Partners team for lecture about street medicine

October 31, 2023 (Volume 47, Number 5)
Article by Peg West

the CHS and DCIH buildings are pictured from across Michigan Avenue

'Street Medicine: Caring for the Unsheltered' will be held on November 16, 7 p.m., both virtually and in-person at the DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health, room 102.

Photo Credit: Kendra Stanley-Mills

Grand Valley has partnered with Michigan State University and Grand Rapids Community College to hear from experts about providing health care on the streets of Grand Rapids.

Street Medicine: Caring for the Unsheltered will be held at 7 p.m. November 16, both virtually and in-person at the DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health, room 102. 

The free talk is part of the Your Health Lecture Series, which is a collaborative community event sponsored by the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine that features experts presenting on health care topics.

Dr. Beth Makowski, medical director for MSU Grand Rapids Street Medicine, and MSU medical students Victoria Moaddel and Christa Schafer will be panelists. They will discuss facts to help understand those in the unsheltered community and how experiencing homelessness affects their health, along with efforts to develop street medicine services.

Brandon Moskun, an academic advisor in GVSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who works with premedical students, said this is an important opportunity for aspiring physicians as well as the entire community to better understand individuals who are unsheltered.

“Medicine is a service profession, and we are always encouraging our students to get involved in their communities," Moskun said. "This lecture topic is a great way for students and community members to see the intersection of medicine and service and how it can impact all of us." 

Register for either the virtual or in-person session by using this RSVP link.

 

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This article was last edited on October 31, 2023 at 11:52 a.m.

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