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
  • Tue
    24
    Jun
    2014
    4:30 pm East Garden at Montefiore Medical Center (Located at 111 E. 210th Street entrance)

    Here is a link to the flyer for this event which includes the names of the new interns:

    RPSM Intern Welcome Gathering - Tuesday June 24, 2014

  • Tue
    08
    Jul
    2014
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    After Tiller is a deeply humanizing and probing portrait of the only four doctors in the United States still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas — and in the face of intense protest from abortion opponents. It is also an examination of the desperate reasons women seek late abortions. Rather than offering solutions, After Tiller presents the complexities of these women's difficult decisions and the compassion and ethical dilemmas of the doctors and staff who fear for their own lives as they treat their patients. Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

    Point of View website: http://www.pbs.org/pov/aftertiller/

  • Tue
    22
    Jul
    2014
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Grace Lee Boggs, 99, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.

    To view the trailer: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365202353/           

  • Tue
    12
    Aug
    2014
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:

    Dr. Pamela  Valera
    Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
    Mailman School of Public Health
    Columbia University
    Topic: The Bronx Re-entry Working Group

    Jennifer Sanchez, MPH
    Montefiore Medical Center
    Topic: The Use of the Box by New York State Hospitals: An Internet Survey

  • Tue
    26
    Aug
    2014
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10467

    The ubiquitous pink ribbons of breast cancer philanthropy - and the hand-in-hand marketing of brands and products associated with that philanthropy — permeates our culture, providing assurance that we are engaged in a successful battle against this insidious disease. But the campaign obscures the reality and facts of breast cancer – more and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and face the same treatment options they did 40 years ago. Yet women are also the most influential market group, buying 80 percent of consumer products and making most major household purchasing decisions. So then who really benefits from the pink ribbon campaigns — the cause or the company? And what if the very companies and products that profit from their association have actually contributed to the problem?

    In showing the real story of breast cancer and the lives of those who fight it, Pink Ribbons, Inc. reveals the co-opting of what marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause."

    http://firstrunfeatures.com/pinkribbons_synopsis.html

  • Tue
    09
    Sep
    2014
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
  • Tue
    09
    Sep
    2014
    5:30PM-7PM; 7:30PM-9PMCherkasky Auditorium

    This flyer will introduce the session: Monte-Climate-Justice-Flyer

    The Climate Justice event is in preparation for the Climate Change March on September 21st.

    Those of you who are interested in participating in the march should look at the NYC PNHP Website:

    http://www.pnhpnymetro.org/pcmrecruitmentstormMonte-Climate-Justice-Flyer-V2

  • Tue
    23
    Sep
    2014
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
    Innovations in Primary Care

    Dr. John Muney is the founder of AMG Medical Group in Queens. This practice is based on the Direct Primary Care model - see http://www.dpcare.org/ - which might be described as "capitation for individuals."  This model is being promoted by many in primary care because it eliminates the insurance companies.

    Dr. Neil Patel is the Medical Director of Collective Primary Care for Iora Health. He has come twice to be part of Health Systems course and has discussed the amazing consequences of working in a well-funded capitated environment.  An EMR without billing?  Direct phone access to a physician 24/7? A kitchen in the waiting room? They claim their model of healthcare will change everything: http://physicians.iorahealth.com/

  • Tue
    14
    Oct
    2014
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    The work of SOCHARA co-initiated by the Narayan's and their colleagues since 1984 has led to community health orientation of public health systems in India - particularly the communitiztaion of the National Rural Health Mission and simultaneously the development of the People's Health Movement at Centre and State levels that act as a countervailing power of health solidarity from below encouraging health for all policies at all levels. The interactive lecture will share experience of both these dimensions described as Yin and Yang of a new community health paradigm.

    Guest Speakers

    Dr. Thelma Narayan, MBBS, M. Sc (Epidemiology), Ph.D (London)Secretary – SOCHARA Director – SOCHARA School for Public Health Equity & Action Centre for Public Health & Equity

    Dr. Ravi Narayan, MD, DIH (UK), DTPH (London) Community Health Advisor - SOCHARA

     

  • Tue
    28
    Oct
    2014
    4:30 am3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Guest Speakers

    Hal Strelnick, MD
    Andrea Littleton, MD
    Deborah Swiderski, MD
    Robert Watts, MS, MPH

  • Tue
    11
    Nov
    2014
    4:30 pm3400 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468

    Dawn Belbelkinpixkin Martinez, PhD, LICSW is a Lecturer in Clinical Practice at the Boston University School of Social Work and was formerly an instructor in psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School.  Trained as a family therapist, Dawn worked as the senior social worker on the Inpatient Psychiatry Service at Children’s Hospital Boston for thirteen years and is the co-author of the book Social Justice in Clinical Practice: A Liberation Health Framework for Social Work.   Dawn is one of the founding members of the Boston Liberation Health Group and gives presentations locally, nationally, and internationally about her work with immigrant families, liberation health theory and practice, and social justice

