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Departmental News 2013 -
April-May 2012
Departmental News
Pages 2-4
2013-2014 Chiefs
Page 5
Interns Class of 2015
Page 6-13
Faculty Development Update
Page 14-15
What is Honors
Page 16
In Memory of
Eleanor Gayle Robertson Strelnick
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Departmental News
Wound Healing
Teaching Day
The Inaugural Wound Healing Teaching Day, a collaboration of our department's Wound Healing Division, the
Bronx-Westchester Academy of Family Physicians, and Burke Rehabilitation Center, took place on March 3,
2012. The course was directed by Dr.
Sudhir Vaidya and co-directed by Dr.
Anna Flattau. Additional speakers
from Montefiore included Cary Andrews PA-C, Senior Physician Assistant in Wound Healing, and Lorraine
Poliey RN, director of the wound program at Montefiore Home Care. Attendance was strong at this inaugural
event, and we look forward to next
CBS Evening News, March 5, 2012
Dr. Karen Bonuck's new study appearing in the March 5th edition
of Pediatrics was featured on the CBS evening news. Link:
Westchester/Rockland Journal News, March 4, 2012
Man's Best Friend Brings Special Comfort to Seriously Ill
Rose Guilbe, MD, medical director of inpatient palliative care, describes Montefiore's pet therapy program and the emotional and
physical benefits that contact with animals provides for patients.
Pediatric News, February 17, 2012
Tackling the Hurdles of the Female Athletic Triad
Elizabeth Alderman, MD, pediatrician, Division of Adolescent
Medicine, contributed to a column entitled, Subspecialist Consult,
advising girls who compete in athletic triads that they have increased
risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis.
Montefiore Update February 6, 2012
Tackling America's Public Health Problems by Going to the
(Food) Source
Sean Lucan, MD was featured in Montefiore Update, the Montefiore
Medical Center newsletter for his studies relating to neighborhood
food sources, dietary behaviors, and community wellness.
The Wall Street Journal April 16, 2012
Treating Wounds—the Holistic Way At a New York medical center, a new program aims to prevent small problems from getting
out of control. By Laura Landro
An article about the Wound Care Program ran online . Please see link
which features in the “Innovations in Health Care” section.
Cary Andrews PA-C & Dr. Sudhir Vaidya
Departmental News
I am pleased to announce the arrival – or rather the return -- of Diana Ramirez,
M.D., D.T.M. & H., to our Department as a faculty member. Diana graduated
from our residency program in 2002, and since then has been working at Jacobi
Hospital in the North Bronx Healthcare Network, in both the family medicine
and AIDS programs there. She will be responsible for helping to develop our
educational programs in HIV medicine, as well as taking over a coordinating
role for HIV services at the Family Health Center and Williamsbridge Family
Practice. She has been a strong advocate for people with AIDS for many years,
and worked prior to starting her residency with us as Executive Director of the Aid for AIDS
organization in New York, helping to increase antiretroviral drug availability in Latin America. I
am very happy to have Diana rejoin us and to help further develop our clinical and educational
capacity to bring HIV care back into the mainstream of primary care. Please join me in welcoming Diana back to the RPSM and the Department.
—Peter A. Selwyn, MD, MPH
Professor and Chairman
Department of Family and Social Medicine
I am happy to announce the joint appointment of
Drs. Maria Santos and William Jordan as CoDirectors of the Division of Undergraduate Education, effective March 1, 2012. Maria and Bill both
bring different and unique skills and experiences to
this endeavor, and have mapped out a creative and
interesting way to apply these individual strengths
to different aspects of this role. Together, and working closely with Jennifer Purcell, they will oversee clerkship-focused activities, participate in cross
-departmental undergraduate education and program
development work, continue to expand the connection between undergraduate education and community health, and strengthen student linkages both
with residency education and new training programs in public health and preventive medicine. I
am very pleased that Maria and Bill will be taking
on this combined leadership role, and know that
they will be very successful in the process. Please
join me in welcoming them to their new roles.
Thank you very much.
—Peter A. Selwyn, MD, MPH
Professor and Chairman
Department of Family and Social Medicine
Director, Office of Community Health
Left to right: Dr. Manisha Sharma, Dr. Regina Benjamin,
U.S Surgeon General, & Dr. Vivek Murthy, Co- founder of
Doctors for America
Dr. Manisha Sharma was invited by Doctors for America to meet with the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina
Benjamin, in Boston on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 to
discuss the first-ever National Prevention Strategy. The
event occurred the week of the two-year anniversary of
the passage of the Affordable Care Act and one week
before the Supreme Court hearings on the law.
ongratulations to Family Medicine Residents, Drs. Himabindu Ekanadham, Ruth
Christoforetti, Manisha Sharma, Joel Bumol, and Jessica Marrero, as well as to future doctor,
Alice Beckman, who each contributed slides to supplement chapter content for a forthcoming
textbook, "Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health" (Philadelphia,
PA, Saunders/Elsevier. 4th edition). The text is being co-authored by Dr. Sean Lucan and should be available
late in 2012.
Departmental News
Victoria Gorski, MD, RPSM ‘84, faculty member in Family Medicine is pleased
to share the following letter about a very special recognition.
Dear Deb, Victoria, Bill, Dennis, Julie and Amy,
I am very pleased to recognize your work as founders and steering committee
for the BFEF, by giving each of you a president’s Award this year at the
STFM Annual Meeting in Seattle.
STFM presidents are given an opportunity to recognize individuals that have
had a significant positive impact on the discipline or on that president personally. The STFM Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship is
not only something close to my heart, but an initiative that has visibly enhanced our organization and discipline. You have intentionally modeled interdisciplinary collaboration in all aspects of the program, and provided new
faculty with skills, confidence to be inspiring.
It will be a great joy to publicly recognize your contributions at our Awards
Program on Friday, April 27 from 8-9:30am. I will look forward to this!
