Tag: Announcements

Publication Alert: Dr. Kate Burt!

  Does your local elementary or middle school have a garden? According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, approximately 27% of U.S. public elementary schools have garden programs, as of 2012-2013. This number is still rather low, considering the benefits that school gardens have for students in terms of academic achievement as well as physical, ...

YouTube Channel!

Our YouTube channel is up and running! Check out our Public Health Minute with Dr. William Latimer playlist here. Check out Dr. William Latimer at the UN here.

HRSA Grant granted to Professors Jessica Kahn and Amanda Sisselman-Borgia

Congratulations are in order! Professor Jessica Kahn and Professor Amanda Sisselman-Borgia from the Department of Social Work recently received about $2 million in funding from a HRSA Grant they co-wrote. The grant, which will begin on September 30th, 2017, was written with the goal in mind to develop new social workers who have a desire ...

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 ...

Dean Latimer shares his expertise regarding Trump’s latest healthcare executive order on News 12

Dr. William Latimer was interviewed by News 12 anchor Jessica Cunnington on the significance of President Trump’s Executive Order on Health Care. President Trump has announced that he would stop subsidy payments that constituted a key structural component of the Affordable Care Act, allowing insurance providers to keep premiums low. Dean Latimer discussed the significance ...

Dr. Alison Behrman, of Lehman’s Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious NIH grant!

Dean Latimer is thrilled to congratulate Dr. Alison Behrman on her NIH grant of $300,000 to pursue her work related to Rhythmic Entrainment in Bilingual Speakers with Dysarthria. Dr. Behrman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences here at Lehman College. Dr. Behrman’s research interests include motor speech disorders ...

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, ...