Current CARE Projects
Jessica MacCormac, DO
Dr. MacCormac piloted improv workshops with youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester to improve teen mental health by improving confidence and skills in public speaking, creativity, etc.
Megan Callanan, MD and Catherine Agricola, MD
Dr. Callanan started a website called "KidsThrive585.org." This website is a child-focused Rochester, NY area resource that highlights good works occuring throughout the community. As of July 2013, Dr. Agricola has joined Dr. Callanan on this project. Their partner is 211/LIFE LINE. Watch a video about this project.
Erin Kelly, MD
In collaboration with the Warner School of Education, Dr. Kelly is conducting an intervention, modeled after a successful study, providing elementary school students at Rochester School #36 with individual collections of self-selected new books at the start of the summer to promote summer reading. Using assessments currently conducted on students’ reading proficiency, she evaluated this intervention. Her pilot was successful and she hopes it will be the basis for a larger initiative.
Junk Food Advertising
Glenn Buchberger, MD
Dr. Buchberger will collaborate with the Miner Library to promote the drinking of water instead of the drinking of soda by students.
Teja Dyamenhalli, MD, MPH
Dr. Dyamenhalli is working with Teen Empowerment to inspire young people, and the adults who work with them, to think deeply about the most difficult social problems in their communities, and to give them the tools they need to work with others to create significant positive change. She is creating “digital diaries” with the teens.
Summer Slide Extended
Carol Fries, MD & Karla Haag, MD
Their project aims to introduce the public library as a self-sustainable literacy-promoting resource in an effort to improve literacy outcomes among inner city children.
Telemedicine for Teens with Type I Diabetes
Diana Miller, MD
Dr. Miller is interested in helping Rochester youth struggling with IDDM to achieve optimal control of blood sugar. She is collaborating with RCSD school based health centers and the UR Pediatric Diabetes Clinic.
Heather Busick, MD
Dr. Busick is interested in collaborating with the Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC) on evidence-based skills training for prospective foster care parents.