University of Queensland
Promise Run (University of Queensland)
On September 20th, UQ-Medicine in Motion hosted their Promise Run, a 4.34 km run/walk in memory of the 434 Aboriginal Australians who have died in police custody since 1991. Over 30 students turned out for the event and raised over $400 for Inala Wangarra, a nonprofit organization that provides recreational and educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Brisbane area.
Move Campaign (University of Queensland)
On Saturday, August 8th, 2020 our Medicine in Motion chapter hosted their inaugural Move Campaign event. They teamed up Studio99 Fitness in West End, Brisbane to conduct 4 high intensity interval training sessions. Over 60 students and 20 gym members attended, helping raise $1330 for a local nonprofit, Inala Wangarra. Inala Wangarra supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders by providing them opportunities to participate in a variety of sport, recreation, education, and art programs. The money raised from UQ-MiM’s event specifically funded two of Inala Wangarra’s Yakka Mular “Hard Work of Men” and Bangargu “Strengthen Women” group activities that focus on health and fitness.
Beach Day (University of Queensland)
Medicine in Motion at the University of Queensland held their inaugural event in February, 2020. The group of students hiked around Burleigh Head National Park in the Gold Coast before an afternoon of swimming, football, volleyball, and spikeball. Overall the group had a fun day and hope to build off this event to draw even more interest from the UQ students in their future events this year.
•Website to register: https://app.racereach.com/event/tdd-5k/register
•Team name: Kelley Kangaroos
Brian Manalansan Gutierrez
Brian is a second year medical student at the University of Queensland-Ochsner Medical School in Brisbane, Australia and New Orleans, Louisiana. After earning his M.S. in Biological Sciences Specializing in Muscle Metabolism & Development at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and University of California San Diego, he conducts research through EBM Analytics in Orthopedic Surgery focusing on ACL Injury and Knee Rehabilitation. He is also a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Nutrition Coach, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Corrective Exercise Specialist. He launched the brand, EliteMotionFitness (EMF), focusing on promoting an active lifestyle and motivating others to reach their fitness goals and partnered up with Medicine in Motion (MiM) in helping reduce physician burnout, while building community through fitness and philanthropy. He manages the team making content for EMF and MiM. He is interested in MMA, cross-fit, olympic weightlifting, and functional fitness.
Cheyenne is a 2nd year student at University of Queensland - Ochsner Medical School in Brisbane, Australia and New Orleans, Louisiana. She grew up in Irvine, California and received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). Cheyenne was a collegiate swimmer at the University of the Texas, Austin and then transferred to UCSB where she was the captain of her swim team her senior year. She continues to stay active by swimming in the ocean, boxing and lifting weights. Cheyenne is thrilled to be working with Medicine in Motion to prevent burnout through promoting community and fitness.
Emily is a second-year medical student from Windsor, ON, Canada that is studying at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. As a former Canadian National Team member in track-and-field, she enjoys sprinting and lifting weights to stay active. Since starting medical school, Emily has found joy in staying active during her study breaks and hopes to inspire others to do the same through Medicine In Motion.
Jake is a first year medical student at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Originally from Canada, Jake’s passion for physical activity stems from a young age, where he participated in the annual “Terry Fox” run, an event aimed at raising money and awareness for cancer research. This past May, he graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science Honors and specialization in kinesiology, carrying a strong passion for human kinetics and exercise physiology. His academic interests extend to his athletic hobbies, where he has actively engaged in hypertrophic-based training and running for the past 6 years. Jake is excited to continue fueling his aspirations of promoting health and wellness to his fellow peers as a member of the 2021-2022 Medicine in Motion team.
Nathan is a second-year medical student at the University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School in Brisbane, Australia. He attended and graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2018 with a BS in Human Biology. In his free time, Nathan enjoys weightlifting, running, swimming, basketball, and hiking among other hobbies. He hopes to integrate his passion for physical fitness with his desire to promote general health and well-being among the medical community.
Valentina is a second-year medical student at the University of Queensland-Ochsner program in Brisbane, Australia and New Orleans, Louisiana. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Business Management and minors in Biology and Chemistry. Valentina has a passion for working out and staying active. During her free time she looks for new places to hike and she loves spending time at her local gym. Valentina is super excited to work with MiM to encourage others to find their passion for a healthy lifestyle.
Yilin is a second-year medical student at the University of Queensland. She completed her HBSc and MSc at the University of Toronto, with a focus in physiology and stem cell biology. Growing up, Yilin competed in various sports and developed a passion for health, fitness, and being outdoors. Notably she competed on the university’s table tennis and dragon boat teams, winning 3 national titles and 1 world championship title. Currently, Yilin enjoys being active through CrossFit, weightlifting, and hiking. She believes that movement plays an important role in both mental and physical health, and is excited to bring her experience and passion to the Medicine in Motion community.