Carnival

Day

Welcome to the first day of Public Health Week 2021, once again in a virtual format!

 

Texas Public Health will be hosting a public health-themed carnival in celebration of Public Health Week. In light of the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, all PHW events have been moved online in compliance with university and CDC guidance. 

You will find a variety of different natural sciences-themed student organizations listed below along with what they do, resources they offer, and how to join!

NAMI On Campus

In conjunction with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), NAMI On Campus works to advocate for those living with mental illness on our campus and within our community. We have biweekly general meetings, peer-led support groups for all students on campus, and a supportive community that will welcome you with open arms. Join us in our mission to break the stigma surrounding mental illness!

You can reach out to Mackenzie Ulam at mackenzie.ulam@gmail.com.

Website: https://linktr.ee/namiutaustin

Texas Pre-Dental Society

Texas Pre-Dental Society is the sole pre-dental society at UT Austin dedicated to helping Longhorns get into the dental school of their dreams.

We offer resources for every part of the application such as course reviews, shadowing opportunities, ongoing volunteer events, headshots, professor networking nights to help earn a letter of recommendation, and much more. Dental schools love to see applicants who were active in their pre-dental society, so we are a hub for like-minded individuals on the same journey to get into dental school.

You can reach out to Avi Patel at president@texaspredental.org.

Website: https://www.texaspredental.org

Kidney Disease and Awareness Program

Texas KDSAP aims to engage students in growing healthcare crises by running free kidney disease screenings alongside physicians in medically underserved areas and by providing health education to the Austin community.

 

You can reach out to Dani McNeill at texaskdsap@gmail.com.

Website: https://utexas.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/kdsap

Wellness Network

The Wellness Network is a campus-wide coalition committed to assessing and addressing the health and wellness needs of students, faculty, and staff at The University of Texas at Austin.

The Wellness Network strives to lead a movement of well-being at UT Austin, and brings together advocates to collaborate to create a healthier UT for everyone

 

You can reach out to Erin Benton at erin.benton@austin.utexas.edu.

Website: https://www.wellnessnetwork.utexas.edu

Longhorn Wellness Center

A student's health and their ability to thrive academically are closely linked. The Longhorn Wellness Center (LWC) supports the missions of University Health Services and the Counseling and Mental Health Center by addressing priority college health issues. We do this using multi-level, evidence-based prevention strategies such as peer education, social marketing, social norm campaigns, environmental changes, and strategic campus partnerships.

 

You can reach out to Mary Colbert at mcolbert@austin.utexas.edu.

Website: https://healthyhorns.utexas.edu/healthpromotion.html

Student Health Advisory Committee

SHAC provides an essential link between University Health Services (UHS) and the UT student body. SHAC represents the student body in relaying student health concerns to UHS, helping to promote UHS services and initiatives, and participating actively in UHS-sponsored events.

You can reach out to Viana Phan at utaustinshac@gmail.com.

Website: https://www.healthyhorns.utexas.edu/shac

Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is a premiere pre-health organization at UT Austin that is focused on empowering students and providing benefits such as career mentorship guidance, medical volunteer opportunities, health internships, social events, and community contacts in order to prepare the future members of medicine.

You can reach out to Brandon Matthews at brandon.matthews210@utexas.edu.

Website: http://www.utaps.org/

Texas Pre-PA Society

The Pre-Physician Assistant Society at UT was founded in 1999. As the physician assistant profession continues to grow, members of this organization will gain more insight about the profession and make valuable contacts in the healthcare industry.

You can reach out to Fiona Tang at fionatang@utexas.edu.

Website: https://www.texasprepa.org/

Students for Planned Parenthood

An organization dedicated to fighting for reproductive rights, gender equality, and abortion/healthcare access. We engage our members to get involved at both the political & community level!

You can reach out to Gabi Antuna at gabi.antuna21@gmail.com.

Social Media: https://instagram.com/sfppatx?igshid=dxrpdzjh0h

Natural Sciences Council

Natural Sciences Council (NSC) serves as the liaison between the students and administration in the College of Natural Sciences. We aim to improve the academic and student life experiences of all students through various events and advocacy initiatives.

You can reach out to Alisa Lu at nsc.pr.chair@gmail.com.

Website: https://www.utnsc.org/

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDRekq62Ffs

Healing with Harmonies

Healing with Harmonies is an organization of socially dedicated students who are inspired to touch the world through music. We perform at venues such as nursing homes, respite care centers, and children's hospitals to improve the happiness and health of our audience.

You can reach out to Marisa Liu at healingwithharmonies@gmail.com.

Website: https://sites.utexas.edu/hwh/