IPE Day 2022

April 5, 2022

Lectures | 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT | Virtual Sessions

Age-Friendly Care: A Framework for Interprofessional Collaboration to Achieve Equitable Outcomes for Older Adults

Terry Fulmer PhD, RN, FAAN 

Opioid-related deaths are rising: How the HEALing Communities Study is tackling this overdose impact in four states 

Nabila El-Bassel, PhD

Shifting The Tide On Health Inequities and Social Injustices

Desirée Walker, BA

Workshops | In-Person and Virtual Sessions 

A Broken System: Migrant Health at the U.S./Mexico Border 

Victoria Lanza (Public Health Student), Juliette Lash (Public Health Student), and Jillian Wu (Public Health Student) 


“A broken immigration system means broken families and broken lives.” - Jose Antonio Vargas (journalist, filmmaker, and immigration rights activist). Come join us for an interactive workshop on immigration at the U.S./Mexico border and the importance of advocacy and collaboration between stakeholders in addressing and improving migrant health and healthcare. Participants will leave with an improved understanding of the history of public health efforts to address immigration on the southern border and the efforts of SEAHEC, a non-profit organization, in improving migrant health and wellness. 

A New Initiative to Reduce Mental Health Disparities in New York State

Annika Sweetland (DrPH, MSW), Milton Wainberg (MD), Jennifer Mootz (PhD), and Bernadine Waller (PhD) 


Many disadvantaged populations have more mental and substance use disorders and less access to care. A new initiative in NYS will facilitate brief community-embedded financial and mental wellness engagement & counseling services delivered by a new diverse workforce. This workshop will explore how this approach can reduce mental health disparities.

A Team-Based Approach to Assessing and Addressing Complex Elder Abuse Case 

Ayana Mortley (BA, MEd in Progress), Veronica LoFaso (MD, MS), Dina Patel (MD, MBA), and Tina Janssen-Spinosa (Esq.) 


Professionals from Weill Cornell Medicine’s New York City Elder Abuse Center will share research indicating the medical and psychiatric symptoms of elder abuse and will engage attendees in a simulation of a multidisciplinary collaborative model for coordinating interventions for vulnerable older adults.

Addressing Goals of Palliative Care in Advanced Dementia 

Melissa Patterson (MD, MBA), Karol DiBello (DNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN), and Frances Eichholz-Heller (LMSW ACHP-SW)


This workshop will bring together faculty with expertise in palliative care to raise awareness of the importance of planning with families and loved ones in difficult decision at the end of life. 

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Addressing Weight Bias through Motivational Interviewing 

Prantik Saha (MD, MPH) 


In this interactive session, we will discuss weight and social justice, review implicit bias as it pertains to weight and do some exercises to practice motivational interviewing skills in addressing weight bias in health care.

Adolescent Reproductive Health and Information Visualization

​​​​​​Adriana Arcia (PhD, RN) and Lauren Chernick (MD, MSc) 


In this interactive workshop, students will work in teams to select a reproductive health topic relevant to adolescents and address it by designing a visually-rich informational intervention. Teams will incorporate the perspectives of all members’ disciplines into their work and will consider the appropriateness of formats depending upon the age and cultural of the viewer.

For more infromation, read this workshop's abstract here.

Advocacy Workshop:  Turning Science and Beliefs into Policy 

Ross Frommer (JD) and Heather Krasna (PhD, MS, EdM) 


Good ideas are wonderful; good ideas supported by evidenced based practice are even better.  But how do health care experts, professionals, students, and patients convert these good ideas into policy?  In this session we will attempt to have students learn some very basic advocacy skills and apply those skills in a mock lobbying visit with an elected official or other policy maker.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Alert - Severe Heat Wave! Health Professionals Respond

Cecilia Sorensen (MD), Christian S. Stohler (DMD), Stephen A. Ferrara (DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN), Jeffrey Shaman (PhD), Hannah Weinstein (Medical Student), and Carina Sirochinsky (Medical Student)


