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Student Ambassador Program

The Opioid Task Force presents at the IPER 5 Symposium

An Interprofessional group promoting opioid education and training for all HSC students. Opioid use Disorder is everyone's business!

Student Ambassador Program

The Texas A&M Health (formerly Health Science Center) Opioid Task Force was established in January 2018 consisting of representation from all five Health Science Center components (dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health) as well as the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center. Its mission is to serve as a focal point for research, education and practice issues that are critical in addressing the opioid epidemic and its impact on the multiple levels of the socioecological model (i.e. individual, interpersonal, organizational/institutional, community, policy/enabling environment). 

The student ambassador program was launched in September 2018 with the goal of providing students opportunities to address the opioid epidemic via engagement in research, education, and/or community outreach.  

If you elect to serve as an Ambassador, you must: 

  • Be a degree seeking student from A&M. Minors in A&M Health-related disciplines will be considered as well
  • Be in good Academic Standing (at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA)
  • Report your attendance and participation in at least 1 activity related to the Texas A&M Health- Opioid Task Force such as these below:
    • Texas A&M Health- Interprofessional Education & Research Events 
    • Opioid Education & Naloxone Training (OENA) Events (i.e. conferences, symposiums, and etc.)
    • Promoting the Opioid Education Survey
    • Identifying substance abuse resources to be added to MyHealth Finder (MHF) 
    • Working with an HSC Faculty, staff, preceptor, or program coordinator on an opioid-related project.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Feel free to apply.
 
If you have any questions or comments, please email opioidtaskforce@tamu.edu

Student Ambassador Program Application

2019-2020 STUDENT AMBASSADORS

College of Dentistry

  • Teniola Omopariola

College of Medicine

  • Jonathan Artz
  • Zoe Blumenthal
  • Ankita Brahmaroutu
  • Brooke Burgess
  • Erika Clark
  • Logan Dubose
  • Britton Eastburn
  • Riti Kotamarti
  • Alison McCormick
  • Mimi Phan
  • Jessica Quach
  • Erin Sigler
  • Emily Smith
  • Eric Swanson
  • Alice Tran
  • Emma Welch
  • Cannon Woodbury

College of Nursing

  • Karlie Cummings
  • Lauren Faris
  • Evonne Garcia
  • Shelly Hitchcock
  • Tristen Hyde
  • Brandon Kearney
  • Mathew Tamble
  • Lorie Vernor
  • Ann Walters
  • Whiting William
  • Ashton Wilson
  • Jennifer Wruck

College of Pharmacy

  • Rashid Abdoh
  • Ashley Abraham
  • Enrique Arredondo
  • Fatema Bodalbhai
  • Alexandra Burum
  • Jasmine Carino
  • Kevin Chan
  • Caitlyn Clifton
  • Arielle De La Fuente
  • Toney Duong
  • Patrick Funderburk
  • Benjamin Garcia
  • Christina Gonzalez
  • Lorena Gonzalez
  • Uyen Hoang
  • Se-Jung Hong
  • Tyler Kim
  • Longxiang Kuang
  • Li Liu
  • Julian Lopez
  • Hanh Ngo
  • Sophia Perez
  • Christopher Perry
  • Shireen Rasheed
  • Mathew Rios
  • Brian Standard
  • Taylor Tomasino
  • Christiana Winters

School of Public Health

  • Yao Adamu
  • Mustafa Ahmad
  • Michael Akinboro
  • Oluwakemi Alonge
  • Yarielka Batista
  • Lakshmi Bhagavatula
  • Jasmine Carey
  • Daisy Doan
  • Faith Elenwa
  • Sama El-sherif
  • Minaal Farrukh
  • Tatum Gillespie
  • Anna Glanzer
  • Taide Guajardo
  • Romyssa Hashim
  • Sarah Hardin
  • Jessica Hsu
  • Sagar Jani
  • Mallory Johnson
  • Leslie Johnson
  • Hunter Jones
  • Serena Joseph
  • Onoriode Kesiena
  • Ameera Khan
  • Roshani Khatri
  • Nima Khodakarami
  • Lesleigh Lee
  • Presley Limon
  • Tho Mac
  • Yeka Nmadu
  • Chinelo Nsobundu
  • Ayobami Ogunsola
  • Uju Okeke
  • Oluyomi Oloruntoba
  • Natalie Olson
  • Ifeoluwa Oginni
  • Wisdom Osisioma
  • Hannah Payne
  • Mariya Rahman
  • Savannah Rios
  • Juan Roa
  • Andrew Rocha
  • Juanita Rocha
  • Alina Rogerio
  • Celeste Saenz
  • Alicyn Schneider
  • Nimesh Shah
  • Sayali Shelke
  • Emmaline Shields
  • William Shirley
  • Michelle Strong
  • Zain Syed
  • Samia Tasnim
  • Amna Tehsin
  • Jonathan Thomas
  • Meera Vadali
  • Heather Warfield
  • Sarah Waraniak
  • Aniyah Zaman

