Rounds

Social Medicine Rounds @ Montefiore

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  • Tue
    17
    Jan
    2012
    4:30 pmCherkasky Auditorium

    January 17th marked the fifth anniversary of the Annual Harold Wise, MD Memorial Lecture, and the Residency Program in Social Medicine was pleased to host Montefiore’s own Steven Safyer, MD, CEO, RPSM class of ’85 as the guest speaker for this year's lecture. Dr. Wise was the author of the grants that helped establish the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Health Center and the Residency Program in Social Medicine. He was a member of a visionary group that developed residency training focused on ambulatory care training in primary care for physicians who would go on to serve ethnically diverse, medically underserved populations.

    Previous featured alumni guest speakers have included Jo Ivey Boufford, David Kindig, Denise Rodgers and Steven Cha The session was graced by the presence of Ms. June Wise, Dr. Wise’s widow, accompanied by her cousin. Dr. Safyer was introduced by long time colleague and fellow RPSM graduate Dr. Peter Selwyn, Chair, Department of Family and Social Medicine. Both speakers recalled their work in the early days of the HIV epidemic when they often treated the same patients who transitioned from Dr. Safyer’s care at Rikers Island to Dr. Selwyn’s care in the Methadone Treatment Program.

    Dr. Safyer focused his remarks on Montefiore’s history, sharing historic photos from its archives. He highlighted a few important themes. One theme was Montefiore’s funding and finances as they evolved from majority Jewish philanthropy to majority public financing with hopes for the future involving adaptation to the new model of public financing, as an Accountable Care Organization, using Kaiser Permanente as a prototype. He also mentioned renewed efforts to increase philanthropy. One other theme was Montefiore’s history as an institution focused on the care of the chronically ill, starting with its days as a rehabilitation center for people with TB, among other ailments. He discussed the evolution of the Montefiore Medical Group and its expansion through the Montefiore Ambulatory Care Network and acknowledged how valuable this infrastructure is to the success of the ACO. He also highlighted a number of leaders who have contributed to Montefiore’s legacy as an institution with a mission to serve the citizen’s of the Bronx with a full range of first class medical services. This is complemented by its enhanced relationship with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, assuring a fertile ground for medical education at all levels and a thriving environment for research and innovation.

    —Victoria Gorski, MD,FAAFP

  • Tue
    14
    Feb
    2012
  • Tue
    28
    Feb
    2012
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    2_bardoThe Apple Pushers  follows five immigrant pushcart vendors from New York City.  It will be introduced by Dr. William Jordan.  Both Dr. Jordan and Renee Shanker appear in the film.  The trailer is available on You Tube.

  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2012
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Manisha Sharma, MD
    Co-Director of Educator Training
    Doctors  For America
    Media Director
    New York Local Action Network
    National Physicians Alliance

    William Jordan, MD MPH
    Treasurer
    National Physicians Alliance

    Himabindu Ekanadham, MD
    Director
    New York Local Action Network
    National Physicians Alliance

    Flyer: People over politics

     

  • Tue
    27
    Mar
    2012
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Roberto Belmar, MD
    Public Health Director
    Santiago, Chile

     

  • Tue
    10
    Apr
    2012
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Speaker Panel:
    Dr. Scott Hartman & Dr. Liza Goldman Huertas (Montefiore)
    Tamara Wrenn & Rina Crane (Bronx Doulas)
    Ekua Samuels (Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership)
    Mary-Powel Thomas (By My Side Birth Support Program)
    Elan McAllister & Funmilayo Brown (Choices in Childbirth)

    Despite having the most costly maternity care in the world, the US performs poorly on key indicators of maternal and newborn health, from maternal mortality to exclusive breastfeeding. Women from ethnic and racial minorities and low income women are disproportionately affected, with African-American women nearly four times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than white women. The US cesarean rate rose to an all-time high in 2009 and the C-section rate in NYC was 33.1%.

    Providing access to doulas, women trained to provide continuous support in labor, is an evidence-based intervention with transformative potential. Join us to discuss alternatives to our current system with Bronx Doulas' Tamara Wrenn and Rina Crane, Elan McAllister and Funmilayo Brown of Choices in Childbirth,  Ekua Samuels of Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership, Mary-Powel Thomas of By My Side Birth Support, and DFSM's Dr. Scott Hartman and Dr. Liza Goldman Huertas. Liza will present her social medicine project on doula interest and early experiences with volunteer doulas among Family Health Center patients.

     

  • Tue
    29
    May
    2012
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
  • Tue
    05
    Jun
    2012
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
  • Tue
    12
    Jun
    2012
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
  • Tue
    24
    Jul
    2012
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Ernest Drucker, PhD
    Professor Emeritus of Family and Social Medicine
    Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
    Columbia University
    Mailman School of Public Health

    Scholar in Residence and Senior Research Associate
    Department of Criminal Justice
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    City University of New York

    Background: http://www.plagueofprisons.com/

  • Tue
    14
    Aug
    2012
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Director Jim Hubbard will be present to answer questions after the film.

  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2012
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
  • Tue
    25
    Sep
    2012
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Speaker
    Homer Venters, MD, MPH
    NYC Department of Health

    Dr. Venters, a graduate of the RPSM at Montefiore, is currently the Assistant Commissioner for Correctional Health Services in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He has extensive experience advocating for survivors of torture and immigrant detainees awaiting administrative hearings. He will use this human rights background to present a new framework for reforming correctional health.

  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2012
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Speakers
    Ruth A. Christoforetti, MD
    Co-Chief Resident, PGY-4
    Department of Family & Social Medicine

    Himabindu Ekanadham, MD
    PGY-3-Department of Family & Social Medicine
    Director
    New York Local Action Network
    National Physicians Alliance

    Healthy food consumption decreases the incidence and progression of chronic disease. As primary care doctors, it is in our best interest to examine the social determinants of health that impact our patients’ food consumption behaviors. Various factors, such as availability, cost, geographical distance to stores, food quality, and neighborhood aesthetics impact our everyday choices on what foods we buy and where we buy them. Within the Bronx, these factors and subsequent choices correlate with higher incidence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity when compared to the rest of New York City at large. The Williamsbridge Wellness Initiative was born out of Montefiore’s CATCH (Collective Action to Transform Community Health) program in 2011. One of the primary aims of the initiative involved identifying the local factors within our community that govern food purchasing and consumption behavior. The goal is that this information may now be used to transform our neighborhood into a healthier community from the ground up via talking to our patients, collaborating with local restaurant and bodega owners, and incorporating innovative programs that increase access to affordable healthy food. Join us on Tuesday, November 13 to hear more about the initiative and about opportunities to participate.

  • Tue
    11
    Dec
    2012
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

 Social Medicine Rounds are usually held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Unless otherwise indicated they are held in the 3rd Floor Conference Room of the Residency Program in Social Medicine, 3544 Jerome Ave., Bronx, NY 10467. Continuing Medical Education credits are provided; for details read this notice regarding CMEAll Programs will be held in the RPSM Third Floor Conference Room located at 3544 Jerome Ave unless otherwise noted.

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