Best Wishes,
Jeri Hepworth, Ph.D
President, STFM
Professor and Vic-Chair, Family Medicine
Director, Faculty Development Programs
Dr. Gorski’s collaborators are: Deborah Taylor, Ph.D, Central Maine Medical Center, William Gunn, Jr., Ph.D, NH
Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, Dennis Butler, Ph.D, Medical College of Wisconsin, Julie Schirmer, MSW,
Main Medical Center Family Medicine Residency and Amy Romain, LMSW, ACSW, Sparrow Michigan State University Family Medicine Residency.
ashington, D.C. is an urban area of stark contrasts. Comparable to other urban areas around the country including our own New York City, it contains “food deserts” defined as
areas lacking adequate access to sources of healthy food, most notably fresh
fruits and vegetables. Based on the precedent set by N.Y.C.'s Green Cart
program, which serves to target N.Y.C. food deserts as priority sites for vendors to sell affordable fresh produce on mobile "green carts", Hima Ekanadham (PGY-2 FM) worked
with the District of Columbia's Department of Health to design a comparable program
called "D.C. Fresh Carts." This program involves the sale of affordable fresh produce in the
district's established food deserts within wards 5,6,7, and 8. Legislation approving the piloting of this initiative during the 2012 growing season (May to October) in up to 10 established high-need and highly-traversed metro station locations was officially passed on
Hima Ekanadham, MD
March 6, 2012. The research involved in drafting this piece of legislation as well as the proposed outline for the D.C. Fresh Carts pilot program will be presented at the STFM annual spring conference this
month in Seattle, Washington.
Departmental News
Congratulations to our upcoming PedsChiefs for 2013-14. Juan Lado, MD is going
to be Social Pediatric Chief Resident and
Gabby Paskin, MD will be one of the Categorical Pediatric Chiefs.
Congratulations Juan & Gabby!
Juan Lado
Gabby Paskin
—Peter Sherman, MD
Director, Residency Program in Social Pediatrics
The faculty of the PC/SM Residency Program is pleased to announce
Dr. Marcus Bachhuber will be its Chief Resident in the 2012-2013 academic year.
Marcus Bachhuber
—Hillary Kunins, MD, MPH, MS
Director, Residency in Primary Care & Social Internal Medicine
We are pleased to announce the Family Medicine PGY4 Chief Residents for 2012-13 will
be Dr. James Huang and Dr. Ruth
James Huang
Ruth Christoforetti
—Mary Duggan, MD
Director, Residency Program in Family and Social Medicine
Kriskika Acharya Graham
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Krishika graduated with a BA in Human Biology as well as Human, Health and Disease from Brown University in 2007. She spent a year as an NIH fellow studying Ligand-Receptor interactions that are involved in
several autoimmune diseases. This work led to two publications in peer reviewed journals. She then went on
to University of Virginia Medical School. She was born in Bhutan and came to the United States when she
was 18 months old. This experience has led to an interest in the health of refugees and she has done research
studying the role that children play as well as the stressors involved in the acculturation process. While in
medical school she volunteered at the salvation Army Daycare providing services to homeless children and families. Her interest
also included Nepali folk dance and she has both choreographed and performed.
Kevin Fiori
Medical School: University of Washington
Kevin graduated from the university of California in 2002. he was a double major; receiving both a BA in
human development and a B.S. in biochemistry. a year later, he received his M.P.H. in epidemiology and
biostatistics from Boston University school of public health. Kevin served as a peace corps volunteer from
2003-2008 in Togo, west Africa before entering medical school in 2008. In Togo, Kevin built upon his peace
corps experience to co-found “hope through health” whose mission focuses on expanding access to
healthcare. in 2011, Kevin was awarded the “outstanding peace corps volunteer award” by friends of Togo at
the peace corps 50th anniversary celebration. while in medical school, Kevin conducted independent research entitled “the impact of user fees on major HIV/AIDS clinical outcomes in low resource settings.” he continues to serve as
associate director of “hope through health.”
Adrian Furman
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Adrian graduated with a BS in Biological Sciences from Stanford University in 2007. Before starting Medical
School in 2008, Adrian worked as a substitute teacher for grades 1-12 in Wasilla, Alaska. Adrian was awarded the “Vanderbilt School of Medicine Dean’s Scholarship” which is awarded to students of diversity based
upon undergraduate academic excellence, leadership, and service. As a native American, Adrian is very interested in health issues of native Alaskans and has worked with the Alaskan Native Tribal Health Consortium
on incorporation of health technology into clinical care. Adrian has volunteered Globally in Nicaragua and
South Africa. he has had the unique experience of captaining a commercial salmon fishing boat that is part of a family owned company.
Justin Kopa
Medical School: University of Washington
Justin graduated with a BS in 2003; he majored in both Biology & theology. After graduating from college,
Justin lived and worked in impoverished and underserved communities in both the U.S. and Mexico. After
this 5 year period, Justin decided to dedicate his path to caring for the medical needs of individuals residing in
underserved communities. He went on to attain his M.A. in Theology/Philosophy from Fordham University in
2008. In medical school Justin was very involved with “Al Shifa,” a student run clinic and served as secretary, treasurer and board director. His work with a community in Rural Washington led to a publication in the
Journal of Investigative Medicine. Justin’s work with a community in rural Washington, led to a publication in the journal of Investigative Medicine on “Developing a Community Hygiene Clinic in Sultan, WA”.
Nathan Favini
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Nathan is a graduate of Haverford College in 2005, with a BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental
Biology. After graduation, Nathan spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique, where he
taught biology at a rural secondary school. As the author of the blog, “A Stranger in the World,” Nate writes
about health, primary care, and medical education. At Harvard Medical School, Nate co-founded the Harvard
Medical Language Initiative, which offers language training to medical students. Nate also served as the first
Student Council Vice-President for Advocacy, and conducted research in the determinants of technology
adoption by patients in a variety of primary care practices. Fluent in Portuguese, Nathan enjoys bicycle commuting, running, literature and music.
