We’re pleased to introduce the Climate Change in Education Coalition at USF Morsani College of Medicine!
Back row (left to right): Nitisha Mehta, Shalini Setty
Front row (left to right): Marian Rodriguez-Carbo, Enzo Cabrera, Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, Nick Russo, Thrisha Potluri
This dedicated group of medical students is working to integrate climate change education into the medical school curriculum to ensure practicing physicians acquire a basic knowledge of the science of climate change, and can counsel patients on how to protect themselves from the health risks posed by climate change.
President: Rohit Iyer
USF Health Student PSR leadership 2016-17/2017-18
From L (bull) to R: Nima Hosseinian, PSR Florida Board Member Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, Dustin Denham, Tierra Curry and PSR Florida Board Member Jeannette Fleischer, ARNP. We discussed several lunch topics: climate change and homeless/minority communities, nuclear power/CPP in FL, peace luncheon/march in the fall.
PSR Florida and local student PSR members joined together in April to celebrate Earth Day at the Tampa Lowry Park Zoo.
2014-2015 USF Health Student Chapter Leadership
USF Health Student PSR leadership 2012-13
Jared Gopman, Stephanie Holdener, Christina Cherian and Eric Monaco
The University of South Florida Health Student chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility was founded in 2009. As the first and only student chapter in Florida, SPSR at USF Health strives to bring to the forefront issues of environment and health, social justice, and nuclear war. Through education, advocacy, and action, it has made an impact on the local community.
2012-2013 Executive Board of USF Health SPSR
- Michelle Rosario, President
- Brittany Darragh, Vice President
- Stephen Mayper, Treasurer
- Sasha Yahkinds, Secretary
- USF Patel Partnership Elementary Garden: SPSR, partnered with our local student AMA chapter and Wellness Council, recently began a local nutrition and environmental education program at the USF Patel Partnership elementary school. See the USF Health news article here.
2011-2012 Executive Board of USF Health SPSR
- Judy Puckett, President
- Grace Tidwell, Vice President
- Sherry Zhao, Social Justice Chair
- Jordan Kapper, Environmental Chair
2010-2011 Executive Board of USF Health SPSR
- Sadia Ali, President
- Ayesha Farooq, Vice President
- Craig Levoy, Treasurer
- Cara Sullivan, Environmental Health Chair
- Conrad Vinalon, Social Justice Chair
- Kristina Chechotka, IT Chair
- Dr. Ringenberg, Faculty Advisor
Projects and Initiatives for 2010-11
- Kids Klinic at Metropolitan Ministries
- Coastal Clean-up Volunteering
- USF Health Campus Recycling Program Improvement
- Environmental Health Education
- Speaker – Dr. Ira Helfand: Medical Effects of Nuclear War
- Documentary Screening – CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil
- Lunch Meeting: How to get Involved with SPSR
- Documentary Screening – Unnatural Causes: Collateral Damage
- Seed planting with students at Belle Witter Elementary
Follow USF SPSR’s updates on FB: https://www.facebook.com/Student-Physicians-for-Social-Responsibility-SPSR-at-USF-109173573809449/