented with the large group from all these organizations and the large donation made on the school's behalf. We look forward to topping off this year's donation next time. Stay tuned to see Barry go big or go home again.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pre-Health Organizations Raise Money to Fight Heart disease

Cardiovascular disease affects 1 in 3 adults in the United States. The Barry natural and health sciences student organizations have teamed up and will be participating at the 2012 Miami-Dade Heart Walk on October 6, 2012 to help raise awareness of this statistic as wells as funds to support research and educational initiatives. In an event organized by the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS), pre-health organizations on campus participated in a kickball tournament on Saturday September 29, raising $150, with all proceeds going to the American Heart Association. So far, the teams have raised $350+ overall. Participating student organizations included the Barry chapters of MAPS, Tri Beta Biological Honor Society, American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the Pre-Physician Assistant Association (PASA), MALES, and the BMS society. To sign up or donate to the Barry student team 'Barry University Science Lovers', contact Brittny Randolph at brittny.randolph@mymail.barry.edu

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Day in the Life: UM Style

Students from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine visited Barry University on September 25, 2012 to speak with members of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students. While here, they offered insight into their personal experiences with applying to, matriculating, and surviving medical school. MAPS members asked questions regarding MCAT preparation, the seemingly intimidating application process, finding a mentor, choosing the right medical program, and ways to remain passionate about medicine. After the meeting was adjourned, these gracious students stayed to mix and mingle with the med school hopefuls in attendance. We had such a great time absorbing the inspirational words and valuable information, thus, restoring hope and motivating us to keep placing one foot ahead of the other until we are walking across the threshold of our first gross anatomy class as Medical Students of X, Y, and Z University. We hope that you will join us for our next meeting!
Maps would like to give a special thanks to:
Mishka Peart, Thomas Hughes, Dimitri Augustin, Abir Hussein, Tamara Gayle, Darryl Cannady, Taj, and Tamera.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Raising Awareness, Lending a Hand: 17th Annual Breast Health Symposium

Members of the Barry University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) spent Saturday, Sept. 22 volunteering at the 17thAnnual Breast Health Symposium in Opa-Locka, Fla. While there, they helped to educate members of this under-served community about the importance of early detection and cancer screening. This event was sponsored by The Beautiful Gate Cancer Support & Resource Center and the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and had participants from Miami-Dade College Medical Campus, FIU College of Medicine, the YWCA, and more.

 We arrived bright and early to help prepare for the Breast Health Symposium by setting up tables and chairs for the 20+ vendors that participated.

Our hard work turned into this:
 Martha Lopez is photoed below educating women on the importance of performing routine breast exams:
Delorean and Chris stoped what they were doing and registered to VOTE!
MAPS with Dr. Blemur and Ms. Elda
 After all was said and done we decided to  have a different kind of fun, take a look:
 We hope YOU will join in the fun on our next community service trip!
MAPS would like to extend a special thanks to the Beautiful Gate Cancer Support & Resource Center, Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, and Philip Mercado for inviting us to participate in this amazing event.