Sylvia Kehlenbrink
Medical School: Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin
After beginning her undergraduate studies at University of Pennsylvania, Sylvia returned to her native Germany to complete her medical studies there. A 2007 graduate of Charite Unviersitatsmedizin in Berlin, Germany, Sylvia joins PC/SM with a wealth of basic science and global health experience. An accomplished
researcher, Sylvia has worked with Dr. Meredith Hawkins (Department of Medicine) both during and since
completing her medical studies. Through her research experience, she has developed an interest in metabolic
disease and the global diabetes epidemic. Sylvia has conducted basic and clinical research and provided medical care in Guatemala, Tanzania, Uganda, and India. Fluent in German, Sylvia also enjoys swimming, running, hiking and cooking.
Jonathan Giftos
Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Jonathan graduated from Boston College with a BS in Chemistry and Hispanic Studies in 2003. Before embarking on his medical studies at Mount Sinai School in 2008, Jonathan taught English and Spanish in Honduras; worked as an immigration advocate at the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice, and was the Associate Coordinator for the Fordham University Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice. In 2007-2008, he
served as the Study Coordinator to DFSM’s own Dr. Diane McKee on a study of lowering blood pressure
among diabetics. Among his activities at Sinai, Jonathan led the organization, Students as Patient & Community Educators and served as East Harlem Tour Guide for incoming students. Fluent in Spanish, Jonathan enjoys photography and
playing the guitar.
Mayce Mansour
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Mayce is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a BA in Biological Sciences. After graduation, Mayce
worked as a school health educator at Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, delivering STI counseling and
testing through a mobile services van. During her medical studies at Harvard, Mayce was the school representative for Medical Students for Choice; served as a Leader and Educator for PHACE, a medical-student led
sexuality education program for Boston middle and high school students; and was a Facilitator and Curriculum
Director for Community Voices, a program to encourage Boston High School student to explore health disparities in their communities. Conversational in Arabic, Mayce enjoys reading, radio (including The Moth), travelling and Zumba.
Monica Mercon Tezolin Barros Almeida (Monica Mercon)
Medical School: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Monica joins Montefiore after graduating with an MD (1998) and PhD (2009) from Universidade Federal do
Rio de Janeiro School of Medicine. A native of Rio, Monica worked in Brazil in a number of capacities –
both as an infectious diseases physician and clinical researcher until 2008. An accomplished investigator,
Monica’s research activities have included many studies on HIV and tuberculosis in Brazil, including trials
evaluating directly observed therapy, immediate versus delayed ARV treatment in patient with TB, among
others. Since moving to the US in 2008, Monica has worked a part of the research team at Yale-New Haven
Hospital’s HIV Clinic, and is working towards her MPH at Yale. Monica is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. Her hobbies include cooking, yoga and skiing.
Martha Catherine Trimbur (Catherine)
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
A 2003 graduate from Brown University (in Africana Studies and Human Biology), Catherine continued on to
earn an M.P.H. from Columbia University in 2007. Among her many activities as an undergraduate and graduate student, Catherine worked at the well-known “Four Women” reproductive health clinic as a nursing assistant and counselor. While at University of Rochester, Catherine was awarded an Office for Medical Education Research Fellowship to conduct a year-long qualitative study in which she interviewed primary care physicians about patient suffering. Also during medical school, she studied opioid dependence treatment practices in US prisons; served as the Director of Administration and Clinical Services for the student-run clinic; and completed Einstein’s
Research Based Health Activism Course. Her interests include yoga, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and running.
Gabriel Silverman
Medical School University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Gabriel joins Montefiore with a BA from Yale in Cognitive Science (99), an MS/PhD from Carnegie Mellon
in Behavioral Decision Research (12) and an MD from University of Pittsburgh (12). Gabe’s research uses
cognitive sciences and behavioral economics to study how physicians make clinical decisions. An accomplished researcher, some of his studies include: adherence to ARVs among aging veterans, reasons for inflated prognostic judgments among physicians, and the effect of conflict-of-interest on the evaluation of scientific evidence. Gabe has held a variety of leadership roles, including as a National Steering Committee Member for AMSA’s PharmFree Campaign and as Director of AMSA’s PharmFree Scorecard; President /Founder of the Student Alliance of Healthcare Reform at Pittsburgh-area health sciences schools; and Board of Directors Member of the Physicians for a National Health Program. Gabe is proficient in Spanish, plays trumpet (in a mariachi band), and enjoys running and cycling.
Kimberley Neroda
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
Following her undergraduate studies in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley (1998) and
a Ph.M also in Anthropology from Cambridge University (2000), Kimberley joined the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso (02-04). Among her activities between Peace Corps and embarking on medical studies, Kimberley
worked as a consultant for the Carter Center’s Guinea Work Eradication Program, completed pre-medical
course work, and served as an HIV Corps Intern in Lusaka, Zambia. During her medical studies at Emory,
Kimberley was a Global Health Institute Scholar, where she worked on a study of the impact of Brazil’s family health program on child nutrition, and served as the Emory’s AMSA Chapter President. Kimberley speaks Spanish and French
and Portuguese. Her hobbies include cycling, swimming, triathlons, running and collecting vintage clothing, among others!
Jonathan Ross
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical School
Following his 2001graduation from Columbia University, with a BA in Neuroscience and Behavior. Jonathan spent the next two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique, where he taught high school biology. After Peace Corps, Jonathan worked as a Research Assistant at the New York Academy of Medicine on
a study of asthma policies in New York City preschools. During his medical studies at Cornell, Jonathan
served as the Chair for Patient Recruitment and Community Outreach in the student-run clinic; and completed Einstein’s Research-Based Health Activism Course. Taking a year off during medical school, Jonathan
also completed the CDC’s year-long Applied Epidemiological Fellowship. Fluent in Hebrew, and proficient in Spanish and Portuguese, Jonathan also plays guitar, bass and violin.
