College Health Talks

These talks, lead by Tiffany Panko, were specifically for college students and focused on different health topics that cause a major concern for today's college students. These topics ranged from "Stress Management" to "Sports Injuries". The presentations, held once a month, were held at NTID in the Student Development Center.

Deaf Health Talk Flyer Stress Management

Stress Management

Oct. 1, 2011

This workshop focused on explaining what stress is, when it can be good or bad, and what it really does to the body in both the short-term and long-term. Management techniques were discussed, including an opportunity for participants to practice some yoga poses.

View the Stress Management slide presentation

View a document on "breathing right."

College Health Talk Seasonal Affective DisorderSeasonal Affective Disorder

Nov. 19, 2011

As the school year makes you busier and the days get shorter, you may feel stressed but also down or depressed. This session discussed if this could be because of Seasonal Affective Disorder, how and why it happens, and strategies to feel better.

View the Seasonal Affective Disorder slide presentation

College Health Talk Volunteering & Freshman 15Volunteering & Freshman 15

Jan. 11, 2012

With the New Year, for many, comes a new you with new goals! This workshop aims to help students accomplish some of those goals and improve their overall health. There will be discussion of how to lose weight the healthy way as well as why volunteering is important, along with an opportunity (maybe two) to sign up for a volunteering event.

Research Opportunities

Focus Group Meetings


Seeking Deaf persons age 21-40 interested in participating in a one-time two hour focus group meeting in Rochester!

Focus Group Meeting Flyer

The interviews are limited to Deaf people who are now living in the Rochester (NY) area. The focus group will be conducted in ASL. We need your feedback on developing Deaf Weight Wise (DWW) 2.0. We will be asking about healthy eating and physical activity. The purpose of the group is to continue to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate healthy lifestyle research programs for Deaf people. Each participant will receive $30 dollars cash.

Interested? Contact

Jackie Pransky

(585) 568 6534 VP