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CUEMS in the News

Monday, January 26, 1981
Mark Segall / Columbia Spectator

Student med unit could be fastest on the Heights

Bruce Topper, a pre-med student, wasn't studying on the night before his organic chemistry exam last year; he would respond to that emergency when he came to it.

Instead, Topper, who founded the Columbia Area Volunteer Ambulance (CAVA) service, was out on assignment, responding to an emergency in the neighborhood that involved an epileptic seizure victim.

Wednesday, November 26, 1980
MARCUS BRAUCHLI / Columbia Spectator

Student ambulance service begins next week

After nearly three months of planning, the student-run Columbia Area Volunteer Ambulance service (CAVA) will begin operations next week, according to Director of Security and Safety Gilbert Miller.

The service, which will be financed and dispatched through Miller's office, will provide medical assistance and ambulance care to an estimated 20,000 Columbia-affiliates in the Morningside Heights area, said Erik Gaull, student co-director of CAVA.

Wednesday, October 1, 1980
Advertisement / Columbia Spectator


The student-run ambulance (CAVA) will hold an organizational meeting Wednesday, October Ist in Room 204 Ferris Booth Hall, starting at 8:30 PM.

Any students (of any division of the University) who are interested in participating in CAVA, are urged to attend this meeting.

For more information, please call Erik Gaull 280-7084

Thursday, March 10, 1977
Michael Panzner/ Columbia Daily Spectator

Student dies suddenly in Milbank

Michael Jupka Jr., an 18 year old College freshman from Linden N.J., died suddenly Monday, apparently of a stroke he suffered while sitting in a classroom in Milbank Hall.

 According to witnesses, Jupka became ill at about 2:30 p.m. while attending a Beginning Russian Oral Practice session in 227 Milbank, walked next door to the Russian Department offices, where he fell unconscious.

Friday, November 17, 1961
Allan Mann / Columbia Daily Spectator

Ambulance Service Started For Injured CU Students

Doctor Charles Gilbert. University medical director said yesterday that henceforth a private ambulance will be called, if needed, to bring students injured on the University campus and Morningside athletic field to St. Luke's Hospital.

In the past injured students were picked up by ambulances from Knickerbocker Hospital and brought to that hospital for treatment because St.' Luke's has no ambulances of its own.

The new procedure followed inquiries made by Student Board after the injury of Irwin Barnett '62 in Morningside Park two weeks ago.