Anna Beitin
Medical School: University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical
Following her 2003 graduation from Villanova University (in Biology and Spanish), Anna obtained an MPH
in Epidemiology from Yale University in 2005. Before embarking on medical school, Anna was awarded an
Emerging Leaders Fellowship at the National Institute of Health, where she spent two years working in a variety of capacities, including a stint evaluating the Global Salmonella Surveillance training program. Anna
then moved to Lusaka, where she worked as a Data Manager for the Zambia-Emory HIV Research Project
where she supervised data collection and participant tracking. During medical school at University of Buffalo-SUNY, Anna worked
as a manager of U Buffalo’s free care clinic, and organized a community garden in Buffalo. Anna’s interests and hobbies include
traveling, hiking, biking, camping, gardening and cooking. She is fluent in Spanish.
Ilana Ambrogi
Medical School Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
Illana earned her B.S. in Biology and Psychology from the University Of North Carolina. She was awarded
a Global Health Fellowship for a primary care rotation in a medically underserved area of Santiago, Chile.
She was also given a Student Summer Research Program Award to study MRI, CT and diffusion imaging of
pancreatic cystic lesions and create a categorized database. She served as the Coordinator for the Community Health Clinic Psychiatry, a student-run free clinic providing community based psychiatric services. She
co-presented on this work with a poster titled, The CHCpsych student run psychiatry clinic: a model for free
psychiatric care and community based psychiatry education at the American Psychiatric Association 61st Institute on Psychiatric
Services and the Northwestern University Psychiatry Department Scholar’s Day. She worked as a research assistant in the Department of Neurology and investigated the relationship between hormonal contraceptive use and restless legs syndrome. She speaks
Spanish and Portuguese. She enjoys Latin music and dance, reading and travel.
Nickisha Berlus
Medical School: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey/R.W. Johnson Med School
Nickisha earned a B.A. in history with a premed concentration from Columbia University. She was inducted
into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, awarded the Lester S. Lages Scholarship and the Family Medicine
Education Consortium Scholarship. She served as a student doctor for medically uninsured patients at the
Urban Health Initiative HOP clinic. She worked as a provider and advocate for very vulnerable patients as
part of the Adult Outreach Health Project under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Brenner. She served as a volunteer on several medical missions to Haiti and traveled to Ecuador to study medical Spanish and health systems and provide patient education. As a member of the Student National Medical Association Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program
she helped tutor and mentor high school students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine. She led many service
projects as the Community Service Chair for SNMA, including Community Health Awareness Campaigns to educate predominantly black and Latino communities of New Brunswick about diabetes, heart disease and cancers, as well as, organize humanitarian aid
for Haiti after the earthquake. She speaks Haitian-Creole and Spanish. She enjoys knitting, cooking Haitian cuisine and travel.
Mindy Brittner
Medical School: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey/R.W. Johnson Med School
Mindy Brittner received a B.A. in English and Human Rights from Barnard College. She was inducted into
the AOA Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Society, awarded the Hippocrates Scholarship and graduated with Distinction in Service to the Community. As a research fellow with Dr. Karen Bonuck at Einstein she
was awarded grant funding to conduct qualitative analysis of data from Dr. Bonuck’s NIH-funded clinical
trial of care-based interventions to increase breastfeeding in low-income women. Her research resulted in
three publications in peer-reviewed journals and a poster presentation. She worked as a research assistant to
Dr. Ernie Drucker conducting research on the epidemiology of incarceration for his book “A Plague of Prisons”. She also worked as
an intern with the Bronx Defenders and assisted Dr. Drucker with a pilot study of the effects of short term incarceration on children
of the incarcerated. She provided care to uninsured patients as a student doctor at the Promise Clinic in New Brunswick. She has
volunteered extensively, including a medical mission in Ghana, teaching child health to mom’s in the SALUD Mom’s Health Literacy Project, teaching sex ed for 200 students at a Brooklyn school with no formal sexual health education program and to middle
schoolers through the HIPHOP program, as well as many other volunteer experiences too numerous to mention. She is fluent in
Spanish. She enjoys running, writing, teaching and volunteering.
Elana Craemer
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Elena received a B.S. in Biology from the University of California Davis. While at AECOM, she also earned
an MPH degree from Harvard School of Public Health. She was inducted into the AOA Honor Society, recognized by her classmates with a 2010 Gold Humanism Award and by AECOM Alumni with the Einstein
Award for Student Excellence. For her MPH degree, she performed a community needs assessment for
homeless transgendered men in Boston. She served as a health educator for uninsured Bronx residents
through the Einstein Community Health Organization. She spent a month in Dehra Run India shadowing
traditional practitioners of Indian Medicine. As a co-organizer and Board Member she established the Einstein Umbrella Organization to coordinate socially conscious clubs and activism activities. She was a Board member of the Student Run Social Medicine
Course at Einstein and of Medical Students for Choice. She served as Co-President of her 2011 Einstein Class and as a member of
the Faculty Senate. She is conversant in Spanish. She enjoys reading, running, dancing, yoga, kayaking and travel.
Sandra Fernandes
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Sandra earned her B.A. in sociology from Stony Brook University. Her honors thesis was a study of depression in college students. She was named a Service and Research Golding Scholar in recognition of academic
excellence and dedication to the community. She worked as a volunteer with Interhealth South America in
Quito, Ecuador providing free medical care for local and indigenous communities that lacked access to care.
She participated in the Family Medicine Summer Preceptorship program. She was the secretary for the Einstein chapter of the American Geriatrics Society. She served as co-president of the Family and Social Medicine Interest Group. She is a trained, certified phone counselor and volunteered with a 24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline. She received formal training as a mentor and mentored Spanish-speaking youth experiencing difficulty with social
interactions. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She enjoys ballroom dancing, music and tennis.