The adverse health effects of climate change are now apparent and present urgent and complex challenges for clinical and public health. In this workshop, we will explore how interdisciplinary health teams can prepare and respond to two of the most prevalent health threats climate change poses: degraded air quality and extreme heat.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Children Diagnosed with Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumors 

Lisa Yoon (PT, DPT), Amanda Sarafian (EdD, OTR/L), Michelle Bombacie (MS, LAc, LMT), Erin Corsi (RD, CNSC), Andrea Webster Carrion (MD), and Jessica Morcone (APRN, CPNP) 


The diverse needs of pediatric patients with CNS tumors require an integrated team approach. This workshop will address interprofessional collaboration to improve delivery of care. Participants will discuss the case of an adolescent diagnosed with a CNS tumor, and considerations for survivorship will be discussed with an interprofessional panel.

An Intersectional Approach to Spirituality: Exploring the Provisions of Spiritual Care in Light of Social Justice and Cultural Influences 

Ssanyu Birigwa (MS) and Rabbi Naomi Kalish (PhD, ACPE, BCC) 


During this session, we will deepen our discussion about the complexities of providing spiritual and religious care in diverse contexts. We will examine spirituality and identity from an intersectional approach, looking at what broader societal issues contribute to people's silence and what people carry and hide in healthcare.

Bridging the Gap Between Research and Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Community Health 

Nicole Bayne (RN, MPH), Mary Beth Terry (PhD), and Jacquelyn Taylor (PhD, PNP-BC, RN, FAHA, FAAN)


There is an urgent need to bridge the gap between research and care delivery to ensure improved health outcomes for underserved communities. This session will explore the factors that influence access to information and quality care while highlighting the ways in which researchers, clinicians, and community partners can develop equitable interventions that address community needs.

Building a therapeutic relationship across disciplines: lessons from CoSMO Behavioral Health Clinic 

Sarah Householder (Medical Student), Joana Petrescu (Medical/PhD Student), Darien Raggobeer (Nursing Student), and Marie Mounier (Nursing Student) 


Establishing a therapeutic alliance is key for providing effective care in every clinical context. Supportive psychotherapy provides tools for creating a therapeutic environment that can be generalized settings. Using a mix of multimedia and role play, we will explore how to build a therapeutic relationship and provide tools that you can bring directly into your next patient encounter.

Building the capacity of healthcare professionals towards anti-racist and inclusive interprofessional care 

Hetty Cunningham (MD), Ashley Graham-Perel (EdD, RN, NPD-BC, MEDSURG-BC, CNE), Lenin Grajo (PhD, OTR/L), and Laurel Abbruzzese (PT, EdD, FNAP) 


This workshop will gather an interprofessional team of faculty and students to discuss ways to integrate critical race theory and organizational psychology frameworks to build the capacity of the next generation of health professionals to work together in diverse teams with the ultimate goal of maximizing healthcare quality and safety.

Caring for Homebound Elderly Patients

Mark Nathanson (MD), Letty Moss-Salentijn (DDS, PhD), and Laurel Abbruzzese (PT, EdD, FNAP) 


Students participate interprofessionally to examine frail, homebound, geriatric patient with complex comorbidities, unable to access traditional community-based services, and impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic restrictions.  The teaching panel facilitates exploration of the psychosocial, nursing, oral health, medical, rehabilitation, nutritional, spiritual, neuropsychiatric, and public health issues raised in this case.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Cartoon Communications

Benjamin Schwartz (MD, Cartoonist)


In this workshop, we’ll use cartoons to practice skills of attention, observation, imagination and collaboration as participants work in pairs to recreate humorous drawings that have been described to them but not shown. No drawing experience necessary!

Children and Youth as Partners in Program Evaluation: A global perspective

Yana Mayevskaya (MPH), Cecile Fanton d'Andon (MPP), and Pilar Bancalari (MPH) 


Children are the experts in their own lives and have insights into the best prevention and response plans for their wellbeing; therefore, organizations serving children have an obligation to meaningfully engage with them. We will work through scenarios on partnering with children in the different phases of the research process.

