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DFSM E-Newsletter January 2006 Volume 2 – No. 1
Volume 2 – No. 1
January 2006
DFSM E-Newsletter
Department of Family and Social Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
AECOM  1300 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10461  718-430-2900
MMC  3544 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY 10467  718-920-4678
We are pleased to present our monthly departmental newsletter. Thank you for your continued support and
contributions. Remember the deadline for submissions is the 20th of each month! We look forward to
hearing from you!
Mark Polisar, MD
Tami Rivera
Peter Selwyn, MD, MPH
Becky Williams, MD, MHPE
Lee-Rey, E. An article written about Dr. Lee-Rey regarding a lecture she recently gave at St. John's
University (see website below) http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/pr_aca_051129_pharmacy.sju
Indian Restaurant Club
Dinner anyone? The third Thursday of each month, this group samples a new Indian Restaurant.
Tentative plan for January is a trip to Pelham. For more information contact Sheena Kumar at (917) 2190163.
Davidoff Teaching Day, focused on the past, present and future of teaching with a keynote on bedside
teaching of the future using evidence, will take place January 31, 2006 at AECOM. Look out for more
Congratulations! To Drs. Elizabeth Lee-Rey and Nereida Correa on their
graduation from the Columbia's Mailman's School of Public Health Executive
Program in Health Policy and Health Management.
Congratulations! To Dr. Robert Morrow on receiving the Innovation in Continuing Medical Education
Award for his submission to the NEGEA Annual Retreat. Dr. Morrow's submission was selected from a large
and competitive group of entries. It was noted as clearly the product of thoughtful and concentrated effort
and is deserving of recognition. This award will be presented at the NEGEA Annual Educational Retreat on
March 3 and 4, 2006, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Congratulations! To Nandini and Niloy Deb on the adoption dated November 18, 2005 of their baby
daughter Naidhruva (nickname Gunjaa) born on September 4, 2005.
Passing on...
Our condolences to Evelyn Rivera-Lipnicky (former assistant to Dr. Peter Selwyn) on the loss of her father
Carmelo Rivera on December 16, 2005.
The Clinical Diabetes Center at Montefiore Medical Center has for our patients a Diabetes Self-Management
Education Program beginning in February and March lasting 5 weeks (2 Hours per week). This program
focuses on nutrition, medication, exercise, prevention of complications, etc. This is an ADA recognized
program which is conducted by Certified Diabetes Educators. Morning, afternoon and evening hours are
available. For more info call (718) 920-7247 or [email protected]
Hunter College, The School of Health Sciences Urban Public Health Program
Graduate Level Course
COMHE 770.84 Public Health Advocacy: Theory and Practice meets January 3,5,10,12,17 and 19 from 5:30
to 7:55pm and on February 7, March 15, and April 27 from 8-9pm and on May 19 from 5:30 to 7: 30pm.
Also, students are expected to select and complete by 5/18 an advocacy project.
This course prepares students to be effective public health advocates. Using the Agenda for a Healthy New
York, the policy agenda of the Public Health Association of NYC (PHANYC) as its starting point, students will
learn about the rationale for advocacy, common advocacy strategies, and the role of advocacy within public
health practice. In the first six sessions in January, students will hear guest speakers who are public health
advocates describe their work and will discuss readings from the professional and advocacy literatures. By
the end of these sessions, students will select one of several advocacy projects offered by PHANYC related
to the Agenda for a Healthy New York, a series of policy objectives designed to improve health and living
conditions in NYC by 2010. Between February and May, students will complete a project and produce a
report designed with their PHANYC sponsor. At the spring sessions, students will describe their progress
and received feedback from instructor and other students. On the final session, each student will present a
brief summary of the project.
Prerequisite: 15 graduate credits or the permission of the instructor, based on previous advocacy
experience. Please register for this as a Spring 2006 course. For more information on how to register for
this course, contact Diane Brows, [email protected], (mailto:[email protected]).
Montefiore E-talk Bulletin.....
You may recognize several of the PA's from North 6 nominated for this award, listed in the link below:
The Doris and Harry Foreman Award was designed to recognize and honor Physician Assistants and Nurse
Practitioners who demonstrate enthusiasm, dedication and the desire to "go above and beyond" their
position's responsibilities. This year's award is given in honor of Mikhael Gozenput, an outstanding PA who
worked on the Moses Attending Service, and who died a few years ago at a young age from cancer. The
three winners of the award will be announced on January 19, 2006. View list of finalists:
You can access a complete list of MonteTalk E-Bulletins click here: http://intranet/newsevents/montetalk
Any want to work/teach in South Africa? See below for the opportunity of a lifetime - PS
Educating Africa's Leaders
WITS - Committed to Transformation
Grow with Family Medicine in Gauteng Province, South Africa!
