NYITCOM Disaster Relief Partnership Group – DRPG
Mission: Today’s physicians are faced with unforeseen tragedies where disaster occurs to people both far and near home. Large scale disasters like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina have opened the eyes of physicians to the importance of disaster medicine. Our mission is to train and educate medical students in disaster preparation, disaster planning, disaster response, and disaster recovery leadership throughout the disaster life cycle. We aim to provide insight, guidance, and expertise on the principles and practice of medicine in areas of disaster impact. We hope to aid future physicians, via workshops, lectures, and various events in the management and participation of disaster relief operations.
National Organization: American Red Cross – http://www.redcross.org; Nassau County Medical Reserve Corps – http://www.
Our Chapter: DRPG participated in the Safety First Community Plunge at the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club. With the aid of other clubs, DRPG members were able to teach the children the importance of upholding safety in disaster situations . With the help of the American Red Cross, DRPG members were trained and certified in First-Aid. Kevin O’Hara from the Nassau Country Medical Reserve Corps gave an informational talk about the medical corps and invited members to join. Dr.Lardner gave an inspirational first hand account of serving in Haiti. Dr.Saggio’s presentation addressed everyday emergency situations such as diabetic emergencies, baby deliveries, choking emergencies and seizures and what we as medical student can do when we find ourselves in these situations. These presentations, workshops, and trainings gave DRPG members both insight and an opportunity to learn about disaster medicine.
Dues: $10 for all 4 years
President – Tracy Rostholder
Vice President – Ambika Nath
Secretary - Tanya Shivilkina
Treasurer - Vijay Chadderwala
1st Year Rep - Mannu Shergil
Adviser – Dr. Deborah Lardner firstname.lastname@example.org
The second meeting of the Disaster Relief Partnership Group, DRPG, was held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in the Riland Auditorium. Debbie Hayden and Kenneth English from the American Red Cross came to give a presentation. They spoke of the type of aftermath to expect following a disaster in communities using both Hurricane Irene and […]
The first meeting for the Disaster Relief Partnership Group (DRPG) was held on Friday September 13th at noon in the Mollie Auditorium. The President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary were all present. The President introduced the E-Board, and gave a brief presentation on the mission and purpose of DRPG, as well as upcoming events. Dr. […]
On behalf of the E-board, I would like to thank everyone who attended DRPG’s 5th meeting on Valentine’s Day! As always, we had a great turnout. We also appreciate Dr. Lardner for taking time out of her very busy schedule to talk to us about the global health opportunities! Thank you, Dr. Lardner. Congratulations are […]
Disaster Relief Partnership Group (DRPG) Disaster Relief Partnership Group Meeting Thursday, January, 17 2013, 12:00 p.m., Mollie Rogers Auditorium Advisor: Dr. D. Lardner The fourth general assembly meeting of the Disaster Relief Partnership Group, DRPG, was held on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 12:00pm, in the Mollie Rogers Auditorium of NYIT- COM. This meeting was […]
Disaster Relief Partnership Group Information Session Thursday, December 6, 2012, 12:00 p.m., William Rogers Auditorium Advisor: Dr. D. Lardner The third general assembly meeting of the Disaster Relief Partnership Group, DRPG, was held on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 12:00pm, in the William Rogers Auditorium of NYCOM. Board Members Present: Michael Nickas (President), Christopher Lau […]
On behalf of the E-board, I would like to thank everyone who came to Disaster Relief Partnership Group’s second meeting! A very special thank-you to Sal Montoro of Nassau County Red Cross, who came to speak to us about the value of volunteering. The video from the Red Cross showed the amazing work that the […]
Disaster Relief Partnership Group (DRPG) On behalf of the E-board, many thanks to those who attended the Disaster Relief Partnership Group’s first meeting on September 6, 2012! We appreciate Dr. Lardner for taking time out to speak to us about the mission of DRPG, and congratulations to our First-Year Student Representative, Ryan Guzik! We have […]
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