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Volume 4 | January 2014 The Student Newsletter of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Dr. Neil Calman: A Champion of the Underserved and Leader in Medicine By Alexa M. Mieses, MS2 Dr. Neil Calman is a Board Certified family medicine physician and leader in advocacy for the underserved. As the founding President and CEO of the Institute for Family Health, he has been serving underserved populations throughout New York since 1983. Dr. Calman is also Professor and Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in the Mount Sinai Health Care System. Dr. Calman has won numerous regional and national awards for his work including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Community Health Leadership Award, the American Academy of Family Physicians Public Health Award, and the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Primary Care Achievement Award. He is also the Project Director for Bronx Health REACH, an effort funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Bronx. Alexa Mieses, Editor-in-Chief of the Rossi, recently spoke with Dr. Calman about how he became interested in medicine and a leader in his field, and about his hopes for the Department SEE CALMAN, PAGE 7 COURTESY OF WWW.NEILCALMANMD.COM Dr. Neil Calman is now the CEO of the Institute for Family Health. Sinai’s CEYE Connects Students to Health Sciences By Sanders Chang, MS1 Sinai Establishes Two New Scholarships . . . Page 2 SINAInnovations Talks Team Science . . . Page 2 Social Media: A Space for Work or Play? . . . Page 3 Doctors Rethink Cultural Competency . . . Page 4 Alumnus Profile: Dr. Herbert Chase . . . Page 10 In 1975, educational advocate, Dr. Lloyd Sherman, EdD, established Secondary Education Through Health (SETH). SETH was later formalized as the Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE) under the Center for Multicultural & Community Affairs (CMCA) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His vision was to provide educational opportunities in the health sciences to students of diverse backgrounds, primarily economically disadvantaged students and students from groups historically underrepre- sented in science and medicine. Since its creation, the Center has offered academic programs and internships to more than 10,000 New York City students, many of whom have ended up pursuing higher level education and diverse professions in medicine, nursing, allied health, social work, and research. CEYE offers an array of interactive programs that are accessible to students in middle school up to those in their college years. Students in the 7th and 8th grades can get their hands dirty in the “Day-With-A-Scientist” program. For a full day of activities, SEE CEYE, PAGE 6

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