Millennium Development Goals Background

MDG 2014 

Here’s a link to a recent overview of the Millennium Development Goals for those who expressed interest at the general member meeting. Reading (or skimming!) this may be very helpful to gain some background information before the Global Health Symposium in February.

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“Depression, the secret we share” TED Talk

Hi everyone! My psychopathology professor showed this great example of cultural psychopathology in class today, and I thought I’d share it with you all. The whole clip is interesting, but I think the most pertinent portion to CMC is 15:27 -16:40. If you have a minute (literally), take a look! The speaker is Andrew Solomon, a writer and lecturer on psychology, politics, and the arts. He is also winner of the National Book Award and an activist in LGBT rights, mental health, and the arts. I read his book Far From the Tree, and it was fantastic. You should look it up sometime! Anyway, here’s the clip:

CMC Presents: Dr. Catherine Trundle Unresolved Exposure: Nuclear Test Veteran’s Battle for Health Reparations

Dr. Catherine Trundle, an anthropologist from Victoria University of Wellington, is coming to present to CMC on her recent research of British and New Zealand nuclear test veterans claims to increased healthcare entitlements for their exposure to radiation and other harmful environments. She will offer unique perspectives on issues with which many of us are not familiar. Dr. Trundle is examining this issue from a medical anthropologist’s point of view, but taking into account ethical and political responsibility and obligations. For her research on this subject, she has been awarded a Royal Society Marsden Grant.

Dr. Trundle has other research interests in political anthropology, especially within the issues of citizenship, as well as the ethics of responsibility and volunteerism. She wrote her doctoral research on how expat American communities in Florence, Italy participated in charity practices for other migrant communities. Later this year, she will have a book published on this experience called Americans in Tuscany: Charity, Compassion and Belonging.

The presentation will be held 7-8 pm Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3460 Mason Hall

This is a great opportunity to get more exposed to global health and politics, so check it out!

Link to Dr. Trundle’s page:  http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sacs/about/staff/catherine-trundle

Ghetto Maisma; Enough to Make You Sick?

Ghetto Maisma; Enough to Make You Sick?

Just as the previously posted video “Curing Violence” discusses the health of the United States’ urban communities, this New York Times article also focuses on the prevalent health inequities within the United States. Instead of focusing on violence, however, it discusses the role that environment and stress have the physical and mental health of the urban poor.