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Upcoming Events

 

Past and Upcoming Events

 

Meeting Dates:

 
Oct
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

FREE Self Defense Classes

Our Health Initiative Coordinator, Brynn, is teaching free self defense classes at the Rec Center. 

Session 1: Tuesday September 26th from 5:30-7:00

Session 2: Tuesday October 24th from 5:30-7:00

Session 3: November 28th from 5:30-7:00

(ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE WOODARD ROOM AT UA CAMPUS RECREATION)

Registration link: http://rec.arizona.edu/activity/self-defense

If you have any questions, please contact Brynn (brynnellis@email.arizona.edu)

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Nov
28
5:30pm 5:30pm

FREE Self Defense Classes

Our Health Initiative Coordinator, Brynn, is teaching free self defense classes at the Rec Center. 

Session 1: Tuesday September 26th from 5:30-7:00

Session 2: Tuesday October 24th from 5:30-7:00

Session 3: November 28th from 5:30-7:00

(ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE WOODARD ROOM AT UA CAMPUS RECREATION)

Registration link: http://rec.arizona.edu/activity/self-defense

If you have any questions, please contact Brynn (brynnellis@email.arizona.edu)

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Oct
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Health Initiative: Alzheimer's Disease

Our guest speaker for this meeting is Morgen Hartford, the Southern Arizona Regional Director for the Alzheimer's Association. He will be talking about the importance of raising awareness of Alzheimer's Disease and about the Walk to End Alzheimer's held on Saturday, October 21. 

This meeting is open to everyone, so please bring your family and friends! 

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Sep
26
5:30pm 5:30pm

FREE Self Defense Classes

Our Health Initiative Coordinator, Brynn, is teaching free self defense classes at the Rec Center. 

Session 1: Tuesday September 26th from 5:30-7:00

Session 2: Tuesday October 24th from 5:30-7:00

Session 3: November 28th from 5:30-7:00

(ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE WOODARD ROOM AT UA CAMPUS RECREATION)

Registration link: http://rec.arizona.edu/activity/self-defense

If you have any questions, please contact Brynn (brynnellis@email.arizona.edu)

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Sep
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Applications are Due!

Please submit your application on Google Forms by 6 pm today! 

Link: https://goo.gl/forms/KCJo4yubkqJyzhkU2

If you have any questions please email us at uawims@gmail.com 

*For emergencies you can contact the president at brendaho@email.arizona.edu

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Jul
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

WIMS Health initiative: Dr. Waer on Breast Cancer and breast health

  • The University of Arizona College of Medicine ROOM 3117 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dr. Waer is a leading physician in her field of complex general surgical oncology. Dr. Waer's research interests are  "Breast cancer prevention and early detection Particularly the relationship of atypical ductal hyperplasia seen on ductoscopy or biopsy and the potential to progress to breast cancer."  The topic of the third WIMS health Initiative meeting series if breast cancer and breast health.  With about 1 in 8 U.S. Women will develop invasive breast cancer over her lifetime* it is crucial to know about preventative measures, symptoms, and treatments so that we as a unified front can advocate for prevention and treatment.

This meeting is open to everyone so please do not hesitate to join us! 

July 7, 2017

4:00pm-5:00pm

The University of Arizona College of Medicine room 3117

 

* Taken from the US Breast Cancer Statistics Site

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Apr
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

Personal Statement Workshop with Pre-Health Advisor Vanessa Perez + professional photos

  • University of Arizona Pyschology Building Room 308 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Need guidnace in how to write a personal statment or do you want to know how to submit a competive application ? Well, this is the workshop of you! Bring your materials and questions because pre-health adviser ,Vanessa Perez, will be guest speaking about this very topic! 

Member, Roxanne C (who is an amazing photographer) is bringing her camera and offered to take professional head shots of WIMS members! If you would like a professional photo to include on your resume, portfolio, facebook, linked in come dressed in business casual !

 

Meeting will start at 5:00 pm in the Pyschology Building at 5:00 pm!

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Apr
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sally Dickinson from the Univ. of Arizona Cancer Center

Dr. Sally Dickinson is a research assistant professor of pharmacology at the Univ. of Arizona Cancer Center. She is currently researching methods for preventing skin cancer from UV damage. She will be talking about her experience in the research field and her journey to her career. For more information on Dr. Dickinson's research projects, please click here.

 

We will be meeting at the college of medicine room 2117! 

 

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Apr
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Self Defense classes with Brynn Ellis Session 2

Did you miss the first session but want to still learn self defense here is your next chance! WIMS member Brynn Ellis holds free self defense classes at the Rec center and has invited WIMS members and the public no matter what age of athletic ability to sign up! This is a great way to learn self defense if you are a beginner or if you want to brush up on your skills if you are already an expert! Further, there is no requirement of athletic ability and any age can participate (so pass it along!) plus it is FREE!  Thank you to Brynn for taking initiative and teaching students about self defense!

please sign up below!

Session 2 :  April 10th: https://rec.arizona.edu/activity/self-defense-1

If  you have any questions  you may contact Brynn directly at:

 brynnellis@email.arizona.edu

 

 

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Apr
1
9:00am 9:00am

CPR Certification

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7iMJwj9I9WUjrTZXAuR0FtL50I5XEWakhXjBTh_2kxSFtAA/viewform

To participate in this class, please fill out the form using the link above, purchase an ebook or hardcopy of the certification book, and pay the fee using the Members portal or in cash during the meeting on March 29.

