Volunteer opportunity: SACNAS-UMMS Student Chapter Public service award program 2017-2018

Picture of SACNAS members and Dr. Padilla The student-led chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, SACNAS, was established at UMass Medical School on March 2017 and all members of the UMMS community are invited to become involved.  To join UMMS-SACNAS Student Chapter, you don’t need to be Hispanic or Native American, according to Teresita Padilla-Benavides, PhD, faculty co-advisor and advocate for SACNAS at UMMS. All are welcome at Umass-SACNAS.

The SACNAS-UMMS Student Chapter recently received Public Service Awards for Public Service Initiative for STEM and Health Education project.  The goal for this project is to improve health education and awareness in Worcester and promote science advocacy among the public.

If you’re interested please contact Aurian, President of SACNAS-UMMS Student Chapter (Aurian.GarciaGonzalez@umassmed.edu ) or Dr. Padilla-Benavides (Teresita.Padilla@umassmed.edu).

The SACNAS-UMMS Student Chapter will provide “certificate of appreciation” to the volunteer participant speakers. In addition, this project is a perfect opportunity for anybody to share your knowledge and reach out to Worcester community.

When: once a month, on Tuesdays 6-8pm

Where: Café Reyes (421 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01609) or El Patrón (192 Harding St, Worcester, MA 01604)
             ~Light refreshment will be served

Current Program Schedule: ** As of today.  SACNAS-UMMS Student Chapter is very flexible.

  • October 26: diet, nutrition, microbiota/probiotics
  • November 7 or 14: obesity and diabetes
  • December: alcoholic liver disease
  • January: aging, neurodegenerative dx
  • February: education/career paths in science
  • March: stem cell research

More info about Teresita Padilla-Benavides, Ph.D.: https://www.umassmed.edu/padillalab/

Related article about Umass SACNAS: https://www.umassmed.edu/bmp/news-and-events/latest-news/2017/April/sacnas-chapter-at-umms/