Dr. Lisa Adams and five global health scholars participated in the annual Polar Plunge into Occom Pond on February 7, 2014 to raise funds for the Geisel School of Medicine Center for Health Equity. The official press release can be found here – http://32hours.dartmouth.edu/featured/photo/0103/Polar-Plunge-2014.
This conference, held on February 8, 2014 at Brown University Medical School, was a training session for clinicians and students who plan to help people seeking asylum in America. Most participants attended the conference in order to gain skills to work with the nascent Brown Human Rights Asylum Clinic. Speakers were PHR (Physcians for Human Rights) -associated folks: a lawyer who helps asylum-seekers file paperwork, a physician who conducts physiological and gynecological exams to support asylum applications, a psychiatrist who specializes in identifying psychological sequelae of torture, and a medical student who works at Cornell Medical School’s existing Asylum Clinic.
If you’re interested in learning about asylum in America, the nitty-gritty details of how to compile an asylum application, or how physical and psychological abuse present in the clinic, stay tuned: Afton and Anna and I will be giving a formal presentation sometime in the next few weeks. Specifics TBD.
Also, here’s an article on Brown’s PHR blog: https://sites.google.com/a/brown.edu/phr/phr-human-rights-asylum-training
Megan Rose C. LaPorte ’17
Geisel Global Health Scholar