Thriving Forward

Dyson Day Grand Rounds - Rochester Thriving Forward

May 05, 2021 Megan Lasaponara & Sarah Collins-McGowan
Thriving Forward
Dyson Day Grand Rounds - Rochester Thriving Forward
Show Notes

This episode is a special broadcast of the Anne E. Dyson Memorial Grand Rounds & Community Advocacy Forum, in which Megan and Sarah co-hosted discussions with two different groups of medical-community partners.

The Hoekelman Center's 21st Anne E. Dyson Memorial Grand Rounds & Community Advocacy Forum
Topics Discussed: 

  • Puberty Education: Dr. Karina Vattana partnered with Atashia Walker from the Department of Recreation and Human Services and Jennifer Quick from Metro Council for Teen Potential to increase access to age-appropriate, accurate puberty education
  • Vaccine Hesitancy in the Plain Community: Dr. Tyler Stephen partnered with local Mennonites and Sara Christensen Deputy Director from the Yates Public Health Department to open a dialogue on vaccines in their community.


About Dr. Anne E. Dyson

A pediatrician and philanthropist, Dr. Dyson was the driving force behind nationwide efforts to refocus our attention on children in the community, especially those who suffer from violence, poverty, hunger and other social ills.

Under her leadership, the Dyson Foundation funded ten pediatric residency training programs, including the University of Rochester, to enhance training in community health and advocacy. The Anne E. Dyson Memorial Grand Rounds & Child Advocacy Forum celebrates her legacy and promotes the great work being done on behalf of children in the Rochester community and beyond.

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