Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) acts as a student voice to the University Health Center staff and administration.
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 Tuesdays from 5-6 PM. For the Fall 2022 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 email@example.com for more information.
2022-2023 SHAC Executive Board
Sara Dawood, President
Major(s): Biological Sciences: Microbiology; Minor: General Business
Mariam Shamim, Vice President
Major(s): Mathematics, Studio Art
Amira Kazi, Secretary
Major(s): Biological Sciences: Neurology and Physiology
Sasvi Kulasinghe, Treasurer
Major(s): Biological Sciences: Cell Biology and Genetics, Global Health
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Goals & Objectives: This subcommittee strives to create an inclusive space at UMD for students of all backgrounds, collect data on diverse student groups, and develop strategies on how SHAC and the UHC can reduce inequities in healthcare.
Members: Prakhya Chikkem, Temitope Sarah Okotcha, Kashobi O’Bua
Subcommittee Chair(s): Temitope Sarah Okotcha (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kashobi O'Bua (Kashobiobua@gmail.com)
Goals & Objectives: This committee is dedicated to promoting mental health and wellness on campus.
Members: Wafa Abbas, Arjun Pramanik, Gabrielle Goldman
Subcommittee Chair(s): None
QMIT (Quality Management Improvement Team)
Goals & Objectives: QMIT directly advocates for students’ need by analyzing the results of the PSAS (Patient Satisfaction Assessment Survey) to look for trends and anything that can be addressed to improve the student experience at the UHC.
Members: Nikhil Santhanam, Ethan Tucker, Shan Dawood, Isha Yardi
Subcommittee Chair(s): Shan Dawood (email@example.com)
Goals & Objectives: This committee is focused on healthy living for students on and off campus, including healthy eating, healthy habits, and preventative measures. They hope to inspire and empower individuals to make healthy choices for themselves and others.
Members: Taosif Irfan, Rhea Tiwari, Eden Adhanom, Sarah Han
Subcommittee Chair(s): Sarah Han (firstname.lastname@example.org), Taosif Irfan (email@example.com)
Sexual and Women's Health
Goals & Objectives: This committee strive to raise awareness and promote discussion about relevant sexual and women’s health topics. They also hope to provide students with accessible resources and education related to sexual and women’s health.
Members: Sophia Thompson, Moumita Afrin
Subcommittee Chair(s): Moumita Afrin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sophia Thompson (email@example.com)
PR & Outreach
Goals & Objectives: This committee is the main point of contact for promoting events, running social media accounts, and informing UMD students on UHC related updates.
Members: Zainab Balhis, Leya Sanchez, Diana Bunghiuz, Dulmi Ratnasiri, Donya Forohar, Zara Ahmed, Thomas Lee, Mariam Ashraf
Subcommittee Chair(s): Mariam Ashraf (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SHAC 2023-2024 Application
If you're passionate about student health on campus and would like to become an advocate of the student body to the University Health Center, apply to become a member of SHAC today! The application is open until 11:59 PM on March 10th, 2022. After reviewing applications, we will email qualified applicants with an invitation to interview with us.SHAC 2023-2024 Application