Marie Flores
Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
Marie earned her B.A. in Spanish and premedical studies from Davidson College. She also earned an MPH
and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from UCLA. Marie has been awarded many scholarships including the Noall
Scholarship, the Founder’s Day Achievement Scholarship, the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Scholarship, the Sternberg-Cronkite Endowed Scholarship and the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Scholarship. Her
impressive record of volunteerism and mentorship was recognized with the Latino Medical Student Association Community Service Award. She has served as the co-president and VP for mentorship of the Latino
Medical Student Association. She has been the principle investigator on a project to investigate perinatal outcomes using birth certificate and survey data from Utah. This research has resulted in several presentations and submissions for publication. She coauthored an article entitled, “The Latina Paradox” Revisited: The Role of Birthplace and Acculturation in Predicting Infant Low
Birth Weight for Latinas in LA, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Marie speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She enjoys scuba diving, cooking, travel and music.
Oladimeji Oki
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Ladi earned a B.S. in Human Biology at The University of Texas at Austin. He is dedicated to mentoring
especially for disadvantaged and minority students. As a member of the Student National Medical Association, he organized two conferences to help pre-medical students build skills for gaining acceptance to medical
school. He served as the liaison between SNMA and the Member and Minority Association of Pre-medical
Students. In this role he organized a Black History Month program. He served as a mentor and tutor to college students as part of the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program in Houston. He served as a volunteer organizer for a service project through the AIDS Foundation of Houston to enhance and improve the physical environment at
a transitional living facility for HIV positive patients transitioning from homelessness. He enjoys reading and basketball.
John Okrent
University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
John earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College. He was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor
Society and was selected to be the keynote speaker at the induction ceremony. John initiated and co-lead an
effort to build a self-sustaining community garden at Light House Clinic in the Lord of Life Church which is
located in the east side of Buffalo. Community volunteers who helped build it now maintain the garden. The
garden continues to thrive and more beds have been added. He served as a manager and student doctor at the
Light House Free Medical Clinic in Buffalo. John served as a volunteer translator and medical assistant at
the Jericho Road Refugee Clinic in Buffalo. He also volunteered as an interpreter and medical assistant in Niamey, Niger Africa
with the International Organization for Women and Development. His is an award- winning writer and his work was recognized
with the Bridport International Poetry Prize in 2007, The Literary Buffalo Audience Award for Best Poem in 2011 and The Bard
Prize for Original Artwork or Creative Writing in 2004. He speaks French and is learning Spanish. He enjoys writing, social justice
and advocacy, camping, tango and playing the trumpet.
Jennifer Rasanathan
University of Michigan Medical School
Jennifer earned her B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Spanish with a minor in women’s studies. She
received her MPH from the Harvard University School of Public Health. She was inducted into the AOA
Honor Society and graduated with Academic Distinction and Distinction in Service. She received the University of Michigan Academic Recognition Award, The AMWA Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation, the
UMMS Department of Family Medicine Kessler Award, and the UMMS Morse Full Tuition Scholarship. She
completed an internship with the WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health. She developed and applied an analytical framework to assess adherence to the Gender Mainstreaming Strategy and summarized her findings in a formal
report. She was subsequently hired by WHO to compile gender-sensitive health indicators for use by countries interested in measuring gender-based inequalities. She co-coordinated a conference with the Group on Reproductive Health and Rights on “ The Pregnancy Intentions of HIV-Positive Women”. The conference resulted in several position papers, a conference abstract and updated
literature review. As a policy and advocacy intern with the International AIDs Society, she organized a meeting on HIV, Economics
and Health Systems. She participated in research on PICC lines and their relationship to bacteremia and thromboemboli. She
worked as a Steering Committee member and Project Director for the Quito Project aimed at reducing health inequities in lowincome communities in Quito, Ecuador. She speaks Spanish and French. She enjoys running, cooking and travel.
Maki Sato
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Maki earned her B.A. in Sociology, Anthropology and Biology from Swarthmore College. As a student volunteer
she provided care to patients at the HOYA student-run free clinic adjacent to a homeless shelter in Washington, DC.
She has received training in leadership and integrative medicine. She served as a tutor and MCAT review instructor. As a research assistant for Dr. Susan Mulroney at Georgetown, she investigated the effects of diabetes on cognitive function in rats. She volunteered on Georgetown’s Beautification Committee and helped increase recycling,
created a mural in a student hallway and an indoor fountain and meditation corner in a student lounge. She participated in the Culture Track at Georgetown, a 4-year longitudinal track to learn about cultural perspectives on health and medicine. She worked as an
employment specialist with Green Door in Washington, DC to assist individuals with severe mental illness to find and maintain permanent employment. She is conversant in Japanese and intermediate in Spanish. She enjoys swing dancing, yoga, photography and
Eugene Schiff
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Eugene earned his B.A. in History with a minor in Latin American Studies at Tufts; his thesis was entitled Public or
Private? A Political History of Health Care in Chile. He was awarded a Fullbright Research Scholarship to study
the introduction of new rapid HIV tests and incipient access to antiretroviral medicines in Honduras. He served as
President of the Tufts Medical Student Global Health Interest Group and of the Physicians for Human Rights group
at Tufts. He worked for the Agua Buena Association on various projects in different countries and with different
roles between 2004 and 2007. He served as the Caribbean Region Coordinator for the Agua Buena Human Rights Association and
was responsible for coordinating research, advocacy and publications. His research was focused on islands with high rates of
HIV/AIDs and little access to medications; the resulting reports successfully produced responses from high-level funds, foundations
and programs. He documented HIV treatment access and human rights issues throughout the region. He served as the Project coordinator for the Agua Buena HIV&TB Co-infection Advocacy Project. He successfully wrote and implemented a grant from the
Open Society Institute for research and advocacy related to HIV/TB co-infection which promoted synergistic strategies to address
these dual epidemics in the region. He also participated in a research and advocacy project with Agua Buena India analyzing
HIV/AIDs treatment access. He served as the lead research coordinator and author for six International Treatment Preparedness
Coalition reports documenting HIV/AIDs treatment access in the Dominican Republic between 2005-8, aimed at identifying and
overcoming barriers to HIV/AIDs services and greater agency accountability for treatment targets. His self-designed MPH research
project involved working with the Venezuelan Ministry of Health Department of Indigenous Health to analyze how political change
and government policy have influenced the health system in Venezuela. His presentations and online publications are too numerous
to list. He speaks Spanish. He enjoys biking, baseball, travel, reading and visiting museums.
