Highlights & Past Events
Letter to the Editor
CARE Track Resident Dr. Olga Varechtchouk was published in the Democrat and Chronicle on Saturday August 25th. This essay is a personal story illustrating the flaws surrounding "Public Charge" which makes it more difficult for legal immigrants to obtain green cards or citizenship if they require or have ever required public benefits. Read the full article here!
Advocating for Advocacy
Drs. Caroline Kirby, Catherine Glatz, Margaret Connolly and Michelle Cook organized a lecture series to engage more students and residents in advocacy.
- September 14th, 12:00 p.m. Chris Bell, Executive Director of the Monroe County Medical Society "AAP Legislative Advocacy Priorities"
Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester with Dr. Catie Glatz, Dr. Michelle Cook and Dr. Caroline Kirby presenting at noon conference.
CARE Resident Presents at the North American Refugee Health Conference
CARE Track resident Dr. Sarah Ventre presented her project at the North American Refugee Health Conference in Portland, Oregon this year. The goal of her project is to increase access to high quality early childhood education among refugee children in Rochester through development of a partnership between local Head Start organizations and refugee resettlement agencies using a national model for this effort from the organization PEACE, Inc. in Syracuse, New York. If you would like to learn more about her project click here!
Dr. Sarah Ventre presenting at The North American Refugee Health Conference
Mirror Lake in Portland, Oregon
Dr. Adriana Verwey has been selected to receive a resident national grant award. Her CARE project aligns very well with the goals of the program, which is called: Inclusive Health Grants: Supporting Healthy Weight for Children with Intellectual Disabilities sponsored by the AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight with support from Special Olympics. This is a great win for Dr. Verwey who will be promoting community health by developing an inclusive physical fitness resource map to share with the community and doctors who may be referring patients and families to these resources. Congratulations Dr. Verwey!
CARE Projects Featured at Local Event
CARE Resident Francis Coyne, M.D. and CARE alumna Megan Lasaponara, M.D. (Director of Kids Thrive 585) presented at Social Determinants of Health: Linking Healthcare to the Community Synergy. They joined speakers from NYC and around Rochester discussing their experiences working to screen patients for non-medical factors that affect health, such as homelessness, unemployment, etc. Understanding how to identify these social determinants of health and how to connect people with effective community resources to help them is of increasing interest for moving toward population health.
Megan Lasaponara, M.D., Director of Kids Thrive 585, presenting at local event.
Walkout Organized by CARE Resident
Congratulations to CARE Resident Dr. Alexi Bulloch in organizing the #walkout for the University of Rochester’s students and staff. About 150 people turned out in front of the Golisano Children’s Hospital at URMC despite the wind and snow. They took part in seventeen minutes of silence to honor the victims of the Parkland shooting and support the students across the nation in their efforts. Dr. Bulloch was quoted at length in the Democrat and Chronicle two days in a row! Her main point was that gun violence is a public health issue.
Walkout for Gun Safety - CARE. 2018 Photo courtesy of Dr. Stephen R. Cook
Congratulations to Jeff Kaczorowski
Congratulations to Jeff Kaczorowski, co-founder of Pediatric Links with the Community (PLC), who will serve as vice-chair of a new state initiative that focuses on improving health and educational outcomes in the first three years of a child's life.
Congratulations Steven Schulz!
WXXI’s Connections with Evan Dawson recently did a show on Geneva 2020, a community-wide initiative aimed at increasing educational success for all of the city’s students. CARE Track alumnus Steven Schulz is mentioned by name at minute 32 with regards to his early child development and literacy-promotion efforts. Success is implementing the PACE screen for Kindergartners as a part of the Geneva 2020 coalition. Congratulations Steven!
- "Anne E. Dyson Memorial Grand Rounds & Child Advocacy Forum"
For highlights of these events, visit:
- Public Health Grand Rounds, "Disseminating Evidence-Based Prevention: the LARC Initiative" Andrew Aligne, M.D., M.P.H.