February 23, 2024

IN THIS ISSUE: February President's Message | COTS Preparing for Solar Eclipse | Dr. Bernadette Anderson on the Health Benefits of Mindfulness in the Black Community | CMA Board of Directors Slate Vote 2024 | PCC Highlighted | Made for Medicine Applications Open | Free PPE Offered by Ohio Health Department | PCC Diaper Drive

President's Message | February 2024

CMA President, Dr. Mostafavifar, is back this month with a fabulous President's Message. In this one, he highlights Black History Month, PLA's 10th anniversary, the Emerging Trends lecture on physician mental health, and how the PCC is here to help your patients facing eviction.

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Dr. Bernadette Anderson | The Health Benefits of Mindfulness in the Black Community, and 6 Ways to Get Started

CMA Board Member, Bernadette Anderson, MD, is a well-known and highly regarded medical expert with more than 20 years in the healthcare industry, which includes extensive experience in acute, clinical, and preventive care.

She has devoted much of her time to developing, teaching, and educating others on the principles of health and lifestyle medicine.

Next month we will sit down with Dr. Anderson to discuss her contributions to medicine. 

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Columbus Medical Association Affiliate COTS Preparing for Once-in-a-Lifetime Solar Eclipse

The Total Solar Eclipse is quickly approaching and CMA Affiliate, COTS, has been hard at working planning to ensure Ohioans' safety during the once-in-a-lifetime event.

Here's a short breakdown of things you should know ahead of the April event.

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Slate Vote on the 2024/2025 Board of Directors Slate

The Columbus Medical Association presents the following Board of Directors slate for membership approval.

Please send your vote of "yes" for approval of the entire slate, or "no" for objection to the entire slate to the CMA email address: CMA@ColumbusMedicalAssociation.org

2024/25 Officers

  • Kanny Grewal, MD – President
  • Lamont Clay, MD – President-Elect
  • Mehran Mostafavifar, MD – Immediate-Past-President
  • Christopher Brown, MD – Secretary-Treasurer
  • Tracy Cook, MD – Secretary-Treasurer-Elect

2024/25 Board Members

  • Roma Amin, MD
  • Nita Bhatt, MD
  • Andrew Detty, MD
  • Joshua Da Silva, DO
  • Daniel Eiferman, MD
  • Laura Espy-Bell, MD
  • Chelsea Mooreland, MD
  • Bonnie Pugh, MD

PCC Highlighted by the Siemer Institute

Check it out! The Siemer Institute put a spotlight on CMA affiliate Physicians CareConnecton.

Watch and see how PCC is continuing to serve marginalized communities in Central Ohio.

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Made for Medicine Spring 2024 Applications Open

Applications for Made for Medicine's Spring 2024 cohort are now open. They will be accepting 25 Black students who are in 6th and 7th grade. Students will be exposed to medical topics like Neurology, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Nephrology, and Emergency Medicine. 

Learn More and Apply

Free PPE Offered by Ohio Department of Health

For institutions that need supplies of PPE to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases including Covid-19, the State of Ohio is offering PPE at no charge. 

The PPE was purchased with federal funds to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Sedgwick - CMA’s BWC group rating program offering premium discounts

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