14th March 2017
Hey all! As its mental wellness week make sure you all take care of yourselves and take advantage of all the great things going on this week!!
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For those of you who don't know Deborah Bowman, she is one of our most highly esteemed Medical Law and Ethics Lecturers here at George's.
Following from her previous role as Dean for Students she has kindly agreed to run an agony aunt style column for our newsletter.
Therefore... we would like to hear your 'agony aunt questions'! For confidentiality reasons we obviously would not be publishing names
in the response in the newsletter. Please send in your questions anonymously on the SU website at https://www.sgsu.org.uk/advice/wellbeing/askdq/
For all you aspiring medics, take a look at the advice Deborah had to give if you're thinking of taking a gap year:
Meet the counsellers
Facts and Stats
Musical - Into the Woods
The worst talk i'll ever give
On 8th March St George's Ladies Rugby team, joined forces with Maine University USA to take on the Royal Vetinary College. St Georges' and Maine crushed RVC 51-10 on away ground. Massive congrats to all.
Farage vs the EU. Clinton vs Trump. Dr Phil vs illiterate teenage girls. Come and witness the next ferocious battle in the saga (after all, medically-based comedy is the most fierce of the comedy genres) in MONCKTON on the 23RD MARCH at 18:30 for only £5!!!
Remember: Use the ticket code SGSUREVUE1 and bring your student ID to the show
See you there!
This Wednesday 15th March (6-8pm in MHLT) IFemSoc will be hosting a guest panel with two incredible trans activists, Travis Alabanza and Sabah Choudrey. With them, we'll be exploring the parameters of gender, learning more about their own experiences moving through the world as black and brown trans bodies, and how it's shaped the incredible work they both now do as acclaimed artists, speakers and youth workers. This event is free and open to all students and staff, and has been fully funded by a grant from the SGUL Change fund. There'll be pizza, as well as good vibes and insightful conversation - hope to catch you there x
St George's Musical Society presents Into the Woods:
When? Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th March
Time? Doors open at 6:45pm
Where? Monckton Lecture Theatre, Hunter Wing
How much? £8 for students, £10 for non-students
Tickets available online, in the SU shop and on the door!
Join the Baker and his wife on their journey into the woods to find the items they need to break the Witch's curse and have the child they desire! Along the way, their fate becomes intertwined with many familiar fairytale characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood and Jack (and the beanstalk). Will they ever get their happily ever after? There's only one way to find out....
Hope to see you all there!
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Professor Peter Openshaw
Peter Openshaw is Professor of Experimental Medicine at Imperial College London, and an Honorary Physician in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the St Mary's Campus of the Imperial College NHS Trust. His research is on the immunology of the lung, viral lung disease, vaccination and immunopathogenesis of viral disease. In 1999, he was among the first 100 elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. In 2014 he became President of the British Society for Immunology, the first clinician to hold the position. In the following year he became vice-Chair of The New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) which advises the government on the threat posed by new and emerging respiratory viruses.
Mr Nebil Behar
Nebil Behar trained as a colorectal surgeon in London. He is a consultant emergency surgeon at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where he specializes in dealing with abdominal emergencies and complications after general and colorectal operations, most commonly complex hernias, appendicitis, diverticular disease and bowel obstruction. Mr Behar is the program director for higher surgical training in North West London, and is passionate about helping trainees gain better decision making skills. Mr Behar’s wider research aims are to improve outcomes in emergency surgery through increased use of laparoscopy and other novel techniques.
Dr Sheraz Markar
Sheraz Markar is a surgical registrar and clinical lecturer in General Surgery at Imperial College London. He qualified in 2007 from Cambridge University, and has undertaken international fellowships in Seattle and San Diego, USA, Karolinksa Institute, Sweden, and Lille, France. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Dr Markar was awarded his PhD in 2016 for breath analysis in oesophago-gastric cancer. He is continuing his novel research into non-invasive volatile organic compound profiling of gastrointestinal cancer during his ongoing clinical lectureship; his work has received coverage in the British media including in The Telegraph .
Dr Andre Kubler
Andre Kubler is currently a foundation year 2 doctor at the Imperial College Healthcare Trust where he is a medical student mentor, and part of the transplant surgery team at Hammersmith Hospital. He undertook an intercalated MB BS PhD at Imperial College and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. His research earned him the Arthur Dannenberg Award and resulted in several publications on potential immunotherapeutic targets in tuberculosis. This work, funded by the NIH and Howard Hughes Medical Institutes, took place in China, South Africa, India, the UK and the USA.
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