Apply for 16 joint WITS Family Medicine specialist posts and develop four out of five Gauteng Health
Districts. (Advert in Sunday Times 11 Dec05 and Form Z83)
The Gauteng Provincial Department of Health has entered into a partnership with the three Universities
(Wits, Pretoria & Limpopo-Medunsa as custodians of clinical service in the District Health System (DHS)) to
strengthen the DHS and improve access & quality of clinical care. This will be through an improved career
path for doctors as specialist Family Physicians in all districts. Sixteen posts are being advertised initially -
four Family Physicians in each of the four Districts at the initial sub-district complexes below: i.e. one
principal L13 specialist and three specialist posts at L12/L11. Key will be developing continuous care in
community practice in Clinic, CHC and District Hospitals. The COPC model in the Cuban Meadowlands
project represents a model. Family Physicians will develop integrated, comprehensive and personalized
primary health care around district health priorities. All District Family Physicians (working together with
GDOH sub-directorates and university departments) will develop a coherent Province-wide clinical approach
for District Health Services.
The first four sub-district complexes are:
a) Mogale City Sub-District, West Rand District;
b) Southern Sub-District Region, Ekurhuleni District;
c) Emfuleni Sub-District, Sedibeng District and
d) Greater Alex-Edenvale, Sub-District Cluster C, Jhb Metro District
The vision is also to develop these different Districts as fully-fledged satellite campuses of Wits University.
The Wits 30-70 academic program for the Lecturers/Senior Lecturers will involve supporting a full-time
registrar-ship in Family Medicine by 2007, team and undergraduate training as well as a DHS-relevant
research agenda.
Interested?! Deadline for post application is: 15th Jan 2006. Fill in the Z83 and follow instructions on the
advert. Attachments (and more) are at www.famec.co.za <http://www.famec.co.za/> or
www.edistrictnews.com or www.wits.ac.za/fac/med/ (go to ' Schools' then 'Clinical Medicine' &
click on Family Medicine). For more information you may contact Dr Shabir Moosa at
[email protected] or 0824466825 or 011-7172056. Have a
look at the website if you would like to consider "Living in Gauteng!".
All Faculty Administrative meetings for 2006
1:30 to 3:00 p.m., 3544 Jerome Ave, 3rd Floor Conference Room.
Presenters and Topics: TBA
March 7
May 2
July 4
Sept 5
Nov 7
Social Medicine Rounds
Convener: Ramin Asgary, MD
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Binswanger at MOSES DIVISION, Lite refreshments will be served.
January 17
Presenter: Ernie Drucker, PhD
Topic: Mass Incarceration Health Implications
February 7
Presenter: Jerry Martone, MD, MPH, International Rescue Committee
Topic: Humanitarian Assistance: Recent Projects of the International Rescue Committee
February 21
Presenter: Dr. Jeremy Sachs, Director, Earth Institute Columbia University
Topic: The End of Poverty: Treating Global Poverty and Investing in Global Health
March 7
Presenter: Ron Waldman, MD, MPH, Professor, Columbia University
Topic: Pathways to Survival
March 21
Presenter: Jennifer Kasper, MD, MPH, Southwest Emergency Associates
Topic: International Child Health
DFSM Grand Rounds
8:00 - 9:15 a.m., Moses II Conference Room:
January 20
Presenter: Dr. David Stephens, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Topic: Update for AHRQ
February 24
Presenters: Eliana Korin, Dipl. Psic., Victoria Gorski, MD, Mary Duggan, MD
Topic: Motivational Interviewing for Behavior Change
March 24
Presenter: Christine Walsh, MD, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Topic: Cardiac Evaluation of Newborn Infants
Palliative Care Grand Rounds
Please note - Palliative Care Grand Rounds will now be held on Friday's from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Moses 2
Library (Use the 3400 Bainbridge Entrance)
January 13
Presenter: Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH - Co-Director of Fellowship Program Research, Director Continuum
Center for Health and Healing
Topic: Nutritional Approaches to Pain & Inflammation
Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds will take place every week on Thursdays from 10:30AM to 12:00PM at the Cherkasky
Auditorium. Information is posted on the Psychosocial Board on the 3rd Floor.
January 12
Presenter: Paul Desan, MD, Yale University
Topic: Seasonal Affective Disorder
January 19
Presenter: Jonathan Silver, MD, New York University
Topic: Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury
January 26
Presenter: Pablo Goldberg, MD, University of Connecticut
Topic: Borderline Versus Bipolar
If you wish to receive a copy of a previously released electronic newsletter, please contact Tami Rivera at
(718) 920-8434 or at the e-mail listed below.
Please send email submissions for upcoming newsletters, by the 20th of each month, to:
Becky Williams
[email protected]
Mark Polisar
[email protected]
Tami Rivera
[email protected]
Peter Selwyn
[email protected]
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