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Learning the Importance of Empathy in Healthcare

January 6, 2017

When I started my job last Fall as a Homeless Care Manager with the Community Health Practicum Program, I honestly did not know what to expect. On my first day at a homeless care...

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“Socks & Roll” – Making an Impact on the City’s Homeless

December 15, 2016

Dr. Nikki Neretin, our medical director for homeless services, wrote this message to students, faculty and staff of Columbia Teachers College, after their generous donation of socks to her homeless patients. To read more sock...

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Institute Staff Give Back for the Holidays!

December 13, 2016

Institute staff celebrated the holiday season at our staff appreciation event at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY, Saturday, December 10th.  There were over 900 staff and guests in attendance.  Many staff members...

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The Institute Observes World AIDS Day

December 2, 2016

Yesterday, December 1st, was World AIDS Day. Every year, the Institute’s COMPASS program organizes an observance of World AIDS Day at various sites, to remember the patients (friends/family/community members) we have lost, and pledge our support to...

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National Recovery Month Recap: #CelebrateRecovery Tips of the Week

September 30, 2016

Today is the last day of National Recovery Month. Each week, we shared a #CelebrateRecovery tip from our Director of Substance Abuse Prevention, Thomas McCarry, LMHC

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Notes from the Field: Empowering Patients in Harlem

September 28, 2016

Dr. Richard Gadomski is a second year resident in our Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. As part of his residency training, Dr. Gadomski assists a local nonprofit, Harlem Children’s Zone, with health-related initiatives. Since I began working with...

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Notes from the Field: Lending a Helping hand to the African Diaspora

July 29, 2016

Dr. Demetri Blanas is an alum of the  Harlem Residency in Family Medicine program. He graduated last month with the class of 2016.  As part of his residency training, Dr. Blanas assisted local nonprofit, African Services Committee(ASC), with health-related initiatives....

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Get to Know The Institute’s PurpLE Clinic

May 6, 2016

Photo: Dr. Ravi, center, and other staff celebrate 50 patient visits at the PurpLE Clinic. — Last month was Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. Last year, we opened a clinic for anyone who has...

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Notes from the Field: A Humbling Experience at the NY Common Pantry

May 5, 2016

Dr. Amalia Dorelien recently graduated from the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. As part of her residency training, Dr. Dorelien assisted a local nonprofit, New York Common Pantry. What local organization did you work with? What is their...

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Notes from the Field: A Healthy Start in Harlem

February 26, 2016

Dr. Chandra Singh is a third-year resident in the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. As part of her residency training, Dr. Singh assists a local nonprofit, Harlem Children’s Zone, with health-related initiatives. The Harlem Children’s Zone...

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