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Recent CARE Projects


Dr. Bryan Weed

Weeding Out Illiteracy

Dr. Bryan Weed is hoping to improve literacy and Kindergarten readiness by creating a culture
of literacy and giving away books to families.

Dr. Michele Sainvil

LARC in Haiti

Dr. Michele Sainvil would like to reduce unintended pregnancy in Haiti among teens with type 1 diabetes.

Dr. Peihsuan Tsai

Empowering Women Globally

Dr. Peihsuan Tsai would like to increase access to education and other human rights by providing sustainable feminine hygiene products.

“Wilderness Medicine”

Drs. Caitlin Burzynski and Jenny Liano are partnering with Inclusive Woods and Us to increase kids’ exposure to nature.

Dr. Caitlin Burzynski Dr. Jenny Liano

Dr. Dan-Thanh NguyenImproving Resiliency in Refugees

Dr. Dan-Thanh Nguyen would like to decrease risk of anxiety, depression, and PTSD in refugee children by promoting social connection.

Dr. Josh Noel

Fighting Obesity with Crockpots

Dr. Joshua Noel is working with the YWCA to reduce barriers to healthy home cooking by supplying families with crock pots. 

Dr. David Alten

Improving Sleep Hygiene in Children

Dr. David Alten would like to decrease screen time and increase the average nightly sleep duration for children in Rochester to prevent poor health outcomes.

Dr. Suzanne Ramazani

Children Making a Difference

Dr. Suzanne Ramazani is going to increase Rochester children’s connection to their community by creating an after-school advocacy club at Wilson Magnet High School.

Dr. Karina Vattana

Empowering Adolescents

Dr. Karina Vattana plans to increase adolescent access to age appropriate, medically accurate puberty and health education.


Mofiyin ObadinaAdvocating for Comprehensive Sexual Education

Dr. Mofiyin Obadina will be  advocating for comprehensive sex ed in addition to 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 primary care. Increasing Goals of Care Discussions in Primary Care.

Tyler StephenIncreasing Vaccination in the Plain Communities

Dr. Tyler Stephen partnered with local Mennonites and the Yates Public Health Department to open a dialogue on vaccines. Increasing Vaccination in Plain Communities.

Prenatal Education to Increase Infant Safe Sleep Practices

Drs. Meghan McLaughlin & Alex Taffany would like to promote safe baby sleep measures by working with community partners such as Baby Safe Sleep Coalition to provide education to pregnant women and new mothers.​ Promoting Safe Sleep in the Community.

Meghan McLaughlinAlexandra Taffany

Georgia WheeldonStrengthening Connections with CPS

Dr. Georgia Farrell is facilitating 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.