Community Engagement Events

These events were hosted by the Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR)

2019

The A, B, C’s of Type 2 Diabetes, A free educational talk about type 2 diabetes and how it affects long term health.

  • Speaker: Jacqueline Salas-Spiegel, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Date: 1/28/2019
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

2018

Is Holiday Stress Making You Eat Too Much? A free educational talk about stress eating and binge eating during the holidays.

  • Speaker: Loren M. Gianini, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry
  • Date: 12/11/2018
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

Do You Have Chronic Pain? A free educational talk about chronic pain and how to manage chronic pain. 

  • Speaker: Kenny Chantasi, DO, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Date: 11/29/2018
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

The A, B, C’s of Type 2 Diabetes, A free educational talk about how fatty liver disease can cause liver damage.

  • Speaker: Jacqueline Salas-Spiegel, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Date: 11/15/2018
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

How Is Exercise Medicine for Your Heart? A free educational talk about the heart healthy benefits of exercise.

  • Speaker: Keith Diaz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Date: 9/11/2018
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

Is Your Liver Fit? A free educational talk about how fatty liver disease can cause liver damage.

  • Speaker: Julia Wattacheril, MD, MPH, Director of the Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Program
  • Date: 9/11/2018
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

Can Diabetes Cause Broken Bones? A free educational talk about how type 2 diabetes can affect your bone health. 

  • Speaker: Mishaela Rubin, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 8/02/2018
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

What Is Parkinson’s? A free educational talk on Parkinson’s Disease. 

  • Speaker: Sarah A. O'Shea, MD, Movement Disorders Fellow, The Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 4/12/2018
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

2017

Women’s Health: Cancers of the Reproductive System, A free educational talk on gynecologic cancers.

  • Speaker: Ana I. Tergas, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 12/18/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

Stressed Out About the Holidays? A free health talk on how stress can cause drug and alcohol abuse during the holidays. 

  • Speaker: Yudelka Garcia, NP, Instructor in Nursing, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 12/11/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

Do You Know the Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy? A free health talk on diabetes and nerve pain. 

  • Date: 11/16/2017
  • Speaker: Yudelka Garcia, NP, Instructor in Nursing, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

Break Out of an Abusive Relationship, A free health talk on legal options for people in an abusive relationship. 

  • Speaker: Mayerling Rivera, Assistant District Attorney, Director of Legal Outreach for Special Victims Bureau & Immigrant Affairs Unit
  • Date: 11/14/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

Urologic Cancer, A free educational talk on cancers of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system.

  • Speaker: Guarionex Joel DeCastro, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Urology, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 11/02/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

Women’s Health: Cancers of the Reproductive System, A free educational talk on gynecologic cancers. 

  • Speaker: Ana I. Tergas, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 10/04/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

What Is Sickle Cell Anemia? A free educational health lecture on the diagnosis and treatment of sickle cell anemia. 

  • Speaker: Monica Bhatia, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 9/26/17
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

Can You Hear ME Now? A free educational talk on hearing loss. 

  • Speaker: Sarah Lee, FNP-BC, Otolaryngology Nurse Practitioner, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 9/12/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

Does your child have a runny nose? It could be hay fever A free educational talk on hay fever (allergic rhinitis) in children and adolescents. 

  • Speaker: Rachel L. Miller, ND, FAAAAI, Professor of Medicine (In Pediatrics) and Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 8/17/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

Are You Worried About Your Sleep? A free educational talk on sleep and insomnia. 

  • Speaker: Carmela Alcantara, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Date: 8/09/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

What Is Lyme Disease? A free educational talk on Lyme disease. 

  • Speaker: Yudelka Garcia, NP, Instructor in Nursing, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 7/24/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10033

Going on Vacation? Don’t Forget Your Health, A free educational talk on taking care of your health when traveling

  • Speaker: Yudelka Garcia, NP, Instructor in Nursing, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 6/22/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC 10033 (Between 177 and 178 streets)

Men’s Health, A free educational talk on men’s physical, mental and sexual health.

  • Speaker: Carlos J. Maldonado, PhD, NHP, FAACS, Patient Navigator, Health Priority Specialist, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Date: 6/08/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC 10033 (Between 177 and 178 streets)

Do You Have Joint Pain? A free educational health lecture on arthritis.

  • Speakers: Laurel Daniels Abbruzzese, PT, EdD, CEEAA, FNAP, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Program in Physical Therapy, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 5/23/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC 10033 (Between 177 and 178 streets)

Are You a Caregiver? A free educational health lecture on caregiver resources.

  • Speakers: Dante Tipiani,MSW, Health Educator, Department of General Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 5/15/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC 10033 (Between 177 and 178 streets)

Health in Our Community, A free educational talk on the health of adults in Washington Heights/Inwood

  • Speaker: Dr. José A. Luchsinger-Stuart, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Date: 4/27/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC 10033 (Between 177 and 178 streets)

Are You Stressed? A free educational talk on overcoming stress.

  • Speaker: Sandra Alvarado, NP, Instructor in Nursing, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 4/03/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC 10033 (Between 177 and 178 streets)

Kidney Health, A free educational talk on common kidney disorders.

  • Speaker: DR. Maya K. Rao, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Nephrology, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date 3/29/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC 10033 (Between 177 and 178 streets)

Have You Had a Colorectal Cancer Screening? A free educational talk on colorectal health.

  • Speakers: Andria Reyes, MA, Administrative Manager & Community Health Educator, Community Ambulatory Research & Enrollment, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and Alejandro Cruz, Clinical Research, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Date: 3/23/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC 10033 (Between 177 and 178 streets)

Trouble With Your Vision? A free educational talk on low vision.

  • Speaker: Suzanne Sherman,OD, FAAO, Instructor in Optometric Sciences, Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 3/16/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC 10033 (Between 177 and 178 streets)

What is a Mediterranean Diet? A free educational talk on how a Mediterranean diet can promote health and prevent disease.

  • Speaker: Dr. Wahida Karmally, Director of Nutrition, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Columbia University
  • Date: 3/08/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC 10033 (Between 177 and 178 streets)

What Do You Need to Know About HPV and Cervical Cancer? A free educational talk on Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer.

  • Speaker: Ana I. Tergas,MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 2/09/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC 10033 (Between 177 and 178 streets)

Thyroid Disorders, A free educational talk on common thyroid disorders.

  • Speaker: Jessica R. Starr, MD,Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Date: 1/18/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC 10033 (Between 177 and 178 streets)

Cancer and Genetics, A free educational talk on personalized medicine.

  • Speakers: Andria Reyes,MA, Administrative Manager & Community Health Educator, Community Ambulatory Research & Enrollment, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center andMercedes Bazan,Community Health Worker, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
  • Date: 1/30/2017
  • Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC 10033 (Between 177 and 178 streets)