RSSArchive for June, 2011

Acute, Isolated Cranial Nerve III Palsy

The oculomotor nerve (cranial nerve III) innervates multiple muscles. It innervates superior rectus, inferior rectus, medial rectus, inferior oblique, levator palpebrae, sphincter pupillae, and ciliary muscles. If this nerve is damaged, malfunctioning of those muscles arises. Inferolateral displacement of the eyeball results from extraocular muscles denervation (superior rectus, inferior rectus, medial rectus, inferior oblique). Complete ptosis results from levator palpebrae denervation. Mydriasis results from sphincter pupillae and ciliary muscles denervation, which are parasympathetically regulated. The signs and symptoms always occur ipsilaterally.

SNMA Brings the H.E.A.T. – Health Equity and Advocacy Tour – Part 1

SNMA’s Health Equity Advocacy Tour (HEAT) kicked off in October and, at each of the stops, its events brought awareness about the social determinants of health to underserved communities. Through the warmth of service, SNMA and MAPS members encouraged community leaders to engage in advocacy for solutions to the social determinants that affect their community. […]

Turning up the H.E.A.T. – Health Equity and Advocacy Tour – Part 2

SNMA’s 2010-2011 HEAT had a total of seven stops with four of them being in major cities in the eastern part of the country, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York and Atlanta. Each stop had a theme on which its events were focused– childhood obesity, education, poverty, and access. Washington, DC In Washington, their HEAT event […]

Satcher Fellowships 2010-2011

Satcher Fellowships 2010-2011

The research of these fellows address how cultural and/or language barriers can affect the quality of care and were presented at the 2011 AMEC in Indianapolis.

The SNMA Year in Review

The SNMA Year in Review

Bryant Cameron Webb’s compelling review of the SNMA 2010-2011 administration. Have you ever wondered exactly what SNMA does as a national medical student organization to make a difference? Read this to find out!