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Encourages Service, and Initiates Collaboration in the Communities We Serve.  

RAoM Consortiums support Interprofessional Leadership around specific topics. 


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Coping with COVID - and Beyond

Learn how to develop practical strategies to use right away:  Improve management of employment responsibilities, identify self care methods, and more


Compassion Fatigue - Putting the Caregiver First

Workers providing health services face many challenges that can lead to work-related stress.  The COVID-19 pandemic has also let to new and worsening mental health concerns, including compassion fatigue.  An expert panel discusses positive steps that can be taken to prevent, and address the distress that can lead to this condition.


City Wide LVAD Conference

Case Presentations


The Past is Never Over: It Isn't Even Past

Pandemics Then and Now

Presented by John Barry

John M. Barry is a prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author two of his books have involved him in policy making. His articles have appeared in such scientific journals as Nature and Journal of Infectious Disease, in such lay publications as The New York Times, Fortune, and The Washington Post, and he has been a guest on every broadcast network in the United States, appearing on such shows as NBC’s Meet the Press and NPR’s All Things Considered. A member of advisory boards at MIT and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Senior Lecturer for MIT's Crisis Management and Resilience Program, he is Distinguished Scholar at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

 Supported by the Dr. Matthew E. and Ruth Harmon Fairbank Alumni Lectureship Fund and the George Washington Corner Society for the History of Medicine.


2021 Eva Allerton Nursing History Lecture

Exploring the Historical Contributions of Blacks in Nursing

Robyn Hilliard, MSN, CMSRN, NEA-BC

(Interim Director of Nursing Practice and Policy, 

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA) 


Race, Big Pharma, and the Surprisingly Long History of the Opioid Crisis

David Herzberg

University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Presented by the George Washington Corner Society


Caring for Communities in Times of Crisis

Disasters come in many different forms: hurricanes and storms, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, and, of course, pandemics. The communities affected by disasters include those that respond to them such as the health care, emergency response and law enforcement communities. It is important to document the lessons learned from disasters to better prepare for future crises, and to care for ourselves and our communities in the face of disasters.

Kristen Bloom, RN
Director of Infection Prevention and Emergency Preparedness
UR Thompson Health, Canandaigua, NY

Louis P. Rotkowitz, MD
Attending Physician in Emergency Medicine
Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica, NY

Dominick Vincenti, LMSW
NYPD, FDNY, Retired
International Association of Fire Fighters


         Advancing a Culture of Immunization 

Things have changed rapidly with COVID-19, but vaccine hesitancy continues to be a problem in the Finger Lakes region. Tonight’s program will touch on the science behind the vaccines, the epidemiology of COVID-19 and communication skills for improving vaccine acceptance in diverse communities.

Dr. Marielena Velez de Brown, Deputy Commissioner of Public Health

Monroe County, Rochester NY 

Joined by panelists:  

Dr. Paul Graman

 Amy Hickey-Smith, LMSW

 Dr. Deborah Stamps

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