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Medical Professions Advisement

Center for Advisement and Student Excellence

Chronic Illness and Disease Awareness (CIDA)

General Meeting Dates for Fall 2018:
September 20th, Nicks Hall 2-220, 6pm
October 25th, Nicks Hall 2-220, 6pm
November 8th, Nicks Hall 2-220, 6pm

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Our Purpose:

Due to technological advancements and research, increasing numbers of community members have been diagnosed with chronic illnesses and diseases. Recognizing this, our organization aspires to bring awareness to these chronic illnesses and diseases by educating the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) student body. In addition, our organization is determined to create practical methods that will positively impact those affected by chronic illnesses and diseases.

Our Mission:

The mission of CIDA is to mobilize the East Tennessee State University student body, thereby becoming an active presence in the community, thus bringing awareness to the chronic illnesses and diseases that impact the members of our community.

2018-2019 Officers

Founding President

Mandy Hall, Pre-Medicine, Health Sciences - Microbiology

Founding Vice-President

Natania Paul, Pre-Medicine, ACS Chemistry Major


Ajla Brka, Nursing


Lejla Brka, Nursing

Community Liaison

Vacant- Pending Election

Campus Coordinator

Caitlin Hale, Nursing

Public Relations Chair

Candace Smith, English- Arts & Sciences

Faculty Advisor

Caroline Abercrombie, M.D. -- Assistant Professor, 

Section of Medical Education; Anatomy Laboratory Director, Department of Biomedical Sciences; OSCE Director, Department of Academic Affairs; Director of Community Engagement, Interprofessional Education Programs


New Healthcare workshop dates will be announced in the coming semester. 

For more information 

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