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YouTube & The ADA

Our colleagues at the American Dental Association recently renovated their YouTube channel. Take a look! Subscribe now for the latest updates as they continue uploading short clips from their vast video library. I begin seeing patients in about a month (eeek!), and I look forward to sharing this link with my more curious patients. Many… Read more »

FDA Approves New Tobacco Labeling

Yesterday, the FDA approved 9 new graphics for prominent placement on tobacco packaging. By September 22, 2012, cigarette manufacturers will no longer be able to produce packages without the new labeling and by October 22, 2012, all tobacco products sold in the US must contain the new labels. This means that cigarettes are getting a… Read more »

Pursuing a job with the National Health Service Corps

Last week ASDA informed us of the proposed policy change by the Obama administration and Congress which would eliminate federal subsidized loan programs for graduate students to reduce the national deficit. This news is a clear sign of increasing pressure to pay off health professional loans quickly upon graduating. According to the ADA, the average dental… Read more »

What’s your cause?

This past Tuesday, I attended the annual meeting for the Forum Association of Chicagoland. Forum is an association for association professionals (yes, we have one too!). Five ASDA staffers attended the meeting. The keynote speaker was a former Marine named Rye Barcott. He started a non-profit organization for people in Kibera, a Kenyan slum. Barcott… Read more »

Take Action Against Increased Student Debt

The following announcement was recently made by staff Chapter Relations Manager Danielle Bauer… Dear Chapter Delegates, ASDA has signed on to a letter that will be sent to lawmakers to urge them not to adopt a policy being considered by the Obama Administration and Congress to reduce the national deficit. The proposal would eliminate the… Read more »

Where are you going this summer?

Global health externships are really popular here at Columbia and a lot of students take advantage of them. Just this past week a group of students left for a trip to Ghana. Two trips have been completed to the Dominican Republic, also groups to Cambodia, the Philippines, Jamaica, and Tanzania. The one I’m the most… Read more »