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Mofiyin Obadina

Advocating for Comprehensive Sexual Education

Dr. Mofiyin Obadina will be working with Wilson High School in Rochester, NY to increase graduation rates. Influencing High School Graduation Rates Through Effective Sexual Health Education.

Lalita MovvaGoals of Care

Dr. Lalita Movva, a resident in internal medicine and pediatrics, is working to increase access to appropriate end-of-life-planning for patients 65 and older in the primary care setting. Increasing Goals of Care Discussions in Primary Care.


Sarah AllanExpanding Access to Pediatric Prenatal Counseling

Dr. Sarah Allan will improve the relationships between new parents and pediatricians by increasing access to pediatric prenatal visits.

Tyler StephenIncreasing Vaccination in the Plain Communities of Upstate NY

Dr. Tyler Stephen plans to partner with local Mennonites and the Yates County Public Health Department to increase education on vaccines. Increasing Vaccination in Plain Communities.

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. Improving Access to Health Information in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Population.

Yulia VabishchevichHelping Babies Breathe in Haiti

Dr. Yulia Vabishchevich is working with Project HOPE in Rochester and Helping Babies Breathe, an evidence-based program to reduce infant mortality in developing countries.
Heping Babies Breathe in Haiti.

Prenatal Education to Increase Infant Safe Sleep Practices

Drs. Meghan McLaughlin and Alexandra Taffany 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 as well as during the postpartum period. Promoting Safe Sleep in the Community.
Meghan McLaughlinAlexandra Taffany

Georgia WheeldonStrengthening Connections with CPS

Dr. Georgia Farrell plans to facilitate communication between doctors and Child Protective Services to enhance the assessment of suspected child abuse. Improving Information Sharing to Optimize Evaluation of Suspected Child Abuse.

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 monthly lecture series to engage more students and residents in advocacy.
"Improving Pediatric Resident Advocacy Training"

Kirby Glatz Cook Connolly


Reducing Childhood Obesity

Dr. Arielle Kamps wants to improve the nutritional value of family meals with an innovative customized cookbook and partner with the Rochester Public Market.
"Encouraging Healthy Eating in Families by Providing Free Cookbooks in the Primary Care Setting"

BullochPreventing Malaria

Dr. Alexi Bulloch went to Senegal with Netlife to pilot the use of outdoor 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 increase participation in physical fitness programs and as working with UR's Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. She received a grant from Special Olympics/AAP to create a resource tool for families and physicians. 
"Inclusive Recreation in the Community"

KantorHealth Literacy

Dr. Michael Kantor is developing visually appealing nonverbal handouts for common health topics with the Monroe County Library System.
"Visual Health Information for Low-literacy Population"

MillerSTD Prevention

Dr. Kelsey Miller’s goal is to decrease sexually transmitted infections in Rochester adolescents by reducing barriers to condom access.
"Condoms and STD Prevention in Primary Care"

VarechtchoukTeaching Refugees English

Dr. Olga Varechtchouk is providing non-native-English speakers at Literacy Volunteers of Rochester with language-learning software.
"Bridging the Language Gap: the Role of Electronics"