The National South Asian Medical Student Association (SAMSA) is proud to announce the beginning of our publication initiative. This blog-style format will feature written work, from creative work to scholarly pieces, written by National SAMSA members across the country.
We invite you to submit your work for consideration:
It took some time to really sit down and realize it, but just as Indians aren’t immune from any medical conditions, we aren’t immune from the psychiatric conditions either.
Hypertension, diabetes, and corresponding annual clinical testing utilization: Comparison between Asian Indians and other races/ethnicities
Aayush Visaria, Sumaiya Islam, Pooja Polamarasetti, Joel James, Priyanka Raju, Akarsh Sharma, Karen K. Khangura, Rajat Thawani, and Sunita Dodani recently published the following study in Preventive Medicine.
Aayush Visaria, Akarsh Sharma, Joel James, Sumaiya Islam, and Pooja Polamarasetti, BA, analyzed the increased prevalence of microalbuminuria in hypertensive Asian American adults.
Aayush Visaria, Priyanka Raju, Joel James, Karen K. Khangura, Sumaiya Islam, BA, Amir Amanullah, BA, Pooja Polamarasetti, BA, performed a study to determine possible predictors for the lack of annual fasting blood sugar (FBS) testing in a represetative cohort of U.S. adults.
Aayush D. Visaria, Priyanka Raju, Joel James, Karen K. Khangura, Sumaiya Islam, Amir Amanullah, Pooja Polamarasetti, performed a study to determine whether total bilirubin (TBili) was inversely associated with dyslipidemia and if total testosterone (TT) confounded this association.
Karen Khangura (OMS-2 at ARCOM) has developed a helpful guide for those interested in hosting a health fair.
Aayush Visaria, Fatima Baig, Aneesha Pydi, and Akanksha Srivastava recently reviewed the following study published in the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications: “Nativity and prevalence of cardiometabolic diseases among U.S. Asian immigrants.”
Growing up in an immigrant household, I’m always surprised by the unimaginable stories my relatives nonchalantly slip into conversation, seemingly unaware of how incredible their journeys are. Since many of my family members are doctors, I anticipated hearing more about their specific journeys once I made the decision to pursue medicine. However, I avoided conversations about medicine since they all diverged back to the question, “Have you heard back from any schools yet?”, exacerbating an already stressful application process. Now, as a second-year medical student, I have transitioned beyond that question. I am able to explore further into their lives as doctors.
Aayush Visaria, National SAMSA’s research chair and MS4 at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, recently reviewed the following study published in the The International Journal of Cancer: “Breast cancer among Asian Indian and Pakistani Americans: A surveillance, epidemiology and end results‐based study.”
The stigma around mental health among Indians has created a barrier for Indians looking to seek mental health care and a dearth of Indian mental health providers. According to the Indian Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India needs at least 13,000 psychiatrists, to achieve the ideal ratio based on its population size, but … Continue reading Indians’ Stigma Around Mental Health, and How Yoga Could Break It
Comparing Coronary Artery Calcification (CAC) Progression Between South Asians and Other US Racial/Ethnic Groups
Amir Amanullah, National SAMSA’s membership co-chair and MS2 at Temple University School of Medicine, recently wrote the following article, “Comparing Coronary Artery Calcification (CAC) Progression Between South Asians and Other US Racial/Ethnic Groups” on our website.
Aayush Visaria, National SAMSA’s research chair and MS4 at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, recently published the following study in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (19 August 2020): “Effectiveness of a Cultural Stroke Prevention Program in the United States—South Asian Health Awareness About Stroke (SAHAS)”
The National South Asian Medical Student Association (SAMSA) is proud to announce the beginning of our publication initiative. This blog-style format will feature written work, from creative work to scholarly pieces, written by National SAMSA members across the country. If you are interested in writing for our blog, please see our website for submission guidelines!