Recent CARE Projects
Weeding Out Illiteracy
Dr. Bryan Weed is hoping to give books to children in Pre-K programs improving literacy and Kindergarten readiness.
LARC in Haiti
Dr. Michele Sainvil would like to reduce unintended pregnancy in Haiti among teens with type 1 diabetes.
Empowering Women Globally
Dr. Peihsuan Tsai would like to increase access to education and other human rights by providing sustainable feminine hygiene products.
Drs. Caitlin Burzynski and Jenny Liano would like to increase kids’ exposure to outdoor play and nature by creating an afterschool fieldtrip to local parks.
Improving Resiliency in Refugees
Dr. Dan-Thanh Nguyen would like to decrease risk of anxiety, depression, and PTSD in refugee children by promoting social connection.
Fighting Obesity with Crockpots
Dr. Joshua Noel would like to reduce barriers to healthy home cooking by supplying families with crockpots.
Improving Sleep Hygiene in Children
Dr. David Alten would like to increase the average nightly sleep duration for children in Rochester to prevent poor health outcomes.
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.
Dr. Karina Vattana plans to increase adolescent access to age appropriate, medically accurate puberty and health education.
Expanding Access to Pediatric Prenatal Counseling
Dr. Sarah Allan will improve the relationships between new parents and pediatricians by increasing access to pediatric prenatal visits.
Increasing Vaccination in the Plain Communities
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.
Helping Babies Breathe in Vietnam
Dr. Yulia Vabishchevich is working with Global Engagement Institute and Helping Babies Breathe, an evidence-based program to reduce infant mortality in developing countries.
Heping Babies Breathe.
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 and providing education to pregnant women and new mothers. Promoting Safe Sleep in the Community.
Screening for Sickle Cell Anemia in Tanzania
Dr. Luke Eastburg 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 increase participation in physical fitness programs and is 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"