Co-Creating Resilience for Individuals Through Arts-Based Reflection

Martha Renn (Medical Student), Janine Inez (BFA, MSN, RN), Jane Bogart (EdD, MA, MCHES), Gail Albert Halaban (BA, MFA), and Brandon Mogrovejo (MD)


To provide ethical, responsive, and accountable care, we must first be able to care for ourselves. Resilience is often billed as the key to solving this predicament. But what exactly is resilience? What if resilience isn’t enough? In this workshop, learners will think through these questions together through arts-based reflection.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Disability and Health: Barriers to Accessing Accountable Care 

Joseph Eveld (MS, MFA)


This interactive workshop centers patient narratives from persons with disabilities, and the barriers they have faced in access to basic and equitable healthcare, including clinical spaces, infrastructure, and lack of training on the part of caregivers. Students reflect on and respond to these narratives collaboratively, to envision ways to promote awareness and advocacy, and rely on interdisciplinary teams for support and perspective to meet disabled patients’ needs and rights to ethical, responsive, and accountable care.

Embodying Harm Reduction and Undoing Institutionalization: A Progressive Framework to Address Substance Use Disorder

Lee Westover (MS, OTR/L, Project Renewal) and Carli Wargo (CASAC, LCSW, Project Renewal)


In this workshop, participants will develop a deeper understanding of Harm Reduction as a treatment framework and explore how to apply principles in any healthcare context. Overdose deaths are at an all time high. Providers must be prepared to address substance use in their individual contexts across settings.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Ethical Dilemmas in Pediatrics

Mary Tresgallo (DNP, MPH, ACHPN), Helen Towers (MD), Daniel H. Yang (MDiv, BCC), Irene Sprung (LCSW), and Jeanne Churchill (DNP, CPNP-PC) 


This workshop addresses some of the more common ethical issues in pediatric healthcare. Utilizing a case-based approach the participants will address topics such as maternal fetal conflict, consent, adolescent autonomy, truth telling and conflict resolution. The participants will be invited to serve as ethics consultants on a clinical case after which they will engage in an Ethics Committee forum to analyze, discuss, and provide recommendations on the issues of each case. This workshop will highlight the importance of interprofessional collaboration and team participation to resolve pediatric ethical dilemmas.

Expanding to the Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Model to Promote Whole Person Care and Health Equity 

Lucille M. Torres-Deas (MD) and Linda S. Golding (MA, BCC) 


The contemporary practice of medicine acknowledges the powerful interactions of the body and the mind in the service of healing.  Join us to learn about another dimension, one that responds to non-medical interventions while supporting healing across race, privilege, and illness.  We will work together to apply an evidence-based assessment created by Dr. Christina Puchalski.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Exploring Ageism through Interdisciplinary Perspectives Workshop 

Soomin Park (Dental Student), Rosa Zermeno-Martinez (Social Work Student), Gabrielle Vincent (Genetic Counseling Student), and Hsin Yi Chen (Medical Student) 


The workshop will center around implicit bias towards the aging population and will help to 1. Identify our own implicit biases and 2. address ways in which we can confront these issues as healthcare providers in different settings.

Finding Awe: Building Personal Resilience & Inspiring Others​​​​​​

Jeff Thompson (PhD) 


Let your curiosity bring you to this workshop to learn about the science of awe and how you can embrace it in your everyday work and personal life to enhance your resilience and wellbeing. We all deserve to have positive mental and that certainly includes you.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Finding Creative Solutions for Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in World Bank Projects

Mark Canavera (MA, MPP), Emily Ervin (International Educational Development Student, TC), and Cassie Landers (EdD, MPH) 


In this workshop, participants will support the World Bank’s efforts to prevent child sexual exploitation and abuse in development projects.  In line with an action plan to combat gender-based violence, workshop participants will act as advisors to present key recommendations for making Bank projects safer for girls and young women.