Main Campus

  • Anna Armstrong
  • Mary McQuade
  • Deven Pierce
  • Zachary Skrehot

STUDENT AMBASSADOR EVENTS

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we regret to inform you that we have cancelled all in-person opioid overdose education and naloxone trainings until further notice.  We are developing an online training and will report back when there is more information available about its dissemination.

February 11, 2020

Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Administration Training

Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Administration Training as part of Disaster Week Activities

6pm-8pm in Rudder Theatre

As part of Disaster Week, the Opioid Task Force will be providing Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Administration Training to TAMU students, faculty, and staff. All student ambassadors are invited to participate as we will need many of you to checkoff participants for the training. Additionally, there will be a panel of speakers that will discuss their experience with substance use disorder.

Opioid Task Force Ambassadors can sign up through the Opioid Task Force Ambassador App.

Individuals not affiliated with the Opioid Task Force Ambassadors that would like to attend the event can sign up through Qualtrics.

If you have any questions or comments, please email: opioidtaskforce@tamu.edu

For more information about Disaster Week, please visit the Disaster Week webpage.


February 8-9, 2019

2nd Annual Opioid & Pain Management Conference

The Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center is hosting the 2nd Annual Opioid & Pain Management Conference: The Path Forward on February 8th and 9th at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel. The event starts at 12 noon on Friday, February 8th and concludes at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Conference registration fees will be waived for all student ambassadors.

Student Volunteer opportunities:

  1. Booth/Reflection Wall Management: The Opioid Task Force will have a booth/table at the event and the Opioid Reflection Wall that was utilized in conjunction with the September 26th viewing of the Showtime docuseries, The Trade. Volunteers are needed both days to assist with the booth and the reflection wall during registration and breaks. We need 4 volunteers each day.
  2. Naloxone Demonstration on Saturday: Dr. Joy Alonzo will also be providing naloxone demonstration during the Saturday sessions scheduled for 11:15 a.m. and again at 1:00 p.m. You must have participated in one of Dr. Alonzo’s “train the trainer” events for students if you want to volunteer. If you have not yet been trained, Dr. Alonzo is planning a training via Zoom on Monday, January 28th from 7 -8:30 p.m. via Zoom.

For more information, please  contact Angie Alaniz.


January 28, 2019

Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Administration Training

7-8:30 pm via Zoom

All student ambassadors are invited to participate.  If you have volunteered to assist with Dr. Alonzo’s training at the Opioid and Pain Management Conference on Saturday, February 9th, you are required to take this training if you have not yet done so. This will be the only student ambassador training prior to February 9th.

To participate, please  contact Angie Alaniz.

Student Ambassador Reporting System

 If you elect to serve as an Ambassador, you must:  

  • Be a degree seeking student from A&M. Minors in A&M Health-related disciplines will be considered as well
  • Be in good Academic Standing (at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA)
  • Attend/Participate in at least 1 activity/event related to the Texas A&M Health- Opioid Task Force such as these below:
    • Texas A&M Health- Interprofessional Education & Research (IPER)
    • Opioid Education & Naloxone Training (OENA) Events (i.e. conferences, symposiums, and etc.)
    • Promoting the Opioid Education Survey
    • Identifying substance abuse resources to be added to MyHealth Finder (MHF) 
    • Working with an HSC Faculty, staff, preceptor, or program coordinator on an opioid-related project.

All participated events/activities must be reported in the Student Ambassador Reporting System.

For events, you will be required to register for them prior to attendance. At the event, you will sign in with the Program Coordinator.

For activities, you will be required to report them at least one time by the designated deadline.

The Opioid Task Force utilizes Quickbase as their Reporting System.

All items need to be reported by April 30th of the Spring Semester.

 

To access OTF’s quickbase site, please go to this link: https://tamsph.quickbase.com/db/bp2qv3jd3

If you have any questions or comments, please email: opioidtaskforce@tamu.edu.