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.


Deaf Strong Hospital 2015

Actors needed!


Seeking Deaf persons age 18 and up interested in participating in Deaf Strong Hospital, an all-day activity for first-year medical students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry that will teach them what it feels like to be Deaf in a hearing hospital.

DSH 2014 group pic

This is a role-reversal exercise, which means all of the doctors, receptionists, and pharmacists are Deaf and only communicate in ASL. The medical students will become patients and will have to learn how to communicate with Deaf doctors and nurses to get the health care they need. This fun and exciting event will take place at the University of Rochester Medical Center on August 28, 2015 from 8:30 to 3:30pm.

You will be paid about $50 for your participation. Free lunch and a t-shirt will also be provided to all participants.

Interested? Contact

Ian Deandrea-Lazarus