Friends of sHAC,
We are excited to present our annual SHAC newsletter so that you can see what we
have been doing over the past year. Our medical clinic has expanded substantially
this year to include another specialty clinic and an HIV prevention program in Durham.
Our dental clinic now provides hygiene services. The outreach team continues to build new
partnerships with local community organizations to affect positive change in the community.
We continue to listen and respond to our community’s needs.
Our passionate student volunteers continue to remind us why SHAC functions so
well as a student-run organization. We would not exist, however, without our faculty and
community advisors, the dentists that volunteer at the dental clinic, and the physicians that
give their time to the medical clinic. We are constantly reminded of the unique environment
at SHAC as we watch the interactions between the many interdicsiplinary students and
faculty who all come together to work towards a common goal.
As we near the end of our co-directorships, we are thankful for the opportunity we have
had to lead such a wonderful organization and to be part of such a powerful community. As
the partnership between SHAC and our community grows stronger, we are confident that
next year will bring many new and exciting changes as well.
Brian and Lindsey
SHAC Co-Directors, 2008-2009
Brian Zeithaml is a second year medical student, and Lindsey Bach will complete her nursing
degree (BSN) in December 2009.
A University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill (UNC) student-led organization,
SHAC’s mission is threefold: to provide
free health services to local underserved
individuals and communities, to partner
with communities to develop and
implement sustainable programs, and to
create interdisciplinary service learning
environments for students in the health
science programs at UNC. SHAC is run
entirely by student volunteers from UNC’s
School of Medicine an