In 2008, three first-year medical students at the Columbia University School of Physicians & Surgeons started volunteering on outreach shifts with WHCP. These individuals went on to establish a student group, Columbia University Harm Reduction Outreach Network (CUHRON), to organize students around harm reduction. In 2010, these students began working with WHCP staff and colleagues at Columbia University affiliated clinics to coordinate an onsite medical student-run clinic at WHCP which opened in August 2010. The CORNER CUHRON Clinic (CCC) operates on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6-8PM with the assistance of Dr. Carmen Dominguez, MD, who currently works as a family physician at Herman Denny Farrell, Jr., Community Health Center.
Because of WHCP’s close proximity to Columbia University, our organization has had great success in collaborating with students interested in HIV prevention, community health, drug user rights, and strategic program expansion.
CUHRON currently has active membership from students in Columbia College, the School of Physicians & Surgeons, School of Nursing, School of Business, Mailmain School of Public Health, as well as Barnard College.
For more information about CUHRON or if you are a Columbia Student looking to bring a CUHRON chapter to your program, please contact email@example.com
Additionally, you can join the CUHRON Facebook page.