Friday, January 13, 2017

UMHS Graduate Speaks on Residency & Medical School Life


UMHS graduate Dr. Rena Sukhdeo, will give a talk to the UMHS student population on residency and medical school life. Faculty are welcome too.
Dr Sukhdeo entered the UMHS ARP (pre-med) program in January 2012 and matched in Neurology in March 2016.  Congratulations!
Come hear her talk and say hello on Saturday January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the St. Kitts campus Auditorium.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Discussion on the Current State of Global Humanitarian Action



Join us for a discussion with Dr Unni Karunakara on Wednesday, November 23 at 4:15 pm in the Warren Ross Auditorium, St. Kitts UMHS Campus, as we explore the current state of humanitarian action and the role and responsibilities of governments.

Dr Unni Karunakara has been a humanitarian worker and a public health professional for two decades, with extensive experience in the delivery of health care to neglected populations affected by conflict, disasters and epidemics in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. He was Medical Director of the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders’ Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines (2005-2007) and later its International President (2010-2013). Unni serves on the Board of Directors of Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) India and MSF/Artsen Zonder Grenzen Holland. In 2001, he helped found vivo, an organization that works toward overcoming and preventing traumatic stress and its consequences. Dr Karunakara is currently a Senior Fellow of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University, and a Visiting Professor at Manipal University.

We are living in times of humanitarian crises with escalating unmet needs. As needs rise, there has been a corresponding erosion of humanitarian protections. Humanitarian workers are being killed in unprecedented numbers and hospitals are no longer safe spaces for care in times of war. 

The delivery of humanitarian assistance is a delicate balancing act between humanitarian principles and the practical ground realities. What are some of the challenges faced by humanitarian agencies in providing life-saving assistance to those affected by conflict?  What needs to be done, and fast?  Whose responsibility is it to stop the atrocities in Aleppo?  As the world watches horrific wars in the Middle East and Africa forcing 60 million people to leave their homes due to a well-founded fear of persecution, what roles can global citizens play in the face of the biggest crisis of forced displacement since WW2?

Mark the date on your calendar. See you there!

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

The 2nd Annual UMHS Research Symposium

In the UMHS Lab with Austin Gardenhire, Dr Jane Harrington, and Beani Forst

Join us in the Warren Ross Auditorium 
on the UMHS St. Kitts Campus 
6:00-8:00 pm, November 17, 2016

Oral Research Presentations
6:20  Opening Remarks:  Dr Edwin Purcell

6:30  Steven Cook & Austin Gardenhire,  The Anatomical Architecture of the Junction between the Great Cerebral Vein and the Straight Sinus in Correlation to the Physiological and Biochemical Impact on Multiple Sclerosis Subtypes and Disease Progression.

6:40  Beani Forst, Jandrely Lopez, Nick Mills, Andrea Ferrer, Luis Acevedo, Idalis Sanchez,  Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Bacterial Contaminates Isolated from Imported and Domestic Retail Chicken and Pork in St. Kitts.

7:10  Dr Michael Doherty,  Is Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency Syndrome a Potential Threat to the Kittitian Community?

7:20  Dr Deborah Williams,  The Outcome Impact of a Six Week Pipeline Program leading to Pharmacy Education.

7:30  Keynote:  Dr Hazel Laws, Chief Medical Officer St. Kitts & Nevis, Frailty in Older Adults.

7:55  Closing Statements:  Dr Jane Harrington
 

UMHS Medical Research Elective Students with Dr Jane Harrington


Poster Research Presentations

Alex Schultz, Testing L-Type Calcium Channel Effects on Brain Stimulation Reward in the Sublenticular Central Extended Amygdala.

Everlyn Santana Aponte, Photovoice for the Prevention of Alcohol Consumption Among Adolescents: Documented and Divulged Experiences.

James Thomas, Efficacy of Cleaning Agent Consume Eco-LyzerTM in Biomedical Surgery Suites.

Lyanne Santana, Correlations between the anatomical variations in the Posterior Communicating Artery and the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

Adrianna Thibault, Stability of Midface Fracture Repair Using Absorbable Plate and Screw System Pilot Holes Drilled and Pin Placement at Angles Other Than 90 Degrees to Pharmacy Education.

This event is sponsored by the UMHS Research Committee.
Committee Chair: Dr Jane Harrington
Committee Members:
 Drs Abayomi Afolabi, Desia Pereira, Agnes Beachman; & Ann Celestine
Photo Credits: Ian Holyoak

 

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

The 2nd Annual UMHS Research Symposium

The 2nd Annual UMHS Research Symposium will be held in the Warren Ross Auditorium, UMHS Campus, St. Kitts on Thurs Nov 17, 2016 , 6:00-8:00 pm, reception to follow.
 

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Join UMHS for the 1st Annual Research Symposium

1st Annual UMHS Research Symposium

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Amy Beierschmitt, Attending Veterinarian, Behavioral Science Foundation, Adjunct Faculty, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine:
Non-human primate models of disease, genetics, addictive behavior and behavioral / cognitive disorders.

Faculty Presentation:
Dr. Will Cobb, Assistant Professor of Anatomy &
Dr. Rebecca Cusack, Gross Anatomy Lab Instructor:
The Physiology of Neuromusculoskeletal Tissue.

Student Presentations:

Geneviève Aubé & Katie Plemmons:
Analysis of Microbial Isolates from Personal Mobile Devices on UMHS campus.

Laura Mena-Albors & Wined Ramirez:
Microbiology Lessons to Create Awareness of the Importance of Hand Hygiene and Surface Cleaning.

Jameison Rolle:
Pullulan ω-carboxyalkanoates for Drug Nanodispersions.

Freddie Irizarry-Delgado:
CD16+ Monocyte Subset as a Reservoir of HIV-1 in Patients under Prolonged Suppressive Antiretroviral Therapy.

Poster Presentations:

Stefan Campbell: 
Epileptiform transients in the occipital lobe in pediatrics.

Soraya Darwood:  
Evaluation of Microbial Contaminants in Tap Water and Efficacy of Home Filtration Systems.

Samah Halbouni: 
What are the risk factors for Arboviral infection in UMHS medical students?

Nawsheen Khan:  
The Anti-Bacterial Effect of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Bacillus Anthracis.

Tom Kowalski: 
Impact of the Implanted Cough System on the Quality of Life (QoL) of  Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Subjects.

Ellen Lorenzen: 
An investigation of pork products from imported and domestic origins in local St. Kitts grocery stores for levels of coliforms and resistance to antibiotics.

Kamalpreet Mann & James Riddle:  
Antimicrobial Properties of Indigenous Tropical Plants Moringa and Neem.

Christina Varela:  
Detection of Salmonella and E.coli Contamination from Imported and Domestically Produced Poultry from Retail Markets in St. Kitts.


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