August 28, 2014

Join Governor Christie and Rutgers NJMS…

Institute for Infectious & Inflammatory Diseases

…to hear about the groundbreaking research going on at the Institute for Infectious & Inflammatory Diseases.
Tuesday, September 30
4-6 p.m.
Rutgers school of Dental Medicine
Multipurpose Room
110 Bergen Street

Special guest will be Governor Chris Christie
Speakers include: Brian Strom, MD, MPH, Chancellor, RBHS; Robert Johnson, FAAP, MD, Dean, Rutgers NJMS; William Gause, PhD, Director, Center for Immunity & Inflammation; David Alland, MD Chief, Division Infectious Disease and Director, Center for Emerging Pathogens; and David Perlin, PhD, Director, Public Health Research Institute.

Learn and Earn


Respiratory therapists and registered nurses can earn 7 continuing respiratory care education hours by attending the Cardiopulmonary Lecture Series, Part 26.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 23, at 7:30 a.m., at Rutgers NJMS's Gellene Room B515. For more information and to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/
, or contact Elsa Suba at 2-4923 (subaep@uhnj.org) or Arlene Deas at 2-5503 (deasac@uhnj.org).

Save the Date

Run for Healthy Kids

Sunday, September 14
Run for Healthy Kids
8:30 a.m.
Military Park, Newark
United Way and the City of Newark
For more information, to register or volunteer,
go to www.unitedwayessex.org


End of Summer BBQ
Wednesday, September 17
Noon to 5 p.m.
UH Cafeteria Patio

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UH Chosen to Present Poster

palliative care team
The palliative care team: (l-r) Naimah Campbell-Jenkins, RN, MSN; Janet Harris Smith, MS, CT; Susanne Walther, APRN, ACHPN, AOCNP; Debra Mazza, Med, CGC, LAC; and Sheila Walsh, RN, ACHPN, APR

The Department of Palliative Care/Family Support at UH has been invited by the Council to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) to present a poster at the its national seminar in November. The theme of the seminar is "Pathways to Quality Palliative Care."
Healthcare facilities across the country developed proposals for posters that address palliative care operational topics and descriptions of outcomes. UH's proposal, titled "From Bereavement to Family Support to Palliative Care," will illustrate the evolution of the hospital's multifaceted delivery team model as an example for safety net hospitals. It will also trace the evolution of the UH team over the past 10 to 12 years and will look at the hospital's unique open model that uses a referral system rather than consultations. The result of this unique model is palliative care for all patients, regardless of age, diagnosis or prognosis.

"We are thrilled to have been chosen," says Susanne Walthers, APRN, ACHPN, AOCNP. "This is quite an honor. We are very excited about representing UH at the seminar and showcasing the good work that goes on here."

EMS Helps Promote Bike Safety
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EMT Philip Stefanowicz helps a Newark girl fit her new bicycle helmet.

More children go to hospital emergency rooms for treatment after bicycle accidents than for any other sports-related injuries, and head injuries are the most common cause of death among bicyclists. But studies show that bicycle helmets, if worn properly, substantially reduce the risk of head and brain injuries.

To help get that message out to Newark children, the New Jersey Trauma Center at University Hospital and the hospital's EMS teamed up with AAA New Jersey Automobile Club to sponsor a bike safety demonstration at the Newark YMCA. A total of 100 kids also received free bicycle helmets.

EMTs Philip Stefanowicz and Scott Williams facilitated the education session on the correct way to wear a helmet, how to recognize symptoms of a concussion, bicycle maintenance tips, and traffic safety rules for riders. The two also helped the children fit their helmets.

You Can't Get Blood from a Stone

You can get it from donors, however. It's easy, nearly painless and completely safe, so why not help put an end to the current blood shortage in the region and donate?

The fall blood drive will be held on Tuesday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the NJMS Grand Foyer (B-Level) of the Medical Science Building. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment call 1-800-933-BLOOD (25663) or go online at www.nybloodcenter.org.
The blood drive is sponsored by University Hospital, RBHS and NJ Blood Services.