Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) acts as a student voice to the University Health Center staff and administration.

Student Health Advisory Committee logo

SHAC members are available to listen to your comments, suggestions, complaints, or compliments about the University Health Center. SHAC also monitors and regularly reports on the University Health Center’s on-going  American College Health Association Patient Satisfaction and Assessment Survey. SHAC works closely with the Director of the University Health Center to help resolve any complaints. Aside from their liaison duties, SHAC gets involved in some outreach programming to support campus wellbeing.

SHAC members participate in a variety of UHC committees and plan health related events for the campus community. In addition, SHAC members participate in outreach activities and programming such as the First Look Fair and Maryland Day. 

SHAC meets weekly on Wednesdays from 5-6 PM. For the Fall 2021 semester, we are planning to meet in person.

We encourage non-members to attend our open meetings and voice concerns, provide feedback, and observe the work that we're doing. If you're interested in attending one of our open meetings, please email us at shac.umd@gmail.com for more information.

2021-2022 SHAC Executive Board

Umailla Fatima, President
Year: Senior
Major(s): Physiology & Neurobiology and Public Policy

Sanjit Sachdeva, Vice President
Year: Senior
Major(s): Physiology & Neurobiology and Psychology

Sasvi Kulasinghe, Secretary
Year: Junior
Major(s): Biology and Public Health

Yusuf Mastoor, Treasurer
Year: Senior
Major(s): Bioengineering

SHAC Subcommittees

COVID-19

  • Initiatives: Creating COVID care packages for students in quarantine or isolation housing
     
  • Members: Anusha Jailwala, Bhuvana Pandalai, Donya Forohar, Lindsay Kaufman, Maddy Ndahayo, Riva Patel, Rohan Harris

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Initiatives: Worked with QMIT to develop identity related questions for PSAS survey and organizing a virtual town hall to discuss cultural competence within the UHC
     
  • MembersBlen Asres, Minahil Cheema, Naru Kang, Sunjana Patel, Zyna Egbe

 

Healthy Relationships and Consent

  • Initiatives: Working on informational graphics on consent and relationships with significant others to share on social media and promoting the Victim's Assistance Fund
     
  • MembersAlex McCann, Alexis Beaver, Hannah Green, Isa Cazares, Kam Perry

 

Mental Health

  • Initiatives: Organized a virtual study hall for students to meet and do homework or socialize and working on making inforgraphics on mental health resources
     
  • Members: Clarissa Xia, Diana Bunghiuz, Hunter Baxter, Rhea Gupta, Sagar Matharu, Sanjit Sachdeva

 

Pharmacy and Insurance

  • Initiatives: Working on infographics to share insurance literacy and pharmacy-related information 
     
  • Members: Bathsheba Kim, Isha Yardi, Leah Barnes, Sara Dawood, Sasvi Kulasinghe, Vicky Mei

QMIT (Quality Management Improvement Team)

  • Initiatives: Working with D&I to revise PSAS survey to include questions regarding patient identity and planning a virtual town hall for the Spring semester
     
  • Members: Sarah Bejo, Erinn Ossentjuk, Julia Kim, Mariam Shamim, Vaani Shah, Yusuf Mastoor

 

Physical Health and Prevention

  • Initiatives: Creating a series of infographics to promote Wellness Wednesdays on Instagram
     
  • MembersDaniel Fong, Grace Lama, Katie Landry, Ramsay Hafer, Sam Lee, Zara Ahmed

Sexual Health and Women's Health

  • Initiatives: Created infographics on where students can access free menstrual products on campus and womxn/sexual health services still offered at the UHC this semester and working to distribute free menstrual products on campus
     
  • Members: Gurbani Singh, Matt Mathai, Nur Mulugeta, Rutha Adhanom

 

PR and Outreach

  • Initiatives: Creating monthly newsletters and other social media content in collaboration with other subcommittees
     
  • MembersEbele Nwogbo, Emily Kim, Haley Suh

 

In This Issue

Learn about:
- How to safely celebrate Halloween this year
- 4Maryland and COVID prevention tips
- Election information
- Flu prevention information
- Upcoming events

October 2020 Newsletter
SHAC Contact Information: email shac.umd@gmail.com