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Justine McGovern: Published in Urban Social Work

The latest issue of Urban Social Work featured an article by Dr. Justine McGovern, Dr. Daniel Gardner, Dwayne Brown and Vita Gasparro. The work, entitled Long-Term Care Planning and the Changing Landscape of LGBT Aging: Student Research With Diverse Elders in the Bronx examines “end-of-life planning among members of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) ...

Urban Social Work Volume 1, Number 2

Urban Social Work, edited by Lehman’s own Carl Mazza and Brenda Williams-Gray, has come out with its second installment. The editors, including Mazza and Williams-Gray as well as Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi and Dana Burdnell Wilson from Morgan State University, opened the issue with a powerful statement: “We are immersed in challenging times where ‘fake ...

Dean Latimer Gives Remarks at the U.N.

On Thursday November 2nd, Dean Latimer was a featured speaker at an event sponsored by the International Health Awareness Network (IHAN). According to the event organizers, IHAN was bringing together migration and health experts, from researchers to students to policymakers, in hopes of addressing the “recent challenges created by increased human mobility, particularly forced migration ...

Links We Love

Links We Love  Have you heard of ultra-marathons? This inspirational woman shares her experience in the sport in a powerful video: Eating fresh produce during its optimal growing season is one tasty way to add more nutrients to your diet: https://public.tableau.com/en-us/s/gallery/fruits-and-vegetables-seasons?gallery=votd When pop culture and public health collide: https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/public-health-now/news/tv%E2%80%99s-top-public-health-moments-2015 Could poor vision be revealing other ...

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Since May was Lyme Disease Awareness Month, it is important to shed light on a topic that is not commonly discussed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the U.S. every year, which is 1.5 times the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and ...

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, ...