  • Tue
    18
    Nov
    2014
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
  • Tue
    09
    Dec
    2014
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Speakers:
    Dr. Hugo Martinez
    Executive Director
    All City Foundation

    Dr. Alan Shapiro
    Senior Medical Director
    Montefiore South Bronx Center for Children and Families

    Dr. Daren Wu
    Chief Medical Officer
    Open Door Family Medical Centers

  • Tue
    23
    Dec
    2014
  • Tue
    13
    Jan
    2015
  • Tue
    27
    Jan
    2015
  • Tue
    10
    Feb
    2015
    4:30 pmThe Great Hall, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Tue
    24
    Feb
    2015
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Guest Speaker:
    Rev. Dr. Kahli Mootoo
    President, Bronx Chapter of National Action Network

    We invite you to join the Car Group in a discussion about the historical and recent context of the relationship between communities of color and law enforcement, recent national and international events, and the impact on our work in the Bronx. In preparation for this discussion please read the article “Social Movements Didn’t Kill NYPD Officers. A Man with Untreated Mental Illness and a Gun Did” using the link below:
    http://www.thenation.com/article/193761/unsound-minds-and-bodies

  • Tue
    10
    Mar
    2015
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Guest Speaker:
    Enrique Beldarraín, MD, PhD
    Senior Professor / Havana Medical University
    Senior Researcher / National Information Center for Medical Sciences (CNICM)

    This talk will explain the evolution of the Cuban medical system. The structure, with emphasis on primary health care, the epidemiological campaigns and principal achievements as well as statistical data.

  • Tue
    24
    Mar
    2015
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468

    Guest Speaker:
    Mindy R. Schiffman, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist & Sex Therapist
    NYU Langone Fertility Center
    NYU School of Medicine

    Physicians often find it difficult to address sexual issues with their patients even when they know problems are likely.  As cancer treatments improve survival rates, quality of life issues become more prominent, including acknowledging the importance of having a rewarding sex life.  This presentation will focus on what you, as the primary care provider, can do to help your patients attend to their sex lives and work towards improving them.

     

  • Tue
    14
    Apr
    2015
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

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    Presenter:

    William B. Jordan, MD, MPH
    President, National Physicians Alliance (npalliance.org)

     We live in a world of shadowy payments by drug makers to doctors, and hidden hospital charges sprung on patients. We need to know how health care dollars are spent. Then we can demand that they are spent better. Join us to discuss the power of transparency in moving towards a more just health care system.

     

  • Tue
    28
    Apr
    2015
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Independent documentary filmmaker Kathleen Foster will present and discuss her current work-in-progress: Profiled.

    In PROFILED racial profiling and police brutality are explored through the stories of black and Latin mothers of unarmed victims of fatal police shootings. Six months ago their ordeal was little known outside their communities. Today, with the widely circulated video of Eric Garner on Staten Island, killed in a police officer’s chokehold, followed just days later by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the issues and concerns raised by the women resonate across the nation.

    This session will include excerpts from the film and discussion.

    To see trailer for the film: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/profiled--4

  • Tue
    12
    May
    2015
    10:30 amGrand Hall, Montefiore Medical Center

    Jane Bedell, MD-RPSM ‘90
    Assistant Commissioner & Medical Director
    Bronx District Public Health Office
    NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

    Flyer for this event

  • Tue
    26
    May
    2015
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
  • Tue
    02
    Jun
    2015
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
  • Tue
    09
    Jun
    2015
    4:30 pm3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
  • Tue
    23
    Jun
    2015
    10:30 amEast Garden at Montefiore Medical Center (Located at 111 E. 210th Street entrance)

    To see the Flyer for this Event (with the names of the new interns:  RPSM Intern Welcome Gathering - Tuesday 2015

  • Tue
    08
    Sep
    2015
    4:30 to 6PM3544 Jerome Avenue, 3rd floor conference room

    The hospital based inpatient quality indicators are a set of measures that provide a perspective on hospital quality of care based on mandatory reporting by the Federal, State and private organizations. These indicators are varied depending on the specific program and include inpatient mortality, compliance with process measures, hospital acquired conditions and re-admission. These indicators are the basis for financial penalties and are used to inform the public on the quality of care provided to patients. It is imperative that all physicians understand these programs so that they can provide the highest quality of care to their patients, avoid financial penalties and preserve the reputation of the hospital.

  • Tue
    22
    Sep
    2015
    4:30 - 6PM3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

    Lundy Braun, PhD

    braun21Departments of Pathology and Laboratory medicine and Africana Studies

    Brown University and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Race correction of lung function measurements is a routine practice in clinical medicine.  The rationale for race correction is rooted in the philosophy of Thomas Jefferson who commented on "pulmonary dysfunction" in slaves. This presentation will examine the history of lung function measurements, exploring how and why 18th century assumptions about race persist.

 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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