November 29th, 2023
CF Holiday Gift Baskets and PMR Physician Presentation
The holiday seasons can be tough for many CF families with financial burdens due to high medical bills and beyond, making it difficult for many households to purchase gifts during this time of the year. The holidays should be a festive time for everyone, especially children who should not have to face consequences due to an illness out of their control. In order to support children with Cystic Fibrosis, Cure Found led this event to make gift baskets with various toys, board games, cards, books, stuffed animals, and more which will be donated to local CF clinics. Additionally, MSU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician, Dr. Jamieson Haak, presented on his journey through medical school at MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at MSU Health Care. This session consisted of a discussion in regards to medical school finances, various speciality opportunities, and the day to day life of a resident and attending physician. Additionally, Cure Found members were able to make holiday gift baskets for CF kids
November 15th, 2023
MSU College of Human Medicine Admissions Q&A
MSUCHM Admissions Officer joined Cure Found to host an informational session for students to learn more about the admissions process for MSU College of Human Medicine. Interested students were able to express their interest and ask questions to Jessica Davison related to requirements, recommendations, and insights into a future medical education.
November 8th, 2023
Triage and Pulmonary Function Clinic
MSU Cystic Fibrosis Center Respiratory Therapists (RRT) led this triage and pulmonary function clinic allowing members to gain hands-on experience with measuring blood pressure with a sphygmomanometer, pulse/ox, and pulmonary function with spirometers. Additionally, simulation chest vests were used to model Cystic Fibrosis treatment and air clearance techniques in order to learn more about pulmonary function for CF patients.
October 18th, 2023
Medical School Student Board Panel and Q&A
Two medical school students from MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine presented on their journey to medical school and led a Q&A session for prospective students interested in learning more about the application and interview process. The session consisted of common extracurricular activities, scores, volunteer activities, research, and clinical hours as it relates to medical school.
October 4th, 2023
Cardiology Auscultation Event
Sparrow cardiologist, Dr. Chad Link, hosted this event and gave members a presentation on his pathway to cardiology through medical school, residency, and fellowship. Additionally, Dr. Link led a hands-on auscultation event where members were able to listen and grasp various components of the heart such as heart rate, heart sounds, murmurs, irregularities, and more.
September 20, 2023
Fall Kick-Off Meeting
The first meeting of the semester where new and returning members joined to learn more about the club’s mission, meet Dr. Ryan Thomas, M.D, and volunteer with Bonnell Foundation and Helping Hands MSU. Laura Bonnell from the Bonnell Foundation joined us to share her story with Cystic Fibrosis through the lenses of her daughters and her non-profit organization based in Royal Oak, Michigan. Members were able to make capes, cards, and goodie bags for CF patients which will be donated to MSU’s Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Bonnell Foundation for distribution.
August 27th, 2023
Cure Found’s Executive Board came together at Sparticipation to introduce Cure Found and welcome potential new members. During this event, the E-Board had the opportunity to address questions and guide individuals on how to get involved with Cure Found for the upcoming 2023 academic year.
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