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Mofiyin Obadina

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.
Lalita Movva

Camp Good Days

Dr. Lalita Movva is partnering with Camp Good Days to further the mission of their excellent programs.


Sarah AllanExpanding Access to Pediatric Prenatal Counseling

Dr. Sarah Allan will improve the relationships between new parents and their pediatricians while increasing their access to resources.

Tyler StephenIncreasing 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.

Katie VermilyeHealth 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.

Yulia VabishchevichHelping 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.

Shalom SchlagmanMedical Legal Partnership

Dr. Shalom Schlagman is partnering with LawNY to improve health outcomes by integrating Medical Legal Partnership into primary care.

Meghan McLaughlinPrenatal 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.

Margaret ConnollyRoutine 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.

Georgia WheeldonStrengthening Connections with CPS

Dr. Georgia Wheeldon plans to facilitate communication between doctors and CPS to create higher yield reporting of child abuse.

Alexandra TaffanySupport for Breastfeeding

Dr. Alexandra Taffany wants to establish a pathway for residents to become Certified Lactation Consultants.

Luke EastburgScreening 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.


Advocating for Advocacy

Drs. Caroline Kirby, Catherine Glatz, Michelle Cook and Margaret Connolly organized a lecture series to engage more students and residents in advocacy. 
"Improving Resident and Child Wellness Through Advocacy"

Kirby Glatz Cook Connolly


Reducing Childhood Obesity

Dr. Arielle Kamps wants to improve the nutritional value of family meals with an innovative customized cookbook.
"Improving Access to Nutrition Education in the Primary Care Setting"

BullochPreventing Malaria

Dr. Alexi Bulloch plans to go with Netlife to Senegal to evaluate a new way of distributing bed nets.
"All Bases (and All Spaces) Covered: Addressing Outdoor Sleeping and Malaria Prevention in Rural Senegal"

VerwayFitness 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"

KantorHealth Literacy

Dr. Michael Kantor is developing visually appealing nonverbal handouts for common health topics.
"Visual Health Information Handouts"

MillerSTD Prevention

Dr. Kelsey Miller’s goal is to decrease sexually transmitted infections in Rochester adolescents by reducing barriers to condom access.
"Condom Use and STD Prevention in Rochester, New York"

VarechtchoukTeaching Refugees English

Dr. Olga Varechtchouk has provided recent refugees, immigrants and non English speakers at Literacy Volunteers - Rochester with language-learning software.
"Bridging the Language Gap for Refugees: the Role of Electronics"