Sarah Stumbar
Medical School: The School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center
Sarah earned her B.A. in History of Medicine and Science at Yale University and her MPH from Mailman
School of Public Health at Columbia. Sarah served as a student member on the LCME working group on evaluations and assessments. She was one of ten students selected to be a teaching assistant for the Foundations of
Medical Practice Course. She was a student coordinator for Medical Students for Choice. As a summer research assistant for Dr. Margi Gold, she assisted with a study of. urban patients attitudes and preferences toward
reproductive health services. She was a member of the Steering Committee of the Stony Brook Health Outreach
and Medical Education student-run free clinic. In her role as a Public Policy Intern for the Susan G Komen Foundation, she authored a policy report which advocates for treatment coverage for all women regardless of insurance status and lead a campaign
advocating for Emergency Medicaid to continue to cover undocumented immigrant women. At the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp in the Bronx she worked as the Program Director for Peer Health Education on projects for low income
housing, teen groups for girls, afterschool programs and facilities to help community members build micro-enterprise businesses.
As a public policy intern for the Center for Health and Gender Equity, she started grassroots activism in support of the PATHWAY
Act, a bill that would eliminate the abstinence only clause in international HIV funding. Sarah speaks Spanish. When she was
young she wanted to be a WWII historian, the first female baseball umpire and a transplant surgeon.
Faculty Development
Fellowship Update
Q: What is this image is all about?
A: It represents our most recent progress report
to HRSA describing faculty development in the
Read on to learn more about faculty development in the past year…
Results of our Needs Assessment
We asked and 54 of you answered. You find teaching to be rewarding and would like to improve your teaching. You
expressed interest in many topics, but these made the top 5: Teaching with Limited Time, Use of EBM in Precepting,
Questioning for Higher-Order Thinking, The Challenging Learner, and Learning/Teaching Styles.
Your needs have driven our efforts to create a variety of faculty development opportunities from grand rounds and workshops, newsletters, a comprehensive website, and academic detailing at your site.
Faculty Development Fellows
It has been one full year since we announced the selection of our new faculty development fellows, Harini Kumar and
Lisa Lapman, and they have done an extraordinary amount of work since they began in July.
During the past 9 months, the fellows have learned best practices and principles of adult learning through didactic, selfdirected, and experiential activities. They have completed 3 graduate courses through the University of Cincinnati and
explored the history of medical education, educational theories, narrative writing and reflection during weekly fellowship meetings. Fellows have opportunities to teach in both classroom and clinical settings. At the medical school, they
are involved in Team-Based Learning (TBL), Observed Clinical Encounters (OCEs), and Observed Structured Teaching Exercises (OSTEs). At the residency level, they serve as clinical preceptors, mentors in residency remediation, and
as facilitators for Resident-as-Teacher sessions. Soon, they will be visiting clinical sites to provide one-on-one and
small group detailing on a variety of topics.
The Resident-as-Teacher session on “Agenda Setting” was one of several teaching opportunities for the fellows this
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Teaching Tips Newsletters
We hope you enjoy reading the monthly editions of Teaching Tips as much as we
enjoy writing them. Recent topics have included:
Johari’s Window in Medical Education
Supporting Smart Synapses: The Neurobiology of Learning
Teaching Students to Avoid Diagnostic Errors
Recognizing Facial Expressions
Note to future fellows: Modeling is not part of the job description. Thanks to Lisa
Lapman for her willingness to “smile” for the camera!
Contact Jennifer Purcell at [email protected] if you would like to be added to the
Teaching Tips distribution list or have ideas for future topics.
In Search of a New Coordinator
We are currently looking for candidates to fill the Education Coordinator role within the fellowship. This member
of the team will also work on residency curriculum and evaluation projects as well as support faculty with educational research. The ideal candidate will have the vision and ability to manage and support faculty and residents across
the continuum. The candidate should have a working knowledge of educational scholarship, program management
and evaluation, experience with clinician-educators, and a background in education or public health. If you know of
anyone who might be interested in the position, please ask them to contact us.
Faculty Development Website
This new website offers a wide range of resources for classroom and clinical teaching,
educational scholarship, and much more. New content is being added often, so visit
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tools. You can also find archives of our Teaching Tips newsletter and past faculty
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Submitted by: Jennifer Purcell, PhD and Ellen Tattelman, MD
Submitted by: Jennifer Purcell, PhD
After her first experience with labor as a mother, Gayle became
a strong advocate for and a certified instructor of Natural Childbirth, teaching expectant mothers and their husbands about what
to expect, how to prepare, and what to do during labor to assure
Gayle Strelnick died early Sunday morning, March 4, 2012.
She was 91 years old, born Eleanor Robertson, in Caddo Coun- the healthiest outcomes without drugs or surgery. Gayle was an
ardent feminist and advocate for women’s rights, particularly
ty, OK, on January 15, 1921, and raised in Anadarko, OK,
reproductive rights, and for many years refused to travel to
where she attended elementary, middle, and high school. She
was one of five children, Al, Bea, Lorraine, and Joyce. Lorraine states that had not passed the Equal Rights Amendment. She
was a lifetime member of the National Organization of Women
died in childhood, and Bea survives at 93 in Oklahoma City.
She attended the Grady Memorial Hospital’s Nursing School in (N.O.W.) and Planned Parenthood.