"Eclipse CPR will be training us in “BLS” or Basic Life Support. This program is for Healthcare professionals. Individuals who take this classes are typically physicians, nurses dentist chiropractors, paramedics, or EMT’s, or anyone who will be working in a healthcare setting.

The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely
and effective manner."

 

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Mar
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Mary Alt from Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

  • Student Memorial Union, San Pedro Banquet Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dr. Mary Alt is a professor at the University of Arizona  in the college of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and the director of the L4 lab: Lexicon, Literacy, Language, and Learning Lab. Dr. Alt's "area of research is pediatric receptive language, with a focus on semantic skills of children with SL.I" Dr. Alt will be sharing her journey into academics and how it felt being a woman pursuing a career in science. To learn more about Dr. Alt's reserach please visit here. 

 

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Mar
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Self defense classes with Brynn Ellis

WIMS member Brynn Ellis holds free self defense classes at the Rec center and has invited WIMS members and the public no matter what age of athletic ability to sign up! This is a great way to learn self defense if you are a beginner or if you want to brush up on your skills if you are already an expert! Further, there is no requirement of athletic ability and any age can participate (so pass it along!) plus it is FREE!  Thank you to Brynn for taking initiative and teaching students about self defense!

To sign up please follow the link below! 

Session 1:   March 20th: https://rec.arizona.edu/activity/self-defense-session-1

If  you have any questions  you may contact Brynn directly at:

 brynnellis@email.arizona.edu

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Mar
13
to Mar 19

Spring Break

On behalf of the WIMS executive board we wish you a happy and safe spring break. We have attached some useful links that teach about Spring break safety! If you are going somewhere  exciting, medical brigade, or volunteering extra hours share it with us by printing out the WIMS logo and posing with it! Your photos will be featured at the next meeting and perhaps on the website. Please remember- STAY SAFE. 

Here are the main saftey tips but we encourage you to visit the attatched pages:

  • if you do decide to drink, know the liquor laws of wherever you’ll be vacationing.
  • Always keep an eye on your drink.
  • if you are driving make sure to take turns with other passengers. If you are sitting shotgun also stay awake and alter to help the driver. never ever drink and drive. 
  • encourage safe, alert, defensive driving
  • in hotels, make note of where AEDS, fire alarms, emergency exits are located. In the case of a fire leave all belongings and safely exit the building. 
  • keep track of personal belongings, id's, passports, wallet, etc. bring a copy of your passport with you if you are planning on leaving the United States. Between states remember to bring a valid ID and or drivers licence. 
  • When you approach the ATM, do a full 360 degree scan, looking completely around you to see if anyone is hanging out where they shouldn’t be. If someone is creeping you out, go to another ATM.
  • if you are planning on being in the sun: 
  • Take it slow and stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. If you start feeling faint or light headed, get shade and water immediately.
  • know the flag system for water safety:
    • Red Flag: Stay out of the water because of strong undertow and riptides.
    • Yellow Flag: Use CAUTION in the water. There are some undertow and riptides possible.
    • Blue Flag: Calm water. Swim safely
  • Know what consent is and respect it for all forms of intimacy. At Girls Fight Back, we define consent as giving permission for something to happen and that permission must be given freely and is never coerced. Consent must be given verbally. Silence NEVER equals consent. Consent can never be implied or assumed regardless of any previous history of sexual contact. No matter what a person verbalizes, consent can never be given when a person is severely intoxicated or impaired or at any point in the encounter after the person has said NO.
  • If you do choose to have sex, make sure it’s protected. Stock up on protection before you leave home so you never find yourself in a compromised situation. While other methods of birth control may avoid accidental pregnancies, condoms are the best way to prevent STD’s.
  • If you see or are in an altercation where you were violated report immediately. Reach out to authorities/ family/friends/staff. Never be afraid to tell someone- we are always here for you.
  • Know your local equivalent to 911. Who do you call in an emergency

Extra Links to visit to find out more:

  • http://www.safespringbreak.org/safety-tips/
  • http://www.safespringbreak.org/
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IgkqBFTxIA

 

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Feb
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

WIMS Health Initiative: Alzheimer's and dementia (open event)

  • Univeristy of Arizona Student Memorial Union Agave room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This meeting is open to the public and is the first WIMS health initiative events! Dr. Constantine Moschonas (Leading Physican of the World) will be discussing the the topic of Alzheimer's and dementia. Dr. Constantine Moschonas is the medical director at Four Peaks Neurology.

 Upon arriving in Phoenix he established the Scottsdale Neurovascular Lab at Scottsdale Heathcare Osborn. He was the former chief of Neurology in the Scottsdale Healthcare System. He is also a clinical professor of Neurology, teaching both medical students and residents. Dr. Moschonas was a member of the American Heart Association Board of Trustees and the Chairman of the Halle Heart Centre Advisory Group in Tempe, Arizona, 2002. He lectures nationally and internationally on multiple neurology topics of expertise, including genetics and MS, refractory epilepsy and asymptomatic carotid stenosis.

Dr. Moschonas was awarded the Health Professional of the Year for 2005 by the Arizona Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

He has also been recognized as one of "America's Top Physicians" in Neurology, and included in the 2004-2005 Edition of "Guide to America's Top Physicians", presented by the Consumers' Research Council of America in Washington, D.C.

Please Join WIMS for this OPEN event!

 

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