Recent CARE Projects
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.
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 are partnering with Inclusive Woods and Us to increase kids’ exposure to nature.
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 is working with the YWCA to reduce barriers to healthy home cooking by supplying families with crock pots.
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.
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 plans to increase adolescent access to age appropriate, medically accurate puberty and health education.
Helping Babies Breathe in Kenya
Dr. Yulia Vabishchevich is working with SFG Ministries 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 such as Baby Safe Sleep Coalition to provide 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 local recreational programs for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities. She is working with UR’s Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders and received a grant from Special Olympics/AAP to create a resource tool for families and physicians. "Inclusive Recreation in the Community"