Social Medicine Rounds 2010

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January 18, 2010:
3rd Annual Harold Wise Memorial Lecture:
“Is there ‘Change We Can Believe In’ When it comes to Community Health?
Denise V. Rodgers, MD, RPSM ’82, Provost & Executive Vice President,University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
Cherkasky Auditorium

Come be inspired for the New Year. Join the Friends, Alumni and current members of the Residency Program in Social Medicine for the Third Annual Harold Wise, MD Memorial Lecture, honoring the creative spirit behind the RPSM.  A champion of the values and vision promoted by Harold, Dr. Denise Rodgers, RPSM ’82, is sure to provoke and challenge with her reflections regarding what’s old and what’s new in approaches to community health and in ending racial and ethnic health care disparities.  She’ll remind us of the progress we’ve made and of the work ahead that still requires our passion and devotion.

January 26, 2010:
The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign”
Lawrence M. Scheier, MA, PhD.
RPSM 3rd Floor Conference Conference Room

The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign was instituted in 1999 as a proactive means of stemming the tides of youth drug use. Backed by the legacy of social marketing and health persuasion campaigns, the logic undergirding the campaign suggested parents could be persuaded to monitor their children, invoke more communication, and excercise greater social control to effectively dissuade youth from drug initiation. Youth were provided a barrage of messages forecasting negative outcomes from drug use and also teaching them social skills and ways to offset negative peer influences. Evaluations of the campaign have produced a bevy of “iatrogenic” or boomerang effects with exposure to PSAs and radio spots leading to increased drug use by youth. This seminar provides an added layer of insight using secondary data analysis and person-centered approaches to yield interesting positive campaign effects, particularly supporting intergenerational transmission of positive family values and monitoring activities that protect youth. Findings are discussed in terms of the broad appeal of marketing using television and radio, print media and movie trailers to effectively change health behaviors.  For more information, consult:


Tuesday, February 9
“Critical Perspectives on the Haitian Earthquake”
Dr. Marcelo Vanegas
3rd Floor Conference Room, 3544 Jerome Ave

Tuesday, February 23
“Community Development in the Bronx”
Dart Westphal,
3rd Floor Conference Room, 3544 Jerome Ave.

Tuesday, March 9:
Postponed until Sunday, April 14th

Sunday, March 14th
Visit to the Chieu Kien Buddhist Temple

Last Sunday Social Medicine Rounds took place at the Chieu Kien Buddhist Temple located at 2011 Clinton Avenue, a few blocks southwest of the Bronx Zoo.  For those who do not know the neighborhood, the Temple was easy to miss, particularly given the fierce rainstorm outside. It occupies a nondescript building across from a big apartment complex. The front door is almost completely obscured by an iron gate. Indeed the only visible sign that this a temple is a yellow circle above the door with a pink lotus flower in the center.  To read the rest of this post, click here.

Tuesday, March 23,
4:30-6:00 PM:
“Street Medicine”
Jim Withers MD,
3rd Floor Conference Room, 3544 Jerome Avenue

Tuesday,  April 27th
4:30-6:00 PM:
“Health & Social Justice in Sierra Leone”
Mohammed Bailor Barrie, M.B.Ch.B
3rd Floor Conference Room, 3544 Jerome Avenue.

Tuesday, May 11
“Partnering with the South Asian Community in the Bronx:
The Trials and Joys of Community-Based Participatory Research”
Jean Burg, MD & others, 3544 Jerome Ave.

Tuesday, May 25, June 1, & June 8
Resident Social Medicine Project Presentations
3544 Jerome Ave. 3rd Floor Conference Room.

Drs. Viraj Patel, Vanessa Pratomo, Rahul Wadke, Insung Min, Dana Schonberg and Humberto Jimenez

To read abstracts of the 2010 graduating RPSM resident Social Medicine Projects, please click here.

Summer Series on Tobacco & Tobacco Activism

Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 4:30-6PM
“Creating a Smoke-Free Bronx”
Emma Rodgers, Bronx Office, NYC Department of Health
Barbara Hart, Bronx Breathes

Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 4:30-6PM
End of Summer Film Series
“Death in the West” & “Medicine versus Madison Ave”
Two classic anti-tobacco films

Tuesday, September 14th, 4:30-6PM
Dr. Alan Blum
Founder of Doctors Ought to Care (DOCS)
“The Physician’s Role in Countering
the Tobacco Pandemic”
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 4:30-6PM
Social Medicine Rounds in the Community
“Friends of Brook Park”
Van will leave Montefiore Gun Hill Entrance at 4:30 PM sharp
Or meet us there:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 4:30-6PM
Dr. Rita Charon

Tuesday, October 26, 4PM
Robbins Auditorium (AECOM)
Social Medicine Rounds has been cancelled in order to allow attendance at the Sam Seifter Memorial Lecture at AECOM
Dr. Carmen Nevarez, President of the APHA
The lecture focuses on minority issues honoring Dr. Seifter’s unremitting efforts in the cause of social justice, particularly as it relates to medical education and scientific research. A reception will follow.

Tuesday, November 9th, 5-8PM
East Coast Premiere of Film “Food Stamped”
Robbins Auditorium, AECOM

Tuesday, November 16th, 4:30-6PM
Intern Project Presentation

Tuesday, December 14th, 4:30-6PM
“Down Syndrome Through the Life Span”
Dr. Paula Sinclair
Tuesday, December 28th: Happy Holidays, No Social Medicine Rounds
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