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SUNY Downstate Benjamin Rush Institute Chapter General Interest Meeting

SUNY Downstate, Student Center Reading Room 811 New York Ave, New York, NY

NOTE: This event takes place in the EASTERN time zone.

Please join us for our first general interest meeting to recruit students who may be interested in joining SUNY Downstate's new Benjamin Rush Institute Chapter. We will talk about BRI's mission, our plans for the fall; and, in the true BRI spirit of open and educational dialogue, we'll show a brief YouTube video on pro and con arguments of organ markets to get some discussion started!

RSVPs are appreciated as lunch will be provided.

We recommend taking the #2 or #5 train to Winthrop Street Station and walk in, rather than driving & parking.

We look forward to seeing you there!


SUNY Downstate: Presentation — Direct Primary Care Practices: Improving Primary Care Access and Quality

SUNY Downstate, Student Center Reading Room 811 New York Ave, New York, NY

Dr. Josh Umbehr, AtlasMDDr. Josh Umbehr, Founder of AtlasMD, a Direct Primary Care facility in Wichita, KS will make a short presentation and take questions about how a Direct Primary Care (DPC) model of healthcare delivery works.

NOTE: This event takes place in the Eastern time zone. ALL are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served; RSVPs appreciated.


SUNY Downstate College of Medicine — CHARITY EVENT: Fundraising for East Flatbush Village Incorporated

SUNY Downstate 450 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY

BRI-SUNY Downstate will be listed on gofundme.com, and hosting a free information and donation table outside the cafeteria to raise funds for this very deserving non-profit organization that contributes back to our community. East Flatbush Village (EFV) works with local at-risk youth to help them better their lives. SUNY Downstate and BRI both encourage student leaders to give back to the community and to those in need through charitable work. Please stop by our table and contribute what you can!


State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine: Lecture — The History of Government in US Medicine

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Classroom 1B 450 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY

BRI Haynes Beth Executive DirectorALL are welcome to attend a lecture by Dr. Beth Haynes, Executive Director of Benjamin Rush Institute on the history of government in US medicine. Government involvement in medicine is not a new thing, and policies from the past are currently influencing the healthcare climate today. In what ways are government policies in healthcare beneficial, and in what ways detrimental? And what can be done?

Food will be served with generous donations from Med Council and University Council. RSVPs are greatly appreciated in order to have enough for all.

BRI Beth Haynes healthcare SUNY


SUNY Downstate — Film Screening: Poverty, Inc.

SUNY Downstate, Basic Sciences Building, Classroom 1B 395 Lenox Rd, Brooklyn, NY

We will be screening "Poverty, Inc." — a bold look at "the business of doing good." Please join us for refreshments and lively discussion following the film. All are welcome, and please contact Mary Hahn in advance if you are planning to attend this event. SUNY Downstate is a secure campus, and she will need to coordinate to meet with you if you are not a student or faculty member at SUNY.

BRI Poverty Inc documentaryy
From the film's website:
"The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore."

This event is generously supported by Benjamin Rush Institute, SUNY Med Council, and University Council.



SUNY Downstate Medical School 450 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY


BRI OSU students leaders with Dr. Umbehr


2013-nat-student-leader-conf-4The SUNY Downstate-Benjamin Rush Institute (BRI) chapter welcomes you to find out about our organization and get involved! BRI's purpose is to fully unleash the power of medicine to maximize human health and well-being. We do this by holding events during the academic year: debates, journal club meetings, lunch lectures, movie screenings—(yes, we always serve food!) to help spread the exchange of ideas about healthcare innovation, improvements in healthcare policy, and simply networking as caring medical students.

We look forward to meeting you.