In late July, several members of NYCPM's Sports Medicine Club joined other volunteers at Brooklyn's Recovery House of Worship to serve at its community food pantry. The volunteers helped distribute grocery items to 500 members of the community, providing quality food that would help restore health and dignity to those in need. In blue Sports Medicine Club shirts are (from left to right) Student Rep. Emanoil Shafik, Secretary Michael Sapienza, and Treasurer Kimmie Abrams.
Members of NYCPM's Public Health and Sports Medicine Clubs worked with other volunteers at the World Vision Storehouse in the Bronx on September 11. The volunteers helped pack emergency relief kits including both food and medical supplies to be distributed to local nonprofits and Title I schoolteachers. In photo, back row, left to right: Dawad Abdur-Rashid ('23); Jourvonn Skeen ('23); Tony Kerbaj ('23), all Public Health Club; Nickolay Igdalov ('25), Sports Medicine Club. Front row: right, John Pace ('23), Public Health Club.
NYCPM partnered with the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine on October 22 for "Fall into Health," a community health fair held at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Plaza on West 125th Street. Approximately 1,000 people came through the fair and about 100 received foot screenings.
Sharon Barlizo, DPM volunteered at NYC's 50th Marathon as part of its medical team, which comprised a physical therapist, four EMTs, three nurses, a retired pediatric neurologist and a retired PhD. Dr. Harriet Kang was the team leader. Pictured left to right at the event are Tony Ellis, PT; Dr. Barlizo; Melody Laysa, RN.
NYCPM students and faculty performed biomechanical examinations in the Fit Feet Healthy Athletes area at the Special Olympics event at New York City's Javits Center in December 2021. Sixteen NYCPM students as well as two faculty members (Drs. Lady Paula DeJesus and Samantha Landau) participated, as did volunteers Drs. Vincent Siasoco and Craig Herman.
Don't Walk By was a month-long series of events in February organized by the Rescue Alliance, and served homeless people met on the streets and on subways and invited back to a host site to receive a meal, clothing and other supplies, medical care and additional services. NYCPM students, with faculty supervision, provided foot screenings, also offering humanitarian support to the many homeless and less fortunate.
In August, State Senator Brian Benjamin and New York City Councilman Bill Perkins sponsored a Senior Day Health Fair on the plaza in front of the State Office Building on West 125th Street. NYCPM students braved rain and unseasonable cold to screen attendees. On the plaza on 125th Street were, left to right: Monique Dyquiangco, Farah Naz, State Senator Brian Benjamin, Elias Logothetis, Yun Kim, and Martin McGrath, all Class of 2021.
In August, 27 NYCPM students provided foot screenings and distributed information at the SUNY College of Optometry University Eye Center Health and Wellness Expo 2019.
Alex Krichevsky (2021) left, and Julius Nadarajah (2022), right, above, screen an attendee at the University Eye Center Health and Wellness Expo.
Yasamin Daneshvar (2022) screens another attendee.
Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church held a day-long health fair, and NYCPM students provided foot screenings and information to all attendees.
Left to right: Thanh Thao Nguyen (2021), Paul Andrei Jicman (2023) and Sarah Ogoke (2023) tend to a patient.
Left to right: Janice Bautista (2023) scribes while Roman Stepanian (2023) examines a patient’s feet.
Anthony R. Iorio, DPM, MPH, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health and Medicine; Assistant Dean for Continuing Medical Education, spoke to 45 senior citizens about the benefits of podiatry at the ARC XVI A. Philip Randolph Senior Center, on West 146th Street in Harlem.
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