Category: Archive

CUNY Institute for Health Equity Annual Conference: Equity Now

On Monday, May 8th, the CUNY Institute for Health Equity will host an inaugural conference at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY. The theme of the conference is “Equity Now” and it will bring together students, faculty, community stakeholders, and leaders in health equity and health care from across the City University of New York ...

Humphrey Fellows Participate in Leadership Retreat on Cape Cod

Boston University and Johns Hopkins University Humphrey Fellows Participate in Leadership Retreat on Cape Cod Dr. Ksenya Khinchuk, Director of the Boston University Humphrey Fellowship and Dr. Bill Latimer, Director of the Johns Hopkins University Humphrey Fellowship co-host a multi-national leadership development retreat for fellows on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  The US State Department Hubert H. ...

Insomnia

Sleep plays an important role in your mental and physical health, but it is easily sacrificed to complete other tasks. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, ongoing sleep deficiency is “linked to risk of heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, and stroked” ( http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sdd/why). A good night of sleep improves learning, helps maintain ...

William Latimer and Brad Schoenfeld

Muscle Loss and Aging

Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of muscle tissues as a natural part of the aging process. I am excited to share Public Health Minute’s “Sarcopenia” segment by Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Lehman College. Dr. Schoenfeld’s research shows that light weights produce similar gains in muscle mass ...

Danna Ethan and William Latimer

Bicycle Accidents & Traumatic Brain Injury

With the weather getting warmer and the popularity of NYC’s bike share growing, I am excited to discuss the “Helmet Use Among Bike Sharers” segment that Lehman College’s Dr. Danna Ethan discussed on Public Health Minute. Wearing a helmet can greatly reduce the severity of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from bicycle accidents. Dr. Danna ...

William Latimer and Mira Goral

National Aphasia Awareness Month

Since June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, it only seemed fitting to share Public Health Minute’s segment on “Aphasia” recorded by Dr. Mira Goral, who is a professor in Lehman College’s Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Aphasia is a communication disorder caused by damage to the brain in which individuals may have difficulties in speaking, listening, ...

David Ortiz and William Latimer

World No Tobacco Day & Research

The American Psychopathological Association (APPA) Annual Conference provides a unique opportunity for mental health specialists to learn about, discuss, and debate cutting edge issues in the topic area (http://www.appassn.org/).   Last year in March 2015, I had the pleasure of supporting David Ortiz, a Lehman College Social Work student, present his research at the American ...

William Latimer

Personal Devices and Hearing Loss

With the increasing number of personal devices & the need of listening to music or to be entertained constantly (which is evident when riding the subway), one has to think about noise induced hearing loss. This is why I am excited to discuss the “Hearing Loss Prevention” segment that Lehman College’s Dr. Sandra Levey recorded ...

Ivy Vasquez from Lehman College presents research poster at the American Psychopathological Association Conference in Manhattan

Dr. William Latimer attending the APPA Conference in support of Lehman College undergraduate student Ivy Vasquez presenting her research study on the Effects of Race on Young Adult Cigarette and Drug Use.

Dr. William Latimer presenting at UN

Invited Lecture at the UN

On October 28, 2014, Dr. William Latimer was invited to give a speech as part of the International Health Awareness Network (IHAN) Conference at the United Nations. He discussed critical issues facing maternal and child health promotion in Sub-Sarahan Africa. To learn more about the speech Dr. Latimer gave, you can visit Lehman Today for an article ...