NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Chapter

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)

Mission: The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Chapter of Physicians for Human Rights aims to disseminate, defend and strengthen the precepts of  medical ethics. To this end, we educate fellow students and colleagues about human rights abuses, torture, the failings and successes of public health policies, and everyday moral problems faced by physicians. We also engage in fundraising for organizations that share our vision.

National Organization: http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/

Our Chapter: Potential event topics for the year include: a discussion on healthcare reform, global health inequities, the relationship of water to disease, impact of the environment on public health, World AIDS Day, torture, healthcare in the prison population, and elderly abuse.



Member Position Email
Shereen Dahab President sdahab@nyit.edu
Sahar Bilal Vice President sbilal@nyit.edu
Jawad Ahsan Secretary jahsan@nyit.edu
Danny Mathew Treasurer dmathe10@nyit.edu
1st Year Representative
Dr. Edward Gotfried Adviser egotfrie@nyit.edu


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PHR Introductory Meeting Minutes

PHR Minutes Introductory Meeting: September 10, 2013, Mollie Auditorium Introduction by E-board President (Kavita Parikh) discussed upcoming events and meetings: October 3rd and 4th: Conference at Mt. Sinai – Child Abuse & Sex Trafficking of Minors in the U.S.- for those interested Tuesday, October 22nd: Documentary “A Walk to Beautiful” Thursday, November 14th: Discussion with Dr. Ahmed- what you […]

1st PHR Meeting – Minutes

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