Chickasha, OK, after stealthily altering her birthdate so she
Gayle’s signature dishes were her sauces and pies from the apwould meet their age requirement. After graduating, she entered the Army Nurse Corps and served in Europe in World War ple tree and rhubarb in her backyard, sending “care’ packages of
her “icebox” oatmeal cookies and chocolate-covered pretzel
sticks to her children and grandchildren. After she stopped bakIn 1946 while working in the Veterans Administration Hospital ing, Gayle shared her rhubarb with Deb, who made jam for her
in Marion, IL, she met her husband, Dan, who first tried setting that she savored and finished to the last drop. With both famiher up for dates with friends but soon realized that they were
lies cooperating, Deb and Gayle conspired in an elaborate and
meant for each other. They married on July 4, 1947, and celesuccessful scheme to surprise Hal for his 60th birthday--on the
brated 40 years of marriage before Dan died in December 1987. way to the Milwaukee airport!
They raised four children, Hal (wife Deb Ellis), Karl, Lorraine
(husband Tom Stehn), and Russell, and had seven grandchildren In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to
(John and Mia Ellis, Alex and Andy Stehn, and Ben, Daniel,
N.O.W. or Planned Parenthood.
and Rosie Strelnick). Since 1956 Gayle and Dan lived in Wauwatosa, WI, and both were active in Cub, Boy, and Girl ScoutSIMPLE GIFTS (Traditional Shaker)
ing and supporting their children in drama, music, and sports.
Eleanor Gayle Robertson Strelnick
Gayle returned to nursing after her children completed elementary school, working at the Salvation Army’s Booth Memorial
Home for Unwed Mothers and then St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee as an obstetrical nurse. She returned to school, earned
both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and then joined the faculty as
an Assistant Professor. She was an influential instructor in maternity who had many devoted students until she retired from
UWM in 1985 when told that she would need to earn a doctorate to remain on the faculty. A Google search will turn up her
academic publications on breastfeeding and working mothers
but not her major research project, a biography of her mother,
Margaret Robertson, which she shared only with her family.
With the help of her grandchildren she then learned how to send
and receive e-mail when she was in her 80’s.
‘Tis a gift to be simple,
“Tis a gift to be free,
“Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be.
And when we find ourselves in a place just right,
It will be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we will not be ashamed.
To turn and to turn, it will be a delight,
‘Til by turning and turning,
We come ‘round right.
Social Medicine in the Literature...
s we participate in the development and implementation of models of the patient-centered medical home, it is
critical to continue to maintain focus on the outward-facing, community health-promoting aspects of this undertaking. While we intuitively appreciate that medical care outcomes are influenced by much more than
what goes on in our exam rooms, unless our emerging care systems incorporate a strong community-focused
component, we risk compromising our ability to be effective in improving both individual and population health. Community health workers (CHWs) have played an important role in primary care and population health for decades, including in some of the earliest model programs at MMC and other academic centers. There are potential opportunities now to
reincorporate CHWs into our practices, to help support patient care as well as promote healthy behaviors and healthy
neighborhoods, but we need to advocate effectively for these elements to become part of the PCMH. Two articles in a
recent issue of the American Journal of Public Health demonstrate and reaffirm the value of CHW-based interventions in
promoting behavior change and improving patient outcomes. Notably, these were both randomized clinical trials, one
examining effectiveness of CHW interventions in a sample of 164 African-American and Latino patients with type 2
diabetes in Detroit (Spencer, 2011) the other evaluating an HIV prevention intervention in a sample of 252 Latina women in Miami (Wingood, 2011). In the first study, which examined a CHW-delivered ‘empowerment-based’ approach to
teach diabetes self-management, the intervention group had a mean decrease in hemoglobin A1C from 8.6% to 7.8% at
six months compared to no change in the control group (8.5%) (P < .01)
In the second study, using a peer educator-based HIV prevention intervention, condom use in the intervention group increased by more than 40% at 30 and 90 days compared to the control group (P<.001), with intervention group participants reporting greater self-efficacy and fewer perceived barriers to condom use. An accompanying editorial to these two
studies (Balcazar, 2011 ) comments on the key role of CHWs in helping to change health care from ‘sickness care’ to
systems that support community health and wellness. The editorialists specifically recommend that CHWs be integrated
into ‘community health care teams’ as part of PCMH development, and that PCMH evaluation frameworks be im-
proved to better measure community wellness and systems change.
Peter A. Selwyn, M.D., M.P.H.
“Effectiveness of a Community Health Worker Intervention Among African American and Latino Adults With
Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Michael S. Spencer, Ann-Marie Rosland, Edith C. Kieffer,
Brandy R. Sinco, Melissa Valerio, Gloria Palmisano, Michael Anderson, J. Ricardo Guzman, and Michele Heisler.
AJPH 2011; 101: 2245-2252 .
“Efficacy of a Health Educator–Delivered HIV Prevention Intervention for Latina Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Gina M. Wingood, Ralph J. DiClemente, Kira Villamizar, Deja L. Er, Martina DeVarona, Janelle
Taveras, Thomas M. Painter, Delia L. Lang, James W. Hardin, Evelyn Ullah, JoAna Stallworth, David W. Purcell, and
Reynald Jean.
AJPH 2011; 101:2245-2252
“Community Health Workers Can Be a Public Health Force for Change in the United States: Three Actions for a
New Paradigm.” Hector Balcazar, E. Lee Rosenthal, J. Nell Brownstein, Carl H. Rush, Sergio Matos, Lorenza
AJPH 2011;101:2199-2203
Social Medicine in the Kitchen...
Salsa Criolla
Serves 4-6
Broccoli with
Caramelized Onions & Pine Nuts
Small can (14oz) diced tomatoes, juices
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
1/4 red or green bell pepper, cut into 1/4inch dice
1 scallion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano, or 1
Tbs dried
Serves 4
3 tablespoons pine nuts
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped onion, (about 1 medium)
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
4 cups broccoli florets
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in small bowl and mix well.
