By Rebecca Phuong
Have you met the man behind the website? I was fortunate enough to have Warren be one of the LC’s that interviewed me during my application process and now he is my committee leader! (Wahoo! Tech Team!)If you don’t know this Warren likes to eat, so much so that he gets super cranky if he doesn't get any food in him. So before we had our PH150A Epidemiology class (you should take it!) we walked down to Shattuck to grab some lunch. And here are some things I found out about Warren:
• His real name is Wentai (but he legally changed it to Warren this past year!)
• He is a third year MCB major
• He is from China! (What? Jason Derulo gonna talk dirty to ya)
• He lived in San Francisco, CA until his parents uprooted him to Walnut Creek, CA
• But now his family is residing in Concord, CA
• He has never been to SkyHigh (social anyone?)
• He joined Hep B Freshmen year and has never looked back (look at the dedication!)
• He doesn’t go home often but when he does he brings his laundry (Thanks Momma and Papa Li)
• He thinks he is the most intimidating and most sexy LC members (date auction anyone? Ehh ehh?)
• If he doesn’t answer his phone it is because he is at Main Stacks being super studious!
• He enjoys going to clinic!
• And is currently taking Spanish 1 making him trilingual!
As Warren finished his chicken sliders and tater tots, I was glad to learn so much about him. Not many people join an organization their freshmen year and continue to be as dedicated and as motivated like Warren. His involvement in Hep B has made a huge difference! Not many people are able to be as tech savvy as our tech coordinator. So if you haven’t had a chance, take some time out to check out all the hard work Warren does with the website (it’ll make our stat-counter higher and him happier).
By Warren Li
The Hep B Project tabled all morning and into the late afternoon in conjunction with Cal Day 2014. The project's main goals for the event were to pique interest in incoming freshman as well as raise a bit of money.
The new attraction dubbed "The Wheel of Fortune" was a big hit, with lines with as many as 10 people at a time lining up to "give 'er a whirl", and greatly helped to increase table traffic.
Overall, over 30 new incoming freshmen showed interest, leaving behind their contact information, and the project made a tidy sum of over $300 through selling bear hats, t-shirts, and our brand new syringe pens.
By Warren Li
The Hep B Project has recently been approved for a grant sum of $10,000 from Gilead via the Philanthropic Ventures Fund.
The grant request was submitted by last year's Finance Coordinators, Yufei Liu and Helen Tran, in November 2013.
Most of these funds will be put toward transportation reimbursement, screening, banner/outreach materials, and other office-type items.
This is the second grant that the project has received from Gilead.
By Esther Yang
On March 12, we had a special general meeting with representatives from Check Your Boobies, a non-profit organization dedicated to early detection and prevention of breast cancer. We had the honor of having Stacey and Emily, two cancer survivors, share their experience, talk about the importance of knowing our bodies and walk us through the procedure of performing a self-check (yes, the guys did it too!). Interactive skits and powerful stories taught us the myths and truth of breast cancer. Hep B was encouraged by all the positivity and energy from Check Your Boobies and we are incredibly thankful for our guest speakers. If there is one thing we learned from them, it’s to have our health and safety be a top priority amongst all of our responsibilities in our busy schedules. Check out this awesome organization at www.checkyourboobies.org
By Warren Li
In the interest of providing a more up-to-date and comprehensive picture of what is going on in the organization, the blog and newsletter have been streamlined into a newsblog platform.
We hope readers are excited for the return of more frequent event and organization updates; we certainly are!