Recent CARE Projects
Advocating for Comprehensive Sexual Education
Dr. Mofiyin Obadina will be working with schools in Rochester, NY to decrease unintended teen pregnancy and increase graduation rates.
Camp Good Days
Dr. Lalita Movva is partnering with Camp Good Days to further the mission of their excellent programs.
Expanding Access to Pediatric Prenatal Counseling
Dr. Sarah Allan will improve the relationships between new parents and their pediatricians while increasing their access to resources.
Increasing Vaccination in the Plain Communities of Upstate NY
Dr. Tyler Stephen plans to partner with local Amish and Mennonites in a two-step enhanced vaccination campaign.
Health Literacy for the Deaf Population
Dr. Katie Vermilye plans to improve the quality of health resources available to the deaf community while also improving provider knowledge.
Helping Babies Breathe in Haiti
Dr. Yulia Vabishchevich is working with Helping Babies Breathe, an evidence-based train the trainer program to reduce infant mortality in developing countries.
Medical Legal Partnership
Dr. Shalom Schlagman is partnering with LawNY to improve health outcomes by integrating Medical Legal Partnership into primary care.
Prenatal Education to Increase Infant Safe Sleep Practices
Dr. Meghan McLaughlin would like to promote safe baby sleep measures by working with community partners and providing education to pregnant mothers during their 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
Routine Antipyretic Prescriptions to Prevent Avoidable Emergency Department Visits
Dr. Margaret Connolly would like to empower parents by improving access to Tylenol and Motrin in the doctor’s office, before a child is ill.
Strengthening Connections with CPS
Dr. Georgia Wheeldon plans to facilitate communication between doctors and CPS to create higher yield reporting of child abuse.
Support for Breastfeeding
Dr. Alexandra Taffany wants to establish a pathway for residents to become Certified Lactation Consultants.
Screening for Sickle Cell Anemia in Tanzania
Dr. Luke Eastburg and Dr. Andrew Peckham will use a new test to detect and help with sickle cell anemia in East Africa.
Fitness for Children with Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Adriana Verwey wants to expand inclusive physical fitness programs and is working with UR's Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. She received a grant from Special Olympics/AAP for her project.
"Inclusive Recreation and Leisure in the Community"