Dr. Sunil Kumar Aggarwal’s
Student Planning Committee, UW War and Global Health Conference, 2009-10.
Manuscript Reviewer for Harm Reduction Journal, Geographical Review,
International Journal of Drug Policy, and Clinical Journal of Pain.
American Physician-Scientists Association (APSA) Institutional Representative for
University of Washington, 2008-2009. Helped the national organization grow and
tie into the MD/PhD students and programs geared towards social sciences.
American Medical Association, Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS), Elected
Alternate Delegate representing UWSOM-Seattle campus as a delegate at national
Lead author on adopted resolution calling for reclassification of cannabis from a Schedule I substance to a more appropriate class. Chosen by the AMA‘s Council on Science and Public Health to serve as a designated external reviewer for their report on ―Use of Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes‖.
Policy effort was reported on by the Psychiatric News, the American Psychiatric Association‘s newsletter, and was chosen as one of the highlights of the AMA‘s meeting in November 2008. Also served as a medical student delegate to the Washington State Medical Association and lobbied for a similar resolution, which passed in Sept. 2008. AMA House of Delegates adopted a resolution in November 2009 urging review of review of cannabis‘s Schedule I status – reported widely.
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) Past President, 2004-
2006, Executive Board, 2004-2007, Board Member, 2003-ongoing.
Abe Keller Peace Education Fund, Board Member, 2007-2010
Co-founder and Project Advisor for The Marijuana Project of Washington State, an
organization fighting for the rights of medical marijuana patients in Washington
State and beyond through legal defense, and education of lawyers, health
professionals, lawmakers, and voters. Project is a collaboration of The November
Coalition with the Law Office of Douglas Hiatt, 2007-ongoing.
Co-founder and Advisory Board Member of the American Academy of
Cannabinoid Medicine. An organization promoting medical standards and
education in the emerging field of cannabinoid medicine, 2008-ongoing.
Invited Delegate, Beyond 2008: An International NGO Forum, Vancouver, Canada.
Part of a worldwide United Nations civil society consultation on International Drug
Conventions system reviewing the accomplishments and failures of the UN
General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs. One of two North
American coxnsultations. February 4–5, 2008.
Al-Shifa, UWSOM student-run free community clinic, Board Member, 2007-8.
Founding Officer, UW Students for a Democratic Society, 2007-ongoing.
Medical Marijuana Policy Advocacy Project, Scientific Advisory Board Member,
merged with the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of Americans for Safe
Invited state legislature-mandated medical expert Stakeholder in Washington State
Department of Health rulemaking process regarding medical marijuana dosing,
supply, access and delivery, 2007-8.
Seattle Hempfest Speaker‘s Crew Core Volunteer, 2007-9. Panelist, Speaker: 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. Cannabis Expert Information Dissemination Canopies co-creator, 2007.
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Social Justice Committee Member, 2007-ongoing.
American Student Delegate to 2006 International Physicians for the Prevention of
Nuclear War (IPPNW) World Congress, Helsinki, Finland. Sept 7-10, 2006.
Health Professional Students for Substance Abuse Training, Board Member, 2006-7.
Member of WPSR/IPPNW delegation that visited health care and peace workers
Israel/Palestine, March 2005.
State Delegate, Washington State Democratic Convention, 2004.
Trained Volunteer with Chaya, a South Asian American Domestic Violence
advocacy and support organization, 2006-ongoing.
Patient and Health Policy Reform Advocate: Public comment, courtroom advocacy,
& care for patients whose rights to health have been compromised by flawed public
health regulation and control of substance abuse.
Graduate and Professional Student Senator, representing Geography Dept., Feb.
Served as liaison to Associated Students of the University of Washington Senate and
spearheaded GPSS support for repeal of the HEA (Higher Education Act) Aid Elimination
Penalty for drug convictions.
UWSOM Student Physicians for Social Responsibility co-chair, 2003-4.
Member of King County Bar Association‘s Drug Policy Project—Legal Frameworks Group.
Member of American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy Coordinating Group.
Student Advisory Group member for Introduction to Clinical Medicine course, UWSOM, 2003-4.
Member of UWSOM International Health Group; volunteer for three Annual
Western Region International Health Conferences, 2002, 2005, 2010.
Teacher for Seattle Kaplan Test Prep, MCAT, 11/02-07/03, 10/04-04/05
Teaching assistant for general chemistry intensive section, UC Berkeley, 1
Tutoring: volunteer general chemistry tutor at UC Berkeley Student Learning
Center, trained position, 1999-2001.
Tutoring: private tutoring offered in organic chemistry, Spring 2001.
Tutoring: volunteer math tutor for AmeriCorps program, Summer 1999.
Volunteer Caseworker for Suitcase Clinic and Women‘s Clinic, free health clinics
for the homeless, trained position, Spring 2000.
Member of UC Berkeley Students For Sensible Drug Policy Chapter, Fall 2001.
SSDP founding officer at the University of Washington, 2007.
Research Papers Editor for Berkeley Scientific: The Journal of Young Scientists,
Spring 1999-Summer 2000.
Assistant Editor and list manager for Cal Literary Arts Magazine, Spring 1999.
Member of UC Berkeley Undergraduate Philosophy Club, Spring 1998-Fall 2001.
Member of Honor Students‘ Society, community service club, Spring 1998.
Publicity Chairperson for South Asian Student Alliance, Spring-Fall 1998.
Chairperson for Residential Hall Peer Review Board, Fall 1997-Spring 1998.