Projects

Subs and Speakers

This is our monthly lecture series that features distinguished speakers, frontline documentaries and workshops centered about preventive medicine. Topics of presentation for this project are multifaceted including medical, pharmaceutical and epidemiologic. These lectures are typically hour long and scheduled from noon to 1 pm.

For more information about this project, email Aniket Rali at arali@uthsc.edu.

Eating Healthy at the MED

As you already know or will soon find out, the food at the MED is very unhealthy both in terms of both greasy foods and so-called healthier food options. For example, one healthy option was a turkey leg but it had 800 calories. With the help of Dr. Jim Bailey, the goal of this project is to work with the MED cafeteria supervisor to make the greasy foods less greasy, healthier foods more healthy, and hopefully add more healthy options to the menu. Although MED café is our starting point, our ultimate goal is to improve the quality of dining options through out UTHSC campus.

For more information about this project, email Wissam Tobea at wtobea@uthsc.edu.

Community Clean-up

Neighborhood clean-ups are a great way to improve Memphis. They encourage residents to get some outdoor exercise and to take pride in their community. We will be targeting specific areas of Memphis and working closely with local community leaders. Activities will consist of landscaping, picking up trash, mowing lawns, painting over graffiti, working in community gardens, and anything else residents request.

For more information about this project, email Ryan Jessee at rjessee@uthsc.edu.

Memphis Mobile Market

The Memphis Mobile Market is a social enterprise aimed at investigating a novel method for providing sustainable source of healthy foods in food deserts of Memphis. We hope to evaluate the impact of offering a solution to the physical, financial, and educational failures of fresh food markets in such areas of Memphis. It is our ultimate goal to improve health outcomes by reducing incidence of illnesses such as hypertension, obesity and diabetes through our project. Our project is currently focused in the Raleigh community.

For more information about this project, email Petrina Craine at pcraine@uthsc.edu.

ISOC (Improving Safety of Campus)

Campus violence has become an increasingly prevalent and problematic public health issue. It is therefore imperative to address this issue at institutions of higher learning across the nation, including here at UTHSC. The Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program by the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) is a three-year initiative known as Improving Safety on Campus (ISOC).

The purpose of ISOC is to work with community and campus organizations to educate the UTHSC faculty, students, and staff on how to respond to and help prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus.

This a joint venture between Department of Preventive Medicine Campus Safety Grant Program and UTSPM, UTHSC Campus Police, UTHSC Office of Equity and Diversity, UTHSC Student Government Association, UTHSC University Health Services, UTHSC Department of Recreation, Shelby County Crime Victims Center, Shelby County Rape Crisis Center, Memphis Area Legal Services, The Exchange Club Family Center, and The Crisis Center.

For more information about this project email Ashley Miller at amille79@uthsc.edu.

Our next project...

This is your opportunity to propose a project to our executive board that you would like to see become a reality. Our community service liaison will be glad to assist you with identifying a project in the community that fits your needs or help you develop a new project.

For more information about this option, email Elizabeth Dohrman at edohrman@uthsc.edu.

�It is not your duty to complete the work; yet neither are you free to desist from it.� � Lo Alecha