Food Insecurity in the Community

Christina Villanueva (MS), Nandini Kannan (MPH), Kristy Medina (MPH), and Karla Maldonado (Program Coordinator, NYP) 


What is food insecurity? How do we begin to understanding a patient’s experience through it? Community organizations such as NYP CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) and CCHN (Center for Community Health Navigation) work closely with communities to aid in reducing this concern along with other Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), with the lens of health equity.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Food Insecurity, Health Equity and Social Justice 

Moneek Madra (PhD), Kim Hekimian (PhD), Tirissa J. Reid (MD), and Carey Jernigan (MPH) 


COVID-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in underprivileged communities. Food insecurity has long plagued these same communities and the situation has been worsened by this pandemic.  Ensuring food security in these neighborhoods is essential in achieving health equity in these communities and in providing appropriate clinical care.

Friendly Calls to Seniors: an Interprofessional Student Volunteer Program 

Sophie Basarrate (Columbia College Student), Emily Scholler (Public Health Student), Zion Walker (Columbia College Student), and David Hong (Columbia College Student) 


Friendly Calls to Seniors is an interprofessional student volunteer program that involves supportive calls to older adults with underlying mental health conditions. In this workshop, we will simulate an introductory call with a client and have students reflect on the successes, challenges, and future steps to take after the call.

Holistic Care of the Elderly Through an Oral Health Lens ​​​​​

Melissa DeGuglielmo (Dental Student), Danying Li (IHN Student), Emma Weatherford (Medical Student), and Molly Dorshimer (Public Health Student) 


Oral health in the aging population is a widely neglected area of health care. This session will investigate the causes, issues, and solutions to poor oral health care in the elderly by utilizing a case study. Students will work collaboratively across different disciplines to explore issues raised in the case.

Interprofessional Workshop on Teamwork and Communication Utilizing Standardized Patients

Beth Barron (MD) and Mahlon Stewart (PT, DPT) 


Team STEPPS, a framework that seeks to help teams become high performing, includes understanding of concepts of team structures, communication skills, leadership, situation monitoring and mutual support. In this workshop we will review this framework and ask students to work in multi-disciplinary teams in a simulation with a standardized patient.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Inwood Hill Park Nature Walk 

Lucy Colville (Medical Student)

Nature walk in Inwood Hill Park (option to travel from CUIMC or meet there)

Enjoy the fresh air of Inwood Hill Park. The session includes a trail walk, open conversation, and mindfulness practice amidst the only old growth forest in Manhattan. Travel from CUIMC at 2:15 or meet at the park entrance at Seaman Ave. and Isham Ave at 2:40 pm. 

IPE Day Escape Room

Kellie Bryant (DNP, WHNP,CHSE, FAAN), Stephanie Rozen (LCSW, CASAC), Allison Lee (MD, MS), Nancy Owen (MA, RN, CHSE), and Mary Moran (MS, FNP, MPH, RN, CCRN)


This workshop will focus consist of three components: an icebreaker activity, escape room competition, and a debriefing session. Through this interactive and fun escape room competition, students will have the opportunity to learn about, with, and from each other. 

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here.

Isolation in the Aging Population: Looking Through an Interprofessional Lens

Nicole Huang (Nursing Student), Sung Min Choi (Dental Student), Ginger Pojednic (OT Student), and Isadora Comens (Medical Student)


This workshop will showcase how loneliness and social isolation affect health outcomes from the perspective of occupational therapy, nursing, dentistry, and medicine. There will be interactive breakout sessions to emphasize the impact of loneliness, including a focus on the LGBTQ community.

Medical Marijuana in Healthcare

Michelle Skelton (Dental Student), George Lin (Dental Student), Sarah Estrada (Nursing Student), and Jyoti Kumar (Public Health Student) 


This workshop provides a basis for students to learn about current and future advancements in the medical marijuana healthcare space. We will discuss our current understanding and how research and development efforts can aid this going forward. Students will interact with one another through decision-making processes and learn the value of multiple perspectives in the healthcare system. 

