September is National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month!
In partnership with the College of Medicine Medical College Council, the first year PA students hosted three guests that live with Sickle Cell Disease to speak to the class about their condition. The speakers added a personal perspective to the etiology and pathophysiology of the disease that had been presented during recent hematology and oncology lectures. They shared about the psychosocial aspects of the condition, including common misconceptions, barriers, and obstacles they have had to overcome and advocate others with Sickle Cell to do as well.
The class of 2015 would like to thank the speakers, Shed-Laure Richardson, Giorgio William, and Teka Williams for taking the time out of their busy schedules to do this!
As part of Sickle Cell Awareness Month, we are proud to announce that the UF PA Class of 2015 will participate in the Third Annual Sickle Cell 2k Walk on September 28, 2013 as part of an effort to “Stop the Sickle Cycle.” Money raised by the walk will be donated to the Sickle Cell Association of North Central Florida.
To learn more about Sickle Cell Disease, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/sicklecellawareness/