Serving suggestions:
Dish onto grilled chicken breast or fish.
Serve with corn tortillas, beans, and brown rice
for vegetarian soft tacos.
Go fresh! To use fresh tomato instead of canned: Cut an X in bottom of
tomato with sharp paring knife and blanch tomato in small saucepan of boiling
water 10 seconds. Cool tomato in bowl of ice water. Peel off skin with paring
knife and discard. Halve tomato crosswise and seed it, then cut into 1/4 inch
Like it spicy? Add 1 seeded, finely chopped jalapeno pepper
Make it colorful by experimenting with other veggies to see which you like
best. Try any color bell pepper, diced carrots, or celery.
Key Points
Varieties of this vegetable include yellow, red (milder
and sweeter), white, pearl, Spanish (very mild), and
sweet onions.
The round or oval bulb should have dry, papery outer
skins and be very hard.
Nutrition fact (Per serving) * %DV stands for Daily Value, based on a
2000-calorie diet
Calories: 70 kcal Fat: 4.5g (7%DV) Cholesterol: 0mg (0%DV) Sodium: 250mg
(10%DV) Total Carb: 5g (2%DV) Fiber : 1g (4%DV) Protein 1g Potassium:
32mg Phosphorus: 5.5mg Vit A: 8%DV, Vit C 20%DV Calcium: 2%DV Iron:
Recipe Submitted by: Ann Votaw & Renee Shanker
1. Toast pine nuts in a medium dry skillet over medium-low heat,
stirring constantly, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3
minutes. Transfer to a small bowl to cool.
2. Add oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add onion and
salt; cook, stirring occasionally, adjusting heat as necessary,
until soft and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, steam broccoli until just tender, 4 to 6 minutes.
Transfer to a large bowl. Add the nuts, onion, vinegar and
1. Change it up! Try chopped almonds or walnuts instead of pine
2. Make it a meal. Stir finished recipe into whole wheat pasta or
brown rice.
3. Add 1 can drained and rinsed white beans for a vegetarian
source of protein.
Health Benefits of Onions
Low calorie! Only 45 calories per ½ cup
Contains flavonoids, which are natural cancer-fighting compounds
High in vitamin C, to help wound healing, fighting off illness, and
keeping gums healthy
A rich source of chromium. Chromium is a mineral that can
help control blood glucose levels and prevent insulin resistance—especially important to prevent or control diabetes!
Nutrition fact (Per serving) * %DV stands for Daily Value, based on a 2000calorie diet
Calories: 130 kcal Fat: 7g (11%DV) Cholesterol: 0mg (0%DV) Sodium:
210mg (9%DV) Total Carb: 16g (5%DV) Fiber : 6g (24%DV) Protein 5g
Potassium: 545mg Phosphorus: 141mg Vit A: 50%DV , Vit C 170%DV
Calcium: 8%DV Iron: 8%DVPhoto and recipe adapted from:
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Future Dates
Future Dates
Social Medicine Rounds
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month—4:30-6PM
3544 Jerome Ave, 3rd flr conference room
For more info go to: www.socialmedicine.info
06/26 07/31
October November
Grand Rounds
Every 1st & 3rd Friday of the Month—8:00-9AM
—Internet Broadcast: Montefiore Family Health
Center, 3rd fl. Conf. RM
—Williamsbridge Family Practice-Precepting Room
—Moses Family Inpatient Unit- NW7 Conf RM
September October November
Psychosocial Seminar
Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month
3544 Jerome Ave, 3rd fl conference room
June 5
June 19
Family Medicine Inpatient Teaching
3544 Jerome Ave, 3rd flr conference room
05/03 no session
For our next issue
coming in June
Social Medicine on the Web...
Pulse on the Move
Pulse--voices from the heart of medicine, the weekly online publication created by DFSM in 2008 continues to attract new readers from around the world. Our weekly circulation will soon top 7,000.
Every Friday, Pulse e-mails its readers via e-mail a first-person story or poem about health care. These pieces are personal and
compelling--and written by patients, healthcare professionals and students alike, providing a rare forum where all those who are
a part of health care can share our experiences on an equal footing.
Because of their power and authenticity, Pulse stories are circulated by organizations like the IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) and picked up by websites like KevinMD; Pulse has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and
Los Angeles Times.
Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator of Medicare and Medicare Services, spoke for many when he said, "I not only read Pulse, I
adore it... The supply of compelling, often poetic accounts is the best around."
Larry Dyche and Justin Sanders have published stories in Pulse. So have Jenny Reckrey and Joanna Dognin, as well as a number of Einstein students. Perhaps you have a story you'd like to tell?
If you don't receive Pulse and would like to, simply visit our website: www.pulsemagazine.org and click on "Become a
Friend." It's easy to sign up--and it's free!
—Paul Gross, MD
Editor in Chief, Pulse
The Social Medicine Portal
An Alternative to Corporate Health
Social Medicine Portal, a project developed by faculty members of the Department of Family and Social Medicine of the
Montefiore’s Health Opportunities Program (Monte H.O.P.) is a Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The portal contains links
summer enrichment program for students from economically or to websites, documents and presentations devoted to social
educationally disadvantaged backgrounds and/or from groups medicine. Our goal in creating this site is to link together the
diverse international community of people working in social
typically considered underrepresented in the health care fields.
medicine and health activism. We encourage visitors to e-mail
us materials for inclusion.
Helping Students Succeed in Health Careers
Social Medicine / Medicina Social
Social Medicine is a bilingual, academic, open-access journal published since 2006 by the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of
Medicine and the Latin American Social Medicine Association
(ALAMES). Registration with the journal is not necessary to read
the content.
DFSM Newsletter is produced by the
Department of Family and Social Medicine at
Montefiore Medical Center
Editor/Designer Deyanira Acevedo,
(718) 920-7519
[email protected]
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