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here.

Multi-Sectoral Efforts to Prevent Violence Against Children: Challenges and Opportunities

Nicolas Makharashvili (MPA) and Gunnar Colleen (Public Health Student) 


More than 1 billion children worldwide are estimated to experience violence each year. No matter what form of violence a child is exposed to, the experience may lead to serious and lifelong consequences. We will work through scenarios on engaging policymakers in conversations about using evidence to prevent violence against children.

Navigating Difficult Conversations Around Vaccine Hesitancy

Cindy Smalletz (MS, MA, OTR/L, BCB)


This interactive workshop uses narrative medicine methods, social media, and motivational interviewing to explore our reactions to conflicting narratives, and practice responding ethically by taking alternate perspectives as we work towards finding helpful and non-polarizing ways to navigate conversations about vaccine hesitancy.

Palliative Care- An Interdisciplinary Patient-Centered Team Model to Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Heidi Mandel (PhD, DPM, MS, LMSW, Anti-Defamation League) 


This workshop is based upon the premise that Palliative Care, by virtue of its multidisciplinary team approach in decision- making, can support Diversity, Health Equity and Inclusion (DEI), in the service of the patient and caregivers quality of life.  Interactive activity will include reading and discussion of a poem, brief writing to a prompt, and sharing written pieces to promote affiliation among group members.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Personhood in Poetry

Arielsela Holdbrook-Smith (MPH, CHES) 


This creative storytelling workshop explores the dynamics of personal narrative and how storytelling can inspire healthcare professionals to connect with more ethical interdisciplinary collaboration and community care. Students will engage in a guided poetry exercise to reclaim their personhood and respond to the multiplicity of who we are as a community.

Planting the Seeds for Fall Prevention

Emily Scholler (Public Health Student), Hannah Weinstein (Medical Student), Lena Eisenstein (OT Student), and Frederick Sun (PT Student)


This workshop will explore the roles of public health, medicine, physical therapy, and occupational therapy in falls prevention for the aging population. Participants will engage in hands-on intervention activities that demonstrate the benefits of rehabilitative services for determining fall risk and improving standing tolerance, balance, fine motor skills, and cognitive processing skills.

Poetry to Process the Emotions and Politics of Healthcare

Kate Lee (Medical Student) and Alisha Kaplan (Narrative Medicine Student) 


To say healthcare is a challenging vocation is an understatement. And the vulnerabilities - in ourselves, our systems, in ethics and politics - exposed by the pandemic further underscore that understatement. The aims of this workshop are to 1) discuss our uncooked ideas to brew them richer, and 2) funnel ideas into written art, with guidance on literary technique.

Primary Care From the Primary Care Physician to the Primary Care Team, Why it Matters?

Lucille M. Torres-Deas (MD), Erica Lizardi (MSN, RN-BC), Claudia Castaneda Tinoco (RD, CDN, CDCES, CLC), and Yolande Mitchell (Patient Financial Assistant Ambulatory Care Network) 


Primary care delivers care to every patient population, bridging the gap in access to the underserved, vulnerable, and marginalized patient populations, and treating stigmatized health conditions. The Washington Heights Family Health Center Internal Medicine Primary Care team will discuss their experience working together to meet the needs of our patients to ensure ethical, responsive, and accountable care.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Humanity: Supporting Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Throughout the Re-Entry Process

Stephen Matthews (Public Health Student), Jarrell Daniels (Columbia University Center for Justice), Lisette Bamenga (MS), Elizabeth Ford (MD), and Ivan Calaff (Justice in Education Initiative Scholar) 


This session will explore the interprofessional approach necessary to support incarcerated individuals throughout the re-entry process. We will draw on the perspectives of physicians, lawyers, and public health practitioners to better understand the challenges formerly incarcerated individuals face and how we can support them to successfully reintegrate.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Reframing Bias Using Narrative Medicine Methods

