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Mini-Medical School

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Mini-Medical School


Mini-Medical school is a monthly series of free health information sessions for the Harlem community.

Mini-Medical School will provide an opportunity to explore various health topics, empowering you with the knowledge to actively take part in your healthcare. With no prior educational requirements, this program is open to all members of the Harlem community. Information will be presented in an engaging, easy-to-understand style by health professionals and experts in related fields. 

 

Upcoming Events : 2019
 

May 8

This session will focus on “Lifestyle Medicine: The Common Sense Solution to the Chronic Illness Epidemic” presented by Saray Stancic, MD, LLC, Founder, Stanic Health and Wellness.

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Previous Events :
 

Below you will find information about our previous sessions of Mini-Medical School, with press releases and tip sheets from the events. 

 

April 10

This session focussed on “A Woman’s Heart: Your Roadmap to Lifelong Health” with a presentation by Barbara J. George EdD, RCEP, MSN, AGNP-C Director, Center for Cardiovascular Lifestyle Medicine NYU Winthrop Hospital, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine. 

Here's what you missed

 

MARCH 20, 2019

This session discussed "Childhood Obesity" with a presentation by John Rausch, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center, Evaluation Director, Community Pediatrics, Medical Director, Health for Life West.

Here's what you missed

 

FEBRUARY 13, 2019

This session was about “The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Prevention, Management & Survivorship” presented by Ghada Soliman, MD, PhD, RD Associate Professor Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences at the CUNY School of Public Health.

Here's what you missed

 

JANUARY 9, 2019

Our January Mini-Medical School event was "Update on Alzheimer's Disease" presented by Dr. Tracy Butler, Research Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, and Medical Director at NYU Center for Brain Health. 

Here's what you missed


 

DECEMBER 12, 2018

The December Mini-Medical School session focused on “Opioids Everywhere: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Combatting the Current Crisis” presented by Dr. Howard Greller, Director of Research and Medical Toxicology Emergency Department at St. Barnabas Hospital Health Systems. 

Here's what you missed

Read the press release here
 

 

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

The November Mini-Medical School session discussed “Public Health Impact of Influenza: Why You Need To Get An Annual Flu Vaccine” presented by Dr. Jane R. Zucker, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Immunization at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 

Here's what you missed

Read the press release here 
 

 

OCTOBER 10, 2018

Our October Mini-Medical School discussed "Making Smoking A Thing of the Past". The presentation was given by Jamie Ostroff, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Raghu Loganathan, MD, St. Barnabas Health Systems Alberta Morgan, NYS Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene Jeanine Pierce, NYS Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene. 

Here's what you missed

Read the press release here

 

MAY 9, 2018

Our May Mini-Medical School session discussed “Nutrition and Healthy Aging”, and was presented by Ghada Soliman, MD, PhD, RD.

Here's what you missed

Read the press release here
 

 

APRIL 25, 2018

Our April session of Mini-Medical School discussed Sleep Health and the Importance of Getting a Good Night’s Sleep.  The presentation was given by Dr. Mediha I. Ibrahim, Director of Sleep Medicine Center, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Physician at Saint Barnabas Hospital. 

Here's what you missed

Read the press release here
 

 

MARCH 14, 2018

Our March session featured a panel of doctors discussing Cancer Screening Prevention and Control.  The panelists were Dr. Lewis Kampel,  Medical Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Medical Director, Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care, Dr. Donna D’Alessio, Radiologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dr. Arnold Markowitz, Gastroenterologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  Each panelists gave a short presentation on their area of expertise followed by a discussion around audience questions. 

Here's what you missed

Read the press release here
 

 

FEBRURY 7, 2018

In honor of hypertension month, February's Mini-Medical School focused on Hypertension Prevention & ManagementDr. James Croll, Director of Division of Nephrology and Medical Director of Saint Barnabas Health System Hemodialysis Center gave the presentation. Following the event we gave attendees free blood pressure checks. 

Here's what you missed

Read the press release here
 

 

JANUARY 10, 2018

We kicked off the new year with a session about nutrition. Ann Meyer, a Registered Dietitian and Clinical Nutrition Manager at NYC Health & Hospitals/Harlem presented on “What’s on your Plate: Breaking Down MyPlate and Nutrition in the Media” 

Here's what you missed

Read the press release here  
 

 

DECEMBER 13, 2017

Our December session covered mental health. Deidre Anglin, PhD, associate professor of clinical psychology at CCNY presented her talk, Maintaining Mental Health and Wellness: How Do I Know When I Need Help?

Here's what you missed

Read the press release here

 

 

NOVEMBER 15th, 2017

The November session of Mini-Medial School was Diabetes and Health: Management and Prevention (in honor of November being Diabetes month).  The presentation was given by Dr. Gilbert Brovar, Division Chief, Endocrinology, and Department of Medicine at St. Barnabas Health Systems. 

Here's what you missed

Read the press release here
 

 

OCTOBER 18, 2017

Learn about how Mini-Medical School was developed and implemented as well as details of our inaugural session. The first session took place on October 18th and discussed Diet, Physical Activity and Health

Here's what you missed

Read the press release here