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Welcome to the Winter 2011/2012 JSNMA

Welcome to the Winter 2011/2012 JSNMA

Welcome to the Winter 2012 Issue of the Journal of Student National Medical Association. In this quarterly we have chosen to focus on marginalized populations in American healthcare. When this topic was first posed, the resounding question was: Who are these marginalized populations? After much research and survey of other physicians and physicians in the […]

SNMA Featured Artist: Kayla Nixon

SNMA Featured Artist: Kayla Nixon

This piece is entitled, Facing the Rising Sun  by Kayla Nixon, an accomplished artist, SNMA member and medical student at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. As one of Kayla’s earlier works completed in 2003, this linocut print is the result of a project on art making a social statement.  She immediately looked to her […]

Defining A Role for the Transgendered in Healthcare

Defining A Role for the Transgendered in Healthcare

Defining A Role for the Transgendered in Healthcare Written by: Sarah Ann Anderson, National Publications Chairperson            One of the most troubling stories of 2011 was that of a woman posing as a physician who was accused of injecting transgendered individuals with cement, mineral oil and “Super Glue” into their buttocks as a cosmetic procedure.1 […]

Homeless Women and Their Fight for Access to Reproductive Healthcare

Homeless Women and Their Fight for Access to Reproductive Healthcare

Homeless Women and Their Fight for Access to Reproductive Healthcare  Author: Graciano Petersen, National Publications Committee Vice-Chair, 2011-2012 With the economy continuing to struggle and many facing home foreclosures due to the enormity of their interest rates and/or unemployment, homelessness continues to be an ever-manifesting problem in the United States. The homeless face a litany […]

Biopolitics of U.S. Health Care – by Andy Tang

Biopolitics of U.S. Health Care Author: Andy Tang, Undergraduate Student, University of Washington School of Public Health The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is 100 times more infectious than HIV, infecting over 350 million people worldwide. Over half of the deaths in the United States resulting from chronic HBV infection occurs among the Asian Pacific Islander […]

SNMA Greater Than AIDS Campaign

SNMA Greater Than AIDS Campaign

SNMA Greater Than AIDS Campaign  Written by: SNMA National President, Michael Knight The SNMA Greater Than AIDS campaign is on the move! As one of this year’s Presidential Initiatives, the SNMA>AIDS campaign represents the community empowerment component of this year’s national programmatic agenda and builds upon our well-established Sexual Health Awareness Protocol. Through this campaign, […]

Respect Yourself, Check Yourself, Protect Yourself Movement

Respect Yourself, Check Yourself, Protect Yourself Movement

Respect yourself, Check yourself, Protect Yourself  By: Jonathan Batson, Student National Medical Association Committee Member This past year marks the 30th anniversary of the HIV/AIDS global pandemic. Though many have been lost during the pre-HIV drug treatment years, through community activism, policy change and research, HIV prevalence rates seem to be leveling off. Though this […]

Poem: My Neighbor’s House

My Neighbor’s House It would seem that a wise man would worry About the termites eating the wood next door, Considering that when they get through eating through my ceiling They would move on to yours… But logic has been a well kept secret, And need must be an uninvited guest Because few have risen […]