Thursday, March 11, 2010

April is "Wellness Month"

For the month of April, the Buffalo AMA-MSS group invites you to participate and attend a series of lunch lectures and events that address AMA's National Service Project of living a healthier lifestyle. On the week of April 5th, we will be handing out goody bags to the first year medical students to help them study for the Renal Histology Exam.

Please see below for current scheduled events and check back for more updates!

Kick-off Meeting
April 5th from 1-2 PM :: Butler Auditorium
Want to learn more about our upcoming events and how to be more involved? Come join us on Monday, after Spring Break, to hear about events planned for Wellness Month and what an AMA membership can do for you. We are also raffling an opportunity to use UB's own BOD POD! A delicious lunch will be served.

Sleep and Health Lunch Lecture
April 13th from 1-2 PM :: Butler Auditorium
AMA and the Wellness Committee are teaming up to provide you with an interesting lecture about how sleep affects health. Dr. Willer will be the guest lecturer. More information to follow and as usual, a delicious lunch will be served.

2.5 Miles Fun Run with Heart Smart
April 14th :: Map of route will be emailed
A 2.65 mile walk/jog/run to get people outside and moving their feet! Water and fruit will be provided. We're leaving right from school! Bailey, to Bailey/LeBrun/Winspear intersection, take LeBrun to Eggert and turn L, take Eggert to Main and turn L, take Main to Bailey and turn L, return to school. A map will be provided a few days before the event. If you have any questions, please email Chantal Bartels at Special thanks to HeartSmart for assisting us with this event!

Obesity - America at Risk Panel Discussion
April 23rd from 12-1 PM :: Butler Auditorium
Dr. Nancy Nielsen will be moderating a panel discussion about the implications of obesity in our nation. Come and learn more about the obesity epidemic from Dr. Peter Ostrow (Associate Professor of Pathology and Neurology), Dr. Lucy Mastrandrea (Pediatric Endocrinologist), Dr. Joan Dorn (Public health expert on the relationship between physical activity and mortality), and a military recruiter and see what you can do to help fight obesity. As usual, lunch will be served.

Miles for Healthier Lifestyles
April 24th :: 30-mile bike ride
As part of AMA's National Service Project, we are sponsoring a 30-mile bike ride around Buffalo to increase awareness of living a healthier lifestyle. Vlad Radu and Allen Chung will be leading a set of riders for this event. The AMA will also be using this event to help fundraise for Sprouts' vegetable garden. A small "change bucket" will be placed at the back of Butler where you can drop off your donations. If you wish to donate a bigger amount, please give your name and donation to Travis Blood. Any help/donation is much appreciated! And remember, the vegetable garden will not only benefit you but also future medical school classes.

Pot Luck Picnic
April 28th from 12 :: Location TBD
Celebrate the end of Wellness Month with a pot-luck picnic outside. More details to follow. Please check website for updates.