Derek McCracken (MS, MA) and Jocelyn Brown (MD, MPH) 


Recognizing our own biases is an important first step in building patient-centric relationships. In this interactive and creative workshop, participants will learn how to use creative narrative medicine methods of close reading, reflective writing and collaborative discussion to explore how story-based care benefits the caregiver-patient dynamic.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Selection for Life: The Challenges of Liver Transplant Evaluation 

Lorna Dove (MD), Alyson Fox (MD), Tomoaki Kato (MD), Danielle Kovac (PharmD, BCTXP), Aimee Muth (LCSW), and Elizabeth Verna (MD) 


Some end-stage diseases can only be treated by organ replacement. Unfortunately, organs are a limited commodity and tough decisions must be made about who will and will not have this opportunity. Please observe and participate in the process of a multi-disciplinary team charged with these hard decisions. 

Sex, Love, & Drugs: A Discussion Of Substance Use in Pregnancy and Partnerships 

Emily Kiernan (Public Health Student) and Jazmyna Fanini (Nursing Student)


A discussion on substance use in partnerships and parenting. We will discuss relevant data and provide recommendations on what healthcare providers can do to best support these populations. You will have the opportunity to role-play clinical scenarios with patient(s) who use drugs.

Spiritual Health and the Connection to Patient-Centered Care: A Narrative Medicine Workshop

Chaplain Jennifer Kent (MAT) and Chaplain Elizabeth J. Berger (MS, APBCC) 


This workshop will provide discussion and activities for participants to develop their understanding of spiritual care in healthcare.

Team ICU: Challenges During COVID 

Phyllis Simon (OTD, OTR, FNAP), Patrick Ryan (MA, MS, RN, NP-C, CNS, CWCN-AP, CWOCN, CCRN), Lauren Sutherland (MD), Maggie Chiu (PT, DPT, GCS), Shirah Moses (MS, OTR/L), and Marvin Anden (MSS, LMSW) 


This workshop will illustrate the role of the Interprofessional Medical ICU team in managing critically ill patients during the height of COVID-19 crisis. A case presentation will provide insight into the many factors and considerations that influence the provision of care during this unprecedented time. Discussion will highlight the difficult clinical, physical, emotional, and ethical challenges and decisions faced by TEAM ICU.

The Art of Inter and Intra-team Communication in Modern Day

Leah Katz (MD, MPH), Laurel Mayer (MD), and Arthur Smerling (MD) 


The role of inter- and intra- team communication in modern medicine, especially in the COVID era, now takes centerstage whether we recognize it or not. Texting, email, paging, and phone calls are used with increasing frequency and its impact on the way we relate to each other and patients is significant. This workshop will help us learn about this important issue and ways we can more ethically and responsibly communicate with each other in modern medicine.

The Art of Making a Mess

Erin Ferenchick (MD) 


This workshop will introduce attendees to the concept of “messy painting” and walk them through guided exercises to turn-off self-censoring and shape, rebuild and transform through art. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore individually and collectively what is messy and what is magnificent in their lives right now.

The Brain Architecture Game

Danielle Kassow (PhD, Trauma-Free NYC), Olivia Frank (Public Health Student), and Carolyn Mayer (Public Health Student)


We are all born with a genetic blueprint for our brain. But what shapes, supports or harms our brains over the life course? During this workshop, students will dive into the powerful role of relationships on the developing brain through an interactive game played in small groups. This fun and simple game will introduce students to core concepts of developmental science. All materials will be provided.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

The Impact of the Pandemic on Faith-Based Communities in Washington Heights and Inwood

Chaplain Linda S. Golding (MA, BCC), Rabbi Guy Austrian (Fort Tryon Jewish Center), Minister Kimberly Murray Cruse (Grace Baptist Church), Victor Cruz (Grace Tabernacle Ministries), and Rev. Dr. Ian Rottenberg (Columbia University Dean of Religious Life) 


A panel of faith leaders from communities in Washington Heights, Inwood, and surrounding areas will discuss how they have navigated supportive relationships the challenge presented during the last two years, and what is important for healthcare professionals to know in caring for the community in which we serve.

