Luis Castro, MD, medical director of the Westside Family Health Center in Syracuse, and clinical associate professor in the department of Family Medicine at Upstate Medical University, will share his perspective on how health care providers’ cultural competency can influence their outcomes.
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Upstate pediatric nurse Lauri Rupracht, RN, will be embarking on her third trip to Ghana, Africa for a two week medical mission. She shares her past experiences working in rural medical clinics and orphanages, and learning about the culture and their healthcare delivery system. Anyone wishing to participate or donate to a future volunteer trip should contact Lauri Rupracht at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Clinical psychologist Kevin Antshel, PhD, helps us understand the clinical correlates, or relationship, between certain behavioral traits and school violence. Antshel is an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at Upstate, and director of the Clinical Psychology Program at Syracuse University.
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Reverend Kevin Agee, presiding elder of the Washington-Virginia district of the CME Church and former pastor of Hopps Memorial CME Church in Syracuse, describes his experiences as a volunteer on-call chaplain at Upstate University Hospital, and the need for additional volunteers. He also helps us understand the connection between spirituality and healing/health, and the importance of spiritual support for patients near the end of life and families who have just suffered loss. Read the article: The departure of Rev. Kevin Agee: As Syracuse grapples with a Taser incident, he’s already missed. For more information about Upstate’s Partners in Clergy program, call 315-464-4687.
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Psychologist Brian Rieger, PhD, director of Upstate’s Concussion Management Program, tells parents of young athletes what they need to know about concussions – including the symptoms, myths, recommendations, and what the concussion legislation has done (and not done) in the year since it passed. The Upstate Concussion Center, comprised of the Sports Concussion Center and Concussion Management Program, provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment services for concussion and sports concussion. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 315 464-8986.
Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers
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For many years, Upstate medical professionals have staffed the infirmary at the New York State Fair. Upstate’s Dr. Jeremy Joslin is the medical director of the infirmary and Jay Scott is the director of operations. They are in the studio to talk about the state-or-the-art facility and what is it set up to handle. Original air date 8/26/12
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As the school year approaches, we are joined by Leonard Newman, PhD, area director of the Social Psychology program at Syracuse University, to discuss the growing stigma attached to mental illness in the wake of recent mass shootings, and why it is so difficult to undermine.
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Fourth year Upstate psychiatry resident Seetha Ramanathan is the co-author of a research study that analyzed data on U.S. teens born during the early 1980s. Her research found slightly higher rates of adolescent delinquent behaviors in this group, such as smoking, drinking, arrests and thefts, that might possibly be tied to macroeconomic conditions during the first year of life.