Tobacco Cessation Among Marginalized Communities 

Sejal Gupta (Public Health Student), Mona Patel (Dental Student), and Shilpa Kukreti (Dental Student) 


Participants will be divided into smaller groups and asked to discuss their personal experiences along with experiences of their loved ones / patients with tobacco addiction. We’ll discuss how they managed the situation, would have managed the situation and/or they could have done better with an emphasis on motivational interviewing.

Trauma Informed Care Team In Action

Phyllis Simon (OTD, OTR, FNAP), Laura Kelly (PhD, NP, PMHCNS-BC), Patricia Precin (PhD, PsyaD, NCPsyA, LP, OTR/L, FAOTA), Sara Asprilla (OT Student), Kevin Carroll (OT Student), Hei Ming Yeung (OT Student), Krystal Dawkins (Nursing Student), Florette Fong (Nursing Student), Miranda Maldanado (Nursing Student), Remmy Peterson (Nursing Student), and Josephine Pimentel (Nursing Student)


This workshop will illustrate the challenges faced by members of the interprofessional team when working with victims of trauma. An overview of trauma-informed care principles will be presented through an interprofessional lens. Case presentation and small group discussion will explore factors and considerations needed to address the cultural and clinical sensitivity surrounding trauma. Trauma-informed care strategies, techniques and mechanisms for integration into clinical practice will be reviewed.

Trauma-Informed Care: Tools for Becoming a Holistic Provider

Olivia Blythe (Assitant Director Sexual Violence Response Center), Amy Smith (MS, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, NY-SAFE, Northwell Health Group), and Aly Tadros (MFA, Crime Victims Treatment Center) 


In this workshop participants will explore tangible ways to be trauma informed holistic providers. You will hear from experts in the survivor services field, ranging from healthcare providers to social workers who will discuss best practices as well as dilemmas they found in their work. After this discussion, students will assess a case study utilizing trauma informed care approaches. The case will review how to triage trauma while recognizing impacts on development, long-term health implications of traumatic experiences as well as how to handle the case in a trauma informed care approach and what conflicts may happen in between different professionals that are engaged with the patient.

Using Trauma Informed Care to Address Opioid Use Among Homeless Individuals

Isabel Odean (MPH, Care for the Homeless), Luis Fernandez (CASAC, Care for the Homeless), and Andrea Littleton (MD, Care for the Homeless) 


This workshop focuses on how Care For the Homeless utilizes a Trauma Informed Care approach to our Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) program, and addresses how we use an integrated method in our street medicine program to providing MAT to a vulnerable and often difficult to engage population. 

For more infromation, read this workshop's abstract here

Who Are We Now and Where Are We Going?: Recalibrating Your Purpose in Healthcare

Stephanie Adler Yuan (MS), E. Angela Heller (LMSW), and Sonia Scott (LMSW) 


During this workshop, participants will engage in the practice of Schwartz Rounds, a structured forum for interprofessional conversations focusing on the social and emotional experiences of giving care. An exercise in perspective-taking and reflection, the Rounds have been shown to increase compassion for colleague and reduce psychological distress. They have been offered at CUIMC since 2009.

For more information, read this workshop's abstract here

Young Men of Color, Intersectional Identities and Mental Health: How the Pandemic Unveiled the Fragility of our Social Structures

Silvia Amesty (MD, MPH, MSEd), Kayhan Irani (Author), and Jorge Gonzalez (LCSW-R) 


The workshop addresses mental health and intersectional identities among young men. The session aims to provide interprofessional students with diverse viewpoints through group work and interactive activities. We aim to offer students a space for self-reflection and an opportunity to look at a specific health issue through a different lens.